Imagine Childhood Trauma and Resilience Conference with Kean University
Many children experience trauma. Some traumas are ongoing like abuse or illness, while others are sudden and episodic like an act of violence or a natural disaster or death. All of these traumas are experienced as a loss for children: a loss of safety, a loss of identity, or a loss of a relationship. Despite the trauma, children can learn to become more resilient and adaptable to change if given the right support.
How can we best support them in their homes, communities and schools? This conference will address the many issues children and families deal with when experiencing a trauma. Join researchers and practitioners in the field for an invigorating, educational day…
How to Bring Mindfulness to the Workplace
Mindfulness is more than meditation. A common question we get asked is how mindfulness works or is it just a hype? This week is Mental Health Awareness week and with huge demands and pressure today in the workplace what better time to practice and learn about mindfulness.
Mindfulness is the practice of deliberately bringing your full attention to the present moment. And right now, mindfulness is in demand by organisations seeking to improve organisational performance. There seems to be no end to…
Women in Business Breakfast Celebrates Resilience in the Face of Adversity
Associate Professor of Business Bethany Opsata says recent losses within the Bethel community have illuminated a need to build resilience through adversity. At this semester’s Women in Business Breakfast, undergraduate students and alumni shared conversation based on the life story of a powerful female executive, author, and leader.
Chief Operating Officer of Facebook Sheryl Sandberg is known for her 2013 book Lean In and the successive movement built around its message of empowerment for women in the workplace.
However, in 2015, tragedy struck. Sandberg’s husband of 11 years died unexpectedly while they were vacationing in Mexico. Now a widowed mother of two children, Sandberg has figured out how to move forward through her grief. Her healing process inspired her to write her second book—Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy…