Like pain, emotions are simply part of the human experience. Also like pain, emotions come from the brain and serve important purposes such as protection and education. While emotions are most often extremely useful, they can also stop us in our tracks or lead to isolation and poor health. Understanding the impact emotions have on our overall health and how to promote emotional well-being through age-old and cross-cultural practices like gratitude, humor and spirituality can equip both clinicians and patients to navigate uncharted territory. This session will provide an overview of the role of emotion in the human experience, as well as provide timely tools and reminders for health care providers journeying through a season of uncertainty.
Presenter: Jessie Podolak, PT, DPT
Upon completion of this presentation, attendees will:
- Describe the role of emotions and emotional intelligence in their own health as well as their interactions with patients.
- Recognize the underlying neuroscience supporting the use of practices such as gratitude, humor and spirituality to foster optimal health in themselves and those they serve.
- Examine their own emotional well-being practices and determine an action plan for their own resiliency during seasons of elevated societal stress.
CE: Online courses are approved by the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners only. We are happy to provide each registrant with documentation needed to submit for approval to their own licensing board for individual approval.