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Overcoming Irrational Fears Surrounding Coronavirus

From the Show: Mindful Medicine
Summary: Dr. Roger Hall, author of Staying Happy Being Productive, shares tips for easing some of the irrational fears and worries impacting us during the pandemic.
Air Date: 4/28/20
Duration: 26:27
Host: Holly Lucille, RN, ND
Guest Bio: Roger Hall, PhD
Dr. Roger Hall is the author of Staying Happy Being Productive: The Big 10 Things Successful People Do and Expedition. He is a Business Psychologist with clients all over the country. He has one trick: He trains leaders to monitor and manage their thinking. Great leaders work on themselves first, and then success in their companies follows.

His clients are entrepreneurs, professionals, and business owners. He is especially qualified to help entrepreneurs who have had a financial event find meaning, purpose, and happiness for the next phase of their lives. He helps leaders become better versions of themselves so they can lead their people better.

He has had the chance to consult and speak to all sorts of groups -- from judges in federal courts, people in the intelligence community, company owners, executives, and university faculty, to social workers, teachers, and nurses, to construction workers, landscapers, and box-makers. He loves his work as a keynote speaker for financial services companies, judges, and technology companies.

Roger received his Doctorate in Psychology from Ohio State University in 1991. He has worked with thousands of leaders – from Fortune 20 companies to small entrepreneurial firms. He is currently an executive coach for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars program. He and his wife live outside Boise Idaho where they watch the osprey fish from a nearby stream and the elk eat their shrubs.

You can learn more about Dr. Hall at: www.compassconsultation.com and www.drrogerhall.com.
  • Book Title: Staying Happy Being Productive
  • Guest Facebook Account: https://www.facebook.com/Compass-Consultation-Ltd-308220690685/
  • Guest Twitter Account: @Rogers2Cents
Overcoming Irrational Fears Surrounding Coronavirus
Our brains are designed to keep us alive. Fear is that mechanism.

The problem is worry, which is anticipatory fear. That is occurring in rampant form during the COVID-19 pandemic. People are trying to offset some of the uncertainty by attempting to gain control -- manifested in actions like buying excessive amounts of toilet paper.

Dr. Roger Hall, author of Staying Happy Being Productive, joins Dr. Holly to share tips for easing some of the irrational fears and worries impacting us during the pandemic.

  • Daily Gratitude: mentally rehearsing the mildly positive events of each day makes them easier to remember.
  • Media Diet: I’m not telling you to stop using the media, but I am encouraging you to limit the amounts and times of day that you access it.
  • Screen your sources of information: If the source has a financial interest in bad news, then be wary of the accuracy of the information. If you can’t find a resource who is impartial, make sure you get multiple views, opposing views on the problem.
  • Sleep, exercise, good nutrition, faith, and a long-term perspective: these are some basic resources for people to cope with adversity.