Join us on May 25th at 1pm for a conversation with Tara Cousineau, PhD, a clinical psychologist and researcher at Harvard University Counseling Center.
For more than a year all of our lives have been disrupted in one way or another. There has been uncertainty, frustration, heartache, loss, and loneliness, to name a few. Stress and anxiety levels have been on the rise and the consequential mental health vulnerabilities are considered a parallel, hidden pandemic. Yet, there is a glimmer of hope on the horizon. May is Mental Health Awareness month and we now have a chance to catch our breath and reflect on the experiences of the past year, including the grit and grace seen among family, friends and co-workers.
This presentation attends to key inner strengths needed for the new normal of post-pandemic life: Courage, Presence, and Resilience. This talk will offer select skills rooted in evidence-based practices: mindfulness, positive psychology, and self-compassion. Learn about the power of positive neuroplasticity to overcome the brain’s negativity bias and learn skills to hardwire happiness and grow lasting inner strengths.
Tara Cousineau, PhD, is a clinical psychologist and researcher. She currently works as a staff psychologist at Harvard University Counseling Center. She author of The Kindness Cure: How the Science of Compassion Can Heal Your Heart and Your World and The Little Deck of Kindfulness. Dr. Cousineau is a mindfulness meditation teacher through the Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Certification program (Sounds True; Greater Good Science Center) led by Jack Kornfield and Tara Brach. She is a trained teacher in Making Friends with Yourself for adolescents and young adults, an adaptation of the Mindful Self-Compassion group program, based on the teachings Drs. Christopher Germer and Kristin Neff. Dr. Cousineau is also a certified facilitator of the Daring Way Method™ in practices of courage and resilience, based on the research by Dr. Brené Brown, PHD, LMSW. She is a founder of KindMinds, which is devoted to bringing “kindfulness” practices to individuals, schools and workplaces through speaking engagements and workshops.