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Silver Lining Psychology in the Press

 

Dr. Patricia Thompson is an award-winning corporate psychologist who has been featured extensively in the media. Read on for a sample of some of the articles in which she has provided expert advice.

14 Ways To Be More Positive, According to Psychologists

Women’s Health

In this article, Dr. Patricia Thompson weighs in on how to be more positive.  READ MORE

experts weigh in on mental health and covid-19

Shine Text

Experts including Dr. Patricia Thompson, answer questions on how to care for your mental health during these uncertain times.  READ MORE

Mindfulness and Radical Acceptance

Women Conquer Biz Podcast

In this podcast with Jen McFarland, I share some helpful tips for applying mindfulness principles in times of crisis.  LISTEN

Why you may be anxious about isolation ending, Even if you miss normal life

Mind Body Green

In this article, Dr. Patricia Thompson weighs in on mixed emotions with COVID-19 isolation ending.  LISTEN

Exploring Mindfulness with a Corporate Psychologist

FLIPPING THE SCRIPT

If you are curious about mindfulness and want to explore it through the lens of a highly respected Corporate Psychologist, listen to this episode.  READ MORE

how to mentally cope with the covid-19 pandemic

Shinetext

Is the unknown about the Coronavirus news giving you anxiety? Dr. Patricia Thompson explains how to set healthy boundaries and still stay informed. READ MORE

when its okay to refuse a promotion

Ascend

Most articles on the web are about how to ask for a promotion, but if you’re curious about what to say if you want to refuse a promotion, READ MORE

How to deal with wedding guilt during this time

Wedding Wire

Psychologist and coach, Dr. Patricia Thompson, weighs in on how to enjoy the wedding process as much as possible during this time.  READ MORE

Corona virus news giving you anxiety? Here’s how to set healthy boundaries

Shinetext

Therapists, including Dr. Patricia Thompson, answer your top questions about coronavirus anxiety. READ MORE

 4 Secret Ways to Weave Feedback Into Your Team’s DNA

Fellow

In order for a team to function effectively, comfortability with giving and receiving feedback is important. In this article, guest Dr. Patricia Thompson explains why safety with words is important READ MORE

Minimize Vacation Spending Guilt

OPPLOANS

Get away and feel good about it. Patricia Thompson, Ph.D., corporate psychologist and president of Silver Lining Psychology suggests that you make sure you leave your work in a good place in the office before you go. READ MORE

How To Deal With The Difficult People In Your Life, According To Psychologists 

WOMEN’S HEALTH

Patricia Thompson, PhD, a corporate psychologist and author of The Consummate Leader: a Holistic Guide to Inspiring Growth in Others…and in Yourself, recommends taking a step back and starting with some inner reflection. READ MORE

You Just Lost Your Temper at Work. Now What?

HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW

Let’s face it, work can be stressful. There comes a time where you blow up at a colleague and lose your temper. Patricia Thompson, PhD, corporate psychologist, and president of Silver Lining Psychology shares tips on how to proceed when this happens. READ MORE

Your Complete Guide to Mental Health Days

SHINE TEXT

Picture this: You’re frustrated, stressed, anxious—or, a combination of the three. You take a look at your calendar, and realize it’s been jam-packed for the past few weeks. READ MORE

Why Mental Health Breaks Are Good For Business

SHINE TEXT

An obvious fact: It’s impossible to turn a mental health issue on and off with the snap of a finger. READ MORE

Managing Workplace Stress

DR. DREW RADIO

In this episode from May 17, 2019, Patricia spoke with with LeeAnn Tweeden and guest co-host Bobby Chacon about workplace stress, burnout, and the value of taking mental health breaks. READ MORE

Taking Back Your Time: How to Avoid Being Taken Advantage of at Work

HEALTH ECAREERS

Patricia Thompson, PhD, corporate psychologist, and president of Silver Lining Psychology explains why sometimes we are being taken advantage of at work. READ MORE

MINDFULNESS, JOY, FEAR, WORK-LIFE BALANCE, AND MUCH MORE 

KOSMOPOLITES

In this interview with Kosmopolites, I get personal, and share my story as an entrepreneur, as well as some insights about fear, self-judgment, and achievement. READ MORE

EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE AND MINDFULNESS IN THE WORKPLACE

STEPPING UP PODCAST

Patricia Thompson is a working mom who left her corporate job when her son was just a year old. During this conversation Patricia and I talk about her journey as a working mom, the risks she took to become an entrepreneur, and much more. READ MORE

Your 4-Step Plan to Securing a Promotion

SHINE TEXT

You’ve been working at your job for a while now, and feel like you could do it in your sleep. You’re ready for a new challenge. You feel like a step up the corporate ladder is just what you need to boost your career (not to mention your financial situation). READ MORE

HOW TO TELL YOUR BOSS YOUR DON’T WANT A PROMOTION

HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW

There’s an unspoken assumption in our culture that if you’re a motivated and driven professional who is serious about your career, you’ll want to move up the corporate ladder.  READ MORE

WHY MINDFULNESS MAKES YOU A BETTER LEADER

THIRD PADDLE PODCAST

Corporate psychologist and mindfulness expert Patricia Thompson, Ph.D., helps us bridge the gaps between leadership, work-life balance, and mindfulness. If you’ve ever questioned why ‘soft skills’ matter, you won’t wonder again after this interview.  READ MORE

THIS IS WHY YOUR EFFORTS TO BE A BETTER BOSS ARE BACKFIRING

THE MUSE

As an executive coach, I constantly have clients coming to me for techniques to help them build stronger relationships at work. Some want to know how they can better motivate their employees, while others are focused on improving their communication or influenceRead more

JOIE DE VIVRE: LIVING WITH A RAVENOUS THIRST FOR LIFE

AUTHORITY MAGAZINE

Aim to try something new every week. Whether it’s trying out a new restaurant, reading up on a new topic, or experimenting with something new in my business, it helps me to feel as though I’m developing. READ MORE

HOW TO GIVE FEEDBACK WITHOUT MAKING IT WEIRD

REWIRE

Let’s be frank about something: giving feedback can be tough.Critiquing someone or telling them where they went wrong can feel awkward and uncomfortable. READ MORE

How Your Job Can Impact Your Health – and Your Weight

BUSINESS INSIDER

Stress from your job can be more impactful on your health than you think. Psychologist Patricia Thompson reveals how your job stress can not just cause heart issues, but also weight gain, according to research. READ MORE

Work-Life Balance is a Myth — Aim for Alignment Instead

SHINE

Ever since I finished grad school and entered the work world, I wanted to have that perfect 50 percent life 50 percent work kind of dream. And, up until a while ago, I somehow felt like I was coming close to managing it. READ MORE

5 Ways to Be a Better Leader

MONSTER

When it comes to leadership, some qualities are intangible. But others can be directly assessed. For instance, researchhas linked effective leadership to the amount of sleep executives are getting. (Not surprisingly, the more sleep they get, the more effectively they lead. READ MORE

Emotional Wellness: 3 Tips for a Healthier Workplace

BUSINESS NEWS DAILY

We often hear companies boasting about their health initiatives, like offering wholesome snacks and encouraging breaks for physical activity throughout the day. However, it’s not as common that emotional wellness is emphasized. Read more

Why Using Mindfulness is the Key to Success

ACCELERATE YOUR BUSINESS GROWTH PODCAST

In this interview, Dr. Patricia Thompson talks with Diane Selbig about how mindfulness can help you to be more productive and less stressed at work.  LISTEN

Why You Need to Make Sure You Use Your Vacation Time

FOCUS ATLANTA

In this television interview, Dr. Patricia Thompson talks with Keisha Lancelin about the importance of taking vacations for being less stressed and more productive in the workplace.  WATCH

If You Want to Be a Great Leader, You Should Stop Using These Phrases Now

INC

When you’re a manager, your employees are constantly watching to see how you behave and what you say. As a result, it’s important to be intentional about your choice of words in any setting. READ MORE

5 Very Rare Instances It’s Worth it Staying in a Toxic Workplace

FAST COMPANY

You already know a toxic workplace can make you miserable and impact your health and well-being. But when you enjoy the work that you do, there are rare instances where it might be worth staying–though they are few and far between. READ MORE

Radio: In the Workplace Interview

WHARTON BUSINESS RADIO

In this interview, Dr. Patricia Thompson talked about all things leadership with Peter Capelli and Dan O’Meara on In the Workplace on Wharton Business Radio on SIRIUSXM. READ MORE

These are the Loneliest Jobs in America

MONEYISH

The verdict is in: Lawyers and doctors are among America’s loneliest workers. According to a new survey in the Harvard Business Review, they’re followed by people who work in engineering and science as the most isolating professions. Read more

How to Deal with Decision Fatigue

THIS MORNING WITH GORDON DEAL

Decision fatigue got you down? Corporate Psychologist Patricia Thompson breaks down some ways around it. Listen 

Why Woman are More Stressed Out at Work

MONEYISH

Fifty-eight percent of women feel stressed at work, a new study suggests. Here are expert tips on how to manage mental health in and out of the office. READ MORE

 

The Motivating Question Most Bosses Don’t Think to Ask

THE MUSE

As any manager knows: Setting goals for your team often feels more challenging than it should. After all, a goal is just a sentence or two. READ MORE

Mindfulness in Coaching

THE STAR COACH SHOW

Dr. Patricia Thompson visits the show to speak on her experiences combining executive coaching with mindfulness and the power it brings to her executive coaching practice. READ MORE

Should You Be Your Authentic Self at Work? 

GARRISON INSTITUTE

When I began my career as a management consultant, I was reluctant to be authentic. As a Black female who had just finished grad school, I was all too aware of potential negative stereotypes that others might have about me based on my age, gender, and race. As a result, I made it my mission to come across as pulled together, polished, and serious at all times. READ MORE

This is How to Repair Your Reputation After a Bad Performance Review

FORBES

So, you just got out of your performance review and it was not good. Whether you were anticipating the bad news or it was a total surprise, it stings. Read more

4 Ways You Can Motivate Your Team to Do More Work (More Often)

THE MUSE

As a boss, you’re probably doing all you can to help your team perform at its best. If you’re like some of the most successful leaders (which I hope you are!), you’re focused on setting challenging goals, running effective meetings, and using best practices for delegation. Read more

Is There a Place for Compassion in Business?

GARRISON INSTITUTE

I recently coached a senior executive I’ll call Stephanie, who was grappling with a pretty common dilemma in the business world: her organization’s profits were nowhere near where they had been projected to be, and her impatient CEO wasn’t happy about it. Read more

Self-Management vs. Time-Management: What You Need to Know

THE MISSION

Back when I was in university, I was pretty lax about managing my time. If I had a mid-term or final coming up, I was notorious for waiting until the week of the exam to crack open my books to read the assigned material.  READ MORE

How to Stop Doing Your Co-Workers’ Work For Them

FAST COMPANY

Have you ever found yourself in the middle of an activity at work that you really wished you hadn’t agreed to? Maybe you ended up joining the company softball team, even though you hate sports and are embarrassed by your inability to throw in a straight line.  READ MORE

Made a Mistake? How to Get Your Damaged Reputation Back

THE MISSION

Italian historian Francesco Guicciardini wrote, “A good reputation is like the cypress; once cut, it never puts forth leaf again.” While this statement might seem pretty hardcore, the truth is that once your reputation takes a hit, it can be incredibly challenging to repair it. READ MORE

The Most Crucial Factor In Changing Your Habits For Good: A Psychologist Explains

MINDBODYGREEN

Based on your choice of reading material, it seems reasonable to suggest you’ve resolved to make changes to your lifestyle sometime in the past, in an effort to become healthier. You’re probably in the midst of trying to make such a change even now. Maybe you decided that you were going to ditch sugar or that you wanted to exercise more. Maybe you decided to watch less TV. Read more

4 Steps to Creating a Shared Vision that Will Energize Your Team

VUNELA

Successful leaders know the importance of creating a strong shared vision for their teams. A compelling vision enables the leader to anticipate an exciting future. And, when confidently communicated to the team, an inspiring vision provides a rallying cry that energizes everyone to accomplish big things. Read more

Want to Truly Help Others? Be Less Empathetic. 

THE MISSION

I’ve always been someone who valued being of service to others. Like a lot of people, I was taught “tis better to give than to receive” and that I should “love thy neighbor as thyself.” I’ve always rooted for the underdog and been drawn to want to help others in need. Read more

Five Easy Ways to Calm Your Nerves Five Minutes Before a Job Interview

FAST COMPANY

Let’s face it—no one likes to be judged. But like it or not, that is exactly what a job interview is: a judgment zone. It’s also your chance to show that you’re the right person for the job, but if you’re not confident that you’ve got what it takes, the interviewer won’t be either. READ MORE

Why Taking A Walk In The Park Might Be The Best Self-Care Strategy EVER (According To Science)

MINDBODYGREEN

In my journey as an entrepreneur, I’ve experienced my fair share of disappointments. Whether client deals that have fallen through, product launches that performed worse than expected, or article pitches that were rejected, dealing with setbacks is just part of business. READ MORE

5 Common Productivity Mistakes to Avoid at All Costs

THRIVE GLOBAL

We all have 24 hours in day. While a lot of us complain about that simply not being enough time, there are a few people who seem to magically achieve far more during this time than the rest of us. And, they manage to do it while still finding time for themselves. READ MORE

How Mindfulness Helped a Workplace Diversity Exercise

HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW

A couple of years ago I was invited to facilitate an offsite training for the diversity committee of a Fortune 500 company. In an era in which “diversity” has become a buzzword in the business world, the firm’s interest in the topic was both admirable and understandable.  Read more

5 Totally Doable Ways to Level Up in Your Career (That You Can Start Right Now)

MINDBODYGREEN

Tony Robbins said, “Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.” If you’re planning to step it up in your career this year, you’re in good company. According to one statistic, almost half of Americans set yearly goalsRead more

How to Fall Back in Love With Your Job

ESSENCE

Dreading the sound of your morning alarm? You’re not alone! Women of color are among the least contented at the workplace, with about one in three reporting overall job satisfaction, according to data crunched by Vanderbilt University. Read more

Unexpected Lessons In The Art Of Failing Gracefully

FAST COMPANY

Everyone hates the “F” word—failure. But in business, and in life, it goes with the territory. Whether it’s launching a business, trying something new, or simply putting yourself out there, you’re taking a risk. Read more

3 Ways to Prevent Your Workload from Crushing You

MONEY

So much for 9 to 5. The average full-time salaried employee is now putting in nearly 10 hours a day, according to a recent Gallup poll (up slightly from a weekly average of 47 hours in 2007). Read more

Making Gratitude Part of Your Company Culture

Entrepreneur

Thanksgiving provides an opportunity to reflect on all that we’re grateful for, but for some companies, gratitude is not a once-a-year occasion, but is a value embedded in their company culture. Read more

7 Ways to Be a Better Leader

ENTREPRENEUR

If you want to be a successful entrepreneur, you need to first be a successful leader. After all, motivating and inspiring your team to come in every day and do their best work is arguably the single most important aspect of the job. Read more

Why Whiners Don’t Win at Work

CNN
If you want to get ahead in your career, never let ’em see you sweat. Or yell. Or argue. And whatever you do, don’t cry. As it turns out, a level head and a pleasant disposition will get you further in your career than even book smarts will. Read more

Huh? How to Be a Better Listener

The Network Journal

Being a good listener is vital in business. Listening is an important skill in business because it is an essential communication tool. Read more

Are You Really Embracing Workplace Diversity?

HUFFINGTON POST

The benefits of diversity in the workplace are many. Having a diverse and inclusive work force is linked to greater innovation and creativity. Organizations with females in top management and on boards show better financial results.   Read more

7 Habits of Highly Resilient People

LADY LUX

Have you ever noticed how some people are stressed during transitions while others seem to be unfazed by it all? People who can face failure, or stressful situations, without getting overwhelemed are showing emotional resilience. Read more

Using Failure as Fuel: the Anti-Bio

Glass Hammer

The failed start-up. The lost job. The botched client pitch. The college rejection letter. Most missteps along our career path make us cringe and want to put the experience out of sight Read more

Subtle Ways Companies Discourage Employees from Taking Vacation

MONSTER

When world’s greatest widget maker Steve Jones took the job at your organization a few years ago his compensation package likely included some vacation time or a timeline for when he’d eventually earn some paid time off. Has Steve used his vacation time? If so, great. If not, have you stopped to wonder why?  Read more

Startup Blues: How to Stay Motivated When Launching a Business

MADAME NOIRE
Starting a business is not an easy task. The tiring process of getting a new venture up and ruling can be mentally draining. And it can also be frustrating.  Read more

Why Taking Breaks Makes You More Productive

Mind Body Green

Before I decided to launch my own business, I worked for a busy corporate consulting firm. There was a lot about that firm that was great: the staff was bright and talented, we took pride in our work Read more