In the midst of chaos, there is also opportunity. –Sun Tsu
The past month has made it clear to us how serious the escalating coronavirus pandemic is for many people in the United States. Schools and workplaces across the country are closed, major events have been canceled, we are having to practice “social distancing” and wear masks in public. With so much going on, and so much uncertainty, it’s no wonder many of us are feeling stressed, overwhelmed, and anxious in these rapidly changing times. We want to provide you with some resources to help you cope during this time of uncertainty.
Stress & Anxiety Management:
The Mindfulness and Acceptance Workbook for Anxiety, A Guide to Breaking Free from Anxiety, Phobias, and Worry Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) put together by John P. Forsyth, Ph.D and Georg H. Eifert, Ph.D
Show Anxiety Who’s Boss, A Three-Step CBT Program to Help You Reduce Anxious Thoughts and Worry by Joel Minden, Ph.D
The Anxiety Skills Workbook, Simple CBT and Mindfulness Strategies for Overcoming Anxiety, Fear, and Worry by Stefan Hoffman, Ph.D
Living With Worry And Anxiety Amidst Global Uncertainty, This guide includes a mixture of psychoeducation about normal and excessive worry, and a selection of practical exercises that you can use to manage worry.
The Calm App, The number one app for Sleep, Meditation and Relaxation
Meditation For A Healthy Immune System, A guided meditation designed to boost your immune system and fend off unwanted health problems.
21 Day Meditation Challenge, 21 Days worth of short, guided meditations
Free 30-Day Online Mindfulness Course 30-days, Self-paced, online program featuring today’s leading mindfulness teachers, helping you support the habits that foster ease and well-being.
Accessing inner calm amidst the Coronavirus, Targeted and brief guided meditations by clinical psychologist and meditation teacher Kelly Werner, PhD
For College Students:
53 Virtual Activities to Keep College Students Engaged Includes a list of everything from TikTok videos to online painting classes
Coursera Together Free online learning and classes to help you explore a new career path, learn a new language, or pursue a new hobby
Covibook, Free downloadable book about COVID-19 for kids (versions available in multiple languages)
Free information book, For kids explaining coronavirus with
Managing Stress and Worry, (ages 5 – 15) GoZen is a site that creates online social and emotional learning programs for kids ages 5-15.
Yoga Ed, Youtube Channel – Yoga for Children
Fun Ed, A site full of educational games, books and videos, grades pre-school through eight. Read favorites like Diary of a Wimpy Kid or Judy Moody or have your child sort through a plethora of fun but informative games.
Imagination Tree Blog, Resources and Activities for Fun at Home
PBS Kids Learn and Grow, Age by Age Tips & Activities for Social Emotional Learning, Literacy, Arts and More!
Mindful Schools, Free Online Mindfulness Classes for Kids
“I feel like I have 5 jobs: Moms navigate the pandemic”, New York Times article
Special Audio Series, Simplicity Parenting Podcast episodes all about parenting through COVID-19
Things To Do From Home:
Have A Virtual Netflix Watch Party This Google Chrome extension lets you stay in sync with friends while watching Netflix
12 Famous Museums Offering Virtual Tours Take virtual tours of famous art exhibits
Virtual Disney Rides That will make your couch the Happiest place on earth
Virtual National Park Tours 5 National Parks offer online tours from home
Free At-Home Fitness Classes With Planet Fitness Planet Fitness is offering free group fitness class
Do Yoga With Me Free Online Yoga Classes, choose from a variety of styles, levels, durations and teachers