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HCMC university to hold workshop on stress management during pandemic

The Saigon Times

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HCMC – The University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Vietnam National University, HCMC, will organize a webinar on stress management during the Covid-19 pandemic on November 21, providing free healthcare consultation to the participants.

The pandemic and social distancing measures to curb its spread have left many people feeling stressed.

With the uncertainty about its nature, its spread, and its impact, the pandemic will certainly affect the well-being and mental health of individuals, even those who have not been directly exposed to the disease.

This workshop will explore the types of stress, its neurobiological mechanisms, as well as the cognitive, emotional, and physical impacts of stress.

The emphasis of self-care will be placed on mindfulness and cognitive approaches to coping with the challenges unique to living with the Covid-19 pandemic. Participants will take away strategies and new ways to take care of themselves during these challenging times and move forward.

The program includes topics such as the types of stress and the neurobiology of stress; the cognitive, emotional and physical effects of stress; self-care approaches to mindfulness and the awareness to deal with challenges during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The workshop will feature Phuong N. Le, Ed.D., educator and psychologist, former lecturer at the Chapman University & California State University at Long Beach.

The event will be held online via the Zoom link https://zoom.us/j/97611854512 (Pass: 123789), at 9 a.m. on Sunday, November 21.

Those interested can register for the event via https://forms.gle/n11aauyooy4MHqUV7 before 6 p.m. on November 20. The registration is free.

The webinar, “Stress management during the Covid-19 pandemic”, is part of the Mental Vaccines, a non-profit program implemented by the University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Vietnam National University, HCMC. It aims to provide free mental health support for people in HCMC in the context of the pandemic.

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