Covid-19 Pandemic: Mental Health Toolkit for Challenging Times
- Monday LIVE Meditations – We are offering a daily community practice on Mondays at 12 pm EST on Facebook & Instagram.
- Managing Mindfully in an Uncertain World – Pay-what-you-can sessions to help you mindfully manage in these turbulent times. Online sessions are held Tuesdays from 12:30 – 1:30 pm EST with Patricia Rockman.
- 3-Minute Responsive Breathing Space Meditation from our MBCT program is particularly great (and short) practice to try out when you are feeling stressed or anxious.
- Patricia Rockman guides us through the STOP Practice and discusses emotional resilience in the video below.
- Patricia Rockman guides us through a Metta Practice below – also known as a loving-kindness practice – to cultivate a sense of support and care for ourselves and others around you.
- Patricia Rockman sits down with Dr. Lee Freedman, a child and adolescent psychiatrist, to discuss the interesting similarities between the pandemic and anxiety. They also discuss how to deal with the overload of information in the news and how we have a choice on when to consume and when to nurture ourselves. See below.
Please visit our Facebook page here for more mindfulness videos from Patricia Rockman.
- 3-Minute Breathing Space Meditation by Occupational Therapist Blakie Sahay
- Guided Meditations by Registered Psychotherapist Rose Mina Munjee
- Donald Fleck, a New York-based Psychotherapist and mentor for our MBCT program, shares a mindfulness practice to cultivate awareness of the urge to touch the face and how to avoid this impulse. Please watch here. Donald has provided another great video to bring awareness to the hands. With more awareness of the hands we can be more aware of what we touch, whether it’s potentially infected surfaces or our own face. Watch this video here.
- French Meditations by Psychiatrist and MBCT Mentor Thanh-Lan Ngô and others. Listen to guided meditations by Psychiatrist and faculty member Andreanne Elie here.
- Registered Psychotherapist Jeremy Finkelstein offers pay-what-you-can 1-on-1 Introduction to Youth Mindfulness.
- Steps to Keep Us in Useful Worry & Out of Useless Worry by Social Worker Eileen Beltzner
- What I Learned About Myself at the Grocery Store: Mindfulness Lessons from COVID-19 by Registered Psychotherpist Elaine Smookler
- How to deal with Difficult Emotions in 3 Steps by Rose Mina Munjee
- Building Emotional Resilience During COVID-19 by Eileen Beltzner
- Self-Care for Educators and Helping Professionals with Angela Ventrice. Weekly, Wednesdays, 7 – 8 PM EST. Register Here.
- Mindfulness for Children and Families: Breathe In & Shine with Sara Marlowe. Weekly: Wednesdays, 10 AM – 10:30 EST.
- Mindfulness Gatherings for Gay with Markus Bohlmann. Weekly: Wednesdays, 6 – 7 PM EST. Register here.
- “Our calm is contagious”: How to use mindfulness in a pandemic by Tara Brach
- The secret of calm: how to de-stress if you have one minute, five minutes – or 14 days by Amy Fleming of The Guardian
- Senior Guide to Mental Health During Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Tips for how seniors can stay healthy and connected during the COVID-19 pandemic
- Facing Pandemic Fears with an Awake Heart – Video by Tara Brach
- Mindful Self-Compassion Practices by Christopher Germer
- Mindfulness, Healing and Wisdom in a Time of COVID-19 – Interview with Jon Kabat-Zinn, founder of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction
- Understanding Coronavirus Anxiety – Daily updates by Jud Brewer, a psychiatrist and neuroscientist who specializes in mindfulness and anxiety
Immediate Mental Health Services: Please find a list of currently available online and over-the-phone resources that can support those in crisis, as well as those coping with stressors related to COVID-19.