Being Well Podcast: Dealing with Life’s Disruptions
May 17, 2021

Today we’re focusing on a topic that’s been particularly important over the last year: how we can deal more effectively with life’s major disruptions. This includes recovering from setbacks, finding the opportunities, and even getting the most out of disruptions that are positive.

Key Topics:

  • 0:55: “One mistake after another”
  • 1:55: Life After COVID Summit
  • 5:30: The opportunities in major disruptions
  • 9:00: The impact of social environments on our self-identity
  • 11:10: The Theory of Positive Disintegration
  • 13:30: Framing disruption as a normal feature of life
  • 18:30: Examples of normal disruptions that occur in life
  • 21:45: The importance of social support
  • 23:30: Practices to limit the harm during a moment of disruption
  • 31:15: The necessity of eventually processing the emotion
  • 36:00: Taking the time you need
  • 39:15: Moving into action
  • 42:20: Integrating a disruption
  • 47:50: Orienting toward change
  • 52:00: Mindfulness of contraction and expansion
  • 54:20: Recap

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