Since stress and its consequences are part of living with cancer or other chronic illness, an Interactive Television presentation that focuses on resilience will be presented at St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center.
The event, which is free and open to the public, is set for 3-4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12 in the St. Dominic Room at St. Rose. Moira Mulhern, Ph.D., cofounder and chief executive officer of Turning Point: The Center for Hope and Healing, will lead the ITV presentation.
“Do you ever wonder why some people keep their cool and bounce back in the face of daily hassles and major life changes?” Mulhern asked. “The characteristic they have in common is resilience. It allows some to achieve success, and is a clear mandate to succeed in our increasingly stressful and noisy world.”
Those who are resilient have the ability to calm and replenish themselves, Mulhern said. They have hope and optimism, and can express their emotions.
“If you improve your resilience, you can think and concentrate more clearly,” she noted. “You can become more intuitive and be better able to trust your gut. You are more in control and less critical of yourself and others.
“And those who are resilient can be more optimistic and happier, and have more fun,” she said.
The Midwest Cancer Alliance is sponsoring the ITV seminar; St. Rose is a member of the alliance, which collaborates with Turning Point.