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Dr. Eva  Selhub

Dr. Eva Selhub

Resiliency Expert & Coach

Biography

An internationally recognized expert on resiliency and stress reduction, Dr. Eva Selhub specializes in helping individuals and organizations improve health, wellbeing, productivity and outcomes by creating a culture of resilience. Her inspiring and energizing presentations merge science with spirit and mind with body, providing actionable takeaways tailored to any group’s wellness and performance goals. Read More >

A board certified physician, Dr. Selhub taught for 20 years as an Instructor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. She also served as the Medical Director for the prestigious Benson Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine at the Massachusetts General Hospital. She is the author of multiple books including The Love Response, Your Brain on Nature, Your Health Destiny, The Stress Management Handbook, and her latest, Resilience for Dummies. She also serves on the Board of Directors of Marimed, Inc., is a Scientific Advisor for Sensie, is an Adjunct Scientist at the Human Nutrition Research Center for Aging at Tufts University, and advises with a variety of fitness and nutrition companies. Dr. Selhub has been published in medical journals and featured in national publications including The New York Times, Self, Shape, USA Today, Fitness, and Journal of Woman’s Health, and has appeared on radio and television in connection with her work, including The Dr. Oz Show.

Believing that resilience doesn’t arise from change in a single factor, Dr. Selhub takes a holistic approach, providing the tools we need for transformative change in both our personal and professional lives. As a speaker, she combines humor and compassion with her gift of translating  complex information into practical and usable knowledge that any individual can access. Drawing upon many years as a corporate coach and consultant and as a healthcare professional and teacher, she helps any organization create a resilient culture where wellness, innovation, productivity, engagement and teamwork truly thrive. Read Less ^

Speaker Videos

The Mind Body as a Whole System

Turning Stress into Resilience

Speech Topics

Thriving in the Face of Adversity

How do you maintain health, happiness and drive despite being challenged with adversity? In this transformational talk, Resilience Expert and Coach Dr. Eva Selhub provides the knowledge, skills and tools you need to ease stress, optimize resilience and create a life full of hope, passion, grit and joy. She explains the six pillars of resilience: physical vitality, emotional equilibrium, mental toughness and clarity, spiritual purpose, healthy relationships and being an inspiring leader and part of a wider community or team. Dr. Selhub shares why each pillar is crucial to creating a strong foundation for staving off stress and succeeding as an individual or team. She includes powerful exercises that will help you thrive, create the balance you need, redirect negative emotions into more positive ones and actionable steps that will enable you to overcome adversity, improve performance, find purpose and passion and become the resilient person you truly are. Read More >

For even more in-depth content, this topic is also available in a three-part virtual series.

Dr. Selhub customizes her content for specific audiences, including:

Business: A well-run business depends on the behavior of the people within the organization, especially its leaders. Dr. Selhub guides participants to become more aware of how their stress and stress response affects their organization for better and for worse and provides them with the tools to create effective changes that benefit not only the leader’s health and well-being but also the organization. You will learn how to:

  • Manage adversity and stillness in the face of chaos.
  • Engage your executives to master stress and use it to their advantage without incurring negative health consequences.
  • Implement practical, efficient and effective solutions to decrease executive sick time, injury or absenteeism while enhancing productivity, focus, engagement, creativity and optimal leadership.

HR/Management: Dr. Selhub helps you improve the bottom line and the effectiveness of your organization by better managing the chronic health conditions and stress-related problems that burden your executives and team. You will learn how to:

  • Implement practical, efficient and effective solutions to decrease sick time, injury or absenteeism while enhancing productivity, focus, engagement, creativity and optimal leadership.
  • Engage your executives to master stress and use it to their advantage without incurring negative health consequences.
  • Enable optimization of health, self-awareness and resilient leadership.

Healthcare: Never has one industry had to go through so much in the last two years than healthcare. Stress, anxiety, exhaustion and burnout are at an all-time high as staff is asked to do more and more under incredibly hard circumstances. Turnover is almost at epidemic levels. In this keynote, Dr. Selhub discusses how to activate your natural ability to thrive during tough times by reducing stress, practicing self-care and self-awareness and optimizing your resilience. You will learn how to:

  • Free yourself from the stress that weighs you down.
  • Build your resilience.
  • Maintain your health and happiness.

Educators/Faculty, Non-profits: As a former educator, Dr. Selhub knows firsthand the stress that education professionals experience on a daily basis. The COVID crisis has only magnified this ongoing phenomenon, with increased reports of “burnout” across our education workforce. How can we prevent burnout under any circumstances? According to Dr. Selhub, the secret is to “burning,” viewing physical and mental health as something that we must constantly nourish and replenish. By “filling the tank,” with self-care and self-awareness, we can avoid the "empty tank" of burnout. You will learn how to:

  • Free yourself from the stress that weighs you down.
  • Build your resilience.
  • Maintain your health and happiness.

Technology Innovators: It’s no secret that jobs in the tech industry can be incredibly stressful. The hours are long, the pressure to overachieve is intense, deadlines are tight, the workload can be overwhelming and change is constant. So how can you not only survive but thrive in this type of workplace? In this keynote, Dr. Selhub discusses how to activate your natural ability to not only succeed but also be healthy and happy, too, by reducing stress, practicing self-care and self-awareness and optimizing your resilience. You will learn how to: Read Less ^

  • Free yourself from the stress that weighs you down.
  • Build your resilience.
  • Clear negative emotions and find your bliss.
  • Build up your physical, mental and spiritual muscles.

Reducing Stress & Optimizing Resilience

Stress, anxiety, and sadly — exhaustion — are all-too-common in our crazy-paced, curveball-throwing, work/life balancing, modern existence. Whether you work in a corporate environment, healthcare setting, educational or social services environment — or are a student managing pressure — we all must learn to activate our natural ability to thrive by reducing stress and optimizing our resilience. Read More >

In this transformational talk, tailored to your audience’s specific challenges, resilience expert Dr. Eva Selhub explains the six pillars of resilience: physical vitality, emotional equilibrium, mental toughness and clarity, spiritual purpose, healthy relationships, and being an inspiring leader and part of a wider community or team. Dr. Selhub shares why each pillar is crucial to creating a strong foundation for staving off stress and succeeding as an individual or team. Providing numerous actionable takeaways, she helps audiences develop the tools they need to create transformative change in both their personal and professional lives. Read Less ^

Shifting Negativity into Positivity

The journey to happiness ends with getting what we really want. But most people on this path find themselves trying to please everyone else over themselves — becoming resentful, frustrated, angry, and stressed. Drawing from her breakthrough book, The Stress Management Handbook, Dr. Eva Selhub shows audiences how to shift out of stress and negativity by nurturing themselves to a place of happiness and positivity. Read More >

Topics include:

  • Understanding the stress response and negative emotions
  • Uncovering your deep triggers
  • Mindfulness to calm your madness
  • Finding your power

Audiences learn how to speak and live from a place of love and positivity, honing in on the causes of stress, anger and resentment, and learning to release it to find their own personal bliss. Read Less ^

Burn In, Don’t Burn Out: Wellness Strategies for Healthcare Professionals

As a board certified physician, Dr. Eva Selhub knows firsthand the stress that healthcare professionals experience on a daily basis. The COVID crisis has only magnified this ongoing phenomenon, with increased reports of “burn out” across our healthcare workforce. How can we prevent burn out under any circumstances? According to Dr. Selhub, the secret is to “burn in,” viewing physical and mental health as something that we must constantly nourish and replenish. By “filling the tank,” with self-care and self-awareness, we can avoid the “empty tank” of burnout. Sharing stories from her own life and career as a physician, Dr. Selhub provides specific strategies and tactics for maintaining equilibrium and building resilience in the face of stressful healthcare environments.

Burn In, Don’t Burn Out: Wellness Strategies for Educators

As a former educator, Dr. Eva Selhub knows firsthand the stress that education professionals experience on a daily basis. The COVID crisis has only magnified this ongoing phenomenon, with increased reports of “burn out” across our education workforce. How can we prevent burn out under any circumstances? According to Dr. Selhub, the secret is to “burn in,” viewing physical and mental health as something that we must constantly nourish and replenish. By “filling the tank,” with self-care and self-awareness, we can avoid the "empty tank" of burnout. Sharing stories from her own life and career as a physician and educator, Dr. Selhub provides specific strategies and tactics for maintaining equilibrium and building resilience in the face of stressful classroom or campus environments.