During normal times, stress management can be a challenge. But living and working in the presence of a global pandemic amplifies all the existing stress and adds to it. How can we get through this? In this session, brain expert Jessica Sharp gives us a guide.
You'll leave this session knowing:
- What is happening in their brains during COVID,
- How we can better control our brain and our responses,
- Several tactical approaches they can use to decrease their stress and take control of their lives.
The triggers of stress might not go away any time soon. But your strategies for handling them can start changing now.
More on Managing Stress and Uncertainty
To download the audio: Managing Stress and Uncertainty during the COVID-19 Pandemic (MP3)
To download the slides: Managing Stress and Uncertainty during the COVID-19 Pandemic (PDF)
Additional tools mentioned in the training:
- "How Chronic Stress Affects Your Brain" video is at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WuyPuH9ojCE
- "That Discomfort Your Feeling is Grief" article is at https://hbr.org/2020/03/that-discomfort-youre-feeling-is-grief
- Brené Brown's "List of Values" is at: https://daretolead.brenebrown.com/workbook-art-pics-glossary/
- Concord Leadership Group's Values Inventory is at https://concordleadershipgroup.com/values/
- The Dr. Susan David's quote on using emotions as data, not decisions is referenced in this blog post https://concordleadershipgroup.com/feel-the-feelings/
- Six simple mind tricks for dealing with uncertainty: https://www.bbc.com/reel/video/p08bmr62/six-simple-mind-tricks-for-dealing-with-uncertainty
- Self-Compassion (Dr. Kristin Neff): https://self-compassion.org/