Wednesday, June 8, 2022
3:00pm Lecture hall 1, level B
Cristina Muñiz de la Peña,
Wellness in the Midst of Chaos
- What threatens our sense of wellness?
- What does it mean to experience wellness?
- Sources of anxiety, distress, and toxic stress… in the academic field?
- Our emotions as a mind-body experience
- How do our body and mind respond to stress?
- How can we recover and maintain a sense of wellbeing?
- What are ways to take care of ourselves in the midst of chaos?
- Personal Self-care: to know and care for our needs, and boundaries
- The role of social and emotional support: sense of belonging and community
- Professional services and supports
- What types of mental health services are there?
- What’s to be expected in therapy?
- What kinds of therapies are out there?
- How do I pick a therapist or mental health service?
- Barriers in the pursuit of wellness
- Access barriers, social barriers
- Stigma, misconceptions, and false beliefs
This course is for IMDEA Software staff only.
- To review the concepts of wellness, anxiety, emotional distress, and toxic stress
- To help participants identify signs of psychological difficulties
- To learn different levels of intervention and self-care to attend to psychological difficulties
- To understand the different types of mental health services available
- To learn ways to seek out mental health services
Dr. Cristina Muñiz de la Peña is a psychologist specialized in mindfulness, trauma, family-systems therapy, somatic therapy, attachment, the therapeutic alliance, and multicultural conscience. Dr. Muñiz de la Peña currently teaches mindfulness-based therapy at the Universidad Internacional de la Rioja (UNIR) for the Master program in Psychotherapy: Third Generation Therapies. She also holds a private practice in Boadilla del Monte, Madrid, where she provides individual, couples, family, and group therapy. Prior to the pandemic, Dr. Muñiz founded and worked for 8 years as the director of mental health services at Terra Firma, a program focused on providing services for unaccompanied refugee and migrant youth at the Montefiore Hospital in New York. Currently, she serves as a member of the board of Terra Firma since it became its own non-for-profit organization in 2020.