DR. JEFF SNELL: Catastrophe is in the Eye of the Beholder
In this talk, Dr Jeff Snell asks us to walk in another’s’ shoes and imagine, if you will, an accident has left you with your neck broken, your spinal cord damaged, unable to move your body. What would you do? While technology can provide amazing support, it is you and your resilience that is the critical factor. Posttraumatic growth, or the ability to “bounce back”, and adapt to change in a positive manner is pivotal to how you decide to react and take control of your life from that point on. To choose whether change is to be feared and avoided, or embraced and accepted? Jeff explores the neuroscience but also shares some very simple exercises that are relevant to all of us facing challenges and wanting to build resilience – starting with five minutes at the end of the day.
Dr. Jeff Snell is the neuropsychologist and Director of Psychology and Neuropsychology Services at QLI, a nationally recognized program in Omaha for the rehabilitation of individuals and families whose lives have been affected by brain and spinal cord injuries or stroke. For over twenty years, Dr. Snell has infused the concepts of positive psychology into the fabric of QLI’s clinical program and corporate culture. These elements are essential as individuals adapt to change.
Dr. Snell has been published in a variety of peer-reviewed publications and professional journals, and presents nationally on a wide variety of topics related to the dynamics of the human brain and how it relates to behavior cognition and emotion.