Practical Strategies For Managing in difficult Times - Online Class Byron Community College

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Practical Strategies For Managing in difficult Times - Online Class

Practical Strategies For Managing in difficult Times - Online Class

This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.

All of a sudden from one week to the next, the impact of Covid-19 is being experienced by us all, directly or indirectly. This interactive seminar series takes a group on a journey through six key topics to explore and implement practical skills and support strategies us as we find our way in this fast changing landscape.

Topics include:

Week 1 – Drawing on our Creative Strengths

What is Creativity?
Why might Creativity be important in times of challenge?
Exploring a Creative Practice
Finding and connecting to our own creative strengths
Relationship of Creativity to Positive Psychology through key constructs of Csikszentmihalyi’s Flow theory, Fredrikson’s Broaden and Build theory)

Week 2 – Managing Stress

Symptoms of Stress
Fight/Flight and Rest/Digest
Inverted U model of stress and recovery
Reacting or Responding
Science of sleep
Recovery strategies

Week 3 – Working with challenging emotions

Difference between reacting and responding
Positive emotion, negative emotion and the amygdala
Working with emotions from an Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT) perspective
Strategies to work with challenging emotions
Role of self-compassion

Week 4 – Meditation & Mindfulness practices

What is mindfulness and how can it be of benefit at this time
Brief overview of latest research linking mindfulness to brain function, resilience, effective rest and stress recovery
Explore several mindfulness and meditation techniques so that participants can draw on approach which best meets their needs

Week 5 – Lessons from Positive Psychology

What is Positive Psychology and how can it be of benefit at this time?
Understanding PERMA model and its relevance to current experience under Covid-19
Unpacking Flow theory, Gratitude and Connection to support participants and their communities

Week 6 – Creating Rituals for life under covid

Importance of routine, positive habits/rituals in times of increased stress
Strategies to support ourselves
Managing uncertainty
Creating a Plan

This is an online class

  • learn from the comfort of your own home, this class will be delivered live online via the Zoom platform
  • you need an email address, a reliable internet connection, a microphone/speakers and access to a tablet, smartphone or computer
  • please ensure your email address is correct when enrolling, as a Zoom link to the class will be sent via email
  • IMPORTANT: if you don’t receive an email with the Zoom link when you enrol, check your spam, or call the college on 02 66843 374 between Mon to Friday 9.30am to 4pm

Not sure how to use Zoom?

Click here to watch a quick demonstration video

We also recommend you have a test run using Zoom prior to your class start date, as we are unable to offer any technical support.
Click here to test run Zoom

Please note this class is heavily subsidised by Byron Community College to support student participation during this time

What to bring

  • Pen and paper

Important information

Once your enrolment is completed you will receive a confirmation email. This email will be your receipt and inform you of the dates, time and venue of your course, it will also let you know of anything you need to take to class with you. Please make sure that you give us a valid email address and mobile number as any course changes will be communicated via sms or email.

Click here to read our Covid-19 Policy
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We keep our class sizes small so that you get a better experience. Avoid disappointment, enrol early!