3 Self-Care Tips When It Comes to the Daily News

Available for Interviews: Dr. Pete Loper

Dr. Pete Loper, MD, MSEd, FAAP, is a triple board-certified physician in pediatrics, psychiatry, and child psychiatry. He is also a professor and executive coach and is dedicated to mental health and wellness advocacy.

What Dr. Loper could say on
Healthier Ways to Stay Informed:

Self-care is more important than ever, especially with all the distractions that divert our attention from behaviors and practices that support our wellbeing. One potential distractor is the news. While it is important to stay informed of current events, watching the news excessively can result in feelings of helplessness, loss of control, and anxiety. If the news is impacting your mental health, it’s okay to turn it off. 

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Recent Study: COVID Vaccine Benefits Mental Health

Available for Interviews: Dr. Colleen Cira, Psy.D.

Dr. Colleen Cira, Psy.D., is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who specializes in Women and Trauma and has worked with hundreds of people struggling with mental health issues.

Talking Points From Dr. Colleen Cira on the
Added Mental Health Benefit to Getting the Vaccine:

    • COVID has put anyone who takes it seriously in a state of chronic nervous system dysregulation. Essentially, our nervous system serves to keep us safe. So whenever we experience something as threatening or dangerous, our stress response goes off. This is essential when we are experiencing acute and imminent danger, but when our nervous system never has a chance to turn off and reset—like in the middle of a global pandemic spanning 18+ months—it can wreak havoc on our minds, bodies, and souls.

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Psychological Fitness: Adapting to the Accelerating Work & Life Pace

Available for Interviews:  Dr. Karen Doll

Karen Doll, PsyD, is a licensed psychologist, professional coach, and the author of the forthcoming book, Building Psychological Fitness: How High Performers Achieve With Ease.

What Dr. Doll can say in an interview on
Adapting to the Accelerating Work & Life Pace
:

    • The state of the workplace now is described as VUCA-volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous. 
    • We are living in an unstable time of rapid change, uncertainty, confusion, and the reality that much of it we can’t control.
    • This makes it challenging to plan, prepare, or anticipate the consequences of our actions; therefore, it generates fear. Humans do not like feeling as though they have control.

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4 Steps to Calm Our Busy Brains

Available for Interviews: Dr. Alice Fong

Alice Fong, ND, is an integrative naturopathic doctor specializing in stress, integrative medicine, diet & weight loss, and is a business growth consultant for holistic healthcare providers.

What Dr. Alice Fong can say in an interview
on Dealing With Difficult Thoughts
:

Sometimes our minds become fixated on a thought that we become obsessed with, and it ends up causing us uncomfortable feelings such as stress, anxiety, fear, anger, or sadness.

Thoughts and feelings are normal to have, it’s part of being a human being.  

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How to Stop Worrying

Available for Interviews: Roger Hall.

Dr. Roger Hall has a doctorate in Counseling Psychology, is an Executive Coach to entrepreneurs and leaders, and is an in-demand public speaker. He is author of Staying Happy Being Productive: The Big 10 Things Successful People Do and Expedition.

Talking Points from Roger Hall 
on Worrying:

Worry is not fear. It is anticipatory fear. It is malignant advance planning

Fear is productive. Fear is self-preserving. When motivational speakers tell you that you want to live beyond fear they’re encouraging you to live in a way that’s likely to get you killed. 

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