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Enhancing Resilience by Cultivating a Contemplative Lifestyle
Delight in effectively developing daily lifestyle habits that render the resilience-building benefits of contemplative practices. Resilience is the ability to efficiently bounce back after hard times and adapt to change, and more importantly, to learn from both. This increases a person’s capacity to manage stress, deal with difficult feelings and effectively handle whatever comes their way. Thus, resilience supports professional excellence. Fifty years of research has shown that contemplative practices, such as mindfulness, self-compassion, breathing, reflection, quieting the thinking mind through gentle movement, gratitude, journaling, awareness-awakening nature walks, and experiencing membership in something larger than your individual life, all enhance resilience.
This 2-session workshop, in conjunction with Stanford's 2017 Contemplation By Design (CBD) Summit, November 1-9, will equip you with sequence of tools from the science of behavior change, (namely identify the behavior change goal, develop a plan, evaluate the resources and barriers, act on plan for two weeks, reassess and revise plan as needed) for creating or strengthening your contemplative lifestyle routine. Enjoy developing a personal resilience-building lifestyle action plan during these two 1-hour sessions. Learn ways to deepen and enhance your engagement with the numerous contemplation-related opportunities offered in the CBD Summit, and thus maximize the benefits you receive from the free Summit sessions you attend.
Instructor: Tia Rich, PhD, Senior Specialist in Health Promotion. Dr. Rich's creation and leadership of the Contemplation by Design (CBD) program is an expression of her steadfast dedication to the resilience and wellbeing of the Stanford community.