IAFF COE Webinar: Managing Holiday Stress & Planning for the New Year

IAFF COE Webinar: Managing Holiday Stress & Planning for the New Year

IAFF COE Webinar: Managing Holiday Stress & Planning for the New Year


Speakers: Molly Jones, LSW

Stress is a common experience for many, and can be difficult to manage if left unaddressed, especially when working in a high stress occupation like the fire service. As 2023 gets underway, this webinar will focus on tips for managing stress, how behavioral health is impacted by potential stressors, and give insight into goal setting for the new year. This webinar will be hosted by Advanced Recovery Systems' Clinical Education Coordinator, Molly Jones, LSW. This training will navigate the correlation between increased stress and decreased mental well-being, as well as highlight strategies to reduce such stress and increase relaxation to benefit holistic wellness on a daily basis. Mindfulness and methods for implementation will be one of the highlighted tools. Participation in this webinar will provide attendees with increased insight on the importance of addressing accumulated stress and implementing healthy habits to mitigate increased risk of behavioral health issues such as depression, anxiety, addiction, and post-traumatic stress. Attendees will also be better equipped to learn how to set achievable goals and plan for the upcoming new year.


1. Why are the holidays stressful?

2. How is the grieving process affected during the holidays?

3. Symptoms of holiday stress

4. Tips for managing holiday stress and the holiday blues

5. What is Seasonal Affective Disorder?

Time: 12 PM - 1:30 PM EST

Any accommodations for a disability please email, [email protected]

The course is offered via Demio. The event is free of charge.

The IAFF Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health Treatment and Recovery is a one-of-a-kind treatment facility specializing in PTSD for professional fire service members who struggle with trauma, substance use, addiction and other related behavioral health challenges. It is a safe haven for members to receive the help they need in taking the first steps toward recovery and share experiences with other members who have faced or overcome similar challenges.

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December 8


12:00 pm - 01:30 pm

Event Category:

International Association of Fire Fighters

Click to Register: Registration Page

International Association of Fire Fighters Center of Excellence Events

Website: Event Page