First Bite #125 – November 17, 2020

SLP Stress Management for the Festive Season

(.1 ASHA and AOTA CEUs) For more info, click here.

Course Description

In this episode, Michelle is joined by Jessi Andricks, MS, CCC-SLP, the host of the “SLP Stress Management Podcast” to discuss the beautiful intersection of mindfulness and being an SLP. The pandemic has caused all of us to stress the last few months and this upcoming holiday season is sure to be unlike any other. So, how do we maintain balance and go about juggling this time of year while still being “present” and “engaged” for our patients and our family, and our fur babies? That’s a great question? And the answer centers around the practice of “mindfulness”, for which Jessi is a subject matter expert. So if you’re feeling tangled up like the ball of exterior lights and ornament hangers, then this is the episode to unwind with!


By the end of this PodCourse, participants will be able to identify and describe:

  • What mindfulness is.
  • How we can use mindfulness to reduce stress heading into our holiday break/season.
  • How we can use mindfulness to reduce the stress we feel at the end of the break, when facing heading back to work.


Jessi Andricks, MS, CCC-SLP

Jessi Andricks earned her master’s degree in Speech Therapy from the Medical University of South Carolina. She is a trained Integrative Health Coach and Yoga and Mindfulness Teacher, focusing on Stress Management for SLPs. She has presented at ASHA Annual Convention and at state speech pathology association conventions on the topics of stress management and burn out prevention for SLPs. Jessi has written for the ASHA Leader Live and NSSLHA Blog, as well as created several CEU courses and been interviewed in several Speech-related Podcasts. She also runs the website,, where she has programs and resources to help SLPs reduce stress, burn out and overwhelm.