“Why This Stage of the Pandemic Makes Us So Anxious,” and how working through this collective, constant pandemic flux affects us as individuals and as leaders. We also talk about developing a flux mindset and how important it is to facilitate a sense of agency as we make decisions about how we return to work. Brene' Brown Podcast 9/13/21 1 hour
This very first Unlocking US Podcast explores how stress impacts our lives when we face a change or a challenge for the very first time. Listen to this great discussion about the stress and anxiety that we all feel during this "FFT".
3/20/2020 37 min.
(Everything Brene is recommended)
Video # 3 Ever wonder how your ancestors survived horrific stress? Psychologist Kelly McGonigal urges us to see stress as a positive. "We are not distressed by things, but by our view of things". Epictetus
Changing your attitude about stress, saves your life. Ted.com | 13 min | 2013
"Stress isn’t always a bad thing; it can be handy for a burst of extra energy and focus, like when you’re playing a competitive sport or have to speak in public. But when it’s continuous, it actually begins to change your brain. Madhumita Murgia shows how chronic stress can affect brain size, its structure, and how it functions, right down to the level of your genes." 2015 5 min.
Video #6 Body Language affects how others see us, but it may also change how we see ourselves. Social psychologist Amy Cuddy argues that "power posing" -- standing in a posture of confidence, even when we don't feel confident -- can boost feelings of confidence, and might have an impact on our chances for success .Amy Cuddy Ted talk 21 min 2012
Video #7 Question: "How can I survive something as awful as this global pandemic, racial injustice and climate crisis?"
Answer: Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl, provides a template for resilient survival during trauma of historic proportions.
This 6 minute video shares major coping tools.
Audio #8 If you are not familiar with Pema Chodron, you want to be. Calm your mind and center yourself with self-compassion. Podcast Interview: Pema Chödrön & Tami Simon: "Compassionate Abiding" 4/30/2020
Podcast #9 Oprah’s Super Soul Conversations - Pema Chödrön: "Dealing with Difficult Times" December 2017 (39 min)
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