Combating Election Stress

Resources for Election Season

Self-Care in Times of Uncertainty

Renew your commitment to self-care as a way to navigate these uncertain times and the challenges of the world around you. Join Heidi Weiker, MSSA in a mini-program that empowers you through practices and strategies that refocus you on self-management, compassion, and gratefulness in adversity.

This is a three part series, offered to faculty, staff and students on Wednesdays in November via Zoom.

Self-Care in Times of Uncertainty
Wednesdays at 1 PM
November 4, 11 and 18
Please register!

Communication Strategies during Difficult Times

During the turbulent election season, communication skills are more important than ever.  They are vital tools for dealing with business and personal relationships and can impact almost every area of our lives, both professionally and socially.  Yet, when it comes to communicating, few people think about the messages they send either verbally or non-verbally.  This is particularly true in highly charged circumstances where emotions may run high and weak interpersonal skills can worsen the situation.  Join this one hour webinar presented by Valeri Furst. It is specifically designed to assist participants in developing the skills to be stronger communicators. 

Valeri is a communication counselor with a background as both a lawyer and on air reporter. A CWRU Alumni, she has also taught at the CWRU Law School.

Communication Strategies during Difficult Times took place on Friday, November 6 at Noon
Watch the recording!

Stress Management for Turbulent Times

Chronic stress negatively impacts you physically and emotionally. Even in the most challenging circumstances it’s possible to practice self-care, which includes establishing clear roles and boundaries. But, if you struggled with self-care under “normal” circumstances, you might be wondering how to start now as political stress and the pandemic loom large.

Learn the purpose of self-care, shifting your mindset, and practical tips to apply right now to lay the foundation for future habits.  

After taking this workshop, participants will be able to:

  1. Define stress/thought cycle and how to interrupt it.
  2. Determine differences between stress, anxiety and depression and appropriate responses.
  3. Challenge pessimistic stress narratives and replace with “realistic optimism” and response styles.
  4. Practice practical coping strategies to gain perspective, establish boundaries, and increase work/life balance.

Stress Management for Turbulent Times took place on November 10, 2020 at 10 AM
Watch the recording!

Two Mindfulness Options 

Mindfulness Matters Week is October 26-30, 2020

Join in the powerful keynote address or any of the daily webinars.

Four Upcoming Mindfulness Hours

Join fellow students from across CWRU for this hour of guided meditations.

Meditation Options with Take5

A variety of meditations are available online to the CWRU community. Listen anywhere!

CWRU Professional Development Program Resources

 Head to the Coping with Uncertainly webpage on the HR website, then scroll down to see the Election Stress information.