Resources for managing stress and anxiety
Living through the COVID-19 pandemic while also navigating racial oppression, economic uncertainty and the Ukraine conflict can be extremely taxing. If you find yourself frequently overwhelmed, you’re not alone. Here are some resources to help.
The Science of Managing Stress
March 23, 2 – 3 p.m. (PT)
Job stress, especially as we are slowly returning to the office, can feel overwhelming. Learn about the science of the stress cycle, how to keep perspective and a variety of strategies that promote well-being. This class has been rated 4.9/5 by past participants.
Mindfulness at UCOP
April 1, 10 – 11 a.m. (PT)
Learn different strategies to connect to your breath, drop into the moment and show yourself self-compassion. We offer this introduction to mindfulness monthly.
21 Practices for Happiness and Accomplishment at Work
April 27, 2:30 – 4 p.m. (PT) — Register by April 23
Presented by People-OnTheGo, this course will teach you how to develop and practice skills around mindfulness, emotional intelligence, building a growth mindset and productivity that are crucial in today’s workplace. You’ll focus on behavioral changes and initiative-taking, while at the same time paying attention to self-care, stress reduction, fostering enjoyment and self-fulfillment.
Greater Good Science Center: This free resource has a lot of resources and videos to support well- being. Some videos your colleagues at the Learning and Development found useful are:
- The Three Components of Self-Compassion: Kristin Neff, the world’s leading researcher of self-compassion and founder of the Mindful Self-Compassion program, explains the core features of self-compassion. Find more information on Dr. Neff’s self-compassion exercises on her website.
- Being Kinder to Yourself: When you’re caring so much for other people, how do you deal with your own stress? Psychiatrist Elizabeth Guinto tries a practice to be kinder to herself.
- What Makes Us Happier Than Money? The key to happiness isn’t our income but something more meaningful, explains UC Irvine’s Belinda Campos, Ph.D.
- Burnout: What we’re feeling and how to use it to make positive change: Learn how simple daily acts and rituals that inspire awe and gratitude can help combat pandemic-related burnout.
LinkedIn Learning Collections: Check out these full courses and short videos curated by the Learning and Development team and your UCOP peers.
- Work and wellness
- Social and emotional skills
- Working remotely for managers
- Working remotely for employees
- Leading and working in times of complexity and stress
- Belonging & inclusion
- Change management
Also, check out LinkedIn Learning’s Mindset Matters Monthly Challenge.
Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FSAP): Services are voluntary, free, and confidential and include individual counseling, and consultation to managers and supervisors.
UCOP Ombuds Office: The Ombuds Office provides confidential, impartial, and informal conflict resolution and problem-solving services for all UCOP employees. The Ombuds Office is a safe place to voice and clarify concerns, understand conflict situations, and find effective ways to respond.
UC behavioral health and counseling benefits: All UC health benefits plans include behavioral health and counseling.
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Tags: anxiety, mental health, stress