Live and Recorded Webinars
Caring for the Caregiver in a Time of Crisis Workshops
In response to the pandemic, a series of workshops were developed internally to increase awareness and understanding of emotional distress, strengthen and build coping skills and learn ways to adapt and manage grief. The three workshops, Pandemic Response Resilience, Skills for Resilience and Recovery and Coping with Grief and Bereavement During COVID-19 are designed with all team members in mind. See below for a description of each workshop and instructions on how to participate. These programs were developed under Caring for the Caregiver in a Time of Crisis series, through the department of Psychiatry.
Pandemic Response Resilience Workshop
During a pandemic response we are at risk for emotional distress and when left unchecked can leave us feeling overwhelmed, anxious, restless, and depleted. This program is designed to help you; identify the signs of psychological distress and how to prevent it, build and enhance resiliency coping skills, and gain awareness of the array of resources available to support your emotional and mental well-being. There are 2 versions of this workshop:
- Workshop for Caregivers/Frontline Intact Work Teams - Healthcare workers are at risk for emotional distress which is a function of the unique challenges of the role. This workshop focuses on the needs of patient care and frontline workers who experience many common stressors like the uncertainty of resources, PPE, contracting the illness, patient deaths, ethical challenges, changes in workflow, to name a few.
- Workshop for All Team Members - This latest version of the workshop is geared towards all team members who are not providing direct patient care or working on the frontlines. If you find yourself struggling with managing the stressors and emotional toll of this pandemic like the overall uncertainty of what is next, significant changes in the routines at work and home, loss of normalcy, health and safety fears or one of the other many common stressors, this is the workshop for you. It is led Bob Oldenburg MSW and Tina Kalashian MSW, LICSW. Managers can schedule a private workshop for their team/workgroup by contacting Jenna Bishop at Jennafer.Bishop@baystatehealth.org.
Skills for Resilience and Recovery Workshop
The skills needed for building resilience and recovery can change after the immediate aftermath of a pandemic response has passed. This program is designed to reduce distress, identify existing coping skills, improve functioning, and potentially lower the need for formal mental health treatment. Resilience is an ability that can be strengthened through the implementation of skills and strategies in the weeks, months and years after an adverse event has occurred. Participants will be taught a variety skills in order to develop an action plan to move forward and accelerate recovery while also increasing self-competence. Individuals interested in attending a WebEx workshop, or managers interested in scheduling a private session for team/workgroup, should contact Giselle Hernandez at Giselle.Hernandez@baystatehealth.org.
Cultivating Resilience: Coping with Grief and Bereavement During COVID-19
The COVID-19 epidemic has lead us many of us to experience significant and cumulative loss. From our own personal loss, to mourning the loss of patients, and mourning our sense of normalcy, we are experiencing ongoing individual and collective grief. Further, our coping resources are under constant strain making it more challenging to cope with loss and bereavement through our traditional rituals and social supports. The new workshop: will acknowledge this grief, help participants learn ways to adapt and manage it, as well as make meaning from their experiences. Participants will learn ways to cope and process their grief by increasing compassion satisfaction, honoring those lost, and engaging in new social supports. Individuals interested in attending a WebEx workshop, or managers interested in scheduling a private session for team/workgroup, should contact Giselle Hernandez at Giselle.Hernandez@baystatehealth.org.
On Demand Webinars by Topic
The New Work-Life Balance - Work-life balance has always been a challenge. Add a global pandemic that rocked your routines, work-life boundaries, and emotional foundation—and you’ve got the perfect recipe for burnout. Join Alanna Fincke, SVP, Director of Content at meQuilibrium to learn strategies to create a new work-life balance that works in your current reality.
The Science of Resilience- How to Thrive in Life - This recorded presentation will provide you an "emotional toolkit" of relevant actions you can take to start enhancing your life today! Dr. Darlene Mininni shares how resilience, emotional intelligence and mindfulness can affect physical health. Science consistently shows that positive emotions make a physiological impact on one's life - whether you are 18 or 80 - and Dr. Mininni offers practical advice to bring more well-being into your life. This lecture is part of the Frank B. Roehr Memorial Lecture Series, which was established by Mr. Roehr's daughter, Suzanne Angelucci, to inform the public on topics associated with the power of humor and positive thinking.
Additional On Demand Webinars are available through LifeCare. To view any of the above, first open your Google Chrome web browser (the link will not work on Internet Explorer) and click here.
- Best Practices for Working Remotely
- Living in Uncertain Times
- Talking to Your Child about Coronavirus
Four Ways to Rebuild Money Confidence: Managing Debt -This webinar explains the importance of each component of your plan and focuses on “managing debt” and available strategies to help you get started.
Investor Education: How Family Dynamics Influence Investment Goals - We will provide tips and activities that can help make investing a family affair, and help you feel more confident about prioritizing and saving for different goals. Bonus: we’ll also include some important estate planning exercises.
Four Ways to Rebuild Money Confidence: Prioritizing Savings - This webinar explains the importance of each component of your plan and focuses on “prioritizing savings” to help you get back on track with your short, medium, and long-term goals.
Investor Education: Building a Portfolio to Match Your Retirement Date - In this session, we will review pertinent investment principles and disciplines, the importance of accurately estimating your retirement lifestyle budget and some helpful planning tools. We’ll also talk about how to take the initial steps in building your portfolio, as well as how to access additional support and resources if desired.
Four Ways to Rebuild Money Confidence: Maintaining Excellent Credit - This webinar explains the importance of each component of your plan and focuses on helping you rebuild and “maintaining excellent credit.”
Investor Education: Creating Your Retirement Paycheck - During this session, we will review potential sources of income in retirement and their related tax considerations. Our goal is to raise awareness of possible adjustments to your investment plan that could increase the odds of your retirement dream becoming a reality.
Budgeting When Income is Uncertain - Millions of Americans are seeing their income become increasingly unpredictable. In this webinar, you will get a review of up to date government-based programs and nationwide resources. Then, the webinar will focus on focus on specific budgeting tactics, student loan repayment strategies and debt/credit tips that can help during these challenging times. Time will be reserved for questions and answers.
Investor Education: Strategies During Volatile Markets - Financial markets are volatile whenever the future earnings of companies, the stability of industries or the direction of global economies are uncertain. So when this happens, what do you do? Each webinar in this series will spend a few minutes reviewing updates to government and corporate actions intended to stabilize the markets, with the majority of time centered on investing principles, plus current investment opportunities and challenges.
FITNESS - GUIDED EXERCISES AT YOUR DESK
It’s no secret that physical activity plays a very important role in our physical and mental health. So why don’t we get enough of it? Our body needs to move every 90 minutes for
about 10 minutes. A simple way to increase your movement is to build it into your work day. Below are a couple of videos that you can do at your desk.
A Guided Stretch Routine - This 6 minute video will guide you through several energizing stretches.
A Guided Resistance Band Exercise Break - This 10 minute video using resistance bands is a quick and fun way to add energy to your body, mind and soul.