Health Care Workers Risk Burn Out. How Will They Get the Care They Need?

By Meghan Goria

By Sharon Salzberg and Diana Calthorpe Rose This article originally appeared in Newsweek. It’s been a long plague year. COVID-19 hospitalization rates are declining, but the stress level of health care workers remains sky-high. We’re in the pandemic’s third wave, and only a few weeks away from peak hospitalizations in early January. New, more contagious strains of the virus could increase…

Webinar: “The Unshakable Core: Growing Calm Strength for Turbulent Times” with Rick Hanson

By Garrison Institute

The deepest roots of the highest happiness are in the living body. At the intersection of modern science, ancient wisdom, and practice—which could be called “neurodharma”—we can find very effective tools for resilient well-being. In this live webinar, psychologist and best-selling author Rick Hanson explained the foundations of neurodharma and the transformative potential it has to protect, nurture, and free…

Webinar: “Practices for Transforming Stress into Vitality” with Gayla and Aaron Stiles

By Garrison Institute

A leading teacher in the Garrison Institute’s Contemplative-Based Resilience program, Gayla Stiles teaches mindful practices for resilience and healing. Gayla joined her husband and fellow wellness practitioner, Aaron Stiles, to lead an embodied movement practice designed to transform stress into vitality. Identifying tools that help us move from a place of stress and anxiety into a space of resilience and…

Webinar: “Lovingkindness in Difficult Times” with Sharon Salzberg

By Garrison Institute

As the COVID-19 pandemic progresses, it has become increasingly clear that humanity is being called to face unprecedented challenges. Many of us have immediate questions- What do I do to stay healthy? How do I care for my loved ones? We are also faced with bigger, more complex questions- What is this going to mean? This kind of uncertainty can…

From Hurricanes to Hate Crimes

By Christopher Willard

It seems that after any disaster or tragedy, be it a horror of human making, or the aftermath of nature’s wrath, be it across the oceans or around the corner, we are inundated with images of suffering across our TV screens and social media feeds. We witness faces contorted with fear, mouths gaping in disbelief, bodies crouched, crying uncontrollably. In…

4 Self-Care Strategies to Avoid Parental Burnout

By Mark Bertin

Taking time for yourself supports not only your own well-being but drastically changes the lives of your children. Frazzled, over-stressed parents make for frazzled and overstressed families. You may feel the need to be on call all the time, but there is no advantage to 24/7 parenting—it’s another unique stress for the modern parent. No one can be available all…

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Spreading Mindfulness, Kindness, and Resilience in Prison

By Doug Carnine

We typically think of those in caring professions like health care workers, teachers, and social justice organizers engaging in contemplative practices to cultivate their resilience. A quite different perspective is to consider how those who are being cared for can contribute to the resilience of their caregivers. Through nearly 10 years of teaching mindfulness in prison, and mentoring prisoners in…

Syria Crisis: Mindfulness and Stress Management for Emergency Relief Workers

By Emmett Fitzgerald

Final preparations are being made by the Contemplative-Based Resilience (CBR) Project team for our biggest operational moment of 2018 so far. From March 20th to March 29th, the CBR Project’s team of psychologists and meditation and mindful movement teachers will be on the ground in the Middle East offering direct support and building the resiliency skills of aid workers in…