Wellness Wednesday: Returning to Work: Understanding and Managing COVID-19 Related Anxiety
Returning to Work: Understanding and Managing COVID-19 Related Anxiety
Are you feeling anxious thinking about returning to the office? What will social distancing look like in the lunchroom?
If you feel like your anxiety level is going up…. you are not alone. For months, we’ve been told to socially isolate from families, friends and colleagues because of the dangers of a virus we still don’t understand or control. It has instilled fear in all of us and governed our day-to-day lives.
This webinar will focus on understanding fear, recognizing our reactions and strategies in fostering a positive mindset as we move forward to a new normal in the office.
Nicole Loreto holds a Doctorate in Health Psychology from Walden University, a Master of Science in Communications, Management and Public Affairs at Syracuse University and a Bachelor of Social Work from Laurentian University. She brings a wealth of experience in mental health promotion, prevention and advocacy. Nicole spent more than two decades working with children, youth and women in developing resiliency and healthier life pathways.
Nicole is a fervent promoter of positive psychology, recognized for creating the award-winning Conversations at The Royal and the Is It Just Me? education series designed to start open, informal conversations with youth on mental wellness and mental health problems. While at The Royal, Nicole and colleagues designed two apps, Healthy Minds and Game ready, fostering positive coping skills and mental wellness. Nicole is a recipient of Ottawa’s 40 Under 40 Award.