Self-Care for Resilience – Shrinking It Down

Behind shot of two children wearing fairy wings hugging each other

By and

Posted in: Multimedia, Podcast

Topics: Child + Adolescent Development, Healthy Living

Tune in wherever you get your podcasts – just search for “Shrinking It Down.”

Listen on Apple PodcastsGet it on Google PlayListen on spotifyListen on overcast

Did you know Ellen enjoys boxing for self-care, and that Gene depends on daily interactions with his dog, Bear? This week is Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week! What better way to celebrate than by focusing on self-care, and on building resilience in young people from the earliest ages? When we help them work self-care into their routines now, they’ll have it to fall back on as they enter adulthood.

Self-care can mean different things depending on the stage of child development, family dynamics, and more. Gene and Ellen talk through it all in today’s episode. Thanks for joining in the conversation. What do you do for self-care? E-mail us!

Media List

Episode produced by Sara Rattigan

Music by Gene Beresin

Share on Social Media

Was this post helpful?

Gene Beresin

Gene Beresin, Executive Director

Gene Beresin, MD, MA is executive director of The MGH Clay Center for Young Healthy Minds, and a staff child and adolescent psychiatrist at Massachusetts General Hospital. He is also...

To learn more about Gene, or to contact him directly, please see Our Team.

Ellen Braaten, PhD

Ellen Braaten, PhD

Ellen Braaten, PhD, is executive director of the Learning and Emotional Assessment Program (LEAP) at  Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), an associate professor of psychology at Harvard Medical School, and former co-director for the MGH Clay Cente...

To read full bio click here.