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Podcast Episode #77: The COVID-19 Crisis: Medical Professionals’ Close Encounters with Death and Dying

During the COVID-19 pandemic, we all live in an extraordinary reality of life and death on the line. Medical professionals and first responders, particularly, experience intense encounters with death and dying on a daily, sometimes hourly basis. The self-reliant, warrior approach these professionals often take can lead to high burdens [...]

By | May 25th, 2020|0 Comments

Podcast Episode #76: The COVID-19 Crisis: Healing from the Impact of Traumatic Stress, with Guest Kelly Barling

During the COVID-19 pandemic, we all live in an extraordinary reality of life and death on the line. First responders - caregivers, EMTs, firefighters, law enforcement, military, and medical personnel - live and work in this environment on a daily basis. Unless addressed with self-care, the effects of first responder [...]

By | May 18th, 2020|0 Comments

Podcast Episode #75: The COVID-19 Crisis: The Value in Facing Our Mortality, Part 2

Beneath the fear of illness or death that we feel during the COVID-19 pandemic - whether we acknowledge it or not - is the fear of our own mortality. Some of us may die as a result of the coronavirus, but we will all die sometime. What do we lose [...]

By | May 18th, 2020|0 Comments

Podcast Episode #74: The COVID-19 Crisis: The Value in Facing Our Mortality

Beneath the fear of illness or death that we feel during the COVID-19 pandemic - whether we acknowledge it or not - is the fear of our own mortality. Some of us may die as a result of the coronavirus, but we will all die sometime. Spiritual practices of the [...]

By | May 7th, 2020|0 Comments

Podcast Episode #73: The COVID-19 Crisis: Learning and Growing Stronger in Fearful Times

We continue in our "extraordinary reality" of the COVID-19 pandemic, the daily experience of possible death, illness, and financial uncertainty. How can we best deal with our fears? Will we give in to debilitating fear or will we channel our fear into healthy, self-preserving attitudes and activity? By being open and vulnerable [...]

By | April 25th, 2020|0 Comments

Podcast Episode #72: The COVID-19 Crisis: Time to Look at the Tangibles Versus the Intangibles

We remain in the critical initial stage of the COVID-19 pandemic, living in survival mode. We need to stay aware, in our "extraordinary reality", of the possible buildup of negative emotions of fear and panic which can cloud our perspective and even threaten our physical health. Victor Frankl's values - [...]

By | April 25th, 2020|0 Comments

Podcast Title: Episode #71: The COVID-19 Crisis: Inspiration from Victor Frankl for our “Extraordinary Reality”

The "extraordinary reality" common to caregivers and first responders - the experience each day of issues of life and death, crisis and loss of control - continues for every one of us during this COVID-19 pandemic. Our personal strengths and weaknesses are being exposed to others and to ourselves. As [...]

By | April 13th, 2020|0 Comments

Podcast Episode #70: The COVID-19 Crisis: Hardship and Hope in our “Extraordinary Reality”

With the onset of the COVID-19 epidemic, the world has entered into a time of "extraordinary reality".  This is the everyday reality inhabited by caregivers, service members and first responders - the experience, on a daily basis, of situations of life and death, crisis, and a lack of control over [...]

By | April 13th, 2020|0 Comments

Podcast Episode #69: The COVID-19 Crisis: Lessons for Surviving with Hope and Strength

The COVID-19 crisis is a time of danger and great uncertainty. The threat of loss of health or life, often combined with a real loss of income, is creating a debilitating state of fear and dread. For people already carrying burdens of physical illness or traumatic emotional distress, the epidemic [...]

By | April 1st, 2020|0 Comments

Podcast Episode #68: Our Calling and Purpose: Helping People Overcome Adversity and Trauma

The Survivor's Guide to Life Podcast is an extension of Dr. Peter Bernstein's career: to help overcome the barriers people erect and the stigma they experience to face and work through pain and trauma. In an accessible, relatable format we offer tools and support to build resilience with empathy and [...]

By | March 24th, 2020|0 Comments