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How Resilient Are You? (Dr. G)

  • Episode #32

Dr. G is a practicing physician, resilience expert, speaker and author, who contributes regularly to shows like The Doctors, The TODAY Show and Good Morning America. Her work in the field of stress and resilience is widely known and acclaimed. She helps patients keep the negative impacts of stress in check by teaching strategies for responding to stress with confidence and resilience instead of fear and dread.

In this episode, Melinda talks with Dr. G about her extensive research in the area of stress and resilience. Once we switch our focus from the stressors of life to intentionally strengthening our own resilience, we can face anything with less overwhelm and more positive impact. Be sure to check out the reference links below for some terrific free content from Dr. G!
In this episode we discuss:

  • What is the definition of stress?
  • Why does it matter how we interact with our stress? 
  • How do our brains automatically handle the introduction of stress into our lives, and how can we manage that reaction?
  • What is resilience?
  • The important role of vulnerability in building resilience.
  • What is an optimal range of stress?
  • Do you know your clients’ yellow flags? Do you know your own?
  • What are the eight skills you want to develop that reinforce resilience?
  • What are your useful (and not-so-useful) coping mechanisms?
  • What is the resilience cycle and what do you do when resilience drops?
“And that growth mindset, we need to apply to resilience too, because it turns out, it isn’t a trait, we can learn to navigate change more easily.”

Dr. G

Dr. G is a practicing physician, resilience expert, on-camera personality, author and parent. Considered a go-to media expert on creating resilience in your community, your team, even your own family, Dr. G travels the world speaking at conferences, businesses and universities. She is a regular contributor on The Doctors, The TODAY Show, Good Morning America, The Rachael Ray Show, and Pittsburgh Today Live. Dr. G is quoted regularly in online and print publications including, The Washington Post, The New York Times, Real Simple, and the Wall Street Journal. Author of Teach Resilience (and three other titles), Dr. G has the strategies to recruit, retain and rewire employees for resilience.

Resources or websites mentioned in this episode:
MiraseeCoaches Console
Dr. G’s website 
Dr. G’s LinkedIn
Dr. G’s Twitter
Dr. G’s latest book: From Stressed To Resilient 
Dr. G’s resource – Resilient Cycle
Dr. G’s Stress Tracker

Guest: Dr. G 
Host: Melinda Cohan
Producer: Cynthia Lamb 
Executive producer: Danny Iny
Scripted and assembled  by: Michi Lantz 
Audio Post Supervisor: Evan Miles, Christopher Martin
Audio Post Production: Post Office Sound
Music soundscape: Chad Michael Snavely

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Music and SFX credits:
Track Title: Clouds
Artist Name(s): Acreage
Writer Name: Marshall Usinger

Track Title: Coastline Dream
Artist Name(s): Wild Sky
Writer Name: Adam Simons

Track Title: Coo Coos
Artist Name(s): Dresden, The Flamingo
Writer Name: Matthew Wigton

Track Title: Stars & Trees
Artist Name(s): Outside The Sky
Writer Name: Dustin Ransom


Just Between Coaches

This show is like Oprah’s couch, where conversations cut straight to the heart of the topic, but... it’s only for coaches! Melinda Cohan of the Coaches Console explores the tough questions coaches face on a regular basis. With a new guest host each episode, Melinda provides tactical advice and strategies to address issues like “How do I deal with price resistance?” and “Should I fire my client?”