Dr. Stephen Dansiger is the Head of Health and Wellness Innovation and Partnerships at DropLabs. He is responsible for developing innovations related to DropLabs tech and partnering with other practitioners and researchers to leverage DropLabs technology for health and wellness applications, in the mental health and wellness sector and beyond.
A few tips to caring for your mental health during these times from Dr. Stephen Dansiger:
During these stressful times, there are a number of ways that we can continue to take care of ourselves:
There are a number of resources out there, many of them free to help you to build your mindfulness practice. For example, I have a 5 pm Zoom meditation every night, 7 days a week where I give a brief Buddhist teaching, and lead a 20 minute meditation. Most meditation centers and yoga studios have quickly moved their classes online.
It is critical that we continue to move our bodies. Of all the activities that are compromised by this new normal, this has been one of them. Sort out your at home exercise program, utilize apps or classes online, go for walks with appropriate physical distancing.
Utilize technology for the good. Whether you are a member of twelve step groups, or part of a meetup group, or in a writing class, or..... keep going to your people and activities. Also utilize the tech to be with friends. While you are at it, go to massive parties with DJ D-nice with 100,000 of your closest friends!
Your own personal resilience list:
One person's, "I love yoga!" is another person's worst nightmare... don't think you have to do what you have heard represents resilience building. Whatever feeds you, whatever works, as long as it doesn't hurt yourself or others, is on the table. That includes watching your favorite content, zoning out to a soundscape, reading all those unread books on your shelves.
Music, vibration, sound:
The power of sound, of music, of physical vibration can help and heal in so many ways. Whether you are using DropLabs sneakers or a pair of old barely working headphones, music and sound is a pathway to resilience. Make your own playlists for rest, for energy, or any contingency.
You can find Dr. Stephen Dansiger on www.drdansiger.com and on Instagram @drdansiger.