The following is a compilation of FREE resources for healthcare professionals to support their health and well-being during the current crisis
Free Resources for Coping with Covid-19
HealthierU - https://www.stonybrook.edu/healthieru/
In an effort to support employees at this uncertain time, Healthier U is hosting streaming wellness programming every weekday at 3 p.m. on Facebook Live starting on Monday, March 23, 2020. The sessions will focus on meditation, nutrition, movement and feeling connected during physical distancing. Videos and resource guides will be posted to the Healthier U website for viewing at any time. Here's a Stony Brook News story with more detail. I hope you'll join us, virtually, next week.
Happier U is a Stony Brook EAP website filled with positive psychology resources including youtube videos, Ted Talks, articles etc.
Mindful Turtle Yoga of Setauket has offered to provide free yoga via Zoom to the staff at SBU during the covid-19 pandemic. Mindful Turtle Yoga is a community center dedicated to the teaching of unifying of all aspects of the self: physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. They have a community of experienced, inspirational teachers who would like to offer these classes to you to bring a little bit a relief during this time.To access the classes:1. Complete the registration and liability form here.2. View the yoga schedule here. Do not pre- register or pay or classes!3. To join a Scheduled class:You will need to download the Zoom meeting app for your device and create a username and password. Shortly before the class start time, load the app, then tap the “Join a Meeting” button. Enter the code 208-705-6115 (Mindful Turtle’s personal meeting ID). Depending on class size, we may need to ask you to mute your microphone to avoid interference; please defer to your teacher on this. Once you are let into the class, identify yourself as a member of SBU staff.4. Any questions email email@example.com
21 day free meditation with Deepak Chopra and Oprah Winfrey
Guided Meditations by Tara Brach
Meditation from Headspace and access to Headspace Plus for healthcare professionals.
Headspace: The Headspace app is offering free access to Headspace Plus for all US healthcare professionals working in public health settings. This includes meditations, sleep, and movement exercises to help you out, however you’re feeling. Helping those who care for us, care for themselves. If you are a healthcare worker you can receive free access to the app by visiting https://www.headspace.com/health-covid-19.
Ten Percent Happier:
This app offers a free Coronavirus Sanity Guide, guided meditations for Coronavirus Responders, along with a podcast, talks and newsletter on how to handle coronavirus anxiety. If you are a healthcare worker and are not currently subscribed to Ten Percent Happier, you can receive free access to the app by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org for instructions.
Free Webinars Expert Help with Coronavirus Challenges
The experts Dr. BJ Fogg has trained in Tiny Habits are offering ongoing sessions for using Tiny Habits for Coronavirus Challenges.Scroll the offerings to find a topic that interests you. Each session ranges from 15-45 minutes in length. See registration pages for details and to sign up for the various sessions.
Wellness Council of America (WELCOA): https://www.welcoa.org/covid/ Experts in workplace wellness
- Free webinar on Thursday, March 26, 2020 from 12PM-1PM presented by WELCOA. It’s called: Shifting the Conversation Around Loneliness. In this webinar, WELCOA President Ryan Picarella will be talking about loneliness with Stuart Chittenden, founder of Squishtalks. Key takeaways include: the effects of loneliness on workers, the cost of loneliness on workplaces, how conversations can combat loneliness. Here is a link where you can register for the webinar and also obtain additional resources and information:
Peloton: As precautions limit people's ability to attend classes and gyms, Peloton is offering all new users (not just healthcare professionals) a 90-day trial of its subscription workout app. The fitness freebie doesn't require a Peloton-branded bike or treadmill. Users can choose from classes such as yoga, meditation, strength training, cardio workout and more. One note: Peloton does ask for your card details if you sign up for the 90-day trial via the web, and you'll be charged if you forget to cancel once that period is up, though they do not ask for your card details if the trial is activated through the App Store, GooglePlay or FireTV devices. Once the free trial expires, the app costs $13 per month. Previously, the app's free trial period was 30 days.