As health care workers are increasingly called upon to address the COVID-19 pandemic, it is important that they practice self-care strategies – after all, “you can’t pour from an empty cup”. In this presentation, Associate Professor Darren Morton explores evidence-based strategies from Lifestyle Medicine and Positive Psychology for caring for your wellbeing in the midst of a crisis. Associate Professor Darren Morton is an internationally recognised wellbeing researcher and educator. He is the Director of the Lifestyle Medicine & Health Research Centre at Avondale University College and a Fellow of the Australasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine. He was also one of four people selected worldwide to write the board certification exam for the International Board of Lifestyle Medicine. Darren is the author of four books and over 60 publications in scientific and medical journals. He has also made numerous media appearances and has presented to hundreds of corporate, educational, community and academic audiences around the world. Darren is the world-expert on the “runner’s stitch” but his research interest nowadays focuses more on pleasure than pain. Specifically, Darren is passionately interested in evidence-based approaches for optimising human functioning and helping people live their best life. This has led him to develop wellbeing programs—including The Lift Project—that are now used in over 10 countries around the world.
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