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Saturday, June 25 • 5:00pm - 6:10pm
A Jewish Perspective on Coping with Profound Stress

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We all face periods of prolonged, intense stress such as during bereavement, caregiving, marital problems, or parenting challenges.  Contrary to what used to be believed, positive emotions play an important role throughout these periods of stress. In this talk, I will describe the purposes served by positive emotions and how we generate them. I will give special attention to the contributions of Jewish beliefs, values, and customs  in sustaining well-being in the midst of stress. The session will include ample time for discussion and Q/A.

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Susan Folkman

Susan received her PhD from UC Berkeley in 1979 and spent the next thirty years first at Berkeley and then at UCSF learning how people get through periods of sustained, intense stress. Her articles on stress and coping are among the most widely cited in the field. Susan retired from... Read More →

Saturday June 25, 2016 5:00pm - 6:10pm PDT
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