Navigating MIT Series: Effective Stress Management During COVID-19

Friday, November 13, 2020 at 10:00am to 11:00am

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Topics throughout the fall to support international students with adjustment to MIT and the U.S. Open to all international students: undergrad, grad, and non-degree students. 

Effective Stress Management During COVID-19

Presentation by Dr. Xiaolu Hsi from Student Mental Health & Counseling. The Covid-19 pandemic is an extraordinary and abnormally difficult situation. With the quarantine and working from home, many find it difficult to get started to do the work, sleep at erratic hours, eat irregularly, have a great deal of difficulties focusing and staying on track with work, “zoomed out” at the end of the day with hours on screen, but not enough of productivity to show. In addition to these cognitive changes, many of us also experience physical, emotional and interpersonal reactions, and have difficulties coping with them, including for many, that also include the xenophobia and racism in addition to the health scare and mental stress. Dr. Hsi will discuss both science and common sense-based strategies to help cope with the impact of the pandemic more effectively. 


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