Coping with COVID with Brooke Ewert
Brooke Ewert, Director of Counseling for Soccer Chaplains United, joins me on the From the Touchline podcast, today to talk about the different ways that she is helping athletes, coaches, and others in soccer cope in the midst of the pandemic influenced sports season. The current global pandemic has seen a rise in the numbers of athletes and others around sport who are faced with serious mental health issues such as loneliness, depression, and anxiety. Brooke and I talk about the need for awarenessmand help and support as well as some practical exercises and tips for coping with the difficulties of this time.
Brooke also shares a number of suggested books and biographies that might give helpful insight from others who have had to endure similar times:
- The Boys in the Boat: Daniel Brown
- Open: An Autobiography: Andre Aggasi
- Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption: Laura Hillenbrand
- For the Glory: The Untold and Inspiring Story of Eric Liddell, Hero of Chariots of Fire
- Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance
From the Touchline is a short-feature (usually 10-15 min) podcast with Rev Brad Kenney, Founder and Executive Director of Soccer Chaplains United and Volunteer Chaplain to the Colorado Rapids of Major League Soccer. Rev Brad and occasional guests touch on various issues around the topics of faith, family, and football (soccer).
Also, don’t forget that you can listen in our app, SoccrChapUtd, in the Apple and Google store.