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Jannie Stricker
Jun 23, 2022
In Resources in English
As the summer holiday is fast approaching I thought I would start this post recommending some summer reading - PLEASE be active and new posts about books that you have found helpful on your resilience journey.
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Jannie Stricker
Jun 03, 2022
In Resources in English
During the course we talk about our internal chatter - do you remember the parrots? I came across this article about the word "sorry" that I found really interesting.
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Jannie Stricker
May 18, 2022
In Resources in English
Often, when we are stressed or feeling lost or down, we tend to think "there is nothing I can do to improve my mental health" - this way of thinking is restricting us. As we talked about during the course - the fixed and growth mindset - maybe apply a growth mindset and change your thinking to "what can I do"? These two articles are full of inspiration! https://www.verywellmind.com/how-to-make-yourself-feel-better-right-now-5093352?utm_campaign=list_stress&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_content=27739572&utm_term=
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Jannie Stricker
May 06, 2022
In Resources in English
May is mental health awareness month. It was started in 1949, by the National Association for Mental Health in the United States. Please find some material below from this year's campaign.
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Jannie Stricker
Apr 07, 2022
In Resources in English
Soon the weekend is here and maybe you feel like watching a movie. As Ryan Niemic and Danny Wedding are writing in their book "Positive Psychology at the Movies: Using Films to Build Virtues and Character Strengths" - movies portray human behavior, thoughts, and emotions very well. We can use movies to get into a better mood or even help us if we need to cry. I came across the below list (link) of 11 movies (right now) that highlights the best in humanity. Lately, I have been watching the TV series "Derek" (on Netflix) - I find it absolutely beautiful. The series is written and directed by Ricky Gervais. The setting is an old people's home, where we follow the lives of the people living there and the caretakers. Especially one caretaker Derek (Gervais) is in focus, he is what makes humans great - kind, helpful, selfless, and with good intentions. The Tv series is about life - the good and the bad! You are welcome to share your favorite movie recommendation and why. https://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/eleven_films_that_highlight_the_best_in_humanity?utm_source=Greater+Good+Science+Center&utm_campaign=ce3cbe5367-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_GG_Newsletter_March_24_2022&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_5ae73e326e-ce3cbe5367-70739287
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Jannie Stricker
Mar 17, 2022
In Resources in English
We all know the feeling of emotional or physical tension, often triggered by an event or a threat. In today's world, these threats may come from social connections where we feel criticized, rejected, disrespected or maybe someone is talking to us in a cold tone, are interrupting us, or something else. We feel the stress as the heart is beating faster and the stress hormones are released. During the session on "positive emotions" we talked about the "Fight, Freeze or Flight" mode, and how we react during times of "negative threats". I found some articles about stress and what we can do to help ourselves during these times.
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Jannie Stricker
Feb 23, 2022
In Resources in English
During the past few weeks, the winter Olympics have entertained us. In the news we have followed the scandals, the ups and downs, the joy, maybe even learned about a new sport. This got me thinking - what can we learn about resilience from the athletes? I found some youtube videos and some articles about the subject - and it turns out - we can learn a lot from them.
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Jannie Stricker
Feb 09, 2022
In Resources in English
During the "Resilience and Wellbeing program for parents" we have talked about gratitude. But why is showing gratitude a part of our well-being journey? what is gratitude and how can we express gratitude? Below you will find some videos and articles to answer these questions. "Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance." Eckhart Tolle "Piglet noticed that even though he had a Very Small Heart, it could hold a rather large amount of Gratitude." A.A. Milne Here are a few resources on the subject! https://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/what_happened_when_i_taught_gratitude_practices_to_nurses?utm_source=Greater+Good+Science+Center&utm_campaign=8abc9d743c-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_GG_Newsletter_February_8_2022&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_5ae73e326e-8abc9d743c-70739287
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Jannie Stricker
Feb 02, 2022
In Resources in English
"Life ultimately means taking the responsibility to find the right answer to its problems and to fulfill the tasks which it constantly sets for each individual" - Viktor Frankl In the module about meaning, we explore meaning. Here are some resources: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mPcUb-zteLs Also, here are some books that might be of interest: •Frankl, V. (1946/2004) Man’s search for meaning •Kaufman, B.S (2021) Transcend •Seligman, M. (2011) Flourish – A Visionary New Understanding of Happiness and wellbeing
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Jannie Stricker
Jan 25, 2022
In Resources in English
Please find some resources on self-compassion
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Jannie Stricker
Jan 20, 2022
In Resources in English
Here are a few videos about mindset and different ways to think.
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Jannie Stricker
Jan 20, 2022
In Resources in English
During this course, we have often talked about the processes that start in the brain. Here are a few videos:
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Jannie Stricker
Jan 08, 2022
In Resources in English
If you want to read more about resilience here are a few articles that I recommend. https://www.apa.org/topics/resilience
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Jannie Stricker
Jan 06, 2022
In Resources in English
As we talked about in class resilience is the word for what we do (the positive outcome) after difficult or challenging life experiences. It is about how we adapt to adversities. Here are a few videos on the subject.
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Jannie Stricker
Dec 20, 2021
In Resources in English
Here is a small blog about the connection between the brain and the gut.
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Jannie Stricker
Dec 17, 2021
In Resources in English
I want to share this great article about how we form a good relationship with our children. It is full of practical advice and steps. Enjoy reading it. https://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/how_to_deepen_your_relationships_with_children?utm_source=Greater+Good+Science+Center&utm_campaign=60340f022a-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_GG_Newsletter_December_2_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_5ae73e326e-60340f022a-70739287
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Jannie Stricker
Dec 16, 2021
In Resources in English
In the "Healthy body and mind" module we talk about the importance of taking care of our overall health. This small video is about stress and how stress affects our brains. We know that some stress is good, but what happens to our brains when we are chronically stressed? The video ends with positive news and what we can do to help ourselves. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WuyPuH9ojCE
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Jannie Stricker
Nov 25, 2021
In Resources in English
If you want to know more about mindfulness and character strengths!
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Jannie Stricker
Nov 18, 2021
In Resources in English
Here is an idea on how to use your character strengths
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