Slides Website Venue
DevFest WI 2023
Day: Thur, Aug 24
Time: 3:45 PM
Everyone has stress at work. We can’t make the stressful events go away, but we may be able to change how we think about them, and how we react to them. In this session, you will learn about what Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is, and what it can do for you. We will go over tips and tricks to deal with workplace stressors, big and small. I will share my experiences with workplace trauma and stress to give you some perspective. You will leave this session with tools to handle your stress at work, helping you to handle situations that may have seemed impossible before.
Below are some links to resources that I found helpful in preparing for this talk. I would like to extend special thanks to Sue Gill, PHD and Susan Levin, PsyD, for their assistance over the last five years.
Here is a page from the American Psychological association describing the different types of stress.
Here is information from the American Institute of Stress about stress in the workplace.
Here is an informational page about Cognitive Behavioral Therapy from the American Psychological Association.
Here is a link to a variety of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy exercises in a worksheet format. They come from therapistaid.com, which may be the worst domain name I’ve ever seen.
To find a therapist near you, click here
Additional material that didn’t make it into the talk, but is still interesting:
Men have no friends, and women bear the burden. An article in Harper’s Bazaar about how some men rely solely upon their significant other for emotional support, and the toll that can take on relationships.
Stress Management: Know your triggers, courtesy of the Mayo Clinic.
The biggest mistake we make with negative emotions is trying not to feel them. Awareness deepens positive emotions and allows negative ones to dissipate. Trying to avoid your feelings causes suffering. (from a tweet by @farnamstreet)
How to Have Difficult Conversations When You Don’t Like Conflict. Originally from the Harvard Business Review, reposted into Pocket.
Here’s a picture of me at the UW Memorial Union right after my talk: