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Staying Calm in the Midst of the COVID-19 Storm

This one-hour recording was developed to help you stay calm in this unprecedented time of the Coronavirus. As professional mental health providers, we are expected to help colleagues, supervisees and clients understand what they are feeling and sensing during this pandemic, that changes day by day, is normal and understandable. To be at our best, we must stay grounded and remain calm and present. Watch this recording and learn ways to increase your own resources and tips on how to assist your clients and colleagues/employees with their fears and anxiety.


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COVID-19 information
Lois Ehrmann, PhD, LPC, NCC, CTTS
1 Hour 01 Minutes
Media Type:
Digital Recordings



This online program is worth 1.0 hours CPD.


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Access for Self-Study (Non-Interactive)

Access never expires for this product.


  1. Explore at least two factors that contribute to the fight, flight, freeze trauma response happening during the pandemic crisis
  2. Utilize at least three communication strategies and three leadership strategies that are helpful to minimize trauma’s effects on colleagues, employees and clients


Tempering Stress within the Organization

  • Look to where the organization needs to quickly adapt
  • The importance of communication
  • Avoid defensive routines (Comfort, Yeo and Scheinert, 2019)
  • Find the external resources to help in the adaptation process

Finding Your Calm and Helping Your Staff and Clients Find Theirs

  • Understand your own fight, flight, freeze response
  • Breath work, visualization and personal grounding
  • Identify who in your personal life you need
  • Moving the calm toward family first, then employee/supervisees and outward toward the clients

Best Practices that are Important Right Now

  • How to present what you currently know and what you can and cannot do
  • Affirm the ambivalence and lack of certainty
  • When employees, supervisees and clients begin to isolate and shut down
  • Naming fears and anxiety and being witness to those fears and anxiety
  • Reinforce current skills of coping with stress and crisis; teach additional skills
  • Tune in to your own ways of self-care and your own spirituality

Target Audience

  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Psychologists
  • Psychotherapists
  • Therapists
  • Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Teachers
  • School Guidance Counselors
  • Case Managers
  • School Administrators
  • Educational Paraprofessionals
  • Nurses
  • Speech and Language Pathologists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Other helping professionals who work with children

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