Radical Self-care may feel, at first, selfish. Once we have built increased awareness of our emotional states and formed self-care habits, we become more present, supportive, and calm. Essentially, it becomes easier to channel our most authentic selves in challenging times and otherwise. Below are a variety of resources.
If you are currently seeking support or considering pursuing psychotherapy in these uncertain times, I am providing services through teleconferencing. Limited slots are available. Sliding scale slots are being prioritized for those who have been financially impacted by COVID-19 and for humans from marginalized communities.
Self-Care Plan (Adults)
Self-Care is more important than ever. By showing our children that we are calm it provides them space to “be kids”, helps them to regulate and feel secure, and enables them to internalize the calm you’re modeling. A few small shifts in our own self-care can make a big impact and help us to be the best parents and teachers possible. Also, this can be done as a family activity. You can find the self-care plan for kids, here.
EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) or “Tapping” is a body/mind self-help method. The below manual provides you with everything you need to get started. EFT combines a gentle touch together with mindful and vocal attention to thoughts and feelings. It involves tapping with our fingertips on acupuncture points on the hands, face and body while focusing (temporarily) upon an issue we wish to resolve. While EFT has produced remarkable results, it must still be considered an experimental technology
SPIRIT ROCK MEDITATION CLASSES
Spirit Rock is a world-class Insight meditation center located in the North Bay. Sprit Rock is a Buddhist center but is welcoming to people of all faiths. All classes and workshop have been switched to an online format through April 15th. The organization’s website will provide the most up to date information.
Online Insight Meditation Meetings
This outstanding and comprehensive list of online meditation sittings was compiled by Anushka Fernandopulle
Coming To Your Senses: Somatic self care
Tapping into her years of experience of providing remote care to her patients, Licia Sky leads us through an exercise of noticing sensations and feelings. She shows us how to foster contact, connection, and touch through self holding and how we can notice the nuances of what we are sensing right in this moment.Licia teaches with Bessel van der Kolk MD regularly at Kripalu, Esalen, and Cape Code Institute on the topics of trauma, body and the brain.
SLEEP HYGIENE PLAN FROM KAISER PERMANENTE
Sleep is more important than ever, and for many of us, increasingly challenging in these uncertain times. This PDF will provide outstanding suggestions to help you get the rest you need.
spiritual Pandemic care resources from Tara Brach
From beloved meditation teacher, Tara Brach: During this global crisis we all need pathways to calm, clarity and openheartedness. While it’s natural to feel fear during times of great collective crisis, our challenge is that fear easily takes over our lives. Mindfulness and compassion practices can help us find an inner refuge, and deepen our loving connection with each other. This list of talks and guided meditations will support you through these difficult times.
Active facebook group for virtual queer performances and more
“The idea is that this is a corner of Facebook relatively free of news and stress. Let’s share stuff we made, stuff we can make together, ways we can support each other, resources we can use, and generally hang out together.”
15-minute home-exercise routines (mayo clinic)
Keep healthy and in shape from this variety of targeted exercise routines from the Mayo Clinic.
pay what you can online yoga & fitness
From Boho Beautiful:” Due to the COVID-19 / Coronavirus’ impact across the world, we have opened up ALL our exclusive videos & classes to ALL tiers with hopes that they will provide benefit to anyone who needs a deeper dive into their yoga and physical practice. “
mental health resources from the Cdc
This includes resources for people experiencing domestic abuse and things you can do to reduce stress. Resources are tailored to different groups such as parents, responders, and people who have been released from quarantine.
YIN YOGA FOR UPPER BODY (20 MINUTES)
Yin Yoga is said to reduce stress, create balance, and target connective tissues including fascia, bones, and joints.
The Sacred Pause
The beauty of this practice is in it’s simplicity and accessibility. This potent practice takes only a few moment out of your day. When you’re feeling escalated you can pause for a few moments, ground, and come back to the present.