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We have all been on the frontline throughout the pandemic, dealing with the exponential effects of stress in children, colleagues, and ourselves. Ironically, stress is a good thing for building resilience. However, the pandemic has absolutely proven the age-old saying that too much of a good thing is bad! While many products and services aim to reduce and manage stress, without cognitive and behavioural tools to build everyday resilience, these products are unlikely to succeed.
Research with both adults and children have shown that the pandemic has brought on higher levels of anxiety and depression symptoms across the board. The hardships of the pandemic have tested and are continuing to test the mental health of children and adults in generation defining ways. Parents have been on the front line of facing the exponential ripple effects of stress in children, colleagues, and themselves. Science has provided some amazing ways that have been proven to support individuals managing the unmanageable.
Join Dr. Pillai Riddell in an engaging introduction to some quick, evidence-based hacks that can help you cope with stress and build resiliency.