Maintaining Balance to Protect Against Correctional Stress

Are you a human being, or a human doing?

That question was at the heart of a workshop on stress, mindfulness and work–life balance presented at the Spring Conference on Correctional Health Care by Dana Neitlich, MSW, program executive director of the Massachusetts Partnership for Correctional Health (MPCH).

Neitlich defines doing your life as driving to work, going to meetings, mindlessly exercising – essentially, checking things off a list. In contrast, being in your life involves connecting with your values, not getting hooked into what is unimportant, saying “no” and “yes” deliberately … and preferably breathing deeply.

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