Linda Graham is a licensed marriage and family therapist and her work focuses on helping people strengthen capacities to cope with the challenges and crises of their lives. She also helps people recover an authentic sense of self, deepen into healthy relationships and engage with the world through meaningful, purposeful work. Her book is Resilience: Powerful Practices for Bouncing Back from Disappointment, Difficulty, and Even Disaster. In this episode, she and Eric talk about the neuroscience of resilience and specific ways to strengthen our resilience, no matter our starting point. When life gets difficult, this episode will teach you how to cultivate your resilience, bounce back and grow stronger. Need help with completing your goals in 2020? The One You Feed Transformation Program can help you accomplish your goals this year.But wait – there’s more! The episode is not quite over!! We continue the conversation and you can access this exclusive content right in your podcast player feed. Head over to our Patreon page and pledge to donate just $10 a month. It’s that simple and we’ll give you good stuff as a thank you!In This Interview, Linda Graham and I Discuss Strengthening our Resilience and…Her book, Resilience: Powerful Practices for Bouncing Back from Disappointment, Difficulty, and Even DisasterThe neuroscience of resilienceAll emotions are signals to pay attention and take wise actionHow emotions run through our nervous system in about 20 seconds, unless we feed them with stories and with habitual patterns of responseIf we can allow difficult emotions and have compassion for ourselves for feeling them, we can shift the patterns in our brain away from that contracted state and into a more open state – the outcome is resilienceWhat resilience is Response flexibilityHow you respond to the issue, IS the issueThe severity of the stressor and the strength of our external resourcesOur own internal resourcesDifferentiating between our perception and our responseHow our attitude is a filter that our perception goes throughCultivating a resilience mindsetThe factors that influence our brain’s response flexibility. as well as how we can re-wire our brain’s response flexibilityHow to create new patterns of responding to difficultyThe default mode networkPractices that people can use to strengthen their resilienceA practice that will calm a panic attack in under 1 minuteThe things that accelerate brain changeChanging every “should” to a “could” That “should” creates contraction in the brain whereas “could” creates openness and possibility in the brainPausing to remember that we can be resilient and asking yourself “What story am I believing now?”How triggers become trailheadsLinda Graham Links:lindagraham-mft.netTwitterFacebookCalm App: The #1 rated app for meditation. They have meditations, sleep stories, soothing music, and Calm masterclasses with many One You Feed Guests. Get 40% off a Calm Premium Subscription (a limited time offer!) by going to www.calm.com/wolf Daily Harvest: Delivers absolutely delicious organic, carefully sourced, chef-created fruit and veggie smoothies, soups, overnight oats, bowls and more. To get $25 off your first box go to www.dailyharvest.com and enter promo code FEEDIf you enjoyed this conversation with Linda Graham on Strengthening our Resilience, you might also enjoy these other episodes:Elissa EpelRick Hanson
If you’ve ever wanted to overcome challenges, and bounce back faster, then do we have the Resilience show for you! Today I’ll be talking with Linda Graham, a licensed marriage and family therapy, mindful self-compassion teacher, and the author of a beautiful new book Resilience. And that’s just what I want to talk with her about today, rewiring your mind for maximum resilience through powerful practices for bouncing back from disappointment, difficulty, and even disaster. Key Points Discussed: What is resilience? How do we learn to bounce back? What does it mean that shift happens? What does it mean that how you respond to the issue is the issue? What’s the shift from the “poor me” to an empowered, active “I” How do we nurture flexibility of the mind? How does flexibility get derailed? What is conditioning? How can we change the relationship with what just happened? How do we accelerate brain change? What’s the importance of little and often? Why do we need “safety” in order to rewire the mind? How do positive emotions shift brain functions? How can the breath help change the mind? What’s an instant state change through the breath? How can the hand on our heart health us? What’s the power of hugs? What can we do in times of serious crisis or when things are just “too much”? What’s the importance of understanding the power of emotional memories to trigger reactivity in the present? What’s the negativity bias and how can we overcome it? How can we rewire a negative emotion through movement? What’s the importance of a dialogue between your wiser-self and your inner child? How do we deepen the trust with ourselves? What is the Gratitude Goulash by Doug Von Koss? What is forest bathing? What is a digital vacation? Additional Resources: Lindagraham-mft.net ……. For free meditations, weekly tips, stories, and similar shows visit: www.InspireNationShow.com To support the show and get even more great tools, tips, and behind-the-scenes access, visit: www.Patreon.com/InspireNation And to follow Inspire Nation (and the lives of Michael and Jessica) on Instagram, go to www.instagram.com/inspirenationlive
In this podcast, Anat interviews Linda Graham, MFT, a mindfulness teacher and world-renowned resilience expert. Linda teaches that resilience is a foundational practice for coping with the inevitable ups and downs in life. She teaches tools to develop a resilience mindset that can be used to cope with disappointments, difficulties, and even disasters.Parenting can be demanding and having a child with special needs makes it even more so. In this interview, we focus on why and how Linda’s approach works in providing new ways for parents and others to respond to pressures and tragedies.In this episode, Anat Baniel and Linda Graham discuss:the direct outcome of learning how to cultivate positive emotions is resilience; a tool that Linda teaches is “Awareness and Acceptance” – becoming aware of what you are feeling and having compassion for yourself at the same time;another tool is “Change Every ‘Should’ to a ‘Could’” – 'should' sets you up for failure; 'could' opens you up to the possibilities and the larger perspective;how you perceive yourself, how you talk to yourself, and how you judge or support yourself is key to how resilient your brain is going to be in coping with the situation;people learn to be resilient by coping with adversity, and by finding meaning in the tragedy; pre-submitted questions from the audience.
This is a fascinating show with author Linda Graham about the art of resilience. She just released an extremely compelling book of the same title that is filled with well-researched life wisdom designed to help us navigate through the challenges of being a human being. There is so much here for any of us to use on a daily basis to improve our sacred moment.
In her own words… “I have been passionate about learning and growth all of my life, guiding people on reliable paths of personal growth and self-transformation – healing and awakening – all of my professional life.
“I became a licensed marriage and family therapist in 1995, specializing in helping people reverse the impact of stress and trauma, manage anxiety, depression, loneliness and shame, shift out of reactivity, contraction and smallifying to more openness, trust and conscious, compassionate connection, cultivate the mindful awareness that shifts perspectives, discerns options, and makes wise choices, turn regrettable moments into teachable moments, recover a sense of resilience, centeredness and wholeness, and move into thriving and flourishing.
“As a seasoned psychotherapist, consultant and trainer for more than two decades, my interactive model of therapeutic transformation is accelerated and effective.
“My first book, Bouncing Back: Rewiring Your Brain for Maximum Resilience and Well-Being (New World Library, 2013) integrated the paradigms and practices of modern neuroscience, Western relational psychology and Eastern contemplative practices to help readers shift out of old patterns of response to life events – neural “swamp” or neural “cement” – to more flexible, adaptive coping strategies that lead to more authentic resilience and well-being.
Bouncing Back leads readers through more than 80 experiential exercises to strengthen the brain’s capacities of response flexibility to get through hard times and even learn and grow because of them. Additional exercises are currently posted in my weekly Resources for Recovering Resilience and monthly e-newsletters Healing and Awakening into Aliveness and Wholeness. I continue to write for national publications such as The Psychotherapy Networker, Mindful, Wise Brain Bulletin, and the Greater Good Science Center newsletters.”
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