People have been talking about pandemic fatigue, PTSD, burnout and languishing during these last two years of stress. As any mental health professional knows, it is important to identify what happened to us (triggers) and how it affected us (reactions or symptoms) in order to process it and then accept ourselves in the process so that we can manage the changes or growth that we want to achieve for a better sense of wellbeing. With the beginning of a new year 2022, it is time to reflect on what happened to us and how our mental health and overall sense of wellbeing has been affected. Join Dr. Gahles-Kildow as she presents a variety of positive psychology interventions including an exploration of Susan David’s ’emotional agility’ along with how we can utilize ‘moms, pops and pips’ to cope with adversity.
Lorraine Gahles-Kildow, PhD
Lorraine Gahles-Kildow, PhD, a licensed psychologist in the state of New Jersey, has been in private practice for 22 years. She specializes in using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with adults, teenagers, and children to address issues related to trauma, PTSD, compassion fatigue, burnout, depression, anxiety, OCD, phobias, and more. She received her MPhil and PhD from the City University of New York and her M.A. from Long Island University. She has taught psychology courses for over 30 years, and spent 18 years training Montessori teachers on child development and psychological principles at the Princeton Center for Teacher Education in Princeton, New Jersey. She writes and presents on utilizing positive psychology interventions for caregivers, healthcare professionals, and self-care.