The article "Coping with Fatigue, Fear, and Panic During a Crisis" by Tony Swartz and Emily Pines from The Energy Project focuses on what we have in our immediate control to build resilience in the face of uncertainty and stress. Essential tools we need include awareness and calming strategies to enable us to harness the critical thinking and planning resources we need.

You will find strategies to build awareness and practice calm in the presentation "Taking the Authority to [fill in the blank]." To manage the uncertainty from COVID-19, this presentation pulls from elements outlined in F.A.C.E. C.O.V.I.D., which guides us on how to focus on what is in our control and ground ourselves in the constants we value.  Consider practicing the tools from this guide anytime you find yourself searching for ways to manage fear and panic.

Remember that rest is essential during an ongoing crisis. Allow yourself grace to pace yourself and recuperate. Taking time for this allows you to build greater awareness to notice internal strengths and resources that will build resilience.

Written by Trish Haak, LCSW