Psychological Resilience in the Time of Coronavirus

Psychological Resilience in the Time of Coronavirus

We’re living in a strange and frightening time: the coronavirus pandemic. How are we going to get through this? More than ever, we need the skills, ideas, and relationships that help build our resilience. Join Dr. Ann Marie Roepke, Ph.D., clinical psychologist, as she shares insights and practical tools for making it through this together. Note: this podcast is offered for educational and informational purposes only. It is not intended as a healthcare service, nor to provide medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment of any kind; and your participation in this service does not create a doctor/patient relationship.... Show More
May 5, 2020 22 min

Episode 5 continues to explore mindfulness, discusses how mindfulness can help us respond wisely vs. react unhelpfully to challenges, briefly covers neuroplasticity (how the brain rewires itself!), and provides guidance for doing a formal mindfulness practice. (The mindfulness practice begins at about 11:00 minutes.)

Resources and references:

1. Mindfulness research (selected):
https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamainternalmedicine/fullarticle/1809754
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0272735817303847
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0272735815000197

2. Mindfulness authors to check out:
Thich Nhat Hanh
Jon Kabat-Zinn

3. Mental health resources:

Directory of therapists: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists

National Suicide Prevention Life Line: 1-800-273-8255

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Helpline: 1-800-950-NAMI

SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline: 1-800-985-5990

NAMI’s guide on coronavirus: https://www.nami.org/covid-19-guide

CDC’s coronavirus information page: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/faq.html

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