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How to Manage Sadness, Self-Criticism, and That Desire to Just Curl Up in a Ball


Join us for this webinar, which is part of the monthly series of emotional well-being webinars presented by FEAP and Hoos Well, and co-sponsored by the Office of the Provost's Faculty Guide program.

Learning objectives

  1. Learn strategies to manage sadness and the desire to withdraw from activities you used to enjoy
  2. Learn how to look at distressing situations from different perspectives so it’s easier to manage negative, self-critical thoughts
  3. Learn how to plan activities so that you feel like the way you spend your time better matches your values

About your presenter

Bethany Teachman is a Professor and the Director of Clinical Training at the University of Virginia in the Department of Psychology. Dr. Teachman is Director of the public web sites MindTrails, a web-based research infrastructure that has offered digital interventions to reduce anxious thinking to thousands of visitors around the world, and Project Implicit Health, an educational web site that allows visitors to assess their implicit associations tied to mental and physical health topics. Dr. Teachman has been awarded an American Psychological Association Distinguished Scientific Early Career Award, multiple national mentoring awards, and she is a Fellow of multiple associations, including the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Dr. Teachman was the inaugural Chair of the Coalition for the Advancement and Application of Psychological Science, and she received a Presidential Citation from the American Psychological Association.


This event will be recorded by audio and video means. By participating, you grant the University of Virginia the right to use your voice/likeness in any depiction of this event. Video is not required to participate in this event.

The University of Virginia is committed to providing universal access to all of our events. Please contact us at EmotionalWellbeing@virginia.edu, at least seven days prior to the start of this event, to request disability-related accommodations.

Register for webinar, December 8 at 12:00pm