Webinar: Reasonable hope: Making sense of the current moment, Part 2: Managing stress during uncertain times
Part 2 in this three-part online seminar series addresses how to manage the multiple stressors impacting service providers and those they serve. The series will present a model of the helper as witness that provides concrete suggestions as to how the provider can shift from feeling ineffective to feeling effective and competent.
This online seminar will provide a general understanding of common emotional responses to the pandemic – worry, anxiety, demoralization, moral distress – and provide efficient strategies to deal with them. A focus will be on the witnessing model, developed by presenter Kaethe Weingarten, PhD, that describes four different witness positions that affect people in their daily lives. Ways of moving into the only effective position will be suggested. Dr. Weingarten will describe concrete ideas for remaining in one’s resilient zone – not stuck too high, not stuck too low. She will also share an approach for preventing the development of PTSD.
Part I - Understanding & Coping with the Effects of Overexposure to Stories of Hardship and Trauma
July 8, 2021 from 2:00pm - 3:30pm PST
Part III - Grief in the Time of COVID-19: Loss, Connection, & Hope
July 22, 2021 from 2:00pm to 3:30pm PST