Although most everyone would agree stress is part of life, there wouldn’t be much life if there was no stress at all. Stresses and forces in our lives serve a purpose in pushing us along toward our dreams and goals.
But, of course, too much stress can wreck a life and harm a family. So we need enough to function and grow, but not so much that it limits hope and makes us sick. Balance is the answer. How do we find it and keep it?
What are the effects of fast-paced, warp-speed lifestyles on the family? How do parents, children and teens interpret and manage all the expectations they experience, as well as the demands they put upon themselves. Why is it happening and what can be done about it? How do we reach and teach balance and resilience in ways that are healthy and sustainable?
“America’s Stress and Burnout Doc,” Dr. Kristen Lee Costa, is here to help us with these questions and concerns. As a parent, she understands the challenges that affect a family’s ability to bounce back from trying circumstances. What she shares on this program can make the difference between surviving or thriving in a world overflowing with challenges. What better skills could we teach our children?
Dr. Kris will share with us her RESET model, a framework that’s been called “a breakthrough model for reframing stress.” As the Department Chair for Behavioral Sciences at Northeastern University, Dr. Kris’s research and teaching interests include individual and organiational well-being and resilience. She operates a clinical and consulting practice devoted to preventing and treating burnout and has worked with thousands of families. Dr. Kris is the author of RESET: Make the Most of Your Stress, winner of the Next Generation Indie Book Awards Motivational Book of 2015. She’s also a regular contributor for the Huffington Post and Psychology Today. (27:16)
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