The 2022 Let’s Talk guest speaker was Dr. Robyne Hanley-Dafoe, pyschology and education instructor who specializes in resiliency, navigating stress and change, and personal wellness. Dr. Hanley-Dafoe’s talk on January 25th was entitled: “Hope-Forward: Steadying Our Steps After a Challenging Season”, and discussed practical strategies, grounded in global research and case studies, that help foster resiliency within ourselves and others.
Attendees learned how to:
- Identify and recognize practices that foster everyday resiliency;
- Work with the barriers and facilitators of resiliency;
- Decrease stress during uncertainty; and
- Revisit and reaffirm values and priorities for life with work integration.
In case you missed it, you can watch the recording here. It will be available for viewing until February 25, 2022.
About the Speaker
Described as one of the most sought-after, engaging, thought-provoking, and truly transformative international speakers and scholars in her field, Dr. Robyne Hanley-Dafoe is a multi-award-winning psychology and education instructor who specializes in resiliency, navigating stress and change, and personal wellness. Hanley-Dafoe’s work is inspired by personal experience. She learned resiliency from the ground up as someone who has experienced significant obstacles throughout her life. This, combined with more than 16 years of university teaching and research experience, makes Hanley-Dafoe’s work both accessible and relatable while providing realistic and sustainable strategies for understanding and practicing resiliency and wellness. Hanley-Dafoe is also the author of Calm Within the Storm, which outlines a kinder approach to taking on the challenges of life and developing authentic self-alignment and balance.
This talk is part of Carleton University’s annual Let’s Talk Day speaker series and is co-sponsored by Healthy Workplace, Carleton Leader, the Office of Student Affairs (Carleton Wellness), the Rideau River Residence Association, and the Department of Psychology.