Shannon Chamber Webinar to help people cope with the stresses of COVID-19

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Shannon Chamber CEO Helen Downes

WORKING remotely since March, Shannon Chamber CEO Helen Downes and the Chamber team has organised a presentation on the topic of self-care and emotional resilience via webinar with a highly renowned commentator on anxiety, stress and emotional resilience.

The Shannon Chamber team understand the changes so many people have had to make to their lives since the onset of COVID-19 since having to work remotely since earlier this year, not just from a work perspective but in all aspect of their lives.

The Chamber, via its Skillnet network, has engaged the highly renowned commentator on anxiety, stress and emotional resilience, Dr Harry Barry, to give a presentation on the topic of self-care and emotional resilience via a free webinar on Friday, 21 August from 10-11am.

As Helen Downes acknowledged since the COVID-19 pandemic “our lives have changed dramatically”.

She said, “Our thinking is now dominated by fear of the ever-present but unseen COVID-19 virus, which not only forced us into lockdown and, for many of us it has changed our homes from a living space to a work/life environment, which has led to the coining a phrase ‘living with work’. Many have yet to return to work.

“The pandemic has also denied us access to our loved ones, forced us to change our holiday and travel patterns and a lot more besides.”

The Shannon Chamber CEO said so much “enforced change” can lead to a feeling of “helplessness and a wonderment of what lies ahead and this can lead to stress, anxiety and even depression”.

“To help people understand these symptoms and to enable them manage their lifestyles better in the current environment we felt it necessary to host a webinar on the topic. We are delighted to have engaged Dr Harry Barry for what promises to be a very enlightening webinar in which we will all be given a set of techniques to improve our emotional resilience during this extremely stressful period. This webinar will most certainly have a lot of takeaways to help us cope in these very uncertain times,” added Ms Downes.

The ‘Self-Care and Emotional resilience’ webinar with Dr Harry Barry, presented by Shannon Chamber Skillnet, is free of charge to attend. To book a place, simply log onto www.shannonchamber.ie/events-training/