2021 Mental Health Mindfulness

Episode 73: 2021 Mental Health Mindfulness

It's okay to be selfish when caring for yourself!

Show notes

This week we are extremely happy to welcome Alicia Preston and Al Rasheed to the podcast to discuss Mindfulness & the Shanker Self Regulation framework. With all of the stressors in our lives, this hour might really benefit you if you are willing to set aside the time!

Topics discussed:

  • mindfulness
  • gentleness
  • self-regulation
  • Shanker Framework
    • Step 1: Reframing Behavior
    • Step 2: Recognizing Stressors
      • Domains
        • Mental
        • Emotional
        • Physical
        • Biological
        • Cognitive
    • Step 3: Reducing Stress
    • Step 4: Developing Self-Awareness
    • Step 5: Restore & Reflect

Links mentioned in this episode:


Vince Wood

Vince Wood

IT Pro. HoustonVMUG Leader. 2x vExpert. Sober since April 2021. Dog dad to Penny the Corgi. Harley Rider.

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Nathan Bennett

Nathan Bennett

Worker, Gamer, Husband, Friend. Living in a multi-cloud world. AWS-SAA, CKA, VCP-CMA. #TweetsAreMyOwn #vExpert**


Al Rasheed

Al Rasheed

Al Rasheed is a Lead Solutions Architect at ThinkOn (20-year IT professional). He's also an active member of the VMUG community (DC VMUG Leader), VMware vExpert, Dell Technologies Unified Transformer, Cisco Champion, Nutanix Technology Champion, and Veeam Vanguard. In his spare time, he's an active volunteer, sharing his skills and time with diverse groups from Power Circle Mentors to children’s organizations and social services.

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Alicia Preston

Alicia Preston

Human Developer & Mental Health Advocate Mindfulness, Meditation, Yoga, Self-Regulation. Lifelong learner, smashing shame and stigma.

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