Emotional Well-Being During the COVID-19 Crisis for Health Care Providers Webinar Series

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We know this is a difficult time for everyone, especially those of you who are serving patients. Please join us for a 10-week webinar series featuring mental health and emotional wellness experts showing how health care providers can reduce personal stress during the COVID-19 outbreak.

These webinars are held via Zoom on Thursdays from noon–1:00 p.m. Advance registration is required.

Participants are encouraged to submit questions in advance to help our speakers address the full range of health care provider concerns and responses to the crisis. We also invite you to briefly share any personal tips and practices that are helping you during this time. We will share some of these tips publicly and ask that you provide your name if you would like to be identified. Please email your questions and comments to [email protected].

This webinar series is co-sponsored by the UCSF Department of PsychiatryUCSF Office of Alumni RelationsGreater Good Science Center at UC BerkeleyMindsight Institute, and the John W. Brick Mental Health Foundation.

Download: Insights From Webinar Participants


April 2 Eve Ekman, PhD, MSW
Elissa Epel, PhD
Daniel J. Siegel, MD
Psychological Strategies for Acute Stress Archived video
April 9 Lisa Fortuna, MD, MPH, MDiv
Bruce Perry, MD
Robert Rodriguez, MD
Psychological First Aid Strategies to Deal With Acute Stress Archived video
April 16 Roshi Joan Halifax, PhD Healing Moral Distress, Moral Outrage, and Reducing Burnout Archived video
April 23 Daniel J. Siegel, MD Supporting Our Youth: How to Survive and Thrive Archived video
April 30 Brené Brown, PhD, LMSW Collective Vulnerability and Courage Postponed (new date TBD)
May 7 Wim Hof
Ashley Mason, PhD
Making Stress Work for You: Restoration Through Hormetic Stressors and Wim Hof Breathing Archived video
May 14 Eve Ekman, PhD, MSW
Thupten Jinpa, PhD
Sanjay Reddy, MD
On the Front Lines: Compassion-Based Strategies Archived video
May 21 Bessel van der Kolk, MD
David Bullard, PhD
Douglas Ziedonis, MD, MPH
Resilience to Traumatic Stress: When the Body Keeps the Score

Archived video

May 28 Esther Perel, PhD
Ethan Weiss, MD
Relationships Under Shelter: Transforming Conflict to Harmony Register
June 4 Eve Ekman, PhD, MSW
Elissa Epel, PhD
Daniel J. Siegel, MD
Resilience and Regeneration Register


Week 1 (Ekman/Epel/Siegel)
Week 3 (Halifax)
Week 4 (Siegel)
Week 6 (Hof/Mason)
Week 7 (Jinpa/Ekman/Reddy)
Week 8 (van der Kolk/Bullard/Ziedonis)