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Browse the GUWellness Update ArchiveNewsletter
Explore upcoming events and workshopsEventbrite
Virtual therapy and coaching from One Medical for faculty and staffMindset
Wellness workshops, challenges, coaches and moreHealth Advocate
Explore virtual learning resources from Human ResourcesHR Virtual Learning
COVID-19 symptoms, precautions and public health updatesCDC.gov
Register for employee discounts (use code “GUSAVES”)GUAdvantage
Apply for GUCares COVID-19 Relief GrantGUCares
Register for Telehealth or Video Visits with your health planVirtual Medicine
Virtual Volunteer Opportunities with the Center for Social JusticeCSJ
How to cope in the time of COVID-19Tips from GU psychologists
Virtual Group Fitness from Campus RecreationLearn more and get moving
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Please do not hesitate to reach out to FSAP during these most difficult times.
Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN): 1-800-656.HOPE (4673)
National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA): 1-800-662-HELP (4357)
National Eating Disorders Association: 1-800-931-2237
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI): 1-800-950-NAMI (6264)
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255
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
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)
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.
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)
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
Cooking Lessons in Quarantine with Antoni Porowski – Queer Eye’s Antoni Porowski is serving up cooking lessons everyday on his IGTV.
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
Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems |
Free Downloadable Coloring Books from 113 Museums | #ColorOurCollections | http://www.openculture.com/2019/02/download-free-coloring-books-from-113-museums.html
ABCya! – practice math and reading skills while playing fun games
How to Talk to Your Kids About the Coronavirus – posted by PBS
List of Educational Companies Offering Free Subscriptions – posted by Kids Activities Blog
Storyteller Reading Stories with Activities for K – 5