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Stress, Resilience and Strengths: A webinar for doctoral students and research staff
27th May 2020 @ 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM
In the acceleration of the COVID-19 pandemic you might be facing concurrent challenges of conducting your research from home, tutoring small humans, anxiety over the welfare of family members, a restructuring of your social life, dealing with persistent uncertainty and, it seems, a national shortage of toilet paper. Layered difficulties deepen stress and can rob us of our sense of control. This session could help you manage stress better, focus on your resilience when you need to, and create a greater sense of agency, whilst acknowledging and working with the very real limitations you might be experiencing. This webinar takes the approach of less is more. A (very) brief overview of stress will equip you with an understanding of general responses, from which you’ll identify how stress is affecting you personally right now. Having insight into your current landscape, you’ll then work with three specific stress-management / resilience tools. You’ll decide what you might do, in your situation, and how to take small practical actions to focus on what you can control, whilst managing your reactions to what you cannot.
There will be an accompanying workbook that includes some pre-course work. Engaging with this webinar will enable you to:
• Clarify what you can control and influence, and take proactive steps to focus where your agency is strongest
• Explore your personal resilience and bust unhelpful myths in favour of coping strategies that work for you
• Define and deploy your personal strengths as super-powers to ease stress responses
This webinar is facilitated by Sarah Robins-Hobden, a Chartered Psychologist, Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, and member of the British Psychological Society’s Special Group in Coaching Psychology. Please note that this webinar will be recorded for those unable to make the live event.