Effective Strategies for Managing Your Emotional Well-Being

In celebration of Mental Health Awareness Month - May, we invite you to join a reward-eligible webinar to learn evidence-based strategies to manage powerful emotions, cope with pain, and re-discover and maintain joy. 

The past year has felt like an emotional marathon through uncertainty and constant change; even more, the “finish line” keeps moving! Many of us are facing exhaustion, overwhelm, helplessness, and severe emotional pain. During Mental Health Awareness Month, we recognize your struggle, honor your resilience, and offer you evidence-based strategies to manage powerful emotions, cope with pain, and re-discover and maintain joy. Join a dynamic mother-and-daughter duo to gain an intergenerational perspective on enhancing emotional well-being.

In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, this seminar is a special edition of the monthly series of reward-eligible, emotional well-being seminars offered by UVA FEAP and Hoos Well.

Learning Objectives

  1. Identify strategies for coping with emotions in an adaptive manner, with a focus on emotional regulation and skills taught in contextual psychotherapy systems.
  2. Describe the importance of self-compassion and forgiveness in regulating emotions and promoting a content and happy life.
  3. List effective coping skills for dealing with the unique stressors of fatigue and emotional and physical pain.
  4. Identify six factors that contribute to development of positive emotions, including identifying personal values and practicing gratitude.

Weds. May 26, 12-1pm: Register for this webinar


About the presenters

Jennifer Kim Penberthy, Ph.D., ABPP is the Chester F. Carlson Professor of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences at the University of Virginia School of Medicine, where she conducts research, teaches, and provides clinical care. Dr. Penberthy provides clinical treatment to patients in Psychiatry and the University of Virginia Emily Couric Clinical Cancer Center and also works with the Clinician Wisdom & Wellbeing program to mentor physicians and health care workers at UVA and nationally. She is the Associate Director of the Clinician Wellness Program and is a Fellow of Humanism in Medicine at the University of Virginia. She is Co-Director of the Effective Communication and Coping Skills for Physicians Continuing Medical Education Program at UVA and is on the UVA Diversity Consortium and and past chair of APA Division 12 Diversity Committee. She is on the advisory committee for the American Psychological Association Continuing Education Committee and a fellow in the APA Leadership Institute for Women in Psychology and a Council Representative to the American Psychological Association from the Society of Clinical Psychology. She is past-president of the International CBASP Society and a founding member of the CBASP Training Program. She has published extensively and lectures internationally about psychotherapy, physician and clinician wellness, and mindfulness-based interventions, including pain management. Her most recent book is co-authored with her daughter, Morgan, and is called “Living Mindfully Across the Lifespan: An Intergenerational Guide.”

J. Morgan Penberthy, B.A., graduated from Wake Forest University with a degree in psychology and interdisciplinary humanities. She completed a research fellowship at the Mind & Life Summer Institute examining teaching mindfulness for sexual violence college counselors. She is a certified yoga instructor and a well-being and mindfulness advocate dedicated to bridging the gap between the wellness, psychological, and legal realms and making the practice of mindfulness accessible. She currently works at the American Psychological Association (APA) in Washington, DC and serves on their Health and Wellness Committee, heading up their Gratitude and Reflection Initiatives, which encourage fellow APA employees to utilize regular contemplative-based methods to foster feelings of gratitude and practice self-care during the COVID-19 pandemic. She also teaches weekly meditations online via Zoom through Yoga District, a group of yoga and mindfulness studios based in Washington, DC. Her first love is writing, and she is thrilled to have co-authored with her mother, Kim, her first book called Living Mindfully Across the Lifespan: An Intergenerational Guide.


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