There’s a Bend in the Road: Adapting to Life Transitions was offered in March 2023 through The Stay Calm and Well Webinar Series brought to you by the Office of the Chief Wellness Officer in partnership with Ohio State Extension. This is the second year of Hopes, Dreams and Connection in Spring 2023. We will talk about:
- Be in the moment
- Practice self-care and self-compassion
- Connect with others
- Be kind to your future self
- Use your resources
This virtual program used updated materials from a previous lesson titled Taming Transitions. All of the references can be found here as well as links mentioned in the session. Links from March 2023 session:
- Bluezones www.bluezones.com/2016/11/power-9/
- Mindfulness Practices wexnermedical.osu.edu/integrative-health/resources/mindfulness-practices
- Meditation Apps handout osuhealthplan.com/sites/default/files/2020-09/meditation-apps.pdf
- Build and Strengthen Support Network www.apa.org/topics/stress/manage-social-support
- Lifestyle Spending Account hr.osu.edu/benefits/lsa/
- The Surprising Benefit of Going Through Difficult Times www.uwhealth.org/news/surprising-benefit-going-through-difficult-times
More details including a recording of the session can be found at: Recorded Webinars | A Year of Hope, Dreams and Connection Part II (osu.edu)
From 2021: Thank you for attending the virtual Taming Transitions lunch and learn. Resources and links listed below. If you enjoyed this lunch and learn, you might be interested in:
- following the Live Healthy, Live Well Blog. Check out Emily’s blog, My Future Self
- following the Live Smart Ohio Blog. Check out Patrice’s blog What Mindfulness App Shoud I Try?
Taming Transitions Lesson Description: On March 25th, 2020, Dave Hollis suggested, “in the rush to return to normal, use this time to consider which parts of normal are worth rushing back to”. Now, a year later, as COVID-19 vaccinations are slowly becoming available, it is still a valid question and it might be hard to define “normal”. Ohio State University Extension invites you to take some time to consider your goals, reduce stress and make plans for a successful transition into your idea of “normal”.
- Covid-19 growth zone chart from Icahn School of Medicine
- Self-Compassion Exercises by Dr. Kristin Neff
- Three Senses Mindfulness Activity by Blissful Kids
Coyne L., Gould E., Grimaldi M., Wilson K., Baffuto G., and Biglan A. (2020). First Things First: Parent Psychological Flexibility and Self-Compassion During COVID-19. https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s40617-020-00435-w
Kumar, A., Killingsworth, M., and Gilovich, T. (2014, August 21). Waiting for merlot: Anticipatory consumption of experiential and material purchases. Psychological Science. https://doi.org/10.1177%2F0956797614546556
Lieberman, M., Eisenberger, N., Crockett, M., Tom, S., Pfeifer, S., and Way, B. (2007). Putting feelings into words: Affect labeling disrupts amygdala activity in response to affective stimuli. Psychological Science. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/17576282/
Neff, K., Rude, S., & Kirkpatrick, K. (2007). An examination of self-compassion in relation to positive psychological functioning and personality traits. Journal of Research in Personality. Volume 41: 908-916.
Neupert, S. (2020). Knowledge is power: learning more about COVID-19 can reduce your pandemic stress. North Carolina State University. https://news.ncsu.edu/2020/08/knowledge-reduces-covid-stress/
Neupert, S. (2020) Quiz: Pandemic stressbusters. Accolades Magazine. North Carolina State University. https://web.ncsu.edu/accolades-magazine/2020/10/15/quiz-pandemic-stress-busters/
Pearman, A., Hughes, M., Smith, E., Neupert, S. (2021). Age differences in risk and resilience factors in COVID-19 related stress. The Journals of Gerontology: Series B, Volume 76, Issue 2, February 2021, Pages e38–e44.
Polk, M.G., Smith, E.L., Zhang, L.-R., & Neupert, S.D. (2020). Thinking ahead and staying in the present: Implications for reactivity to daily stressors. Personality and Individual Differences.
Praharso, N., Tear, M/, Cruwys, T. (2017). Stressful life transitions and wellbeing: A comparison of the stress buffering hypothesis and the social identity model of identity change. Psychiatry Research. Volume 247: 265-275