Senior Software Engineer @ Microsoft
Let's talk about Mental Health! @ 15:30
We've all been there. Pondering the idea of doing some therapy in order to help us cope with personal issues. Be it work, family or general health related, the idea has surely crossed your mind. And yet, rarely does anyone make the actual step. Rarely does anybody actually do it. It's sad! I've been attending REBT therapy for 5+ years now. Been vocal advocate of it for 3+. If I were to summarize it in one sentence, it'd probably be -- "It's freakin' awesome!". This talk is aimed at sharing my first-hand experiences from attending the REBT (Rational Emotional Behavior Therapy) therapy. From how the first meeting looks like, through all the issues that we uncovered and that seem to be pretty common amongst developers, all the way to how it can help you manage stress and grow your career. Just as you take care of your dental hygiene, mental hygiene is something that requires attention as well. This talk will help you make that first step.