“Why am I losing my crap?”: How to Manage the Uncertainty and Overwhelm of 2020


November 18, 2020 | 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
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Global pandemic, economic collapse, social justice uprisings, closed schools (or are they?), an election year...we’ve never before lived through what’s being called the “collective trauma” of 2020. As professionals, we want to show up for our people in a calm, supportive way. But how is that possible when we’re psychologically and emotionally overwhelmed by our current circumstances? Most of us are just doing our best to get through each day in one piece!


In this session, we’ll explore the neuroscience behind what we’re feeling, discover why the way our brains deal with stress is actually part of the problem, and learn techniques for managing the overwhelm so that we can regain a sense of control in our lives.


We’ll also practice research-backed methods for down-regulating our sympathetic nervous system (the fight/flight/freeze response) that will help you: sleep better, feel less anxious, and be better able to handle whatever comes your way.

About our Speaker:

Christine O’Neill, MMSc, PA-C, ACC

Christine O’Neill, MMSc, PA-C, ACC is an executive coach, practicing Emergency Medicine clinician, trained mediator, and longtime mindfulness practitioner. Christine is passionate about helping overwhelmed professionals learn how to make a difference while having a life by using values-based prioritization and neuroscience-informed self-coaching techniques. She specializes in professional burnout prevention/recovery, and executive coaching for people-centered leaders.


Christine has worked in healthcare for nearly 30 years, gaining deep experience in direct patient care, hospital leadership, nonprofit board leadership, and grassroots political advocacy.


Christine graduated from the University of Vermont and the Yale University School of Medicine Physician Associate program. A lifelong learning nerd, she subsequently completed graduate-level certifications in healthcare administration and professional mediation/conflict management (while picking up Master Gardener and two 200-hour yoga teacher certifications along the way!). Christine is a Certified Professional Coach having graduated from the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching, and holds the Associate Certified Coach credential from the International Coaching Federation.


You can learn more at: www.christineoneill.co


This program has been submitted for certification credit hours.



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