Resources to help you navigate this challenging time.
Dr. Leslie Korn, an expert in integrative medicine and nutrition, has shared information to help support our immune systems during this pandemic here (applies to non-pandemic times as well).
The Wellness Society has assembled a Coronavirus Anxiety Workbook. They have generously made it available to anyone who finds it helpful.
The New York Times published a really interesting article about anxiety during the coronavirus pandemic on March 13th. Click here to read the article. Dr. Brewer, the author of the article has created an app for “unwinding anxiety” that is 30% off during this challenging time. The link for the app is here. He also has lots of free information available on his website and YouTube channel.
Headspace, a mindfulness meditation app, is offering lots of meditations to help with navigating Covid-19. They are offering support for everyone – teachers, parents, healthcare professionals – much of it free right now.
Ten Percent Happier is another great site. Dan Harris is offering a Coronavirus Sanity Guide (free). There is a lot of helpful information on the website and the coronavirus specific podcast (new episodes every week).
Insight Timer is an app you might find helpful. There are many, many guided meditations offered free to users through the app.
If you find yoga helpful to maintain your wellness and help you navigate feelings of anxiety or uncertainty try the Do Yoga With Me website. While they always offer many yoga sessions free of charge, they are currently offering two months free access to all of their content for anyone quarantined by the coronavirus.
Want some help focusing on anything BUT the coronavirus? Take a look at what Mind Springs Health created to help you “multiply your happy“.
If you’re looking for a book or video to support the process of change. Here are some of our favorite resources. Check back as we’re adding to this list all the time.
- Attached: The New Science of Adult Attachment and How it Can Help you Find and Keep Love. Amir Levine, MD and Rachel Heller, MA, 2012.
- Daring Greatly: How the Courage to be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent and Lead. Brene Brown, PhD, LMSW, 2015.
- Buddha’s Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love and Wisdom. Rick Hanson, PhD with Richard Mendius, MD, 2009.
- Designing Your Life: How to Build a Well-Lived, Joyful Life. Bill Burnett & Dave Evans, 2016.
- Learned Optimism: How to Change Your Mind and Your Life. Martin Seligman, PhD, 2006.
- Authentic Happiness: Using the New Positive Psychology to Realize Your Potential for Lasting Fulfillment. Martin Seligman, PhD, 2002.
- Things Might Go Terribly, Horribly Wrong: A Guide to Life Liberated from Anxiety. Kelly Wilson, PhD & Troy Defrene, 2010.
- The Anxiety & Phobia Workbook. Edmund Bourne, PhD, 2015 (6th Edition).
- Never Good Enough: How to Use Perfectionism to Your Advantage Without Letting it Ruin Your Life. Monica Ramirez Basco, PhD, 1999.
- Why is it Always About You? The Seven Deadly Sins of Narcissism. Sandy Hotchkiss, LCSW, 2003.
- Full Catastrophe Living: Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain and Illness. Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD, 2005.
- Staring at the Sun: Overcoming the Terror of Death. Irvin Yalom, 2008.
- The Gift of Our Compulsions: A Revolutionary Approach to Self-Acceptance and Healing. Mary O’Malley, 2004.
- The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work. John Gottman and Nan Silver, 2000.
- Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End. Atul Gawande, 2015.
- The Body Keeps the Score. Bessel van der Kolk, 2015.
- Daughter Detox: Recovering from an Unloving Mother and Reclaiming Your Life. Peg Street, 2017.
- Medicare Resources for Mental Health Care
- Anxiety & Depression Association of America