Perhaps you’re older, worried that you may become infected and seriously ill. Maybe you’re doing your best to keep your family healthy while trying to balance work with caring for your children while schools are closed. Or you’re feeling isolated, separated from friends and loved ones during this period of social distancing.
Regardless of your specific circumstances, it’s likely that you’re wondering how to cope with the stress, anxiety, and other feelings that are surfacing. A variety of stress management techniques, which we delve into below, can help.
Webinar series: Regulating emotions & building resiliency in the face of a pandemic
This webinar series was created to support the students and staff of the Harvard Medical School community, yet the lessons will be broadly applicable to all who are feeling the emotional strain of this unprecedented crisis.
Dr. Luana Marques, is an Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School’s Department of Psychiatry and clinical researcher at Massachusetts General Hospital who specializes in treating anxiety and stress disorders. Dr. Marques focuses on the science of anxiety and the specific impact that the COVID-19 pandemic is having on our ability to manage stress. Using role plays and examples, she provides clear and accessible skills to help viewers manage their emotions during this very challenging time.