Practice Self-Care, Set Boundaries, Seek Support, Remember the Meaningful Aspects of Work

  • Parenting in an Uncertain World: Vanderbilt Behavior Health is hosting an educational support group for parents who are faculty or staff at VUMC. The group will provide a space to come together and build resilience as parents and individuals. Detailed information is available here.
  • Stress & Coping: A Healthier You Presentation to better understand the stressors we are currently experiencing and the techniques to cope with them. Features an interview with Jim Jackson, PhD presented by Health Plus.
  • Resilience Toolkit: Learn about the attitude, skills, and lifestyle required to "bounce back" from adversity and stress.
  • "Mental Health During a Pandemic": Experts from the VUMC Department of Psychiatry presented at the 4/2/2020 Medicine Grand Rounds. Clincical wisdom and practical tips offered by a panel of VUMC psychiatrists and psychologists with specialized training and experience in managing trauma, stress and disasters.
  • Building Resilience: Turning Challenges into Success: Tools for managing attitudes, investing in developing interpersonal skills, and making healthy lifestyle choices. Created by HealthPlus in 2013, some colleagues interviewed are no longer at Vanderbilt, however the concepts they address are relevant to these pandemic times.
  • Cope Better, Stress LessCreated by Health Plus in 2011, this video provides valuable tips on coping with and bouncing back from stress.
  • Osher Center Online Mindfulness Meditations and Provider Support Groups
    • 10-Minute Guided Mindfulness Sessions: The Osher Center is offering free 10-minute guided mindfulness meditation practices. Sessions are appropriate for beginners as well as experienced meditators and are open to everyone. Click here for days and times. No reservations are needed.
    • Provider-Specific Support Groups:  The Osher Center is offering online VUMC Provider mindfulness groups to foster resilience in response to the stress and challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. Sessions are offered on Thursdays from 8:30 am-9:30 am and from 8:30 pm – 9:30 pm. Click here for detailed information.
  • Face COVID:  Dr. Russ Harris shares a mindfulness based approach for coping with the Corona crisis.
  • Square Breathing:  A relaxation technique that helps return breath to its normal rhythm.
  • Self-Care Strategies for Health Care Providers:  Strategies to help manage stress during this challenging time developed by the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus Health Care Provider Well-Being During Covid-19
  • Building Resilience Turning Challenges into Success:  Tools for managing attitudes, investing in developing interpersonal skills, and making healthy lifestyle choices. Created by HealthPlus in 2013, some colleagues interviewed are no longer at Vanderbilt, however the concepts they address are relevant to these pandemic times. Click here to access an article that includes 10 ways to build resilience. For a video on building resilience during unexpected stressful events, click here.
  • Traumatic Incident Stress:  Simple methods to recognize, monitor and maintain health following a traumatic incident, provided by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).
  • Recovering Emotionally from Disaster: A look at the common reactions to disaster and a guide for building emotional well-being and gaining a sense of control following a disaster. Developed by the American Psychological Association.
  • Mental Health and Coping During COVID-19: From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a guide for coping with stress during COVID-19 including tips for parents, for people at higher risk for serious illness, for people coming out of quarantine, and for responders.