That Feeling You Have is Grief: Managing Strong Emotions in a Time of COVID
May 20 @ 9:00 am - 10:15 am
The sustained rollercoaster of emotions during the past several months has been a new experience for almost all of us. Stress, anxiety, and grief have become regular parts of our day to day life rather than infrequent visitors. This session will discuss how these emotions feel and how we can use simple solutions to take care of ourselves and others. This session will call on participants to interact with the presenters and each other identifying stages of grief related to the pandemic for themselves and others. Participants will also be asked to share healthy coping mechanisms they use and be given additional resources to add to their portfolio of resilience. Each participant will come out of the session with a better or a refreshed understanding of the grief process and ways to cope with all the changes that we have had to manage during these difficult times.
- Describe the grief process.
- Explain how grief and anxiety are related to the pandemic.
- Name at least three strategies to cope with grief and/or anxiety.