Mental Agility for Forensic Scientists

Calm and Connected - Jen Elder

May 19, 2020 Jennifer Dillon Episode 4
Mental Agility for Forensic Scientists
Calm and Connected - Jen Elder
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Mental Agility for Forensic Scientists
Calm and Connected - Jen Elder
May 19, 2020 Episode 4
Jennifer Dillon

On this episode, I speak with my good friend and yoga soul sister, Jen Elder, who serves as the Wellness Program Manager at a state women's prison.  Jen and I discuss how the practice of yoga is so much more than the physical postures, how taking a trauma-informed approach to the practice can lead to healing on a holistic level, and exactly what it looks like when you are supporting the mental well-being of both the staff and offenders of a prison population.  She reminds us that the only real cage we can put ourselves in is the rabbit hole of our mind, and she strives to empower and heal the women she serves to climb out of that space so they may build a brighter future for themselves.  Our talk includes a discussion on COVID-19 and mental health in the workplace, and how the silver lining in all of this is the way we've become more connected. 

Music credit: Joseph McDade

Sponsored by the Midwestern Association of Forensic Scientists 
mafs.net

Host: Jen Dillon - [email protected]

Show Notes

On this episode, I speak with my good friend and yoga soul sister, Jen Elder, who serves as the Wellness Program Manager at a state women's prison.  Jen and I discuss how the practice of yoga is so much more than the physical postures, how taking a trauma-informed approach to the practice can lead to healing on a holistic level, and exactly what it looks like when you are supporting the mental well-being of both the staff and offenders of a prison population.  She reminds us that the only real cage we can put ourselves in is the rabbit hole of our mind, and she strives to empower and heal the women she serves to climb out of that space so they may build a brighter future for themselves.  Our talk includes a discussion on COVID-19 and mental health in the workplace, and how the silver lining in all of this is the way we've become more connected. 

Music credit: Joseph McDade

Sponsored by the Midwestern Association of Forensic Scientists 
mafs.net

Host: Jen Dillon - [email protected]