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NMSU’s Cooperative Extension to host stress, resilience webinar series

  • By Tiffany Acosta
  • 575-646-3929
  • tfrank@nmsu.edu
  • Aug 26, 2021
NMSU’s Cooperative Extension Service “Stress and Resilience in a COVID World” webinar flyer.

The Cooperative Extension Service stress and resilience team at New Mexico State University will offer the third installment in its webinar series this fall. Beginning in September, the five-part webinar series, “Stress and Resilience in a COVID World,” will provide strategies to manage stress and build resilience as communities begin to reopen.

The free live webinar will be held from 2 to 3 p.m. Thursdays from Sept. 30 through Oct. 28, and will be recorded for those unable to attend the live broadcasts. The session topics were selected based on survey results from past participants. To register or learn more about the webinar, visit https://aces.nmsu.edu/covid19/resilience.

“Our goal is to provide individuals with the tools to cope with stress during challenging times,” said Bea Favela, Doña Ana County Family and Consumer Sciences agent. “Coping with stress in healthy ways can benefit you, the people you care about, and those around you to become more resilient.” 

The webinar series began in May 2020 with “Stress and Resilience: Thriving in a Demanding World,” which was in response to people feeling stressed about the pandemic. The second series held in February and March 2021, “Coping with COVID Burnout,” provided information about managing the ongoing or chronic stress associated with the pandemic. 

“Participants have told us they enjoy these webinars because they have the opportunity to share their pandemic experiences and hear from others with similar experiences,” said Karim Martinez, Extension Family Life specialist. “They also shared with us that even if they are familiar with the strategies presented, it’s helpful to be reminded and to have a dedicated time to think about how to incorporate these strategies into their own lives.” 

Webinars series team members include Favela, Martinez, Dianne Christensen, Bernalillo County Family and Consumer Sciences agent; Suzanne DeVos-Cole, Mora County Extension agent; Lourdes Olivas, Extension associate; and Karen Plawecki, Extension nutrition specialist.