This 45-minute webinar is designed to provide practical strategies to deal with current stressors and challenges – including global conditions that affect the workforce, such as the coronavirus /COVID-19.
Participants will learn:
• Whether life is “smooth sailing” or difficult, there are 6 wellbeing factors that we can influence.
• It is not simply the events of our life that determine how we feel, it is also how we think about, and interpret those events. We will discuss the importance of not under-estimating, nor over-estimating risk, but thinking in ways that are balanced, helpful and realistic.
• A lesson from research with military personnel on how self-compassion predicts mental health outcomes in the face of major stressors, and how to apply self-compassion.
• The concepts of ‘psychological flexibility’, ‘willingness’, and ‘optimalism’ as 3 keys to coping with difficult times.
• How focusing on our values and utilising our strengths in whichever way we can, aids us in being resilient in the face of challenges.
• How relationships and “connectedness” are protective against significant life stressors, including managing family pressures, and how to maintain these even in isolation.
• The most accessible ways to manage stress in the short and long-term.
Dr Tom Nehmy is an award-winning clinical psychologist with a passion for preventing psychological problems while also enhancing resilience and wellbeing. His university research produced the world’s first prevention program to prevent the onset of symptoms of depression and anxiety while also reducing risk for eating disorders.
Tom currently works with companies, schools and professional organisations to help them build psychological skills for mental health, wellbeing and resilience. More than 30,000 people have attended his workshops, training programs, invited keynote addresses, and conference presentations across Australia and around the world.
His work has been featured widely in the media, but most importantly it gets outstanding feedback from participants. Tom is the author of the new book ‘Apples for the Mind: Creating emotional balance, peak performance and lifelong wellbeing.’