Past the Pandemic: Individual Wellbeing, Connection and Support

Series meets Wednesdays (weekly) 8:30 - 9:30 AM MT for six weeks


Series Goals: To recognize signs and symptoms of stress and burnout, prevent impact of stress injury, gain tools to respond to stress in a health care setting, and promote connection with other health care workers. 


This ECHO series offers providers and other staff working in health care and public health settings an opportunity to navigate, normalize and validate worries, stressors and experiences related to various health care environments. Participants will develop an awareness of the manifestations of stress along a continuum. With this framework, each session will provide helpful, tangible tools in a psychoeducational, didactic format to increase capacity, mitigate burnout, elevate connectedness and mindfulness, and promote self-efficacy and quality patient care.

This series is the newest iteration of Past the Pandemic, launched in 2020, and provides updated curriculum to capture current stressors in health care. This program is now a part of a state-wide initiative, Colorado CARES, aimed at increasing health care worker retention and resiliency.

The first two sessions are required, as they are foundational to the rest of the series and will introduce language and concepts that will be woven throughout the remaining sessions. Presence is encouraged at all sessions, as this is an interactive series offering a space to connect with other health care workers. Video modules are posted and available to view at one’s own pace for sessions that are missed. Participants will have access to a Toolkit as well as ongoing weekly Resource Rooms led by a mental health professional to encourage and practice a common language, support and resources.

The Past the Pandemic Toolkit is a self-paced PDF. It was built to accompany this series with additional exercises, worksheets, opportunities for reflection and a rich resource list with active links. It is meant to be a guide to use alongside the video modules, but it can also be shared with others in your teams and organizations to spread knowledge, as it is a self-explanatory resource.

You will be emailed a survey link at the end of this ECHO. Please be sure to complete this survey, which should take no more than 5-10 minutes. 


Series Objectives:  

1. Participants will gain an understanding of the Stress Continuum model. 

2. Participants will recognize the importance of developing their own Individualized Resiliency Plan to manage stress, which includes safety, connection, calm, efficacy, and a sense of future/hope.  

3. Participants will learn to utilize tools to mitigate stress injury impact, such as the Individualized Resiliency Plan, Battery Snapshot, effective communication strategies, and mindfulness practices. 

4. Participants will know when and how to obtain mental health resources. 

Session/Title Date
1 - Stress and the Human Machine: Impact of Stress on Mind, Body and Living a Life you Love 9/27/2023
2 - Digging Deeper: How the Biology of Stress Informs Burnout Prevention 10/4/2023
3 - Managing Grief and Finding Meaning 10/11/2023
4 - Connection: Strengthening Relationships and Support 10/18/2023
5 - Stress Management: Prioritizing Sleep and Calming Practices 10/25/2023
6 - Using Mindfulness in Everyday Life 11/1/2023
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