Waiting for an outcome and not knowing what to expect can create a state of high anxiety.
Over the past two years, there’s been a tremendous amount of uncertainty stemming from the pandemic, world-wide political and social upheaval, and personal challenges for so many of us.
In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, studio BE presented a webinar with Tracey Meyers, Psy.D. in which we explored why awaiting uncertain news creates so much anxiety.
We also looked at:
● Predictable patterns of behavior associated with uncertainty
● How those patterns lead to emotional distress
● Strategies to reduce anxiety
● Suggestions on how to navigate uncertain times with more compassion
While there are no one-size fits-all ways to cope with uncertainty, there are some helpful tools to reduce the intensity of distress. Learn more and equip yourself with practices to stay present and grounded.
Dr. Tracey Meyers a licensed clinical psychologist in the state of Massachusetts, Connecticut, and New York. She is a senior facilitator at studio BE. Tracey also works at Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers (LCL), a legal assistance program serving lawyers, judges, and law students. Prior to joining LCL, she worked for the State of Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services where she spent over 16 years working in inpatient and outpatient mental health settings. Tracey has a strong commitment to integrative medicine for mental health and wellness and leads mindfulness and yoga programs for groups, individuals, and professionals in the workplace.
In addition to her background in psychology, she is also an advanced yoga
teacher, certified yoga therapist, and meditation teacher. Tracey has authored several publications including articles and book chapters around integrative medicine, positive behavioral support treatment for different mental health conditions, and developing collaborative relationships in healthcare settings. She has written a new book coming out in June called Yin Yoga Therapy and Mental Health, which is an extensive guide to utilizing yoga and meditation to support mental health and well-being.