It's OK to Feel This Way
We have been hearing a lot about how students have experienced a wide range of emotions during the COVID-19 pandemic. We share our thoughts on how to understand and cope with emotions during this unprecedented time. Dr Chonlada Jarukitiskul and Rachel Chickerella created a presentation for managing emotions that is practical, insightful and based on the work of stress, trauma, and mindfulness specialists in our field. Click here to watch (24min).
Walking the Middle Path
This video will discuss the balance of accepting reality as it is, and exploring what within our experience we may be able to shift. Drawing on Dr. Marsha Linehan’s Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), this video will discuss the balance of acceptance and change during this unprecedented time. Click here to watch (30min).
Rises in Anti-Asian Racism During the Age of COVID-19
As the impact of the COVID-19 continues to unfold, so have people’s frustrations and feelings of helplessness. It is normal to be experiencing a range of strong emotions and reactions during this public health emergency. Unfortunately blaming all people of Asian Ancestry for the pandemic has been one response that puts lives at risk and distracts from the overall goal of defeating COVID-19. (The Center for Public Integrity found that over 30 percent of Americans have witnessed COVID-19 bias against Asians.) Drs. Heather Wong-Bailey and Chonlada Jarukitiskul review practical ways to both 1) acknowledge and address the pain associated with this rise in racism and 2) foster hope and resilience. Included are suggestions for practicing allyship which is an essential component in decreasing racism. View the document here.
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