Navigating the Tides of Anxiety towards Opportunity with Dr. Constance Scharff
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Navigating the Tides of Anxiety towards Opportunity with Dr. Constance Scharff

Season
4
| Episode
47
9/18/2023
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What if the chaos and uncertainty of autumn could be harnessed as a metaphor for transformation, providing a fresh perspective on managing anxiety? Constance Scharff, PhD, joins us on the Seasons Leadership podcast to unravel this intriguing idea. 

We delve into a rich discussion on the root causes of anxiety, especially in the modern world and Constance sheds light on ways we can discern real anxieties and offers actionable steps to make our workplaces and our lives safer. Leadership and its far-reaching influence is an integral part of our conversation. We underscore the essence of effective communication in bringing about change and the power leaders wield in shaping organizational culture. We touch on the significance of openness to fresh ideas, even if they stir discomfort, and the leadership shadow we cast.
 
 We talk about the importance of valuing the perspectives of others, regardless of their status or experience. We explore the need for leaders to be accessible and foster a culture of mutual respect and self-care within their teams. Constance passionately emphasizes that nurturing oneself is pivotal to being able to give to others. She also talks about her upcoming book “The Path to God’s Promise,” which will come out on Nov. 1, 2023.


Bio: Constance “Ahuva Batya” Scharff, PhD is an internationally recognized speaker and author on the topics of addiction and trauma recovery, the psychological impacts of climate change, and women’s mental health. She is the founder of the Institute for Complementary and Indigenous Mental Health Research. Her writing centers around using complementary health and contemplative practices to improve mental health treatment outcomes and wellbeing. She is a passionate advocate for decolonizing mental healthcare and incorporating indigenous practices and ontologies into healthcare services, as well as radical social transformation to lessen the impacts of climate change. Dr. Scharff is a recent recipient of St. Lawrence University's Sol Feinstone Humanitarian Award, honoring her service to and advocacy for those suffering from mental illness, trauma, and addiction. She regularly travels the world speaking, teaching, and advocating for compassionate health practices that destigmatize mental health problems and sociocultural adjustments to improve human existence and experience. An award-winning, bestselling nonfiction author, Dr. Scharff’s debut novel, The Path to God’s Promise, is scheduled to be released in autumn 2023.

Resources:

Website: Constance Scharff

Books:
Rock to Recovery Book
Meeting God at Midnight (Poetry)

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