COPING WITH THE COVID CRISIS Turning Trauma Into Growth
The Diocese of Baton Rouge is offering an on-line workshop to provide some insights and recommendations for dealing with the current COVID crisis. Social Workers from Catholic Charities and the Office of Marriage and Family Life have teamed up with Catholic Life Television to help the faithful of the Diocese understand how they might use the opportunity of this andemic to actually grow through this experience by focusing on what psychologists call Post-Traumatic Growth. The workshop will outline the factors that hinder such growth as well as the factors that facilitate this growth. This free workshop can be accessed on-line anytime through the following link: https://youtu.be/R-qUMJZ2LVA
Fr. Michael Joncas, composer of On Eagles Wings has composed a new song during this time of crisis, called Shelter Me. Please listen below:
The hymn is published by GIA, but is available for a free download before March 31 of NEXT year. Fr. Joncas suggests that you donate what you might have paid for a new piece of music to your favorite charity that is serving people during the pandemic. Hear the song here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1EbCgi_7gQs
Four mental health strategies to help you during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Have you been noticing a spike in your stress as a result of COVID-19? If so, you certainly aren’t alone. This article provides advice on actions we can take to manage the stress and anxiety during this time..
Click here to access the full article from Psychology Today.