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Recovery Meetings Online NAMI Frontline Wellness Quarantine Care Package  -  José F. Mata, L.M.F.T. Somatic Centering Practice  -  Sumitra Rajkumar (16 min) Compassion in the Time of Coronavirus  -  Jack Kornfield (13 min) Managing in the Midst of COVID-19  -  Peter Levine, Ph.D. (31 min) Not Losing Our Minds and Hearts When We Most Need Them: Mindfulness, Healing, and Wisdom in a Time of COVID-19  -  Jon Kabat-Zinn (livestreams) When the COVID-19 Pandemic Leaves Clients Feeling Helpless  -  Bessel van der Kolk, M.D. (5.5 min) COVID-19 Anxiety, Cultivating Safeness, and Polyvagal Theory  -  Stephen Porges, Ph.D. ( PDF ) A Zen Master's Tips for Staying Sane During Challenging Times  Plum Village ( audio ) Staying Physically Active During Self-Quarantine    Food and Nutrition Tips How to Protect Your Mental Health During Quarantine   ( PDF ) Mental Health Wellness Tips (see post  or PDF ) COVID Calm: Stress Managem

Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs & Self-Care

Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs & Self-Care "Physiological needs: The first of the id-driven lower needs on Maslow's hierarchy are physiological needs. These most basic human survival needs include food and water, sufficient rest, clothing and shelter, overall health, and reproduction. Maslow states that these basic physiological needs must be addressed before humans move on to the next level of fulfillment. Safety needs: Next among the lower-level needs is safety. Safety needs include protection from violence and theft, emotional stability and well-being, health security, and financial security. Love and belonging needs: The social needs on the third level of Maslow’s hierarchy relate to human interaction and are the last of the so-called lower needs. Among these needs are friendships and family bonds—both with biological family (parents, siblings, children) and chosen family (spouses and partners). Physical and emotional intimacy ranging from sexual relationships to int

Internal Family Systems Trailheads

 This post contains a video about how to explore your Internal Family Systems Parts. Trailheads are starting off places.

Changing Core Beliefs

This post contains a number of links that are helpful for exploring and changing your core beliefs. Core Beliefs: Core Beliefs and Depression Developing Balanced Core Beliefs See also  "The Work" Universal Beliefs Unhook Negative Beliefs with EFT See also " Filters or Schemas"    EMDR list of Negative and Positive Cognitions EMDR Schema Focused History Core Belief Clusters Core Belief Inventory Core Beliefs and Self Esteem Core Beliefs and Relationships Challenging Negative Thinking Core Beliefs Inventory Negative Beliefs about Food HOW TO IDENTIFY AND CHANGE YOUR CORE BELIEFS FOR THE BETTER Scroll down for recordings. Click "Listen in Browser" Butterfly then Balloons and Positive Thoughts (20 min)  Replace Worry with Positive Visualization (34 min) Share

Internal Family Systems

This post contains videos that introduce the Internal Family Systems model. "Dr. Marie Fang offers a "parts work" exercise from the Internal Family Systems framework to help you feel more integrated in your approach to life and more at peace about your decisions." Article for further understanding of Internal Family Systems (IFS): also "Managers, Firefighters, Exiles and True Self  – each of which performs an important function and none of which are pathologized. Our  Managers  are the parts of us that tell us how to be in the world. Be hard-working, competent, strong etc, they are very driven by social norms and expectations and tend to be aspects of ourselves that we are most likely to relate to as being “us”. They are the parts of us


This post contains links to a number of articles on the mental health aspects of the COVID 19 pandemic.

Ideas for Kids on Virtual Visits

Head over to my other blog with ideas for how to have fun with virtual visits with kids.