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Happiness During COVID-19: 50 Strategies to Improve Mood, Manage Anxiety and Beat Isolation Loneliness

Uncertainty, fear, and the unknown duration of COVID-19 have paralyzed much of society and our clients. 

For many of our clients, struggles like depression and anxiety have worsened, and have even been exacerbated by some of the very strategies we must now follow to ensure health and safety in our communities. As clinicians, we find ourselves in a unique position to provide assistance during this challenging time.  

Join in for this 3-hour recording with Jonah Paquette, Psy.D, international speaker and author, as he provides practical skills and approaches to help you navigate the turbulent waters of COVID-19 with your clients. With a strengths-based approach aimed towards fostering well-being amidst the current crisis, you’ll explore implications for treatment in our “new normal”: 

  • 15 principles for fostering resilience and wellness during uncertain times 
  • 50 practical strategies to improve mood, manage anxiety and beat isolation loneliness  
  • Easy to implement skills for clients (and ourselves) 

With tons of practical tips and useful exercises, this course is guaranteed to boost your client’s well-being and life satisfaction. Purchase today! 


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Jonah Paquette, Psy.D.
2 Hours 58 Minutes
Apr 23, 2020
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Continuing Professional Development Certificates - PESI Australia, in collaboration with PESI in the USA, offers quality online continuing professional development events from the leaders in the field at a standard recognized by professional associations including psychology, social work, occupational therapy, alcohol and drug professionals, counselling and psychotherapy. On completion of the training, a Professional Development Certificate is issued after the individual has answered and submitted a quiz and course evaluation. This online program is worth 3.0 hours CPD.



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Jonah Paquette, PsyD, is a licensed clinical psychologist, speaker, and author. He is the author of Real Happiness: Proven Paths for Contentment, Peace, and Well-Being (PESI, 2015), a research-based self-help book in which he distills the key findings in the fields of happiness, and offers user-friendly tools to achieve lasting well-being. His second book, The Happiness Toolbox (PESI, 2018), offers readers an array of easy-to-use handouts and exercises designed to enhance happiness in a lasting way. Dr. Paquette is a psychologist and Clinical Training Director for Kaiser Permanente in the San Francisco Bay Area, where he oversees the mental health training programs across four medical centers.

In addition to his clinical work and writing, Dr. Paquette offers training and consultation to therapists and organizations on the promotion of happiness and regularly conducts professional workshops around the country. He is also a frequent media contributor, having been featured in print, online and radio outlets. He has a passion for imparting the key findings related to happiness and wellbeing with a broader audience, and he is honored to share these with you.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Jonah Paquette has an employment relationship with Kaiser Permanente. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Jonah Paquette is a member of the; American Psychological Association; and the California Psychological Association.


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  1. Determine common reactions clients may be experiencing during COVID-19, and use specific skills to address mood, sleep, and anxiety issues.  
  2. Utilize specific techniques that can help increase neuronal activity to brain regions linked to positive emotional states.  
  3. Utilize research-backed approaches to effectively treat anxiety and worry. 
  4. Practice specific tools to cultivate self-compassion, gratitude, compassion, and healthy lifestyle habits. 
  5. Apply research-backed approaches drawing from positive psychology and mindfulness that can be tailored to common reactions during the COVID-19 crisis. 


COVID-19 and Mental Health  

  • The psychological toll of the COVID-19 crisis 
  • Vulnerable client populations  
  • Common anxiety reactions in clients 

The Negativity Bias 

  • Why our brain is wired to fixate on threat and danger 
  • How this survival mechanism becomes hijacked during extended crises  

Positive Neuroplasticity  

  • How to use the mind to change the brain 
  • How healthy habits, behaviours, and skills can change the brain  

Keys to Resilience Amidst COVID-19 

  • Cultivating Connection 
  • Appreciating the Good 
  • Savouring Life’s Joys 
  • Fostering Kindness Towards Others 
  • Finding Compassion For Ourselves 
  • Living in the Present 
  • Caring For Our Bodies 
  • Finding Peace Through Our Breath 
  • Minding Our Thoughts 
  • Accept and Let In 
  • What’s in My Control? 
  • Healthy Boundaries 
  • Making Meaning 
  • Leveraging Technology 

Target Audience

  • Counselors 
  • Social Workers 
  • Psychotherapists 
  • Psychologists 
  • Marriage & Family Therapists 
  • Physicians 
  • Nurses 
  • Nurse Practitioner 
  • Addiction Counselors 
  • Occupational Therapists 
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants 
  • Mental Health Professionals 


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