For many of us, the winter months can be difficult. Despite the promise of a joyous holiday season, the combination of hosting and attending multiple events, complex family dynamics and feelings of loneliness can lead to stress and anxiety. The good news is, there are many ways to overcome tension, sadness and depression this time of year.
“Coping Strategies for Combating Winter Stress” explores ways to recognize and deal with the stress and anxiety that the winter holiday season can bring.
The webinar, recorded live on Nov. 10, 2022, featured expert insights on:
- Coping skills to get through busy holiday months
- Managing difficult family relationships
- Balancing work and personal life
- Avoiding burnout by finding time to put yourself first and do things you enjoy
- Recognizing and addressing Seasonal Affective Disorder
About the Experts
Elizabeth Card, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC, CPAN, CCRP, FASPAN, is a nurse practitioner and research consultant at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Her research interests include health literacy, patient education, and workplace wellness and resiliency.
Jim Kendall, LCSW, has more than 40 years of experience as a licensed clinical social worker. He is manager of Work/Life Connections for the Employee Assistance Program at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
Stephanie Brodtrick, Ph.D. is senior director of Learning Systems and Organization Development at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. She is also a mindfulness practitioner certified in stress resilience.
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