Marina Abramović’s Method for Overcoming Trauma: Go to a Park, Hug a Tree Tight, and Tell It Your Complaints for 15 Minutes

Four Ways The Best Leaders Build A Resilient Workplace

Building resilience is a critical workplace priority” – Natalia Peart, psychologist and career expert
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The personal and workplace disruption that has occurred due to COVID-19 is unprecedented.  Companies and employees alike are now under constant pressure to adapt to new business strategies, new ways of working, and new technologies.

Building resilience, which is the ability to withstand, bounce back from, and work through challenging circumstances, is a  critical workplace priority to improve workplace culture and address workplace stress and well-being to not just survive but to thrive in an increasingly complex world.

That’s because resilience is associated with greater job satisfaction, work happiness, organizational commitment, and employee engagement, in addition to improved self-esteem and a greater sense of purpose…

Building the Whole Soldier: The Role of Spirituality in Mental Health and Resilience

“When it comes to resilience, the deepest source of renewal, revival and persistence is the spiritual core,” stated Dr. Lisa Miller, Professor of Psychology and Education at Columbia University, when asked why it is so important for Soldiers to maintain a strong spiritual core.

Miller will be participating in a discussion on the science of spirituality in mental health, thriving and fitness as part of the Leader Professional Development series hosted by U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command. The live webinar will be held Dec. 15th at 11 a.m. EST and will give viewers the opportunity to ask questions directly to the discussion board…

Marina Abramović’s Method for Overcoming Trauma: Go to a Park, Hug a Tree Tight, and Tell It Your Complaints for 15 Minutes

Abramović’s tree therapy is one part of her “Abramović Method,” notes Paper, “a set of techniques that enables artists to get to higher states of consciousness.” She recommends it for anyone who’s reeling from the traumas of this year. In our own age of devastation and isolation, it certainly couldn’t hurt, and perhaps we know more than Du Fu did about how nature supports our emotional lives.

So “please, go to the park near you,” the artist implores. “Pick the tree you like. Hold the tree tight. Really tight. And just pour your heart into it. Complain to the tree for a minimum of 15 minutes. It’s the best healing that you can do.” Included in the video is a testimonial from an ex-rugby player, who found the Complaining to Trees method transformative. “There is something in it,” he says. “It’s almost like you become part of the tree as well.” Trees are not people. They don’t dispense advice. They listen and console in their own mysteriously ancient, silent way…

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