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 navigating COVID-19, visit the HR coronavirus web page.

Upcoming Webinars

Making Distance Learning Work

From Care@Work by Care.com: Is the kitchen table your child’s new classroom? This Fall, back-to-school is anything but normal. Distance learning is becoming the new norm which is a huge adjustment for everyone. Devorah Heitner, PhD, an expert on young people’s relationship with digital medial and technology, will join us to share practice advice and tips for how you can help your kids succeed in this new digital classroom. She’ll also discuss how parents can make this all a little easier on themselves, too.

Tuesday, September 15, 12-1 PM

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SERVICE OF REMEMBRANCE: CONNECTION, UNDERSTANDING, & HOPE

Come together to find connection, understanding and hope. A Service of Remembrance will be held  to support those who have been affected by suicide loss. The event is open to all who work at JH, their families and household members.  Clinical Psychologist Daniel Hale, Ph.D., will share his personal story of suicide loss. Chaplains from the Department of Spiritual Care and Clinicians from mySupport will be on the line to provide one-to-one help, if needed.

For more information, contact Suzanne Brockman at the JHM Office of Well-Being.

Thursday, September 17th, 12:00-12:30pm

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Meeting ID: 958 1500 8415

Passcode: 788391

MAKING TIME FOR “ME”: FINDING WORK-LIFE BALANCE

If you’re like most people, you juggle a lot of roles. You may have demands from work, family and friends. But what about you? When do you make time for yourself? This webinar will discuss: how work and life imbalance causes stress, why you need “me time”, and tips for making time your yourself.

Thursday, September 17, 3-4PM

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LAUNCHING YOUR CHILDREN INTO ADULTHOOD

Sending your kids off into the “real world” is one of the hardest parts of parenting. Join this webinar to find out why and to learn some strategies to make it easier on yourself and your children. This webinar will help you to find out what’s really going on as our children become adults, learn about the mixed emotions everyone feels, and get tips for giving your children what they need to grow and go (and what you need so you can set them free).

Thursday, September 24, 3-4PM

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FINDING COMFORT BEYOND THE COMFORT ZONE

Does the idea of taking a risk in your work or personal life frighten you? If so, you’re not alone. In this webinar you will learn more about the boundaries of our own comfort zone, consider what factors may be keeping you from trying new things, and get ideas on ways to nudge yourself to take on reasonable risks.

Tuesday, September 29, 3-4PM

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UNDERSTANDING LEARNING STYLES

You’re learning all the time- even when you’re not thinking about it. Studies show that we all learn differently. Join this webinar to find out:

  • The basic learning styles and their key characteristics
  • How your style can influence your school experience, career, relationships, and other aspects of your life
  • How understanding your style can help you become a better communicator, more effective leader and more

Tuesday, October 6, 3-4PM

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LEARNING TO SAY NO: AN IMPORTANT LIFE SKILL

Do you feel obligated to say “yes”? If so, join this webinar to learn:

  • How to say “no” without feeling bad or hurting others
  • Why you might agree to do something when you don’t want to or don’t have the time
  • How to assert your boundaries with others by saying “no” and feeling good about it

Tuesday, October 13, 3-4PM

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DOLLARS AND SENSE: TEACHING YOUR KIDS GOOD MONEY SKILLS

One of the most important lessons you can teach your kids is how to handle money. Join this webinar to learn:

  • Basic money skills you can start teaching in grade school or earlier
  • What your saving and spending habits tell your kids
  • How healthy financial habits can help your kids beyond the dollars and cents

Thursday, October 22, 3-4PM

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WELLNESS FOR BUSY PEOPLE

We all know it’s easier to go through the drive through or skip the gym, especially when you’re busy. So how can you fit health into your too-full schedule? This webinar will review:

  • How making healthy choices makes you more productive
  • Tips for eating well
  • Ways to squeeze in some exercise

Thursday, October 29, 3-4PM

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Recurring Webinars

Coping with Crises: 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. Each Coping with Crises webinar concludes with a different mind-body practice. Past presentations include moving meditation, mountain pose, and guided visualizations; plans for upcoming weeks included yoga at your desk, body scan, mindful eating, and more.

Join us every other Wednesday in September from 4:00-5:00PM.

Wednesday, September 9, 4-5 PM –  Register Here

Wednesday, September 23, 4-5 PM –  Register Here

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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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.

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.

Featured Service of Remembrance

SERVICE OF REMEMBRANCE: CONNECTION, UNDERSTANDING, & HOPE

Come together to find connection, understanding and hope. A Service of Remembrance will be held to support those who have been affected by suicide loss. The event is open to all who work at JH, their families and household members.  Clinical Psychologist Daniel Hale, Ph.D., will share his personal story of suicide loss. Chaplains from the Department of Spiritual Care and Clinicians from mySupport will be on the line to provide one-to-one help, if needed.

For more information, contact Suzanne Brockman at the JHM Office of Well-Being

Thursday, September 17th, 12:00pm-12:30pm EST

Zoom Meeting ID: 958 1500 8415

Passcode: 788391