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Stress, Resilience and Strengths: a digital workshop for researchers

Tuesday 7 July 13:30 until 15:30
Speaker: Dr Sarah Robins-Hobden
Part of the series: Researcher Development Programme

In the acceleration of the COVID-19 pandemic you might be facing concurrent challenges of conducting your research from home, tutoring small humans, anxiety over the welfare of family members, a restructuring of your social life, dealing with persistent uncertainty and, it seems, a national shortage of toilet paper. Layered difficulties deepen stress and can rob us of our sense of control. This session could help you manage stress better, focus on your resilience when you need to, and create a greater sense of agency, whilst acknowledging and working with the very real limitations you might be experiencing.

This online workshop takes the approach of less is more. A (very) brief overview of stress will equip you with an understanding of general responses, from which you'll identify how stress is affecting you personally right now. Having insight into your current landscape, you'll then work with three specific stress-management / resilience tools, in partnership with other researchers on the workshop. You'll decide what you might do, in your situation, and how to take small practical actions to focus on what you can control, whilst managing your reactions to what you cannot.

Engaging with this workshop will enable you to:

  • Clarify what you can control and influence, and take proactive steps to focus where your agency is strongest
  • Explore your personal resilience and bust unhelpful myths in favour of coping strategies that work for you
  • Define and deploy your personal strengths as super-powers to ease stress responses

Please note: All attendees will be sent a link via email to join this online session shortly before it takes place.

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By: Adam Kreimeia
Last updated: Tuesday, 7 April 2020