ONLINE: Patients and staff of the instructor — a health professional in holistic healing, mind-body stress management approaches and palliative care — have taught him that the biggest stress is "waiting and not knowing." COVID-19 has presented many people with experiences of uncertainty. Learning to navigate uncertainty provides us with a key to improving our quality of life. In this course, students will learn strategies to navigate their own short- and long-term uncertainties, including recovering from the pandemic, illness, aging and death. These skills and tools have been crafted from the instructor's clinical practice, National Institutes of Health-funded research, and friendship and mentorship with Ram Dass. Using lectures, PowerPoint slides, guided practice and facilitated discussion, the course will allow participants to formulate skillful ways to meet uncertainty and decrease stress with a quieter mind and an open heart, both for themselves and in helping others. | Lecture + Q&A, Active Skill Learning.
Max enrollment: 200.
Class sessions are recorded.
Jon Seskevich, a retired registered nurse, helped create Duke Hospital's Stress Management Consult Team in 1990, continuing until 2018. A trailblazer in the fields of integrated mind-body approaches and palliative care, he is an entertaining, insightful and inspiring speaker. He had more than 40,000 patient consults and taught hundreds of classes, and was seen as someone who helped the staff do their jobs. Jon's mentors have included Ram Dass, Elisabeth Kubler-Ross and Stephen Levine.