Keeping your head above water - finding your 'resilience zone'
Life was busy and challenging enough before the pandemic and living with uncertainty, high work loads and supporting colleagues and family members as well as looking after ourselves in all that can result in at times feeling like we are treading water at best. So what does resilience actually mean? Why aren’t people resilient anymore? How do you look after yourself when life is busy? And if we just get on with things won’t that be enough? This 50 minute talk will review the science around these topics and provide a practical overview of what our resilience zone is, how to track when we are in and out of it and go through some brief strategies for getting on top of things when we are in the thick of things.
Miranda Stephens is a Clinical Psychologist living on the North West Coast of Tasmania who has 25 years of experience as a clinical and consulting Psychologist; educator of psychology and medical students; developer of innovative mental health services, researcher ad business owner. Miranda has a strong commitment to service delivery and health improvement in rural communities and values working in a collaborative manner to enhance service delivery. Miranda is interested in the development of innovative and systemic approaches to addressing mental health needs and is the founding Co-Director of Mindfulness Programs Australasia. Currently she oversees a state health intervention offering Mindfulness Programs to adult Tasmanians for the prevention and management of stress, anxiety and depression and offers specialized programs to health professionals for self care and professional development.
Pharmacy Guild of Australia, Tasmanian Branch Level 2, 38 Montpelier Retreat Battery Point TAS 7004