"RESILIENCE"

Regaining Mental Wellness, Health and Normalcy.

12-14 September 2022 Tel-Aviv University, Tel Aviv.

Stress and Resilience

We all experience stressful situations daily. We live and act under stressful condition’s while driving or working, being home and sometimes even between our family members. However, bad things start when we face external threats, true or imaginary, or when external events such as wars, earthquakes, fires, or sickness.  Then we tend to experience prolonged stress, which is difficult to control.

Unresolved stress over relatively prolonged periods exacts a high toll. Prolonged stress can damage us significantly and we pay for it with our health. Stress can damage our ability to think, respond, and, over time, we pay the price with our health. – both mental and physical. We shorten our in years, even when no external signs of illness are shown.

What, we ask, is the basis for individual differences found in our reactions to the same stresses of life? Why is it that some can act calmly and with no or little external signs of stress when others have reduced capacity to respond to those stressors? Why is it that a sudden death of a young son can bring one parent to collapse and even die of grief, while the other seems stronger despite the tragedy?

We call the mechanism creating the differential response to stress, resilience. The ability to stand strong and overcome all kinds of situations, from external disasters to internal illness a deoptimized physiological function. The ability to resist all the hits and punches that we get in life, to absorb them, to stand in face of them and to reduce their damage to us.

This is about what this special conference is concerned. How can we (each one for him- or herself, and professionals for their clients) encourage the resilience that we possess and more importantly to find ways to build sources of resilience that will enable us to resist external attacks, overcome stressful situations and to live, act, think and behave (mentally and physically) more effectively.

Our intended audience includes physicians, allied healthcare professionals, psychologists, social workers, mental wellness practitioners, first responders, security/safety officials, resilience officers, organizational professionals, occupational safety and health, clinicians, practitioners, and researchers.

We welcome your attendance at this conference.  In addition, should you desire to present your research, innovative techniques, or clinical case materials, kindly review the instructions under the “Abstract” tag on the conference website.

Please make every effort to register as early as you can. You can always cancel your registration should you need to do so, but space is limited and you may be closed out  if you wait too long.

Should you have any question please contact the conference office at our new email address.
We hope to meet you in June in Tel-Aviv to share our experiences.
With very best wishes from the Conference Scientific Committee.