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PTSD in the medical field post-COVID.

Since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, healthcare workers have struggled with a myriad of challenges. Lack of PPE, uncertainty of the virus, fear of getting covid and bringing it home to family members, and caring for very ill patients were concerning factors during the pandemic. Stress levels were very high and many healthcare workers … Read more

Physician Burnout and the Importance of Self-Care in Building Resilience

Physician burnout has long been documented as a pervasive issue in healthcare. In fact, according to a recent survey conducted in September of 2020, 58% of physicians reported feelings of burnout. Unfortunately, there are systemic issues within healthcare that propagate the continuation of burnout culture. But, “a broken system is not an excuse to not … Read more

How We Respond to Good News Builds Resilience Too

Connections with others and strong relationships are a foundational part of resilience. This entails being there for someone when something goes wrong, as well as being there when something goes right. If we are not there when things go right, the relationship can suffer, even if we are there every time something goes wrong. When … Read more

Overcoming Cognitive Distortions: Thinking Traps

Cognitive distortions, which are overly rigid patterns in thinking, undermine our resilience, well-being, and productive emotions in a situation. They can come from overly rigid ways of explaining our successes and setbacks, or from errors in logic that lead to inaccurate beliefs that are counterproductive. Overly rigid thinking influences how we interpret situations and makes … Read more

Teachers Leaving the Field – How to Prevent Burnout

While teaching is arguably one of the most important professions out there, it can be a pretty thankless job. Low pay, difficult students and parents, and lack of resources can leave any teacher feeling frustrated. Throw a global pandemic into the mix and you have a recipe for burnout and job dissatisfaction. Teaching in the … Read more

Optimist or Pessimist: Which One Are You?

When bad things happen, it’s hard to look on the bright side. We are biologically predisposed to ruminate on issues and stay vigilant against perceived threats. But in a world where we don’t have to worry about carnivorous animals lurking around every corner, looking on the bright side and staying optimistic is important.  Benefits of … Read more

Mind-Body Connection and How Stress Affects your Health

TLC Virtual Resiliency Mind Body Blog

What is the Mind-Body Connection and How Does it Affect Stress? Do you ever notice that when you’re worn down, you tend to get sick? Do you feel moody and irritable when you’re lacking proper sleep? If you’re like most people, you have experienced these things. This is because the mind and body are intimately … Read more

How Positive Emotions Promote Resiliency and Well-Being

We all know that it feels good to have positive emotions, but did you know that positive emotions also contribute to creativity, better health, stronger relationships, and more resiliency? Barbara Fredrickson is the leading researcher in the field of positive emotions and her work has allowed us to understand how important positive emotions are for … Read more