ComPsych COVID-19 Webinar Topics

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Coping with Uncertainty About COVID-19: As the novel coronavirus continues to spread, it’s normal to feel fear and uncertainty. People have a powerful need to understand and predict their environments in order to feel in control. When we are exposed to potential threats to our well-being, we naturally respond to this uncertainty with anxiety and fear. This course will include practical tips for coping with uncertainty and re-establishing control. 

Navigating Your Work From Home Transition: In this time where companies are asking or requiring employees to work from home, there can be a lot of reactions and unknowns. This webinar will help you navigate the common feelings regarding change and uncertainty. It will also address how to set up your environment, routine, and self for success in a remote work environment. 

How Emotions Impact Eating During a Crisis: People are impacted by the news of the Coronavirus differently, but we know emotions can be heightened and uncertain. Add to this, a large majority of people working from home just mere steps away from the refrigerator and pantry, and we have a recipe for emotional eating. Salty chips, fat-laden pizza, and sugary desserts taste good and can feel like a coping strategy in the moment, but can leave feelings of shame, anger, and defeat. This webinar won’t be giving dieting advice with calorie recommendations but instead will focus on the relationship between emotions and food consumption, strategies for recognizing emotional eating, as well as strategies for retraining your body and mind to eat for physiological and not emotional reasons. 

Managing Worry & Anxiety Amid COVID-19: The COVID-19 Pandemic has generated severe disruption, fear and even panic around the world. People are worried about catching the virus and passing it on, worried about loved ones becoming infected, worried about the financial impact of the shutdown on the economy and one’s livelihood and worries about whether food supplies will run out. While worry can alert us to actions we need to take to remain safe and secure, worry can also lead to anxiety, panic and impulsivity. This course will address how to distinguish helpful worry from unhelpful, anxiety provoking worry, and identify ways to manage the experience of anxiety. 

Tools to Handle COVID-19-Related Stress: This workshop focuses on specific activities to reduce stress caused by COVID-19. Participants will review proven stress-reducing techniques to such as: being accountable and recognizing the choices we can make, engaging in activities that encourage us such as hobbies, remembering past successes and how we have survived previous stressful situations, and taking breaks where we step away from a stressor for a moment of personal renewal. All of these techniques can help us to de-stress, and then do what we need to do in a more effective way. 

Self-Isolating Together During the Pandemic: The COVID-19 pandemic has led to many changes in our everyday lives. We’re now spending more time than ever with the people we love. While there are many benefits to this added family time there are certainly struggles as well. Juggling multiple schedules, emotions and needs - all in one space - can be challenging. This session will help you navigate your relationship with your partner/spouse and kids while supporting your own wellbeing.

Being an Effective Manager During COVID-19:  The way we manage our departments and staff, as well as our personal lives, during this time of the coronavirus pandemic is new to everyone. One could say we are all in this together and to an extent that is true. However, we are also all individuals so we will all face the crisis differently. One thing we have in common as managers though is that we are still responsible for the productivity of our departments and staff. In this session we’ll give you some suggestions and tips to help you in your job as a manager.