COVID-19 TRUSTED HELP AND GUIDANCE

There are many people talking about COVID-19.  However, finding trusted sources to guide you during this time may not be so clear.

Here are the links and resources that we have found helpful.

  1. MEDIA on COVID
  2. Dr. Baranowsky - Bear Psychology Radio show 
    1. Life in the New COVID World Outline
    2. Radio Show link - Living in this New COVID world with Dr. Lindell - March 26, 2020
    3. Radio Show link - Frontline COVID Heroes with Dr. Lindell & Dan McGuire- April 9, 2020
  3. How the Virus Got Out - Read
  4. Staying Positive
    1. And they Stayed Home - Reassuring words for a time of Isolation
    2.  For those who love Travel but have to Stay Home - Link
    3.  Stay Home Survival Guide - Download
    4.  Face COVID eBook - Download
    5.  Tolerance for Uncertainty COVID ebook - Download
    6.  Navigate emotional uncertainty of the virus - Free Coursera Online
    7.  Pleasant Activities List - Download
    8.  Self-Care During a Pandemic - Download
    9. 50 Ways to Fill your Time - Download
    10. A Message of Hope from Dr. VanWingen - Link
    11. Happy Habits for Hard Times - Link
  5. Journalling for Well-being
    1. Why Journalling Helps - Free Form Writing - Link
    2. Simple Journaling to manage anxiety - Link 
    3. Journalling to Thrive in lock-down - Link
  6. Art while Sheltering in Place
    1. Kitchen Table Art Class - Link
    2. Art 2 Life - Art during Quarantine - Watch
    3. Playful Reactions of Art - Quarantine Art - Watch
    4. Isolation Art Challenge - Link - Link
  7. Rest & Relax
    1. Learn to Meditate & try new practices
      • Tame Stress Videos - Watch
      • Make Peace with your Sleep - Download
      • Try the guided meditations by Dr. Richard Miller - using the iRest approach
      • Self-Compassion with Dr. Kristen Neff - Listen
      • Self-Compassion Reflection with Dr. Baranowsky - Watch
      • Divine Light Meditation by Radha - Link
      • Guided Meditations with Jeff Warren - Listen
      • Staying Conscious in Adverse Times with Eckhart Tolle - WATCH
  8. Physical movement at Home - Free or Low Cost Options
    1. Yoga International APP - Link
    2. Essentrics - for movement & pain relief - Link
    3. Yoga Practices - Print
    4. INSTAGRAM LIVE - Yoga Practices with The Basement Yoga - Ya'ara Saks - WATCH
    5. Best Physiotherapy Youtube Channels (when you must stay home) - Link
  9. Managing Physical & Emotional Well-being
    1. Will the World ever feel Safe again? Complex Trauma re-ignition - Read
    2. COVID Symptoms - Read
    3. Centre for Addiction & Mental Health - Resources
    4. Managing Strong Emotions in a COVID-19 World - Dr. Hollenstein
    5. The Power of Washing your Hands - WATCH
    6. COVID-19 Toronto Resource Guide - Read
    7. Free Therapy for Health Workers impacted by COVID-19 - Services
    8. Buying food and bringing it home safely - WATCH
  10. Managing Addiction during Isolation
    1. Smart Recovery Programs
    2. Smart Recovery for Families
    3. Online Resources for People struggling with Addictions - Download
  11. Essential Worker - Resources
    1. 10% Happier - Free Meditation for essential workers - Link
    2. Managing Stress Resource by Orange (Tom Walker) - Download
    3.  Building Resiliency Course - Link
    4.  Heart Broken - In a Coronavirus world (Dan McGuire) - Disaster Podcast
    5.  Professionals:  MHS Digital Resource Toolkit - Read
    6.  Professionals:  Brief Interventions for a time of Crisis:  Beck Institute - Link
    7.  Professionals:  Zoom exhaustion is real - Link
  12.  For Children
    1. Resources for Parents - Compiled by Liana Lowenstein, MSW - Download
    2. My Hero is You! Storybook - Download
  13. Financial Benefit Information
    1. Financial Benefit Information - Download
  14. Helping Others
    1. Offering Therapy during COVID - Link
    2. CBT Podcast for Helping during COVID - Link
    3. Sewing Masks and PPE - Link
    4. Rebecca Mehra, a professional runner in Oregon teaches us about kindness
    5. Three Year Old Helps us Cope with COVID-19- WATCH
  15. Re-Tooling to Save Lives
    1. Canada Goose is helping to fight COVID-19
    2. Companies innovating and responding to COVID-19
    3. Distillery making Hand Sanitizer for essential workers - WATCH
  16. Trusted Government/NGO's/University/Education
    1. Canadian Government on the Novel Coronavirus - Updates
    2. World Health Organization- Updates
    3. Center for Disease Prevention - Updates
    4. Ncov19 tracking website - Updates
    5. California Institute of Technology - Dr. Ho, Virologist on COVID-19 - Updates
    6. About COVID-19 Johns Hopkins - Download & Link
    7. Beware of Scams - Update