Recorded RIDE Distance Learning Series Webinar – Caring for Our Brains in Unprecedented Times

Rhode Island Department of Education in Collaboration with the Rhode Island Prevention Resource Center, December 17, 2020

This is the fourth webinar in the RIDE Distance Learning Series. This webinar was presented by Charity Bell (Relentless Positivity). This webinar was originally developed by the RI Prevention Advisory Committee’s RI-PREVCON Planning Committee for the PREVCON Virtual Series. Thank you to the Rhode Island Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities & Hospitals (BHDDH) for the creation of the PREVCON Virtual Series.

In this incredible, challenging time, even those who have never experienced anxiety may be aware of racing thoughts, brain and body exhaustion, and reduced effectiveness. For those of us who have experienced anxiety or currently have it, this is an extended visit from a most unwelcome guest. In this webinar, Charity Bell provides tools to help participants understand what is happening in their brains and bodies, respond to the cues they receive from inside, and help reframe perceptions. These tools can also be shared with others.

Charity Bell has spent the past 20 years fascinated by human beings and how they respond to their environments based on experience and perception. She is particularly interested in approaches to anxiety that use brain science and self-awareness. Charity is known for her insightful, funny, and real approaches to the everyday challenges in working with and being a human.

1. Build awareness of signs of distress in self and others.
2. Understand the brain science behind “Covid brain”.
3. Use brain science to increase self compassion and resiliency.

You can view the webinar recording here.

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