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Being with Persistent Change and Challenge

We are in times of great change, rapid pace, complex challenges, rapidly shifting current events and realities, direct threats to our health and well-being from the current pandemic, and in addition, Black, Brown, Indigenous, and all People of Color are disproportionately effected and have the added threat from the violence and harm of systemic racism. It is normal to feel high levels of stress, overwhelm, anger, grief, and more.

These are challenging experiences to be with and managing at any time. It is even more challenging in these times of persistent and sustained stress with unpredictability and great uncertainty. We quite naturally struggle with many things such as motivation, energy for action, focus, productivity, ability to interact with others well, and more. While there is no quick fix or simple solution on how to move through these times, there are things we can do to support ourselves and others in managing stress and fostering well-being. These times require us to be intentional and committed to practices that help us tend to ourselves and cultivate as much well-being as possible.

In this session, we profile stress and overwhelm, our normal responses to them, and we outline things we can do to be with and in these times and foster well-being where possible. Join us as we take time in support of well-being together!


Contact: Cyndi Harris, TREC

Background Image: American Rivers | Scott Bosse