SICSFLAGS – Coping in the Pandemic

Friday, Oct 16, 2020, 1:30-2:30 


Dr. Rebecca (Becky) Acabchuk


My research interests include yoga and mindfulness-based programs to improve mental health, resilience, and self-compassion. I use advanced, meta-analytic techniques to evaluate cognitive, emotional and self-related mechanisms of mind-body interventions, and conduct RCTs to evaluate implementation strategies for lasting behavior change, with the goal of reaching a diverse audience. As a member of the SHARP Lab, I am part of a large multi-site NIH-sponsored initiative, The Science of Behavior Change (SOBC), which aims to better understand what helps people make healthy behavior change, and actually stick to it. I also have research experience in neurogenesis and concussions, and recently completed the first-ever meta-analysis on yoga, meditation and mindfulness-based interventions for concussion rehabilitation.


  1. Checking in individually- how are you arriving today?
  2. Overview 
  3. Guided self-care routine
  4. Coping strategies
  5. Habit change strategies
  7. RESOURCES (thanks to Charlotte for helping to compile these)