Social Work Insider

Healing from Burnout in Social Work | Jelan Agnew, LCSW

June 07, 2023 Harleny Vasquez Season 3 Episode 6
Social Work Insider
Healing from Burnout in Social Work | Jelan Agnew, LCSW
Show Notes

In this episode, I delve into a deeply personal topic - burnout, a reality familiar to many in our field. We host the inspirational Jelan Agnew, a veteran social worker and advocate for mindful work-life balance, who candidly shares her harrowing experience of ICU admission due to burnout. Through her reflections, we underscore the urgency of prioritizing mental health and self-care, often overlooked aspects in our profession.

Topics we touch on include:

  • The profound impact of burnout on our health and why it shouldn't be the norm for social workers.
  • The importance of detaching our worth from productivity and employer valuations.
  • Mindfulness techniques and lifestyle changes can prevent burnout and foster personal well-being.

More about Jelan:

Jelan Agnew, LCSW is an award-winning Mindfulness Speaker, Coach and Facilitator. She is the recipient of both Hartford Business Journal’s 40 Under Forty award and CT Magazine’s 40 under 40 award, and is a highly rated TEDx Speaker. Jelan has 12+ years of experience as a DBT Therapist, Adjunct Professor and Workshop/Training facilitator. Founder of Nalej of Self, LLC, Jelan helps individuals and organizations by teaching mindfulness skills to address burnout. Nalej of Self, LLC has worked with a variety of organizations, universities, hospitals and non-profits. Nalej of Self, LLC offers Keynote Speaking, Mindfulness Coaching and Mindfulness Workshops.

Here are the requested links for more information:


Facebook: Jelan Agnew

LinkedIn: @nalejofself

TikTok: @nalejofself

Jelan's TEDx Talk: 

Black Folk Mental Health: Generational Trauma, Traditions & Truth | Jelan Agnew | TEDxDelthorneWomen

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