Date and time: Tuesdays, 11:00 – 11:30 a.m., Wednesdays, 2:00 - 2:30 p.m. Register at the above link.
Weekly virtual, group guided meditation sessions which could include mindfulness techniques like body scans, loving-kindness meditations, progressive muscle relaxations, and guided imagery. All sessions and techniques are suitable for all levels of practice.
Have you ever had so much to do that you didn’t know where to start or what to do first? Sometimes you can get organized by making a to-do list. But often, when you have too many things to do, you can feel overwhelmed. One way to move beyond this feeling of being stuck is to pause and focus on the present moment. This can help to calm your mind and allow you to think more clearly. The key is to turn off your autopilot and take control of your thoughts. In this 3.5-minute video, learn three simple things you can do to feel calmer and increase your ability to focus.
A 9-minute video with tools for emotion regulation and grounding. Practice these tools when your emotions are feeling too big and you want a way to decrease the intensity of your emotions or when you have too many emotions going on at once and you want to slow things down.
Includes list of real-time (not recorded) support groups accessed by telephone or computer/app and resources specific to veterans, the LGBTQ+ community, and Spanish-speakers. From the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services.
Includes coping skills for anxiety, tips for finding support and maintaining resilience during quarantine, and links to support groups and financial/ insurance assistance. From the National Alliance on Mental Illness.
Strategies for dealing with stigma (COVID, mental health, or other), maintaining good sleep, dealing with pandemic fatigue and avoiding COVID burnout, maintaining physical activity. From the UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences.
VCU News spoke with Jones and other faculty, students and staff in recent weeks about their advice for the university community this spring, and the lessons they learned over the past year for maintaining mental and physical health, succeeding academically and combating loneliness. Includes strategies for physical health and well-being, mental health, connecting socially, and academic success.