Self-care and Self-compassion: Let’s Take Care of Ourselves by Being Kind

The COVID-19 pandemic has been hard on everyone’s life. Adjusting to new way of being has led to low levels of tolerance, high levels of frustration and difficulty in accepting the new reality. This presentation will explore ways to cope via self-care, while discovering ways to be kind and self-compassionate. During this webinar, participants will be provided with variety of tools to help with self-care and decrease burnout, while increasing effectiveness in the workplace.

About the Presenters:
Manjunath Burdekar, Psy.D. is a native of Massachusetts and is currently working as an assistant professor of Psychology at Concord University. He received his Bachelors in Biology from Franklin Pierce University and further earned his Master’s in psychology and doctorate in counseling psychology from Springfield College. Prior to coming to Concord University, he was a Post-Doctoral Fellow at Roger Williams University Counseling Center, working with traditional and non-traditional college students. He has many counseling center experiences including Hampshire College, Springfield College, and Western Carolina University. Dr. Burdekar’s professional interests include anxiety, depression, diversity and inclusion, grief, identity development, interpersonal functioning, and pain management. He has also worked with athletes focusing on their athletic identity development and performance enhancement.