Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Coping During COVID: Mindfulness and Self-Care for Adults and Kids

updated July 13, 2020 

Photo by August de Richelieu from Pexels

by Catharine Hannay

Depending on where you live, things may be getting back to relative normalcy or you may be under quarantine for the umpteenth week in a row. In either case, most of us are feeling a lot of anxiety as we're wondering whether the situation will get better or worse over the next several months.

To make it easier to access the resources you need, I've gathered together all of the recent posts on coping during the coronavirus crisis. You might also find these posts useful during other times of challenge and uncertainty.

Update July 13, 2020: All over the U.S., stress levels are going through the roof at this point, since educators, students, and parents keep getting conflicting information about whether schools should reopen and under what conditions, and how on earth this is all going to work. 

Hang in there, everybody! Here are a few links that may help.

Here are the Mindful Teachers posts from March through May 2020: 

Mindfulness Activities for Families at Home:

You may also be interested in the many other activities for exploring the five senses. Any of the five senses can be a good anchor, or point of attention, which can be less problematic for many people than focusing on the breath. (Some people find that focusing on their breath actually increases their anxiety. Do what's best for you, and be sure to give kids options, as well.)

Self-Care for Teachers, Parents, and Other Adults:

You may also be interested in the many other self-care resources.

Video Playlists

You may also be interested in the many other song playlists and video playlists on mindfulness, compassion, gratitude, etc.

Looking for even more suggestions? There are hundreds of posts here at MindfulTeachers.org on practicing and teaching mindfulness, compassion, gratitude, and social-emotional skills.

About the Author

Catharine Hannay is the founder of MindfulTeachers.org and the author of Being You: A Girl’s Guide to Mindfulness, a workbook for teen girls on mindfulness, compassion, and self-acceptance.