16 Mar Being Resilient During Coronavirus
During times like this, it’s natural to feel afraid, anxious, or threatened. The brain has evolved to react quickly to threats, and it’s easy for there to be a sense of helplessness associated with problems that appear far beyond our control.
But being consumed by fear causes wear and tear on the body, which actually undermines your safety. That’s why it’s so important to look for ways to be effective and express our agency, even if it’s only through how we choose to think about things.
Below are suggestions and resources for how to do just that during COVID-19 and other challenging times. Please share this page widely. These resources are free for all.
A MESSAGE FROM DR. RICK HANSON:
A MEDITATION FOR FEELING AS SAFE AS YOU REASONABLY CAN
FOR HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS:
Calm Strength Meditation
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Rick Hanson, Ph.D., is a psychologist, Senior Fellow of UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center, and New York Times best-selling author. His books have been published in 29 languages and include Neurodharma, Resilient, Hardwiring Happiness, Buddha’s Brain, Just One Thing, and Mother Nurture – with 900,000 copies in English alone. He’s lectured at NASA, Google, Oxford, Harvard, and taught in meditation centers worldwide. His work has been featured on the BBC, CBS, NPR, and Radio New Zealand, and 150,000 people receive his free Just One Thing newsletter every week. He has a variety of popular online programs in positive neuroplasticity – with scholarships available for those with financial need.