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Resources for Staying Healthy in Mind, Body and Spirit

During Covid19 Quarantine

Topics

Virtual Field Trips

Virtual Travel

Free Adult Education

iTunes U

Kids Schooling/ Academic Games

Kennedy Center
Khana Academy
Turtle Diary 
Family eGuide
Mother.ly
Mandala coloring site. Print pictures and children can color them in. It is calming and grounding

Podcasts

This Jungian Life- Deborah Stewart, Lisa Marchiano, Joseph Lee
On the Power of Unplugging- Tiffany Shlain
On Creativity, Empathy & Resiliency- Mari Andrew
That Escalated Quickly- comedy by Franchesca Ramsey
Change your Story, Change your Life- Erica Williams Simon
On Being Wise- Krista Tippet

Breathing Exercises

https://www.healthline.com/health/breathing-exercise



Meditation links for lower and upper school students:



Virtual Concerts

NPR

Virtual Dancing

Information About COVID19

NCTSN: Parent/Caregiver guide to helping families cope with COVID-19
WHO: Briefing note on mental health aspects of COVID-19
CDC: Managing anxiety and stress
SAMHSA: Taking care of your behavioral health
Disaster Distress Helpline
CDC: Preventing COVID-19 spread in communities

Talking to Children About COVID-19 (Coronavirus): A Parent Resource

What Kids Want To Know About Coronavirus: An Original Comic: Goats and Soda
Parenting Through Stressful Times
The psychology of coronavirus fear—and how to manage it?
These experts recommend doing what you can to reassert a sense of control over your fears, without overreacting and risking contributing to public panic. That includes staying informed without overdoing it, says UC Irvine’s Holman. “Too much media exposure, we know, can heighten one’s anxiety. You get what you need and leave the rest.”

Talking to tweens and teens about Coronavirus

Manage coronavirus risk by de-catastrophizing.
If you are paralyzed by corona-anxiety, not sleeping, functioning poorly and perpetually worried, then you need assistance. Try adding the de-catastrophizing tool to your toolbox. It’s a way to manage medical uncertainty.
“Ask yourself: What is the best-case scenario? What is the most likely scenario? What is the worst-case scenario?”

Lecture on Coronavirus anxiety: Speaking of Psychology: Coronavirus Anxiety

5 Ways to Overcome the Psychological Stress of Coronavirus 1. Critically evaluate information integrity 2. Reject the principle of scarcity 3. Embrace a time to build relationships 4. Live for the present 5. Set and reach goals that are usually impeded by lack of time

Being Kind to Yourself in the Midst of a Pandemic

“I know this is a crazy time and we are all being tested with regards to who we want to be when a thread is pulled in the fabric of our society and we suddenly realize everything is interconnected (Capra & Luisi, 2014). This is also a perfect opportunity to remember to do the kind thing and give ourselves permission to not be in a constant state of fear and anxiety.”

Recovery Resources

Al Anon Meetings via Zoom
You can have your camera off, change your screen name, have complete anonymity and just listen in to check it out.

AA Meetings via Zoom

Ongoing Online AA meetings that were already online before CoVid

SLAA (Sex & Love Anonymous)

OA (Overeaters Anonymous)

The Buzz is the newsletter that will keep you up to date with what is happening in AA in both SF & Marin. They are covering the virtual shift in meetings and making announcements.

Youtube’s infinite resource of AA speakers

Al Anon Speakers

Audible – Recovery Resources

Audiobooks on Audible related to codependency that are truly wonderful.
Courage to Change One Day at a Time 
Codependent No More 

Recovery Dharma Online Meetings
Guided meditation in Buddhist fashion (“May you be free of suffering…etc./dedication of merit). You can show up as anonymously as you like, with no video and no name. Free, many daily meetings.