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“We have to decide where we’re going to anchor ourselves, and I think we all need three to five really great and positive relationships with people that will tell us the truth. We can really be empowered by each other right now.” – Dr. Gregory Jantz
During times of uncertainty like these today, we see an increase in stress, fear, and anxiety, but the good news is that depression and anxiety are treatable and there are key steps we can take today to help ourselves not just survive, but thrive through change. A whole-person approach to care – mind, body, and soul – has proven to produce lasting results, and today’s Finding Brave guest has made it his mission to improve the lives of others with this focus and approach.
Dr. Gregory Jantz is a bestselling author, psychologist, and the founder of The Center: A Place of Hope, where he treats people suffering from anxiety, depression, PTSD, addiction, eating disorders and more. Dr. Jantz’s latest book, Healing Depression for Life: The Personalized Approach That Offers New Hope for Lasting Relief is on shelves now.
It goes without saying that this current pandemic has presented challenges we’ve all felt unequipped for, but we’re all doing our best to navigate through this together. I do hope the content we’re offering here today, along with new material in future weeks, will help you on your individual journeys and our collective one.
Thank you so much for listening, and please do reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org if I can be of any help to you. I’d love to hear any ideas for topics and issues that you’d like this show to cover right now, to help you and your communities.
Here’s to finding brave together, and I’m sending all best wishes for health, safety and peace for you and your loved ones.
Highlights from this Episode:
- Where to begin in dealing with our own fears, especially at times like these that are ever-evolving [4:37]
- The effect that consuming negative news can have on our well-being, and what we can do to make life better not only for ourselves, but for the people around us [8:08]
- What not to do when we are feeling down, and simple habits we can implement to ensure destructive behaviors don’t take hold of us [11:33]
- The ways that social distancing differs from isolation, and why this distinction is so important [17:45]
- The role that each of our priorities will play in our lives, especially right now [19:15]
- How we can be using technology to take advantage of opportunities that still exist to maintain strong relationships with others [22:47]
- How Dr. Jantz and his team help others on a daily basis, and what he says is needed for the long-term success of the people they work with [28:09]
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“When we get to a place of panic, panic breeds panic and people run in herds.” [4:39]
“We don’t want to do social isolation, because the more that we’re isolated socially, the more that we’re probably going to move over to self-destructive behaviors.” [11:51]
“We need to be giving each other a lot of grace right now, so give each other grace versus increased conflict.” [19:38]
“If we get so self-absorbed with all the anxiety in all of our own stuff, then we’re not seeing the needs of others.” [21:04]
“With self-care, don’t feel guilty. We need to take care of ourselves, because there’s somebody that’s going to need you today.” [26:37]
“I think our greatest long-term success is when we’re willing to look at the whole person, and discovering all the different pieces of the puzzle, and putting them together.” [28:09]
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