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New Canaan Library Presents “Coping with Covid Stress,” A Conversation with Dr. Michael Groat, Chief Clinical Officer, Silver Hill Hospital”
December 3, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pmFree
The days are getting colder and darker and the pandemic seems never ending. How does one cope with not only the stress of Covid, but the upcoming holidays and the prospect of more social isolation? New Canaan Library is pleased to offer a presentation by Michael Groat, Ph.D., Chief Clinical Officer for Silver Hill Hospital on Thursday, December 3 at 7 PM EST. Zoom sign-in information will be provided upon registration; please register at newcanaanibrary.org.
In his presentation, Dr. Groat will speak about the many aspects of stress during Covid, including external forces that can lead to “stress pile up,’ as well as factors in an individual’s lifestyle and health issues that might lead to stress overload during times of crisis. He will discuss the differences between anxiety and depression, and the physical manifestations of stress, and additionally offer helpful advice and tips on maintaining calm, seeking out rewarding experiences, and nurturing a hopeful mindset. There will be an opportunity for questions and comments from the viewing audience.
Michael Groat, PhD, is the Chief Clinical Officer of Silver Hill Hospital, a Yale-affiliated, private, non-profit hospital located in New Canaan, Connecticut. Dr. Groat completed a 4-year postdoctoral fellowship in psychodynamic psychotherapy and family systems at the Austen Riggs Center, studied psychoanalysis at the Center for Psychoanalytic Studies, Houston, and
was associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the Baylor College of Medicine, where he also served as the Director of Adult Services at the Menninger Clinic. He was previously the director of Menninger’s professionals’ program, and prior to Silver Hill, was the president of CooperRiis, a residential treatment center in North Carolina.