WE ARE ALL EXPERIENCING A TIME OF GREAT UNCERTAINTY. BELOW YOU WILL FIND A LIST OF LINKS AND RESOURCES TO HELP YOU COPE WITH THE MANY DIFFICULT EMOTIONS YOU MAY BE EXPERIENCING:
Some basics to keep in mind:
A guided meditation for anxiety by Tara Brach, PhD: "Calling on your Awakened Heart"
Having trouble sleeping? Here's a 6 minute YouTube video from Jud Brewer, PhD, MD on why anxiety makes it hard to sleep and 3 things you can do about it.
Three free tapping meditations to reduce anxiety (download of app required).
Free guided imagery for kids and adults by Belleruth Naparstek, LISW. She releases a new guided imagery every day at noon.
A wonderfully-positive post by Jeff, Personal Trainer and Owner of Surefire Fitness in Ames.
Another positive article about being comforted and staying kind by Andrew Penn, Psychiatric RN.
Help and understanding about the emotional process of going through this pandemic by Andrew Penn.
Two beautiful, carefully-curated compilations of visual and listening resources by the On Being Project. "A Care Package for Uncertain Times" and "For the Exhausted and Overwhelmed".
Brené Brown's recent podcast on strategies for falling apart, staying connected + kind, and giving ourselves permission to feel hard things.
A very brief and interesting tutorial on proper hand-washing. It explains why the 20 second rule is important. Very helpful for kids (and adults)!