105. The Self-Care Prescription with Robyn Gobin

Self-care is a hot topic these days and many of us feel like we should be doing more of it. Yet, the last thing we need is another “to do” on our list. In this episode, Dr. Robyn Gobin and Diana talk about why self-care is more than just pedicures and bubble baths. Dr. Gobin shares her personal experience with self-care and strategies you can put into practice today. So, practice some real self-care and take a listen!

Listen and Learn:

  • The 6 domains of self-care
  • Why “listening in” and mindfulness are keys to physical self-care
  • How Dr. Gobin is working to change the narrative around self-care and mental health in communities of color
  • How to use “Emptying The Jug” to tend to your Emotional Self-Care
  • How Dr. Gobin practices self-care on her busiest days and what Diana is doing for self-care before bed
  • Simple strategies for therapist self-care

About Dr. Robyn Gobin

Robyn GobinDr. Robyn L. Gobin is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. She is a nationally recognized expert on interpersonal trauma, women’s mental health, and the cultural context of trauma recovery in the African American community. She received her doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Oregon and completed an internship and postdoctoral training at The National Center for PTSD, Brown University, and the San Diego Department of Veterans Affairs. Her latest book, “The Self-Care Prescription: Powerful Solutions to Manage Stress, Reduce Anxiety, and Enhance Well-Being” aims to change the narrative around mental health and self-care in communities of color and teach people how to incorporate self-care into their busy lives in a sustainable way. Dr. Gobin serves on national and community boards and committees, including the American Psychological Association’s Society for the Psychological Study of Ethnicity, Culture, and Race. She is the recipient of the Judy E. Hall Early Career Psychologist Award from the National Register of Health Service Psychologists and a Citizen Psychologist Presidential Citation from the American Psychological Association. To learn more about Dr. Gobin, visit her website at or connect with her on Instagram or Facebook. To learn more about her book and purchase your copy, visit Amazon or



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Episode 105