Feb
17
to Feb 18

South East Dates: Building Resilience: An evening with Brigadier General (ret.) Rhonda Cornum

Rhonda Cornum event
 
Rhonda Cornum

Building Resilience: Free Public Events
An evening with Brigadier General (ret.) Rhonda Cornum

South East dates:

Mt Gambier: Wednesday February 17th 2016, 7:00pm
Sir Robert Helpman Theatre

Naracoorte: Thursday February 18th, 2016, 7:00pm
Naracoorte Town Hall

Brigadier General (ret) Rhonda Cornum, PhD, MD,
is an international expert on Resilience and Positive Psychology, Iraqi Prisoner of War survivor, wife and mother. 

She will inspire you with her story.

Dr Cornum led the Comprehensive Soldier Fitness initiative in the US Army from 2006 -2012. This strategy remains the world’s largest initiative to measure and build resilience at scale. During the Gulf War, while a ight surgeon aboard a helicopter in search of a downed pilot, Dr Cornum was shot down, wounded and taken prisoner of war, which she wrote about in the book: She Went to War.

Dr Cornum is the Director of Health Strategy at TechWerks, a United States based healthcare IT solutions company, and is an advisor to the SAHMRI Wellbeing and Resilience Centre.

At this event, Dr. Cornum will be sharing her personal story on resilience and discussing the importance of building positive mental health in yourself, your family and your community. 

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Feb
15
6:30 PM18:30

Building resilience with Brigadier General Rhonda Cornum

 
 

Free public event. 

Tickets are required upon entry.

Limited tickets available. 

Brigadier General (ret) Rhonda Cornum, PhD, MD,
is an international expert on Resilience and Positive Psychology, Iraqi Prisoner of War survivor, wife and mother. 

She will inspire you with her story.

Dr Cornum led the Comprehensive Soldier Fitness initiative in the US Army from 2006 -2012. This strategy remains the world’s largest initiative to measure and build resilience at scale. During the Gulf War, while a ight surgeon aboard a helicopter in search of a downed pilot, Dr Cornum was shot down, wounded and taken prisoner of war, which she wrote about in the book: She Went to War.

Dr Cornum is the Director of Health Strategy at TechWerks, a United States based healthcare IT solutions company, and is an advisor to the SAHMRI Wellbeing and Resilience Centre.

At this event, Dr. Cornum will be sharing her personal story on resilience and discussing the importance of building positive mental health in yourself, your family and your community. 


The Wellbeing and Resilience Centre Visiting Fellows program is supported by:

Sponsors

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Feb
2
4:00 PM16:00

Mindfulness Skills, Wellbeing and Resilience by Jean Watson

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The SAHMRI Wellbeing and Resilience Centre
invites you to attend

THE .B APPROACH TO MINDFULNESS SKILLS, WELLBEING AND RESILIENCE
by Jean Wilson

Tuesday February 2nd - 4:00pm, SAHMRI Auditorium

 
Jean Watson

Jean Watson, B.A., M.Sc., Dip. Ed., MSt in MBCT

Mindfulness Consultant and Trainer, Director of Mindfulness Matters

To attend this event

TASTER SESSION (90 MINUTES): WHAT IS MINDFULNESS AND HOW DOES IT WORK?

This session is an introduction to the principles of mindfulness, some of the research around mindfulness, mindfulness in education and performance. It gives participants a chance to try some mindfulness practices for themselves, and to learn a few mindfulness skills that they can practice in daily life.

The practice of mindfulness can have an influential effect on health, wellbeing and resilience, as shown by scientific and medical evidence. This experimental Taster Session will enable anyone to understand the main elements of secular mindfulness, current research and evidence for the value of Mindfulness programs based on Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) along with how these particular mindfulness programs can be used to enhance personal wellbeing.

You will be introduced to a range of skills that you can draw from to help relaxation, memory improvement, focus, problem solving, and performance and stress reduction. The techniques are part of a program developed at Oxford University where brain scans show that mindfulness training can open new neural pathways and alter the density of grey matter in the brain. Most people report lasting physical and psychological benefits including an increased ability to relax and experience calm.

The Taster Session will include several mindfulness practices and some discussion.


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