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Free Resource: Finding Balance during COVID-19

Free Resource: Finding Balance during COVID-19

Free Resource! All videos in this collection can be viewed without subscription.

The challenges of COVID-19 can make us feel out of balance. If you are struggling, you aren't alone! This collection was created to help you learn ways to improve emotional balance and be your most effective self during the challenges faced with COVID-19. You can live with greater peace and happiness, even during this difficult time.

Free Resource: Finding Balance during COVID-19
  • Intro to Emotional Balance during COVID-19

  • Let Go of Being Perfect during COVID-19

    This is not the time to focus on perfection. This is a time to work on doing the best we can and holding ourselves with compassion.

  • Doing Your Best during COVID-19

    Of course we want to strive to do our best. However, remember that your best is ever changing as you and your circumstances are ever changing. You are different from day to day, so your best will be different too.

  • Importance of Routine during COVID-19

    Routine is very important for mental and emotional wellbeing. During this time of uncertainty, it can be even more important as our routines are altered and there may be less structure to our lives. This video provides guidance for how to structure a daily routine.

  • New! How to Improve Immunity - Interview with dietician, Dalit Szkolnik

    Watch this interview with dietician Dalit Szkolnik, MA, RD, LD/N, CEDRD-S, as she shares ways that you can build your immunity everyday though your health practices and nutrition. This video is very important during this time of COVID-19, when we need our immune systems to be as strong as possib...

  • Balanced Nutrition during COVID-19

    Watch this helpful interview with Dietician and Eating Disorders Specialist, Dalit Szkolnik, MA, RD, LD, CEDRD, as we discuss how to improve nutritional balance in order to feel your best during COVID-19. Learn how having a routine and making dedicated space for meal times is so important.

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  • Past Challenges May Pop Up

    During this uncertain and difficult time, you may find that past challenges may reemerge or current challenges may intensify. Getting back to basics and using supports are good ways to not slip into problematic behaviors.

  • Mindfulness During COVID-19

    Learn some basic principles of mindfulness and how mindfulness can help to reduce overwhelm during this challenging time.

  • Making Space for Feelings during Covid-19

    Making space for emotions is very important during this time of COVID-19. Learn about the importance of making space for what you are feeling so that it doesn't consume your life.

  • Reducing Intense Emotions Quickly during COVID-19

    Learn ways to quickly reduce intense emotions so that you can be more effective. Learn skills to change your physiology to shift the emotion.

  • Quieting Anxiety during COVID-19

  • Breathing to Reduce Anxiety during COVID-19

  • Radical Acceptance Meditation

    This meditation may be helpful if you find yourself getting stuck in thinking something is unfair, not right, or shouldn't be that way. Use this Radical Acceptance Meditation to help you move towards accepting your reality and practicing willingness to do what's needed in your reality. When we ...

  • Accepting Reality

    Learn how to reduce emotional suffering by accepting your reality. Radical acceptance allows us to accept the reality that you are in instead of the reality you wish you were in. Doing this allows you to act effectively according to your reality. Based on DBT Skill of Radical Acceptance.

  • Gratitude Practice

    Gratitude is a great way to lift mood and improve the moment. Setting up a regular gratitude practice is an effective way to bring greater positivity into your life and to combat depression and low mood.

  • Improving the Moment

    The DBT IMPROVE skills help to intentionally increase positives in a situation. This skill is part of the DBT Distress Tolerance module and can help you to effectively deal with distressing emotions by improving the moment.

  • Self-Soothing

    The DBT Self-Soothe skills help you to nurture and soothe yourself when you are experiencing an intense emotion. These skills can also be used as important self care techniques to reduce stress.

  • Quieting Obsessional Thinking: Obsessional Thinking Protocol

    Learn how to quiet obsessional thinking. View the "Quieting Obsessional Thinking Handout" for more guidance.

    1. Observe that you are may be having obsessional thinking
    2. Label the obsessional thinking as “obsessional thinking.” Say to yourself, “I am having obsessional thoughts.”
    3. Observe t...