Building Resiliency

building-resiliency400A great new relaxation CD from Jon Seskevich

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Jon Seskevich RN, BSN, BA, CHTP is a certified stress management instructor and healing touch practitioner. Since 1987, this pioneer in holistic nursing has successfully integrated therapies that build resiliency at one of the world’s foremost medical centers in Durham, NC.

This popular speaker and winner of a Great 100 Nurses in North Carolina, Alumnus of the Year and Friends of Nursing awards, presents the science and art of healing: improving physical functioning and quality of life.

These insights come from a career of study, clinical practice and research in stress management. His hospital work has been assisting people to cope with major life changes. These include illness, loss and “waiting and not knowing.” This recording is shared from his heart in his well-loved, soothing, relaxing voice.

These are the 11 tracks.
1. Stress Comes from Change (9:07)
Jon shares about the nature of stress coming from change. Some thrive on stress, firefighters, military, first responders, others hate it, would rather have things stay more the same. Stress is inevitable and can cause wear and tear on people. Illness gives people stress, but stress can aggravate symptoms.

2. Nursing Career (10:04)
At age 23 in 1975 this man began working in hospitals and here shares his journey.

3. Mind-Body Approaches to Build Resiliency (9:01)
The most well researched of all the complementary therapies.

4. Psychological Support (4:22)
This can be the toughest “stress management” of all.

5. Managing Chronic Illness (3:36)
Many with chronic illnesses are told they need “to learn to live with it,” but are never told how. So frustrating. This track shares information to help!

6. Spiritual Approaches (3:18)
If either religion or spirituality is important to you, here are ways to bring your faith and beliefs into the healing experience.

7. Listening (4:06)

8. Stress Management Story (2:27)
A funny story, that makes a good point, everything is subject to change.

9. References (2:24)
If you would like to hear about the research and authors mentioned listen here for the books and journal names.

10. “Relaxation Breathing, Relaxation Response” Instructions (6:08)
Simple instructions on an effective meditative, relaxation technique.

11. “Relaxation Breathing, Relaxation Response” Practice (15:54) (don’t listen to this track while driving.) With use of conscious breathing, body relaxation and a short positive thought, you kindly and gently let go…