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Handling the Dark Forest: How to Survive When the World's on Fire

2020 hit like a brick. 2021 did its best to up the ante, and then 2022 asked 2021 to hold its beer. It might feel like the entire world has been upended: there’s been radical shifts in the way we work, endless video conference calls, social and political unrest, lots of tough choices about our health and the health of those we love and care about, and now a brutal war in Europe. In short, it’s been several years of psychological trauma, and no clear sign of when it will finally be over. It might feel like there’s nothing you can do but hold on for dear life.

But there are things you can do. Let’s understand what’s been happening to your brain during this time: why your brain works the way it does, how it handles traumatic events like this, how to recover as things slowly start to get better, and how you can prepare yourself for the inevitable next crisis that comes along.

Speaker

Arthur Doler

Arthur Doler

Senior Software Engineer, Aviture

Owning Your Experience: Talking about Mental Health In the Workplace

Your thoughts and your emotions affect your work, no matter how much you pretend that you can leave them at the door of your workplace. It’s easy to deny your own experience the importance it deserves, especially if it’s only inside your own head. But boxing it all away because you have “work to do” is like trying to run a marathon while carrying a labrador retriever.

It doesn’t have to be that way. This talk will teach you how to frame your world in experiential language rather than clinical language, giving you a powerful tool to discuss your mental health in a way that can be easily understood - and won’t get you in trouble with HR. Sharing those experiences are the key that unlocks the true power of your team.

Speaker

Arthur Doler

Arthur Doler

Senior Software Engineer, Aviture