Comfort may be one of the great human paradoxes. We want it, we need it, but when we get too much of it, we can become demotivated, even lazy. 2020 and 2021 have been defined by political polarization and a global pandemic; no one has been untouched. We’re all looking for some kind of comfort. Comfort may not have been something we saw a place for in the workplace. However, maybe we need to Break Open the Myths we have around Comfort by making a clear distinction between comforting and comfortable. So, here’s the question. Is there a specific way to deliver comfort to someone who is in massive distress, and do so in such a way that it’s effective for that individual, perhaps in turn to the entire organization?

Let’s find out together. Our guest is Jen Marr. Jen is the founder and CEO of Inspiring Comfort. She comes from a highly successful corporate background and found herself facilitating care and recovery efforts at Sandy Hook after the mass shooting. In an age of increasing social disconnection, she is disrupting the education and mental health spaces as she trains organizations, schools, and communities on how to activate the skill of comfort and cultivate a caring, connected culture. Jen has delivered her Comfort Skills Programming to such notable organizations such as The Mental Health Association of New York State, The New York Office of Mental Health, the American Association of Suicide Prevention, Georgetown University, and Northeastern University.

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Part 2) Lessons from Sandy Hook

The Power of The Pause
Working with The White House Culture
Why Caring For Others is Self-Care
The Dangers of Cultural Bootstrapping
The Benefit of a Connected, Caring Culture
The Deflectors Who Care
Are You Helping Today and After?
Alarming Statistics about Cultural Anxiety