Dear Page Community,
We hope you and your family are managing well through all the changes due to the global pandemic. While we cannot be together physically, we are sending good wishes and support to the Page PTA community. One of our PTA members, Christine Marr, has compiled a list (below) of free community resources for self-care, connecting, releasing stress and staying healthy. These include:
Free guided imagery recordings valued at $400
Many newly free services worth hundreds, including live support groups and talk space calls
EFT, A quick and easy method used by the Veteran's Association to lower cortisol, the stress hormone
Physician guided meditation and health support
Coronavirus specific stress release
Family relationship support while home together
Free support for teachers, parents, clergy, first responders, mental health workers. adults, kids and pregnant moms to be.
Check it out and pass it on.
Christine Marr and WT Page PTA
Community Support Resources
Covid Self Care Support Calls - calls for anyone, and calls for parents, for clergy http://www.dcpsychology.org/Events?fbclid=IwAR0a_aHJTuF0bR9obwOE1qiFa4RdA9ybsuc3K5tReSubVi0C9I1vfWNutsA
Free local weekly social and support talk space groups for different ages 11 to adult. See below.
Heart Math Connect with the Heart of Who You Truly Are Free now
Heart Math Institute Quick Coherence Technique for Adults, Adolescents
Coronavirus related coping resources
Dr. Kim D’Eramo, DO, former ER physician and founder of the American Institute of Mind Body Medicine
EFT Tapping for Coronavirus stress, family relationships, fear, health, money concerns
Tapwithbrad.com/live Free live EFT tapping for stress and problem release, mood, energy, health improvement https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1AmQ9ORSNds
Nick and Jessica Ortner tapping for coronavirus related https://www.thetappingsolution.com/blog/finding-ease-during-troubled-times/
6 Months Free membership for Teachers, First Responders and Mental Health Workers
FREE ONLINE MASTERCLASS: a holistic pediatrician’s guide to the pandemic: how to be prepared, and what to do if you get it Sunday, April 26 at 1pm PST/4pm EST
Recording may be available if you miss this live
Pregnant Moms with Hospital Birth Concerns during coronavirus https://birthhealingsummit.com/?oprid&ref=15790
Breathing Exercises- check 4 Square Breathing and other breathing and relaxation exercises on Youtube Kids
Free meditation app - www.headspace.com
Free guided imagery kp.org/listen over $400 of free quality recorded guided imagery meditations, and one specifically for an immune boost https://healthy.kaiserpermanente.org/health-wellness/podcasts/conditions-diseases/immune-system-health
EFT Tapping – Many free video guides on youtube for this gentle and effective, research based self acupressure method. It lowers cortisol so decreases stress, It can bring up and then release emotions and blocks to healing, and increase clear, positive energy flow. You can learn and practice yourself or with others. You can search your symptom or goal and EFT and Brad Yates, Jessica Ortner in English and en Espanol, Julie Shiffman or Autogestiona tu Salud . Many free tools at https://www.thetappingsolution.com/ And https://tapwithbrad.mykajabi.com/freegifts
Free with optional donation Kids EFT e-book https://www.eifrigpublishing.com/collections/ebooks-you-pick-the-price-through-this-crisis/products/a-garden-of-emotions-cultivating-peace-through-eft-tapping-ebook?variant=32095646089319
Tapping introduction and videos- English (Spanish below)
Spanish EFT tapping introduction videos
A powerful energy transforming exercisee by Dr. Kim D’Eramo
A powerful manifesting meditation by Kelly Howell- listen with headphones if you can
What do you wish for now? After this whole situation is passed?
Youtube and FB pages for free FB live guided tapping and meditation, music, etc
· EFT videos- youtube free- search “EFT tapping and _____ “ fill in the blank for the problem or desired feeling/ goal and you’ll find many videos.
· Dr. Kim D’Eramo free on youtube and facebook (FB mindbody community) ,
· Mark Romero Music free on youtube and facebook
· Binaural beat theta, delta, gamma recordings (listen with headphones) for sleep, relaxation, healing. Isochronic brainwave entrainment can listen without headphones
· Brad Yates playlist of his most relevant free videos for feelings/ concerns related to this situation we’re in now https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLiRGbxLS41Ra2offiFQORdTuz1lv4vDR3&fbclid=IwAR0-sgMkRYlZNeFJBDNKhi-L6OgtGwH3pXir047e89hRRtdyI8-w6UCV1oo-
· Yoga nidra meditation for recovery, healing, addiction
Feelfreetoprosper.com free recordings and ebook and Lesson 1 in the back of the paperback book Feel Free to Prosper by Marilyn Jennet really works
Free Telehealth Talk Spaces - Register at hello @ wbma.cc
We can also be reached at: 301.576.6044
We know this is a stressful time for everyone. To help ease the worry and to offer support, we are offering daily, free ‘on-line’ support groups to the community. Our hope is to provide connection, and to reduce the isolation that can be felt with social distancing. Sessions will meet each week, at the specified times, until life returns to a more familiar rhythm.
Groups will begin on Monday March 23rd. Registration is required. Participants can join before or after the start date.
*’Tween’ Mindfulness with Art Support Group – ages 11-13 – Mondays 4 – 4:45 PM
Tweens will utilize art and mindfulness techniques to manage stress, socialize, share their worries, and connect with new friends.
*Teen Talk Space Support Group – ages 14-18 – Tuesdays 2 – 2:45 PM
Teens will meet to socialize and chat about life, manage their current ‘new normal,’ share their fears, and help overcome feelings of isolation.
*College Student Mindfulness Support Group – Fridays 2 – 2:45 PM
College students will chat and use mindfulness techniques to help them navigate being away from college friends, transitioning back to family life, and dealing with uncertainty about the future.
*Adult Talk Space Support Group – ages 21+ – Wednesdays 6 – 6:45 PM
Adults can converse with each other about life, family and work concerns, new fears, and adjusting to the current rhythm of life.
*Parent Talk Support Group – Thursdays 9 – 9:45 AM
Parents will meet to share ideas for how to manage life at home, express frustrations and worries, navigate child behavioral difficulties, gather ideas for how to talk to kids about the current challenges, and handle their own emotions.
*Facebook Well-being Book Club – Ongoing
Interested in a free on-line book club based in well-being? Our life coach, Dr. Stefanie Bloom, is hosting one on Facebook. This will be another great way to reduce isolation during social distancing. You can join in, and add to the discussion at any time, once you register.
We are also offering the following reduced fee services:
Weekday Mindfulness Walking Group Coaching – Do you need motivation to exercise and get outside? Would you like to learn Mindfulness strategies? Our life coach, Dr. Stefanie Bloom, is offering a drop-in group Monday-Friday at 9 AM. Each session will cost $15. The group will stay connected on-line through their phones as they walk and talk. Each day will be themed with meditation and mindfulness techniques. Those who register for a full week will also receive a private 20-minute coaching session with Stefanie.
Register at hello @ wbma.cc
We can also be reached at: 301.576.6044
For each group, one of our clinicians will be available to guide, lead, and moderate. Please keep in mind that these groups are not intended as group therapy. Those who register are doing so as participants, not as patients.
HIPAA compliant on-line meeting space will be provided for security. While we will ask that group members respect privacy, it cannot be guaranteed. There is no time commitment for these groups. Sign-in briefly, or stay for the duration. Attend once, or every week, until social distancing is lifted, and life returns to a more familiar routine.
For other very low cost counseling check- Aspire Counseling, Mary Center, UMD student counseling and Center for Healthy Families