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Mental Health and Well-Being Webinars Series

Coping, Connecting and Caring During the COVID CrisisDonnovan Somera Yisrael, MA (’89) (he, him, his)

The shelter-in-place has been extended and the COVID-19 emergency continues to challenge our Stanford community, as well as each of our personal lives. This session is intended to be a space for us to check in about how we are coping (or struggling to do so) and share any strategies that have been helpful. Donnovan will present concepts that will help us “name and tame” our COVID-19 induced stressors.

Quick Bytes: Exploring What Works for You: Self-Care and Time Management

Do you find it challenging to structure your day? Have you tried hard to manage your time with calendars and other tools, and it just does not work for you? You are not alone, and you are not at fault. Join other grad students to explore a different mindset and process to structure your day. Become more aware of what approach might work for you and get ideas for ways you can implement those approaches in daily life. 

Sanne Lim, student support specialist, Graduate Life Office

Quick Bytes: Self-Compassion Part 2: Practicing It Without Compromising Success

In this follow-up to our introduction to self-compassion, we will: discuss how to practice self-compassion as students without compromising academic success; explore self-compassion in leadership and teams; take a self-compassion inventory from lead researcher Kristen Neff; have Q&A around practical challenges to practicing self-compassion; and do some real-time meditative practice.

Sarah Meyer Tapia, MA, associate director, Division of Health & Human Performance

Community Conversation about the Global Pandemic: Bonnie Maldonado on Approaches to Fighting COVID-19

Yvonne (Bonnie) A. Maldonado will discuss medical, epidemiological and public health approaches to fighting COVID-19 as well as how the Stanford Hospitals are preserving the safety of medical personnel while identifying and treating the sick. Bonnie is a professor in the Departments of Pediatrics and Health Research and Policy, chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases, and senior associate dean for Faculty Development and Diversity at Stanford University School of Medicine.

Community Conversation about the Global Pandemic: William Gould on Advancing Worker Protections and the Social Safety Net

William B. Gould, IV, emeritus professor of law, discusses the policy and legal agenda for advancing worker protections and the social safety net in the context of the pandemic. Professor Gould is an expert in labor law and labor relations, a critically acclaimed author and scholar and the former chairman of the National Labor Relations Board and California Agricultural Relations Board.

Community Conversation about the Global Pandemic: Keith Hennessey on Economic Policy Responses

A lecturer in economics at the GSB, Keith Hennessey joins Vice Provost Stacey Bent to discuss economic policy responses to the pandemic. Hennessey has more than 14 years of experience advising senior elected officials that includes serving as senior White House economic advisor under President George W. Bush.

Quick Bytes: Self-Compassion in Academia

Struggle is part of the grad school experience. Difficult moments are part of the human experience. How we handle those difficult moments can be the difference between a downward spiral of isolation, and a confident step toward meaningful work. From this workshop, participants will learn what self-compassion is, current research addressing the ways self-compassion protects ambition, and gain tools for how to practice self-compassion.  

Sarah Meyer Tapia, MA, associate director, Division of Health & Human Performance

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