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How to Build Resiliency During Times of Crisis

Dr. Russ and the Coaching team share strategies to cope with the stress and worry of the challenging times of COVID-19. Building resilience means being more calm, able to respond and make decisions in times of stress with a more clear mind and other benefits.

To register for one of the other free webinars listed below, please visit and enter your access code: UMN. Learn to Live is available at no cost to all Student Services Fee-paying students at the University of Minnesota.

Time Management: Dr. Russ and the Clinical team explain time management, how we get off track, alternative approaches for success and practical tools for everyday life.

Building Resiliency: Dr. Russ and the Clinical team explain the mind-body connection, review how to improve your emotional resilience, and incorporate present awareness and mindfulness into your everyday life.

Assertiveness and Boundaries: (Dr. Russ and the Clinical team explain the four communication styles, how to become more assertive, defining healthy boundaries and discussing ways to build effective boundaries in everyday life.

Resisting the Pressure to be Perfect: Dr. Russ and the Clinical team explain perfectionism, what the pressure does to us, ways to think differently about high standards, and how to face fears of imperfection.

Mindful Eating: Our end of year webinar will center around mindful eating. In this webinar, we'll cover: how certain triggers can lead to mindless eating, what mindful eating can look like and its advantages, and the next steps for success. Join us for one of these live presentations to learn more!

Stress Management 101: Dr. Russ and the Clinical team explain what stress does to us, outline triggers, describe the warning signs of excess stress and discuss ways to help manage stress in everyday life.

Too Many Sheep to Sleep: Dr. Russ and the Clinical team explain poor sleep quality, highlight the negative impact of sleep problems, share some tools to help you sleep better and give you practical strategies you can try out tonight.


If you have any questions about Learn to Live or how to access webinars, please contact Counseling Services at UMC.  

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