Pandemic Meditations: Meditation resources for these unprecedented times
Created by Catherine Crisp, PhD, MSW, MSC Teacher http://catherinecrisp.com/pandemic-resources/
We live in the midst of a very challenging time with the rapid spread of COVID-19, the so-called coronavirus. As we find ways to cope with shelter-in-place orders and maintaining a social distance of at least 6 feet or more, people are searching for ways to calm themselves and find peace during these very stressful times. Below is a list of meditation resources that have been created and/or are being offered for these uniquely difficult times. Unless otherwise stated, all meditations and resources are being offered at no charge.
Calm App COVID-19 resources: free meditations from the Calm App.
Center for Healthy Minds (UW-Madison): several five-minute practices for challenging times
Chris Germer meditations: meditations by Chris Germer, one of the co-founders of the Mindful Self-Compassion program. Not specifically for COVID-19 but applicable anytime.
Dorlee Michaeli: Covid-19 Anxiety And Stress: 30 Free Self Care Tools: a collection of tools compiled by the creator of the Social Work Career COVID resources below.
Down Dog yoga app: a great yoga app (my favorite) and free for different groups for different time frames during COVID-19.
F*ck that: An Honest Meditation: not specifically for COVID-19 but it seems appropriate now because sometimes we need to drop a few F-bombs or have someone do it for us.
Gratefulness.org: Caring for Self and Others in Times of Trouble: Some Spiritual Tools and Tips
Greater Good Science Center Guide to Well Being During Coronavirus: the most comprehensive list of resources I’ve seen including a variety of articles and meditations.
Headspace COVID-19 resources: free meditations from one of the most widely used meditation apps.
Headspace Plus free to health care professionals: requires you to register with your NPI number.
Insight Meditation Society daily meditations: teachers include the well-known Sharon Salzberg and others.
Insight Timer Resources in time of coronavirus: a collection of resources from my favorite mediation app.
Jack Kornfield Pandemic Resources: meditations and talks from a well-known meditation teacher.
KarunaVirus.org Not a meditation site but a site with great compassion resources and feel good stories. The name is taken from the fact that karuna means compassion in sanskrit.
Kindness Resources: resources to help us be kind to ourselves and each other.
Mindful Junkie live 5-minute meditations: live meditations via Zoom; see site for details and times.
Mindful Junkie meditations for medical professionals and first responders: via Zoom; see site for details and times.
Mindful Magazine COVID-19 resources: resources from one of the leading mindfulness resources.
Find Calm and Nourish Resilience course: free 30 day, self-paced course offered by Mindful Magazine. Registration required.
Onbeing: A care package for uncertain times: “A collection of podcasts and poetry for however you’re processing this moment.”
Rick Hanson: Being Well Podcast: Fear in the Time of Coronavirus: talk by psychologist and author on fear during these challenging times.
Rubin Art Museum Rubin Care Package Art And Practices For Navigating Our World: if you want something a little different, check out their resources.
Sharon Salzberg COVID-19 resources: meditations via SoundCloud as well as links to many of the resources included in this document.
Simple Habit COVID-19 meditations: other sites these meditations are free but there is no explicit indication of this on this link. However, when I clicked on some of them, they appear to be free.
Social Work Career: COVID-19 Resources for Social Workers and Therapists: a collection of resources that goes beyond meditation.
Sounds True Resilience in Challenging Times: resources and meditations by different teachers and authors.
Tara Brach Pandemic Resources: meditations for these times by one of my favorite authors and meditation teachers.
Facing Pandemic Fears with an Awake Heart: brief talk and meditation
Ten Percent Happier live meditation: hosted by Dan Harris and a variety of meditation teachers, this live meditation is offered daily at 3 pm Eastern time.
Ten Percent Happier Coronavirus Sanity Guide: more resources from Ten Percent Happier.
Thich Nhat Hanh COVID-19 Resources: Practice Resources in a Time of Uncertainty: resources from one one leading meditation teachers in the world.
Tricycle Magazine online practice sessions: daily virtual meditation sessions offered by leading meditation teachers. Time and teacher varies by day. Registration required.
United Nations Coronavirus meditations: Meditation and yoga from the United Nations
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