On May 19th, Out and Equal continued our Practitioner Well-being Series led by Zander Keig, LCSW. This session focused on cultivating mental fitness, which is our capacity to use resources and skills to adapt to challenges and meet our needs1. Zander provided this framework as a shift in how we view mental health in order to feel more empowered in strengthening our skills.
Zander discussed all the different tools that can be used to improve your mental fitness including challenging unhelpful thoughts, recharging, and prioritizing sleep. Participants were invited to share what they have been struggling to let go and brainstorm action items that may allow them to move forward in their mental fitness.
We welcome you to join us for our next Well-Being seminar: Styles of Conflict Management on Thursday, June 2nd, 2022, 3-4pm ET/ 12-1pm PT.
Resources and Citations:
1 Robinson, Paula Lesley, Conceptualising and measuring mental fitness, Doctor of Philosophy thesis, Department of Psychology, University of Wollongong, 2014. https://ro.uow.edu.au/theses/4269
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