COVID-19: Coping as a Community webinar series

Many people have questions about ways to cope with stress experienced during the COVID-19 pandemic. In response to this, the UC Davis Office of Health Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion and its collaborating partners organized a webinar series with Dr. Hendry Ton, M.D., M.S. as well as several special guests. Recorded video of the webinars are provided below.


FIRST INSTALLMENT

How are you coping? (COVID-19)

In the first installment, Hendry Ton, M.D., starts with a grounding meditation and proceeds to share coping strategies. Moderated by Yvonne Calderon. View the webinar in its entirety by playing video above, or by section using the following topic links to open in YouTube:

SECOND INSTALLMENT

Coping as a community (COVID-19)

In this second installment of our webinar series, Hendry Ton, M.D., discusses ways to help children cope through the pandemic and strategies to address anti-Asian racism.

Moderated by Mercedes Piedra, M.S., Director of Multicultural Education, Office for Health Equity, Diversity and Inclusion at UC Davis Health.


THIRD INSTALLMENT

Giving, Compassion, and Hope

For this installment, Hendry Ton, M.D., discusses how giving to others actually fosters our own wellness. He clarifies what compassion fatigue/empathic distress is and discusses strategies to address it to foster greater wellness and compassion. Finally, he teaches the participants a compassion building meditation that can specifically address compassion fatigue/empathic distress.

Moderated by Mercedes Piedra, M.S., Director of Multicultural Education, Office for Health Equity, Diversity and Inclusion at UC Davis Health.

FOURTH INSTALLMENT

Stress, Trauma and Resilience

Special guest Andres Sciolla, M.D., professor of clinical psychiatry at UC Davis Health, provides an overview of chronic stress, discusses the science of resilience, and shares current research on strategies for wellness published in the Journal of the American Medical Association on “Understanding and Addressing Sources of Anxiety Among Health Care Professionals During the COVID-19 Pandemic”.

Moderated by Mercedes Piedra, M.S., Director of Multicultural Education, Office for Health Equity, Diversity and Inclusion at UC Davis Health.


FIFTH INSTALLMENT

The Heart-Mind Connection

Special guest Laura Hansen, Meditation and Mindfulness Instructor and Founder and President of Gold Vision, LLC, discusses mindfulness techniques and how we can practice compassion for others during the pandemic to promote physical, mental, and emotional well-being.

Moderated by Mercedes Piedra, M.S., Director of Multicultural Education, Office for Health Equity, Diversity and Inclusion at UC Davis Health.

SIXTH INSTALLMENT

Activating Your Wellness

In this installment, Laura Hansen, Meditation and Mindfulness Instructor and Founder and President of Gold Vision, LLC, discusses ways in which to activate your wellness during the pandemic.

Moderated by Mercedes Piedra, M.S., Director of Multicultural Education, Office for Health Equity, Diversity and Inclusion at UC Davis Health.


SEVENTH INSTALLMENT

Strength, Inspiration, and Hope

This webinar installment features a virtual discussion with two UC Davis Health nurse leaders, who share their current experiences as health-care providers in our region. Panelists include Pediatric ICU Nurse and President of Capitol City Black Nurses Association, Carter Todd, MS, RN, CCRN, and Assistant Nurse Manager II and Secretary of Capitol City Black Nurses Association, Aron A. King, BSN, RN.

Moderated by Mercedes Piedra, M.S., Director of Multicultural Education, Office for Health Equity, Diversity and Inclusion at UC Davis Health.

EIGHTH INSTALLMENT

Family Ties

In this installment, Hendry Ton, M.D., discusses the impact of family ties through the pandemic and how the well-being of our families can be supported by community circles.

Moderated by Mercedes Piedra, M.S., Director of Multicultural Education, Office for Health Equity, Diversity and Inclusion at UC Davis Health.