Social Connections, Physical Distancing: Building Resilience in Very Strange Times


Wednesday, June 10, 2020, 12:00pm to 1:00pm


Online via Zoom

Each of us is reinventing ourselves in different ways as we live and work in this new Not Normal. This presentation will invite you to let go of old ideas about work/life balance and how to foster resilience in yourself and others.

We will cover the basics that we all know but often forget: the importance of down-time, physical motion, thoughtful meal planning, social contact and solitude. We will address concerns about loneliness, depression, anxiety, and escalating tensions with the people we love and the people we fear. We will also touch on simple mindfulness ‘rescue’ practices that involve breathing and self-compassion, and ways to reach out to supportive people and services when these practices aren’t quite enough.