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Conversations on Practices for Recovering Resilience

Conversations on Practices for Recovering Resilience

In this series of conversations, you will learn practices that help leading experts in resilience and well-being recover their own resilience.

Learn more tools to strengthen resilience in Resilience: Powerful Practices for Bouncing Back from Disappointment, Difficulty and Even Disaster.

Learn from Dr. Jonah Paquette how remembering what really matters can turn even the darkest times into real gifts.

Dr. Jonah Paquette, clinical psychologist, author of Real Happiness and The Happiness Toolbox, national trainer in positive psychology, mental health, happiness and well-being.

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Learn from Dr. Chris Germer how mindful self-compassion helps us both care for and comfort ourselves when we’re knocked down my life, but also helps us get back on the horse and ride.

Chris Germer, PhD, is a clinical psychologist and lecturer on psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. He is the co-developer of the Mindful Self-Compassion protocol, and author of The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion and co-author of The Mindful Self-Compassion Workbook: A Proven Way to Accept Yourself, Build Inner Strengths, and Thrive.

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Learn from Ron Siegel to steady our awareness can help us bounce back by moving out of anger and blame and not taking things so personally.  Here’s a practice for steadying awareness from the book Resilience.

Dr. Ron Siegel is a clinical psychologist, an assistant professor of psychology at Harvard Medical School, and an internationally known meditation teacher. He is the author of The Mindfulness Solution: Everyday Practices for Everyday Problems; Mindfulness and Psychotherapy; andWisdom and Compassion in Psychotherapy.

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As we learn in this interview with Tara Brach, when we bring loving kindness to all aspects of ourselves, we wake up and come back to our inner resources, our larger consciousness, our larger beingness. 

Tara Brach, PhD, is an internationally known meditation teacher and author of Radical Acceptance and True Refuge. She is founding teacher of Insight Meditation Community of Washington, D.C. and offers podcasts teaching the value of meditation in relieving emotional suffering, serving spiritual awakening and bringing healing to the world.

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As we learn in this interview with Laura Markham, parents need to be able to shift their own inner states of reactivity in order to re-connect and empathize with their child’s (or anyone’s) emotional reactivity. 

Dr. Laura Markham, PhD, is the author of Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids; Peaceful Parent, Happy Siblings; and The Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids Workbook. She is a nationally recognized expert on parenting, helping parents develop the tools and skills they need to connect, emotion-coach and be fully present with their children. 

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We learned in this interview with Natalie Bell, re-centering ourselves, finding safety and comfort in nature, can be a powerful resource when things fall apart.

Natalie Bell is the founder of Mindful Wellness. She teaches mindfulness and mindful self-compassion in the Los Angeles area; she offers corporate trainings in mindfulness nationally, and the Power of Compassion program online. 

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