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

Top 10 Thought Errors that Keep You Stuck

Do you have thoughts or assumptions that keep you from making progress or enjoying success? Many of us do. Join this live webinar to learn some of these “thought errors” (we bet you’ll recognize some) and find out how to change messages that keep you stuck.

Tuesday, August 4, 3-4 PM

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Networking for Career Development

There’s a famous saying, “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know”. Networking can help you share ideas, information and opportunities. This live webinar will discuss: why networking matters, tips to build your network and ways to overcome networking discomfort.

Tuesday, August 11, 3-4 PM

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Your Body Language Speaks Volumes

Communication is important. But are you missing an important part of it? Join this live webinar to learn how you can use the power of body language to understand others and send the message you want. We will discuss: the power of non-verbal communication, how you can better understand other’s feelings, and ways you can use your body language to your advantage.

Thursday, August 20, 3-4 PM

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Raising Resilient Teens

Parenting teens comes with its own set of challenges. And as you prepare to launch them into adulthood, you want them to thrive – even when times are tough. This live webinar will review: the importance of resilience, how you can help your child build skills for resilience, and ways to care and cope as a parent.

Tuesday, August 25, 3-4 PM

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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 August and September from 4:00-5:00PM.

Wednesday, August 12, 4-5 PM –  Register Here

Wednesday, August 26, 4-5 PM –  Register Here

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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For Now, Just Breathe

Healthy @ Hopkins is here to support your well-being during these unconventional times. Breathing techniques can be used to create ease and improve focus when you are feeling stressed. Join these 15-minute breathing sessions hosted by Harpreet Gujral, DNP, FNP-BC . She is the Program Director and Nurse Practitioner at Sibley Memorial Hospital Integrative Medicine Department. She will guide you through breathing techniques that will help you feel relaxed and centered.

  • Every Tuesday at 11:30am
  • Every Tuesday & Thursday at 7:30am

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

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.

On-Demand Featured Webinar

Talking to Kids About Race & 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”.