Coping & Thriving Webinar Series

As crises arise, we have to change our way of coping and adjusting. Change can sometimes feel overwhelming and difficult to navigate. mySupport has partnered with the Family and Caregiving Programs & Wellness Programs to bring you the Coping & Thriving Webinar Series. Through webinars on various topics, we hope to provide tips, tricks, and techniques to help you cope, heal and thrive through the crises we face.

For additional guidance on receiving emotional support and daily life assistance, visit the mySupport page or contact us at 443-997-7000, option #2 or click here to schedule an appointment.

Upcoming Webinars

WAYS TO STAY SAFE AND STILL FIND JOY AND MEANING IN THE HOLIDAYS DURING covid-19

The holiday season often comes with its own set of stresses and challenges, but this year has added a new level of stress and uncertainty as a result of COVID-19.  This presentation will focus on:

  • Safety considerations for your holidays
  • Alternative ways to stay connected
  • Ways to find joy and true meaning during the holidays

Tuesday, December 8th , 4:00PM-5:00PM

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ANOTHER COVID-19 cHALLENGE: DEALING WITH LONELINESS DURING THE HOLIDAY SEASON

This year, COVID-19 will likely cause many family members and friends to be apart during the holidays. That can create loneliness at a time when “joy” is usually on the calendar. Join this webinar to explore, understand and deal with these circumstances. Come away with ideas to enjoy the holidays even if you’re separated from loved ones.

Thursday, December 10 , 4:15PM-5:15PM

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CARE@WORK: PREVENTING BURNOUT DURING THIS CHALLENGING TIME

Executive Coach Lisa Abramson will teach you how to develop a more resilient mindset through five key strategies. She’ll share actionable strategies you can start using immediately to avoid burnout, “reset” and better cope with the stress of the holidays in the time of COVID-19. During this session, we’ll also actively practice some proven stress management techniques to help you re-center, refocus, and be more productive.

Wednesday, December 16th @ 12PM

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Recurring Webinars

Coping and thriving: mySupport = More Support

Clinicians from the mySupport Onsite Clinical Team and staff from the JHU Office of Benefits & Worklife will share the range of the mySupport services as well as simple and effective strategies to reduce anxiety, build resiliency, and promote healing during times of crisis. For this month’s feature, a clinician will present on how to manage change during the holidays.

Wednesday, November 18 from 1:00pm-2:00pm

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Daily Mindfulness Sessions

Led by Neda Gould, PhD, these mindfulness sessions are accessible to Hopkins Faculty and Staff during the COVID crisis.

Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays at 12:00 PM

Tuesdays & Thursdays at 9:00 AM

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WORKSTRIDE: MANAGING CANCER AT WORK CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP

Work Stride oncology nurse navigators Eden Stotsky-Himelfarb and Rose Wolfe host this monthly support group, offering cancer-related information and education as well as answering your specific questions.

For more information, contact Eden or Rose at 844-446-6229 or ManageCancer@jh.edu.

Second Wednesday of Every Month, 12pm-1pm

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Equal Parts Podcast from Care@Work

Brought to you by Care.com, Equal Parts is a podcast for working parents who are trying to balance it all while caring for the people they love — including themselves. Being a working parent is hard. But you do it for the ones you care for, because they’re the ones you care most about. You can never be prepared for everything that is thrown your way — whether at work or at home. But, the Equal Parts podcast will try to make this a little easier for you. We will talk to experts, authors, and parents who will share their insights, advice, and tips on how to navigate parenthood and professionalism — at the same time.

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On-Demand Webinars

How to Raise Kids to be Actively Anti-Racist: a webinar from Care.com with Dr. Jennifer Harvey, providing guidance on how to have constructive, age-appropriate discussions with children about race and racism.

Talking to Kids About Race and Racism: Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum, a nationally recognized authority on racial issues in America and a clinical child psychologist, will explain how you can talk to and teach your kids about race, racism, and protests. This Q&A webinar, hosted by Care.com CEO Tim Allen, includes guidance on how to have important – often difficult – conversations with kids of all ages about race that are empathetic, constructive, and compassionate. Additional Resources – Social Justice Books, Common Sense Media, TED Talk “Is My Skin Brown Because I Drank Chocolate Milk”, Book “Something Happened in our Town: A Child’s Story About Racial Injustice”.

Racial Justice Dialogue – Allyship & Advocacy: The first in a series of discussions from the Homewood Student Affairs Office of Multicultural Affairs. Slides from the presentation can be found here. To ask more questions or share additional resources, please visit (and share with others) this link.

Navigating Working While/With Black: The Johns Hopkins Life Design Lab partnered with the Johns Hopkins Office of Multicultural Affairs to bring you the #NWWB workshop about navigating the professional world as a black person and as an ally. LDE, Clifton and Director of Life Design, Alayna, facilitated a discussion around this very sensitive and timely topic to bring empathy and understanding among all participants

Coping with COVID-19, mySupport = More Support : Presentation slides (recording of webinar not available at this time)

Parenting a Child with Special Needs During a Pandemic: This pre-recorded panel discussion featured personal stories, expert advice, and shared resources on how to navigate parenting a child with special needs during COVID-19.

Working from Home While ParentingJH employees, who are also parents, discuss tips and tricks for parenting while working from home, building resilience, in themselves and their children, and their favorite resources. (Pre-recorded FastFacts)

Ask the Expert with Frances Callahan, LCSW-C, Living with Uncertainty: 30-minute session (pre-recorded) with Frances Callahan, LCSW-C, assistant director, mySupport Employee Assistance Program, to learn more about living with uncertainty during uncertain times.

COVID-19 “A Child’s Perspective”: A Johns Hopkins Medicine Webcast

Kids & COVID-19 Q&A with Pediatrician, Rachel Thornton: From the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center

Srategies for Stress Relief: Slides from the BHS webinar (recording not available)

Journaling WorkshopPre-recorded webinar from FX Well. Daily Journal Guide prompt can be found here.

Sharenting: Protecting your Kids’ Privacy in our Digital World: Leah Plunkett, a faculty member at Harvard Law School, joined Care@Work for a lively and eye-opening discussion about “sharenting”: all of the ways that everyday tech choices by parents, grandparents, and other trusted adults impact our kids’ privacy and their opportunities – now and in the future.

Couples That Work – At Home Survival Guidea webinar from Care.com. Worksheets from the presentation are also available on a variety of topics.

Global Lookout – When Is It Safe to Come Out?If stock market volatility has you on an emotional roller coaster, you are not alone. Anyone with savings in the stock market can relate to the stress of watching the latest market moves. Fortunately, there’s help from the pros. TIAA’s Chief Investment Strategist will provide a quarterly economic and market update including key market drivers, U.S. economy, policy and politics, and investing in public markets.

Navigating Market VolatilityThis Fidelity webinar will review what is happening in the markets and why – and help answer questions such as “Should I change how I’m invested to something less risky?”, “Should I move my investments to cash right now?”, and “Why should I put more into my retirement savings plan?”.

Investing in Volatile Markets: The economic impact of the Coronavirus pandemic has been substantial. It can be tempting to change your investment strategy as you see your hard-earned savings shrink with the steep market declines. But market ups and downs are a normal part of investing. And now—more than ever—it’s important to stick to a long-term plan. For perspective on how to ride the ups and downs of the market and reach your financial goals, watch this webinar from Vanguard, now available on-demand.

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COPING AND THRIVING MONTHLY FEATURE: MANAGING CHANGE DURING THE HOLIDAYS

Join a mySupport clinician as we talk about how to manage change during the holidays. This webinar will include:

  • An overview of mySupport services for employees and their household family members
  • Ways to manage stress during the holidays
  • Ways to cope with the holidays in the midst of a pandemic

Wednesday, november 18, 1:00pm-2:00pm