We will review strategies to strengthen self-care and explore why it is problematic to implement what we know to be helpful to ensure better work-life balance. Diane will present research and we will discuss in an interactive process best practices to assure a healthy approach to enhancing and sustaining self-care. We will examine the theoretical basis for developing resilience and specific steps to ensure a more robust approach to our lives. Also, we will examine these concepts with a pre, during and post pandemic lens. Several best practice handouts will be discussed and available to all participants.
Diane Bridgeman, (Rachel Carson College, ‘77) is a licensed clinical psychologist in independent practice. Through this work and the various positions she has held in psychological associations at the local, state, national and international levels she has given talks on topics related to: the importance of establishing a therapeutic alliance to achieve growth and fulfillment; collaborative interdependence; self-sustaining strategies; the nurturing of resilience; trusted-reciprocity; colleague assistance and professionalism. Diane’s presentations are often presented through a social justice lens which include discussions around international humanitarian law, disaster mental health, and the politics and ethics of day-to-day life.
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