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Register now for NCRA Mental Health Week free webinars

Next week marks NCRA’s second annual Mental Health Week, and there is still time to register for three free webinars being offered to address important issues regarding mental health. Your mental health is just as important as your physical health or keeping up with professional training. The webinars are available to all NCRA members free of charge and will be held on Feb. 22, 23, and 24.

Although no CEUs are being offered, the National Court Reporters Foundation (NCRF), which is sponsoring these sessions, feels that these are important topics that should be made available free to all NCRA members. If you are not available to attend live, the sessions will be recorded for later viewing.

Feeling Good in the Hybrid Work Era!presented by Mark Mohammadpour, APR, CPT, CHC, Owner and Chief Wellness Officer, Chasing the Sun

Tuesday, Feb. 22 | noon Eastern

The hybrid work experience requires a new approach to managing the rest of our lives, particularly our mental and physical health. In this workshop we’ll discuss relatable, practical, and actionable tools to tackle one of the most stressful jobs in the world. Register now.

Managing Stress and Creating a Self-Care Planpresented by Caitlin Magidson, NCC, LCPC, The Coaching & Counseling Company, LLC

Wednesday, Feb. 23 | 10 a.m. Eastern

Stress is a normal part of life, and yet too much stress can lead to burnout and reduce your functioning at work and at home. In this session you’ll learn about the stress performance scale, signs to look for if you’re headed for burnout, and create a self-care plan for more resilience as you tolerate and regulate difficult emotions. Register now.

Self-Awareness for Self-Preservationpresented by Esther Lee, LMSW, Hospital Behavioral Health Liaison, Inova Fairfax (Va.) Hospital

Thursday, Feb. 24 | 1 p.m. Eastern

Mental health is integral to our daily functioning and well-being. If we are neglecting our physical health or mental health, it often takes a toll on our bodies. This session will provide perspective on how the two are integrated and encourage self-awareness in response to secondary trauma as well as offer some coping skills that you can use to improve your health. Register now.

In addition to the special sessions for Mental Health Week, NCRA maintains a year-round Web page of resources to aid members in finding what they need to support their mental health. The Mental Health Resources page includes a link to a number of free member-only webinar sessions available through the NCRA Learning Center. They include the sessions from the previous NCRA Mental Health Week held in 2020, such as “Back to Basics: Mental Health Essentials during the Pandemic,” “Balance and Self-Care in a World of COVID-19, Deadlines, and Virtuality,” and “Practicing Mindfulness.”  The Mental Health Resources page also includes links to a number of national organizations that offer resources for anyone who needs help as well as links to articles for NCRA members about mental health and how other NCRA members manage their stress.