Open Classroom | Adaptive Coping and Relaxation Skills for Health & Public Health Professionals Series: Stress Management & Breathing Retraining | Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis
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Open Classroom | Adaptive Coping and Relaxation Skills for Health & Public Health Professionals Series: Stress Management & Breathing Retraining

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Megan D. Keyes, PhD
Founder, Trauma Empowered Consulting; Adjunct Faculty, Brown School

This three-part webinar series is designed to provide health and public health professionals adaptive coping guidelines and relaxation skills training to combat the potential negative impact of pandemic-related stress. Early research findings on the mental health impact of COVID-19 and associated stressors will be highlighted. Each session will include tips for enhancing emotional well-being in a specific area including: stress management, sleep difficulty, and dealing with grief and loss. Sessions will also include instruction and experiential practice of a relaxation skill including: breathing retraining, progressive muscle relaxation, and guided imagery. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss their in-session and between-session practice attempts so that potential barriers may be addressed. Participants are welcome to join one, two, or all three webinars.

This session will provide an overview of early research findings on the mental health impact of COVID-19 for healthcare professionals. Adaptive coping guidelines for reducing stress and enhancing emotional well-being will be highlighted. The relaxation skill Breathing Retraining will be reviewed and implemented in session. Follow-up discussion will provide participants the opportunity to share their practice experience and have questions addressed.

This program is offered in partnership with the Brown School’s Master of Public Health program.