Virtual Wellness

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    Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FSAP)

    The stress of current events can take a deep toll on our mental health. Don’t forget that the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program remains open and available to help you by phone. Telephonic appointments can be scheduled by emailing fsap@georgetown.edu. Please do not hesitate to reach out to FSAP during these most difficult times.

    National Resources

    Center for Disease Control | COVID-19 Stress & Coping Resources

    INTERPERSONAL VIOLENCE

    Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN): 1-800-656.HOPE (4673)

    National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)

    SUBSTANCE ABUSE

    Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA): 1-800-662-HELP (4357)

    EATING DISORDERS

    National Eating Disorders Association: 1-800-931-2237

    The Renfrew Center

    CRISIS RESPONSE

    National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI): 1-800-950-NAMI (6264)

    Crisis Text Line

    National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255

    Sanvello App

    The #1 app for stress, anxiety, and depression with over 3 million users. Free premium access through the COVID-19 crisis.

    Coronavirus Anxiety Daily Updates from Dr. Judd Brewer YouTube.com

    Weekly virtual meditation group with acclaimed mindfulness teacher, Tara Brach. Free. tarabrach.com

    Free meditation resources are available from Headspace (new window) (new window)Calm (new window) (new window) and Insight Timer (new window) (new window).

    Coronavirus Sanity Guide from Ten Percent Happier. In times like these, we need practical, actionable ways of coping with stress, fear, and anxiety. The meditations, podcasts, blog posts, and talks on this page will help you build resilience and find some calm amidst the chaos. More resources are added as they’re created – so keep checking back. Free. tenpercent.com/coronavirussanityguide

    Half-Day Home Mindfulness Retreat led by Tara Brach and Jack Kornfeld. Free. soundstrue.com/power-of-awareness/free-retreat

    Greater Good’s Guide to Well-Being During Coronavirus Practices, resources, and articles for individuals, parents, educators, and health care professionals facing COVID-19. greatergood.berkley.edu (new window) (new window)

    Unlocking Us, a podcast with Brené Brown. Conversations that unlock the deeply human part of who we are, so that we can live, love, parent, and lead with more courage and heart. Free. brenebrown.com/unlockingus

    The Wise Brain Bulletin brings you skillful means – from psychology, neurology, and contemplative practice – for personal well-being, relationships, work, and spiritual development. Free from The Wellspring Institute for Neuroscience and Contemplative Wisdom.

    Mindfulness Practice Center of Fairfax, mindfulness practice in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh. Classes and workshops. Donations welcome. mpcf.org/

    Mindfulness talks and guided meditation from leading teachers. Free. imcw.org/Talks

    Bloom – Free to download, subscription-based app. Daily mental health coaching app designed by therapists.

    Breathe2Relax – Breathe2Relax is a portable stress management tool which provides detailed information on the effects of stress on the body and instructions and practice exercises to help users learn the stress management skill called diaphragmatic breathing.

    iQuarium – Free relaxation app. Chill out while watching your fish swim, feed it, play with it, interact with it. Listen to its relaxing music.

    Meditation for Beginners – Meditation is a great way to handle feelings of stress and anxiety. Read this quick article on beginning and strengthening your meditation practice.

    How to meditate with anxiety – by Mindful.org

    The Science of Well-Being Course – Yale’s famous “happiness” course is available online for free via Coursera.

    Campus Recreation | Live Virtual Group Fitness Classes | recreation.georgetown.edu/yates-outside-the-gates-virtual-exercise-series

    25+ Fitness Studios and Gyms Offering Live-Stream Workouts During the Coronavirus Outbreak | Goodhousekeeping.com (new window) (new window)

    YMCA 360 | Free On-Demand Classes | ymca360.org/on-demand or visit their YouTube channel (new window) (new window).

    Life Time Fitness | Free On-Demand Classes | my.lifetime.life/lp/video-workouts

    Down Dog App | Yoga, HIIT, Barre and more | downdogapp.com/

    HASFit | Free full-length fitness videos for all levels | hasfit.com/

    Beginner’s Flexibility Workout – Find yourself sitting a lot?  Make sure you’re getting up and moving!

    6 Week Bodyweight Plan – If you’re looking for a coordinated plan, this bodyweight series is for you!

    FitnessBlender – Features over 600 full length at home workouts. Quick, simple, and to the point. 

    Gold’s Gym – has on-demand workouts. 

    Go4Life – has workouts for older adults. 

    Les Mills on Demand – This platform is free to use. Choose from eight categories of workouts, no subscription required at this time. These workouts will be available during the entirety of the covid-19 situation.

    Modo Yoga NYC – Has live stream workouts. 

    Nike Training Club – An app that is currently being offered for free.

    Outdoor Fitness Workouts – Download the free Fitness Court App for a series of 7-minute, full-body workouts.

    Peloton App – Peloton has made their Peloton App free for 90 days. Check out workouts for cycling, running, yoga, outdoors, strength and more. 

    Planet Fitness – Has daily live “work-ins.” 

    POPSUGAR Fitness – Fun, fresh, and upbeat at home workouts.

    Duolingo | Learn a language for free | duolingo.com

    Visit 12 museums virtually right now

    Cooking Lessons in Quarantine with Antoni Porowski – Queer Eye’s Antoni Porowski is serving up cooking lessons everyday on his IGTV.

    Virtual Museum Tours – Walk through dozens of museums and galleries through Google’s Art and Culture app.

    The Joy of Painting with Bob Ross

    Your Ultimate Spring Cleaning Checklist

    Learn how to Eco Print

    Check out the resources available from your local library! Here are a few:

    DC Public Library | dclibrary.org/godigital

    Howard County Library | hclibrary.org/research

    Fairfax County Library | research.fairfaxcouty.gov

    Montgomery County Library | montgomerycountymd.gov/library/coronavirus

    Get creative:

    Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems |

    https://www.kennedy-center.org/mowillems

    Free Downloadable Coloring Books from 113 Museums | #ColorOurCollections | http://www.openculture.com/2019/02/download-free-coloring-books-from-113-museums.html

    For Parents

    ABCya! – practice math and reading skills while playing fun games

    At Home Learning – Honestly one of the best fun learning to-do lists we’ve seen! Here’s the link to the creator (and a downloadable version of the list).

    How to Talk to Your Kids About the Coronavirus – posted by PBS

    Khan Academy – Learning resources for ages 4-18Believe in You video series about the power of believing in yourself by Varsity Spirit

    List of Educational Companies Offering Free Subscriptions – posted by Kids Activities Blog

    NASA Kids Club

    Nat Geo for Kids

    San Diego Zoo for Kids

    Storyteller Reading Stories with Activities for K – 5