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Bookfest: Stress Resets

When: Thursday, March 28th
Time: 7 – 9 pm.

Location: Aaron Family JCC

The book we all need for our mental health right now, Stress Resets is a self-help tool to strengthen mental health and resilience with approximately 75 practical, doable , and inviting techniques for managing stress in daily life.
Inspired by a viral piece that clinical psychologist Jenny Taitz wrote for The New York Times, Stress Resets helps readers to recognize their daily personal stressors and examine the behaviors they use to cope, which are often not the greatest. T o change our repertoire of behaviors, we need to look inwards and focus on what we truly want in our lives.
In order to stop prioritizing comfort and distraction, we need wiser ways to cope. Taitz offers approximately 75 bite-sized, science-backed strategies to get you there, alongside meaningful research, expert interviews, and relatable anecdotes that encourage readers to learn adaptive self-soothing. We can’t prevent events that trigger our stress, but we all deserve doable, practical ways to recalibrate, slow down, problem-solve, and breath deeper.”

About the Author: 

Jen­ny Taitz is a clin­i­cal psy­chol­o­gist and an assis­tant clin­i­cal pro­fes­sor in psy­chi­a­try at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Cal­i­for­nia, Los Ange­les. Dr. Taitz com­plet­ed her fel­low­ships at Yale Uni­ver­si­ty School of Med­i­cine and achieved board cer­ti­fi­ca­tion in cog­ni­tive behav­ioral ther­a­py and dialec­ti­cal behav­ior ther­a­py. Pas­sion­ate about spread­ing proven tools to a wider audi­ence, she wrote Stress Resets to offer prac­ti­cal ways to find hope in moments when your emo­tions feel over­whelm­ing. In addi­tion to work­ing with clients in her prac­tice, LA CBT DBT, she fre­quent­ly writes for The New York Times and The Wall Street Jour­nal.