War anxiety - how to transform emotional reactions into constructive support?
We have not yet had the chance to catch our breath after the pandemic, and yet again we have to face another crisis that challenges our mental resilience even more. It is understandable that the ongoing war, not far from our border, causes a stress reaction in many of us. Undoubtedly, the news that reaches us does not foster recovery.
However, we also observe many wonderful gestures of solidarity, unity and selfless help, which are a testimony of humanity. We already know that we have a marathon ahead of us, so we need to spread our energy wisely so that we don’t run out of it at the finish line. An airplane analogy seems to be very accurate here – if you need to use oxygen masks, take care of yourself first!
How to avoid falling into a panic spiral and help wisely?
We are committed to creating a common space where we can not only talk about how to help others wisely, but also think about how to take care of ourselves. During the meeting we focus on the following issues:
- The meaning of crisis from a psychological perspective – mechanisms of human’s behavior
- How to react effectively in a situation of strong emotions – especially fear and panic?
- How to protect yourself from disinformation?
- How to take care of your own psychological well-being in crisis situation to be able to take care of others?
- How to talk about the war situation with colleagues and loved ones, especially with kids?
- How can you really help?
We encourage you to ask questions, as well as share your own experiences and reflections.
If you attended the training enter here to download additional materials so you can check your preferred style of coping with stress and choose your most adequate techniques for building resilience to stress.
We also encourage you to share your feedback on the meeting with us. Your feedback will allow us to provide even better support in this area. Thank you for your time and for completing the survey.