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Webinar: Coping with lockdown: psychological techniques to help understand and cope with lockdown.

18th May 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Free – £25.00

Coping with lockdown: psychological techniques to help understand and cope with lockdown. ASLI Webinar.

Lockdown has understandably brought many challenges for individuals. The challenges vary from individual to individual, including self-employed or freelance consultants who are out of work, those working at home whilebalancing numerous other responsibilities, or those who have had to take on additional work to help organisations cope with colleagues who are sick, isolating or shielding. The phrase “it’s everywhere, everything, everyone” is being used in the psychological community to describe the impact of the Coronavirus outbreak and how each aspect of everyone’s life has been affected. There is still a great deal of uncertainty surrounding when lockdown will be lifted, and indeed when it does, what will the new normal be.

With these challenges, it is natural for individuals, to experience psychological effects (for example stress and anxiety). For Sign Language Interpreters, who are often freelance and for whom face to face interaction with clients is essential, these concerns are thrown into vivid reality.

This webinar will provide a brief introduction to the psychological evidence around sudden joblessness, working in isolation, coping with uncertainty and will present some research backed techniques that can help you to cope with stress (including the stress of sudden changes in your usual working life). We will:

Discuss why working in isolation may take some adjustment and give useful tips for how to deal with readjustment after Isolation.
Examine the psychology of being out of work, and some science backed strategies used by people who cope well.
Learn about psychological theories of stress and coping and why you may notice differences between yourself and others.
Take you through some step by step strategies to help you cope with pressure, stress and strain.

This is being presented by Debbie Stevens-Gill, a senior lecturer at the University of Wolverhampton who specialises in occupational stress.




18th May 2020
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Free – £25.00
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