Recovering from the COVID Marathon, presented by Dr Dougal Sutherland

Tuesday, 28 July 2020 - 5:00pm to 7:30pm
11 Bolton St
New Zealand
2020-07-28 17:00:002020-07-28 19:30:00Pacific/AucklandRecovering from the COVID Marathon, presented by Dr Dougal SutherlandSofitel, 11 Bolton St, Wellington

Thinking about what comes next as we recover from COVID-19, people and organisations are anticipating an extended period of disruption, uncertainty and complexity. Remaining flexible and balancing competing demands on attention, energy and time will be fundamental to sustaining both your wellbeing and capacity to thrive. As our response to COVID transitions from an initial sprint, to a long haul, so too our mindset and responses need to evolve.

This workshop draws on the science of wellbeing, and provides participants with a framework to understand and manage mental health and wellbeing, as well as practical strategies to apply.

Practical strategies will include:

– A simple three step process to monitor your wellbeing.

– A quick tool for reflecting in difficult moments.

– Identifying what will sustain you, personally.

– Easy to use relaxation and calming skills.

Session objectives:

1. Understand the science and impacts of sustained stress, including burnout.

2. Learn about our key emotional and behavioural systems and how they may be affected by the current environment.

3. Recognise when your current response patterns are becoming unhelpful.

4. Learn practical tools for:

  • managing overwhelm and anxiety
  • sustaining motivation and drive
  • maintaining relaxation and recovery.

5. Develop an action plan to help put in place ideas from the session.