COVID-19 WELL-BEING RESOURCES
We’re living in unprecedented times of a global pandemic and changes. Below are links to organizations that have various tools and resources that can help us navigate through these challenges, in terms of our mental health. For support around your physical health – please contact your local health authority.
There’s a lot of resources out there. The suggestions below are my personal favorites. You may want to pick one or two places and resources that will support you.
- Compassion Institute offers the Compassion Cultivation Training (CCT), and other courses online:
- BC Crisis Centre: immediate support through a distress phone line and on-line chats. As well as, mental health and well-being, mindfulness-based online courses: https://crisiscentre.bc.ca/mindfulnessselfcare (Including programs for youth)
- Center for Healthy Minds created COVID-19 Well-being Resources & Toolkit, including meditations, articles, and suggestions for practices
- Greater Good Science Center created Guide to Well-being During Coronavirus, including meditations, articles, podcasts, courses, and suggestions for practices
- Sounds True offers free Resilience in Challenging Times resources created by leading mindfulness and compassion teachers
- Insight Timer App – is a free meditation app that includes a library of guided meditations by a large number of teachers
- Check your local meditation or community group – more and more are starting to offer their usual services on-line
Compassion Cultivation Training – CCT (in person)
Cultivating compassion goes beyond feeling more empathy and concern for others.
It develops the strength to be with suffering, the courage to take compassionate action in a hurting world, and the resilience to prevent compassion fatigue. These qualities support a wide range of goals, from making a positive social change to improving personal relationships.
Due to COVID-19, to minimize risks to ourselves and others, we are rescheduling the spring course to the fall. The new dates are:
September 15 – November 3, 2020, Tuesdays: 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Centre for Peace, at Canadian Memorial United Church in Vancouver, BC
Click here for more info.