Authors: Maurie Lung & Bobbi Beale
Humans are designed to tackle and survive all sorts of crises. But we do have limits. Self-care is vital for building resilience around those stressors in life that you can’t eliminate or avoid. However, we often struggle with – or set aside – our own needs for care. Research reveals the science behind adversity and offers new ways of understanding the adverse events that impact us. We must respond to our own struggles with self-compassion, giving ourselves the same kindness and care we’d give to a good friend.
This discovery workshop created opportunities for participants to explore a variety of strategies that disrupt the stress cycle and help us to retrain our brains and bodies, not only to foster resilience, but to help us all live healthier, happier lives and allow us to do what we love to do: treat, teach, and heal the world.