Upcoming Event

Lise Van Susteren and Stacy Colino [CANCELED]

present

Emotional Inflammation:
Discover Your Triggers and Reclaim Your Equilibrium During Anxious Times

in conversation with HOWARD FRUMKIN

Please Note: This event has been canceled

Date

Apr
20
Monday
April 20, 2020
7:00 PM

Location

Harvard Book Store
1256 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138

Tickets

This event is free; no tickets are required.

Update

This event has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience.


Harvard Book Store welcomes general and forensic psychiatrist LISE VAN SUSTEREN and health and wellness writer STACEY COLINO for a discussion of their co-authored book, Emotional Inflammation: Discover Your Triggers and Reclaim Your Equilibrium During Anxious Times. Their conversation will be moderated by environmental and occupational medicine specialist HOWARD FRUMKIN.

About Emotional Inflammation

A rising number of people today are troubled by a phenomenon for which they don’t know there’s a name. This condition is called emotional inflammation—a state not unlike post-traumatic stress disorder, but one that stems from simply living in today’s anxious, overwhelming, and tumultuous world. If you’ve suffered from sleep problems, hyperreactivity, persistent grief, or inescapable worry about the future―especially triggered by the nonstop news cycle―then you’re probably dealing with emotional inflammation.

The good news is: there’s something you can do about it.

With Emotional Inflammation, general and forensic psychiatrist Dr. Lise Van Susteren joins writer Stacey Colino to present a breakthrough guide to help you become grounded and resilient in these turbulent times. You’ll begin by determining your “reactor type” to better understand how your body and mind respond to stress overload. Then you’ll learn the vital steps of the powerful RESTORE program for recovering inner balance, personal effectiveness, and joy in your life:

• Recognize Your Feelings: how to identify, unpack, and learn from difficult emotions

• Evaluate Your Triggers: pinpoint what sets you off and how you can moderate your reactivity

• Steady Your Body’s Natural Rhythms: keys for restoring your natural, healthy internal equilibrium

• Think Yourself into a Safe Space: work with your mind to remain flexible, thoughtful, and adaptable

• Obey Your Body: essential self-care practices for diet, exercise, stress management, and more

• Reclaim the Gifts of Nature: revitalize your healing connection to the natural world and its awe-inspiring benefits

• Exercise Your Power: become an “upstander” who takes effective action from a place of compassion, hope, and love

Completing the basics of this method, the authors share key insights on how to personalize RESTORE to fit into your life based on which of the four reactor types you identify with―Nervous, Revved, Molten, or Retreating.

You can’t always control the crises and catastrophes that are swirling around you. But that does not mean you’re powerless against the status quo—nor do you need to be at the mercy of the physiological, psychological, and spiritual stress responses inside you. With Emotional Inflammation, you now have an invaluable guide to help you cope with the challenges of a turbulent world, calm your body and mind, and reclaim a sense of peace, purpose, and connection to others.

Praise for Emotional Inflammation

“A powerful, comprehensive, and practical guide to cultivating resilience in the face of our contemporary global challenges to planetary and public health, Emotional Inflammation offers us the personal tools to maintain deep clarity and equilibrium while engaging in the important work of serving the world. Wise and science-based, our guides offer each of us a timely tool kit for strengthening our minds to create more well-being inside and out. Bravo!” —Daniel J. Siegel, MD, New York Times bestselling author of Aware: The Science and Practice of Presence

“This book is a riveting read. It not only empowers by putting a name to the anxiety so many of us feel these days, but it also provides real, practical solutions. I found myself nodding in agreement on almost every page.” —Celeste Headlee, journalist and author of Do Nothing and We Need to Talk

“Finally, there's a name and a remedy for the anxious way so many people are feeling: emotional inflammation. The book empowers readers to take control of their lifestyle habits and quench the flames. Everyone needs this information in these stressful times.” —Mallika Chopra, author of Just Breathe and Just Feel

Howard Frumkin
Howard Frumkin

Howard Frumkin

Howard Frumkin is Professor Emeritus of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences at the University of Washington School of Public Health, where he served as Dean from 2010-2016. He is an internist, environmental and occupational medicine specialist, and epidemiologist, who has worked in academia and public service.

Lise Van Susteran
Lise Van Susteran

Lise Van Susteran

Lise Van Susteran, MD, previously served as a clinical professor of psychiatry at Georgetown University. She is a go-to commentator about anxiety and trauma for television (including CNN, Good Morning America, NBC, VOA, and Fox News), radio (NPR, Minnesota Public Radio, and others), and print media (including the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, the Huffington Post, and GQ Magazine).

Stacey Colino
Stacey Colino

Stacey Colino

Stacey Colino is an award-winning writer specializing in health and psychology. In addition to her work as a book collaborator, she is a regular contributor to U.S. News & World Report and AARP.org. Her work has appeared in the Washington Post Health section, Newsweek, Cosmopolitan, Harper’s Bazaar, Parents, and Good Housekeeping, among other magazines and newspapers.

Harvard Book Store
1256 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138

Walking from the Harvard Square T station: 2 minutes

As you exit the station, reverse your direction and walk east along Mass. Ave. in front of the Cambridge Savings Bank. Cross Dunster St. and proceed along Mass. Ave for three more blocks. You will pass Au Bon Pain, JP Licks, and TD Bank. Harvard Book Store is located at the corner of Mass. Ave. and Plympton St.

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