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Webinar — Yoga as a Practice for Cultivating Resilience and Well-Being

Apr 9, 2020

On Thursday, April 9th, the Illinois ACEs Response Collaborative hosted a free webinar as part III of their webinar series on preventing burnout in healthcare, in which yoga therapist Aggie Stewart discussed how yoga can be utilized as a self-care and employee wellness practice.

Most people know yoga as a physical practice that emphasizes stretching. This rich, ancient practice offers so much more, including a wide range of tools beyond postures that provide an antidote to stress and support integrated mind/body/spirit health. Yoga’s flexibility and adaptability to each individual makes it accessible to all ages and levels of ability. This webinar showcased how yoga can be integrated into a practitioner’s everyday routine to prevent burnout and promote mental health and well-being in the workplace. We looked at how short, simple practices engaged regularly on the principle of “little and often” can help to rebalance our autonomic response, build resilience, and nourish well-being.

In this unprecedented and uncertain time, these skills are even more relevant and necessary to promote thriving at work and at home.

Here are some resources from the webinar:

This was the third part of the Collaborative’s series on burnout prevention. In January, Director Lara Altman and Dr. Audrey Stillerman discussed the increasing attention being paid to burnout and highlighted simple steps healthcare providers can take to mitigate the effects in staff.

In February, the Collaborative welcomed Dr. Linda Grabbe of Emory University School of Nursing and Elaine Miller-Karas of the Trauma Resource Institute to discuss their Community Resilience Model and how it’s been implemented in a variety of settings to prevent and treat burnout in staff.