Past the Pandemic: Coping in COVID

Series meets Wednesdays (weekly) 8:30AM - 9:30AM MT for six weeks.


This interactive series offers health care providers and other staff working in health care settings strategies to name, normalize, and validate worries and experiences during this pandemic and beyond. By understanding stress along a continuum, participants will learn how to manage stress and loss, increase capacity to prevent burnout, elevate connectedness and mindfulness, and promote self-efficacy and quality patient care.   

During each session, mental health clinicians will show video modules providing helpful, tangible tools in a psychoeducational format, following up with discussion and integration of topics.  Participants will also have access to the Past the Pandemic website with these video modules and additional resources, including a Toolkit.

The Past the Pandemic Toolkit is a self-paced PDF document. It was built to accompany this series with additional exercises, worksheets, and opportunities for reflection and a rich resource list with active links. It is meant to be a guide to use alongside the video modules, but it can also be shared with others in your teams and organizations to spread knowledge, as it is a self-explanatory resource.


1. Recognize signs and symptoms of stress and burnout
2. Prevent impact of stress injury
3. Build competence in responding to stress in the Pandemic
4. Promote connection with other health care workers during this time


Series Objectives:

  1. Participants will recognize the centrality of social connectedness to manage the COVID-19 crises.
  2. Participants will gain an understanding of the Stress Continuum model.
  3. Participants will learn to utilize tools to mitigate stress injury impact, such as Individualized resiliency Planning, stress management techniques, communication skills, and mindfulness practices.
  4. Participants will feel supported by the ECHO series community and have access to the Well-Being Support Line for additional mental health support. 

Session/Title Date
1 - Stress and the Human Machine: Impact of Stress on Mind, Body and Living a Life You Love 10/5/2022
2 - Digging Deeper: How the Biology of Stress Informs Burnout Prevention 10/12/2022
3 - Managing What We've Lost: Mourning, Growing, and Finding Meaning 10/19/2022
4 - Staying Connected: Communication, Relationships and Role Management 10/26/2022
5 - The Importance of Sleep & Cultivating Your Human Machine 11/2/2022
6 - Using Mindfulness in Everyday Life 11/9/2022
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