Clinical psychologist Dr. Elia Gourgouris and change management expert Konstantinos Apostolopoulos have written an insightful and timely new book, 7 Keys to Navigating a Crisis: A Practical Guide to Emotionally Dealing with Pandemics & Other Disasters.
The book offers an easy to follow guide to safeguarding our emotional health during any crisis with just seven steps.
A must-read in these challenging times, the book can help minimize the negative emotional impact of pandemics, natural disasters, financial issues and other major disruptions.
“Not only will individuals and families find the book helpful in a crisis, so will first responders, healthcare professionals, mental health counselors and wellness coaches,” said Dr. Gourgouris.
Drawing from their real-world experiences, Dr. Gourgouris and Apostolopoulos explain the following seven keys to navigating any crisis:
- Start with self-care. Be aware of your physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual needs.
- Practice awareness. Listen to your intuition or inner wisdom.
- Choose flexibility so you can adapt, pivot, and avoid unnecessary pain.
- Act now! Preparation is key to your survival.
- Take initiative by moving into action. Become the navigator in your life’s journey!
- Cultivate a positive attitude filled with faith and hope.
- Show kindness to others.
“Each chapter has an end section including points to ponder, questions to consider and action steps to take, so the reader can move beyond just surviving to thriving in a crisis situation,” added Apostolopoulos.
When asked where in Greece their roots are, Dr. Gourgouris told The National Herald, “My family is originally from Galaxidi even though I was born in Athens. Kosta is from Patra, only an hour's drive from Galaxidi. It is amazing that we both now live only five miles away from each other in Colorado.”
Dr. Elia Gourgouris is the Founder of The Happiness Center, an organization of world-leading experts in the field of positive psychology. His previous book, 7 Paths to Lasting Happiness, became an Amazon #1 best-seller. An international keynote speaker and happiness expert focusing on corporate wellness and leadership training, Dr. Gourgouris holds a PhD in Clinical Psychology and is a UCLA graduate. He is certified by the American Red Cross in Disaster Mental Health Services, having assisted in the 1994 Los Angeles and 2010 Haiti earthquakes, the 1999 Columbine High School shooting and other crises. He is also the co-host of The Kindness Happiness Connection podcast and a Thrive Global contributor.
Follow Dr. Gourgouris online: https://www.linkedin.com/in/thehappinessdoctor/, https://www.instagram.com/dr.eliag/ and https://www.facebook.com/DrElia.
Co-author Konstantinos Apostolopoulos is the Founder and CEO of Fresh Biz Solutions, a performance consulting and training provider. As an award-winning facilitator and coach, he has successfully delivered hundreds of custom learning events in the U.S., Canada, and Europe for diverse audiences and industries. He is a regular contributor to Thrive Global and other industry publications. As a young man in Greece, Apostolopoulos experienced firsthand the devastation left behind by natural and economic disasters. As an adult, he was fortunate to help play a small part in the rebuilding efforts in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. Today, he helps others navigate the challenges brought by major events in their lives.
More information is available online: https://www.linkedin.com/in/coachkon/
7 Keys to Navigating a Crisis: A Practical Guide to Emotionally Dealing with Pandemics & Other Disasters is available on Amazon.