Join Psych Central host Zoë Kessler for a conversation with Dr. Suzanne Phillips on Monday November 30 at 7pm EST.
Resilience has been defined as the ability to deal with adversity. Resilience has often been considered in terms of the ability to use enduring personal traits like physical strength, intelligence, social connection, creativity, spirituality etc. as a way to cope and bounce back after a traumatic event. Psychological and neurobiological research now tells us that we can build and expand our resilience.
In this webinar, Dr. Suzanne Phillips will offer tools and tips to help you build a repertoire of stress resilience strategies. She will draw upon research and experience to discuss and exemplify strategies like:
- using realistic optimism and forward focus to build stress-free default positions in the brain
- the importance and practical use of mindfulness to cope with stress and restore self-mastery
- narrating healing (stories, tattoos, poetry) to transform traumatic loss
- re-setting body rhythms (sleep, exercise, and the brain on music)
- making social connections (the power of touch in regulating anxiety and stress)
- bonding with pets as a powerful source of benefits
- recognizing the importance of laughter in coping and connecting
- drawing upon positive spirituality to reduce despair, fight isolation and foster hope.
- Dr. Phillips reminds us that we cannot change the past or control the future, but we can take on life with more resilience, moving through difficulties with more calm, more competence, and more enjoyment in spite of them.
Dr. Suzanne B. Phillips is a licensed psychologist, psychoanalyst, and Adjunct Full Professor of Clinical Psychology at LIU Post, N.Y. She’s authored many publications including Healing Together: A Couple’s Guide to Coping with Trauma and Posttraumatic Stress and Public Mental Health Service Delivery Protocols: Group Interventions for Disaster Preparedness and Response. She has provided services and training nationally and internationally on trauma and disaster.
Dr. Phillips’ PsychCentral blog is “Healing Together for Couples.”
Please join us for this live 45-minute teaching followed by a Q & A session. Presented by Psych Central with host Zoë Kessler.
Webinar Date: Monday, November 30, 2015 from 7:00 – 8:00 pm ET. There is no charge for the webinar.
Space is limited so please register early. Thank you.
Edited by: Gabe Howard