Jonathan has a 25-year career in the Caregiving Field that includes working with at-risk youth, helping adults with physical and intellectual exceptionalities, and counselling people with serious mental illnesses. Through his rewarding career he has learned one lesson above all others…you have a responsibility to take care of yourself first before you can step forward to take care of other people. Just as Lifeguards are expected to be stronger swimmers than the average person, so do Caregivers need to have more emotional energy and zest than the average person!
Jonathan has struggled with the feelings of burnout that are common to Care Providers. Low energy, loss of spirit and bitterness are feelings that can turn a job that should be a joy and a privilege into a dreaded duty. However, while reading a book on counsellor training, Jonathan discovered the key to helping Care Providers create the energy and hope they need to thrive: Positive Psychology.
Jonathan started a mission to learn everything he could about the science of Positive Psychology and teach its powerful energy-building techniques to Care Providers everywhere. Along the way Jonathan became a Charter Associate of the International Positive Psychology association and an award-winning fitness instructor. His unique program, “Self-Care for Care Providers” combines the best proven techniques for your body, mind and spirit.
If you are a Care Provider, Jonathan knows that you are making a difference. Now he wants you to feel the pride and overflowing joy and energy that SHOULD come to you in such an honorable profession.