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Productivity, Creativity, & Focus in a Chaotic World

This event is part of series:

August 11, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Sarah Meyer Tapia

Getting things done can be a challenge any day. Trying to focus during a pandemic can be particularly challenging with new stressors and schedules at play. We know there are behaviors we could change to support ourselves better, yet finding the energy and motivation during global chaos is a struggle to say the least. Be it better relationship patterns, healthier eating habits, consistent sleep, more physical activity, or breaking that addiction to social media, there are good reasons to change and good reasons to stay where we are.

In this 90-minute workshop we will explore motivation, values, the neuroscience of change, and practical tools for doing what truly nourishes us during this time. We’ll discuss how stress impacts creativity and how we can enhance focus in the midst of increasing distractions, while working and studying from home. With self-compassion as a foundation, we will name the struggles and the strategies for moving forward the best we can.

Workshop Facilitator:

Sarah Meyer Tapia, MA, is Associate Director in the Division of Health & Human Performance at Stanford University, overseeing the Wellness Education academic program for students. Her passion is educating the whole person for lifelong flourishing. An educator since 2003 and at Stanford since 2013 she’s worked in both employee and student wellness, studying and teaching stress-management, mindfulness, self-compassion, and behavior change to students, faculty, and staff.  Sarah earned her graduate degree in Counseling and Health Psychology from Santa Clara University and is currently a PhD student in Integral & Transpersonal Psychology.