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 psyc?


6. True and Useful Thoughts
May 12 • 21 min
In Episode 6 we’re thinking about our thinking: noticing the ways that our thoughts and beliefs work for us — or work against us — when we face challenges. We explore what cognitive therapy is all about, and learn a 4-step process for examining and…
5. Mindfulness (Part 2): Responding, Not Reacting, to Challenges
May 6 • 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…
4. Mindfulness (Part 1): Responding, Not Reacting, to Challenges
Apr 28 • 18 min
Episode 4 explores mindfulness, discusses how mindfulness is being used in therapy to help people deal with difficulties, covers some of its benefits and risks, and describes some informal mindfulness practices. Resources and references:1. Mindfulness…
3. Maintaining Motivation in a Hard Time (or Anytime)
Apr 21 • 17 min
Episode 3 explores how to stay motivated to accomplish goals that matter to us, unpacks the upsides and downsides of positive thinking, and introduces a tool to boost motivation.Resources and references:1. Motivation research…
2. Self-Compassion During a Crisis: What if we don’t have to write King Lear, revolutionize home schooling, become spiritually evolved, and get in the best shape of our lives, on top of everything else?
Apr 14 • 27 min
Episode 2 explores how we get mired in self-judgment and shame during a crisis, and how to get unstuck through practicing self-compassion. Resources and references:1. Einstein’s desk (photo & essay):…
1. Using Our Compass in the Storm
Apr 6 • 16 min
Episode 1, Using Our Compass in the Storm, is about using our values to cope with our anxieties. Resources and references:1. Values card sort activity: http://www.motivationalinterviewing.org/sites/default/files/valuescardsort_0.pdf2. More information…