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How Control Protects Us During Challenging Times

March 18, 2020 • News • Larry Benz


Larry Benz, CEO of Confluent Health, explains how control can protect us during challenging times.

Key Takeaways:

  • The phenomenon of control protects us
  • When our equilibrium is disrupted on a micro or macro level, psychological shock occurs, according to the literature
  • In a challenging time when we’re being hit on multiple levels by things beyond our control, 100% of us are having normal responses to shock
  • Shock responses include:
    • fatigue
    • emotional burnout
    • inefficiency
    • sickness
    • distraction
    • substance abuse
    • stress
  • The solution is to normalize discomfort and embrace uncertainty
  • We can also focus on controlling those things we can control, starting with our own health

Larry Benz

Dr. Larry Benz, DPT, OCS, MBA, MAPP, is the President/CEO of Confluent Health. He is nationally recognized for his expertise in private practice physical therapy and occupational medicine. Dr. Benz’s current areas of interest include conducting research and integrating empathy, compassion, and positive psychology interventions within physical therapy. He released a book on September 15,...

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Sid @ Q Magnets

Commented • March 21, 2020

Thanks for the great insight Dr. Larry. I hope we pull through this with calm and sensibility, gentleman like you are a beacon of hope!

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