We are facing an unprecedented challenge of how to work, parent, homeschool, and partner in the time of the Coronavirus Pandemic. During this tragedy, many of us have felt overwhelmed by the nuts and bolts of maintaining our most important life roles. In this episode, Yael and Diana draw from psychology research, personal experience, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). We discuss strategies to keep our heads above water in each of our life roles while keeping an eye towards finding slivers of possibility to support our work, parenting, and relationships during this quarantine.
Listen and learn:
- How to soothe your nervous system when stressed-out
- Strategies to engage self-compassion and psychological flexibility
- How to take breaks, find meaning, and explore the possibility
- Perspective shifting so that you can manage expectations, mistakes, and challenges
- To look for opportunities for growth and joy in our parenting, work, and relationships
- Ways to make room for complex emotions
- How to support positive connections between work, parenting, and relationships while quarantined
- Blessings of a Skinned Knee: Raising Self-Reliant Children, by Wendy Mogel
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