MOOC: Mind Control: Managing Your Mental Health During COVID-19

Join this MOOC [Massive Open Online Course] and get some practical tools to manage anxiety during this time of crisis.

Never in the history of humanity have so many people been feeling intense anxiety related to COVID-19 and the world it will leave in its wake. Taught by psychology professor Steve Joordens, the intent of this course is to give you a deeper understanding of the anxiety reaction as it relates to various aspects of our current life, ranging from our consumption of news to the way we talk to our children about this. He will also give you clear strategies for managing and, in fact, turning off the anxiety response at least for short periods


What you will learn:

Week 1: The machinery underlying anxiety and how to control it

Week 2: Managing your anxiety by managing your environment

Week 3: Understanding and managing the effects of isolation

Week 4: Summary

A group discussion will follow the video class with exercises.

We’re hosting this virtual program on Zoom.

What you’ll need to attend: A computer with microphone (or headphones) and webcam, or your smartphone/tablet.

Please register online with your email.

We will email you the Zoom link and instructional material in advance of the program each week. If you have any questions, plese contact Vicki: Leev@nvdpl.ca 

Additional Information:

You will also need to register on the Coursera page at https://www.coursera.org/learn/manage-health-covid-19. There is no charge to register for the course. This is necessary for you to have access to the videos. We will connect as a group using Zoom, a teleconferencing program and then watch the videos simultaneously. For best sound quality, it works better if we all watch the video directly from the course link rather than broadcasting the video using Zoom. You will have the option to download the videos in advance of the class.


If you prefer, you also have the option of completing the course independently simply by registering at the above link. If you need help getting set up to take the course, please email Vicki at leev@nvdpl.ca




Repeats every week every Thursday 4 times.
Thursday, May 21, 2020 - 10:30am to 12:00pm
Thursday, May 28, 2020 - 10:30am to 12:00pm
Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 10:30am to 12:00pm
Thursday, June 11, 2020 - 10:30am to 12:00pm


  • All Ages