Coping with COVID Webinar Series

In such an unprecedented time, we have all had to change our way of coping and adjusting. Change can sometimes feel overwhelming and difficult to navigate. MySupport has partnered with the Family Programs & Wellness Programs to bring you the coping with COVID Webinar Series. Through webinars on various topics, we hope to provide tips, tricks, and techniques to help you cope better with COVID.

For guidance on HR policies, including coping with COVID-19, what to do if you are diagnosed with or exposed to COVID-19, information about leave, childcare and travel, and more visit the HR coronavirus web page.

Upcoming Webinars

How Small Changes Can Lead to Big Results

Often we’re focused on “all or nothing”. And this line of thinking can make us want to give up before we even get started. But what if you don’t have to overhaul your life and habits to achieve the results you really want. This webinar will review: Why making any changes is hard, how your thinking creates your results, and why consistent action is key to success. Join us for this live webinar.

Tuesday, June 2, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM 

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Ask the Expert: Nutrition & Immunity

Join Johns Hopkins Medicine for an ask the expert discussion with Jenifer Thompson, MS, RD, CSP on nutrition and immunity.

Thursday, June 4, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM

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What Parents Need to Know About Teen Suicide

Teen suicide is a very scary topic. But it’s important for parents and educators to understand the issue. This webinar will review: facts about teen suicide, warning signs, how to talk to your teen about suicide, and where to seek help. Join us for this live webinar.

Tuesday, June 9, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM 

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Coping with COVID Conversations: Remote Workers Caring for an Aging Adult

Are you a remote worker caring for an aging adult during COVID-19? The Office of Benefits & Worklife will be hosting a panel discussion on this topic. You will have the opportunity to hear from experts, learn about resources, and ask questions.

Wednesday, June 10, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

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Ask the Expert: Mindful Parenting

Join Johns Hopkins Medicine for an ask the expert discussion with Carisa Parrish, PhD on mindful parenting.

Thursday, June 11, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM

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Hobbies: Good Medicine for Body, Mind, and Spirit

Hobbies are more important than ever during this time of social distancing and stay-at-home regulations. But, really, hobbies always matter. Join in to learn how and why in this live webinar.

Tuesday, June 16, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM 

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Managing Cancer During COVID-19

Join your Workstride: Managing Cancer at Work team to learn how to navigate these uncertain times. Your Workstride oncology nurse navigators are always available to you and your family – by phone or email – to provide employees and managers with support, information and guidance about a cancer diagnosis or treatment. They will also answer your questions on how to manage your risk factors in light of the Coronavirus pandemic such as: How can I practice extra safety precautions? or How can I manage stress caused by delays in surveillance or treatment? To learn more about Workstride: Managing Cancer at Work, please visit

Wednesday, June 17, 3:00PM – 4:00PM

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Taking Your ZZZ’s Seriously

Who couldn’t use better sleep and more of it? This webinar will review: What does normal sleep look like, signs you may have a sleep disorder, and tips to help improve your sleep. Join us for this live webinar.

Tuesday, June 23, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM 

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Recurring Webinars

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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Coping with COVID: mySupport = More Support

Clinicians from the mySupport Onsite Clinical Team are here to talk to you about the range of mySupport services and to share simple and effective strategies to reduce anxiety and increase resiliency during COVID-19.

Join us every Wednesday in May & June from 4:00-5:00PM.

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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

Volatile Markets: Principles of Investing

In response to the recent market volatility, Vanguard is hosting a special series of webinars to help guide you through these uncertain times. It can be difficult not to make impulsive trading decisions in your portfolio during periods of high market volatility. But understanding Vanguard’s investment philosophy can help you ride out the ups and downs of the market and reach your financial goals. Highlights include the importance of diversification, how to build an investment portfolio, and keeping costs low.

Monday & Fridays through May 29th @ 10:00 AM, 1:00 PM, and 4:00 PM

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Equal Parts Podcast from Care@Work

Brought to you by, 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

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

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)

Ways to Relieve Stress during COVID-19: Resources for Living Webinar

Budgeting When Income is UncertainResources for Living Webinar

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?”.

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.

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

The Reasons We Eat: Understanding Emotional Eating : From Aetna’s Resources for Living – Have you ever consumed an entire bag of chips without realizing it? When you’re sad and upset, do you crave certain “comfort foods”? Our eating choices are driven by more than hunger. Listen to this webinar to learn about how feelings can lead to an unhealthy relationship with food.

Staying Calm to Cope During COVID : A webinar from Aetna’s Resources for Living. Transcript of this webinar available here.

Ways to Stay Connected During COVID : A webinar from Aetna’s Resources for Living. Transcript of this webinar available here.

Change – How to Adapt, Cope & Respond : A webinar from Aetna’s Resources for Living. Transcript from this webinar available here.

Coping with Job Loss, When Friends or Family Members Lose Their Jobs : A webinar from Aetna’s Resources for Living. Transcript from this webinar available here.