Monthly Meeting: October 29, 2020 (online)
What Is It, and How Do We Get More of It in Times of a Pandemic?
Dr. Mira Simic-Yamashita
Register: By Wednesday, October 28, midnight
How is your emotional health? October is Emotional Wellness Month, a perfect opportunity to learn about the power emotions have over our health, wealth, and life in general. Emotional wellness is more than happiness—it is awareness, understanding, and acceptance of our emotions, as well as the ability to effectively navigate life’s stresses, adapt to change, and cope in difficult times. For many of us, the events of 2020 have brought prolonged stress, loss, and uncertainty. These things massively drain our emotional resources and take a toll on our relationships, health, and career. How do we stay emotionally well in times like these? In her talk, Dr. Simic-Yamashita will draw on the recent findings of neuroscience, positive psychology, and psychotherapy to provide us with some practical strategies for constructively coping when we feel “hijacked” by intense emotions. We will learn how to build our emotional resilience so we can reconnect with our inner strength and purpose, helping us to thrive in these turbulent times. When everything seems out of control, we need to maintain our soundness of mind and sense of well-being—two things that we can actually control. Our mind, if we know how to use it wisely, is the best place to find peace and certainty.
Dr. Mira Simic-Yamashita is a psychologist, therapist, and university lecturer. She is from Serbia and has lived in Japan for 17 years. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Belgrade in Serbia and holds a master’s degree and a doctorate in psychology from the Okayama University in Japan. She is a certified hypnotherapist and a Rapid Transformational Therapist. She runs a private practice, helping people in and outside of Japan to overcome migraines and chronic physical and emotional pain. She is also a mom of two humans and one dog. In her free time, she plays the flute, travels with family, or enjoys quietude with a cup of coffee.
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