State of Mind Speaker Series – Self-Care

Creating Your Resilience Toolbox (31:02)
Dr. Ashley Solomon, PsyD, CEDS – Galia Collaborative, Founder
Resilience is the ability to adapt to adversity, trauma, loss, and other sources of stress. There are simple skills that can be taught to youth to build their resiliency. This video will introduce these evidence-based techniques and the rationale behind them.
Audience: Parents/Caregivers/Educators/Youth

 

Educator Self-Care (1:02:50)
Machen Champion, MA, LPCC, RPT – Catalyst Counseling
Self-care has never been more important than in these unprecedented times. In addition to requiring teachers to move their classes online, COVID-19 has disrupted classroom communities, leaving educators isolated from their students and colleagues. Machen introduces, discusses, and practices various self-care strategies; strategies that may look different today than they did a few months ago.
Audience: Educators

 

Mental Wellness Routines During Uncertain Times (25:12)
Dr. Ann-Louise Lockhart, PsyD, ABPP – A New Day Pediatric Psychology, President and Owner
Routines and daily practices are a large part of maintaining positive mental well-being. In times of crisis, however, these daily schedules may fall to the wayside or fail to serve us. With changes in almost all aspects of life, most people are finding that their normally favorite coping strategies are no longer possible. Routines may need to be tweaked. Dr. Lockhart talks about right size expectations during this time, reevaluating health and wellness goals, creating new habits for well-being, and adjusting and maintaining routines for both individual family members and as a family unit.
Audience: Parents/Caregivers/Educators/Youth

What to do When We’re All Missing Out – Managing Grief & Loss During COVID-19 (52:05)
Ann Marie Kahwaty-Bogan, MSW, LISW-S, Companions on a Journey, Bereavement Specialist
For youth, there are numerous losses right now: school, work, connection, the prom, sports, certainty, predictability, and normalcy. Some losses are life delayed and some are canceled and gone forever. One of the most effective ways to cope with grief and loss is through social connection which is not available for many right now. This video will provide an overview of grief, how grief works in the body, and techniques for identifying and managing the grief of lost experiences.
Audience: Youth

Quarantine Self-Care (25:39)
Pete Mesrin, LPCC-S, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center – Adapt for Life Program
Self-care has never been more important than in these unprecedented times. COVID-19 has disrupted youths’ school and social lives, leaving youth isolated from their peers. Pete introduces, discusses, and practices various self-care strategies; strategies that may look different today than they did a few months ago.
Audience: Youth

 

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