In light of these uncertain times, FEAP is pleased to share resources we have collected and created for you, our FEAP customers, in support of your mental and emotional wellness.
We have divided these resources by audience group (all, managers, healthcare workers) and again by resource type (webinar, podcast, video, etc.) so that you can easily find what you’re looking for.
Please check back regularly, as we will be adding to and rotating these resources.
Tip of the Week: Personality Tests for Partners
Do you and your partner know your love languages? If not, consider getting to know each other better by taking one of the many online tests that are available (some of which are totally free). After you take the tests and share your results, you can look into podcasts or online resources that will offer additional insight into both of your “types.”
New Resources Developed by FEAP Staff
Managing a Prolonged Challenge
By Anna DeLong, LCSW, CEAP, Mindfulness Teacher
Love in the Time of Concern
By Deb Early, LPC, ideas taken from “Elite Daily”
Webinars and Events
What is Mindfulness and Why Should I Care?
Watch this recorded webinar hosted by FEAP and Hoos Well at any time!
Not Losing Our Minds and Hearts When We Most Need Them: Mindfulness, Healing, and Wisdom in a time of COVID-19
Wed, March 25, 4:00-5:30PM
With Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD, professor of medicine emeritus at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, founder of the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society and its world-renowned Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Clinic.
A video of the livestream will be posted if you aren’t able to view it live.
Flourishing in Your Life
This engaging seminar with Mary Sherman, LCSW, CEAP, will explore tips and tools to go from surviving to flourishing using information from the PERMA-V model of Flourishing developed by Martin Seligman with the addition of Vitality by Emiliya Zhivotovskaya.
Exercises, Practices, Podcasts
Brief guided meditations created by FEAP on SoundCloud to help you summon and strengthen your wise, calm, and compassionate self.
Five Finger Exercise
This technique is great for lessening anxiety, relaxing, and building confidence. On top of that, It only takes a few minutes to learn!
Podcast from Brene Brown
Articles and Blog Posts
How to Protect Your Mental Health During a Quarantine
Appearing in UVA Today
COVID-19 and Our Pets
Appearing in Radio IQ, WVTF
Community Resources Specialist
UVA employees can receive help in meeting basic needs such as housing, clothing, utilities, and food, as well as assistance with personal budgeting and finance strategies.
All employees and spouses can receive free access to eM Life, an online mindfulness platform that can be applied to everyday life and chronic conditions to promote health, happiness, stress management and self-care. The evidence-backed eM Life platform includes online and mobile interactive sessions, on-demand content, applied mindfulness practices, an expert-led community, and more.
Webinars and Events
All employees and spouses can receive free access to eM Life, an online mindfulness platform and app that can be applied to everyday life and chronic conditions to promote health, happiness, stress management and self-care. The evidence-backed eM Life platform includes online and mobile interactive sessions, on-demand content, applied mindfulness practices, an expert-led community, and more.
Ten Percent Happier
This app offers a free Coronavirus Sanity Guide, guided meditations for Coronavirus Responders, along with a podcast, talks and newsletter on how to handle coronavirus anxiety. If you are a healthcare worker and are not currently subscribed to Ten Percent Happier, you can receive free access to the app by emailing email@example.com for instructions.
The Headspace app is offering free access to Headspace Plus for all US healthcare professionals working in public health settings.
Enjoy free resources from Calm.
Articles and Blog Posts
The Remote Learning Curve: Educators, Parents, & Students Adjust During the Coronavirus Crisis
Educators, parents, and students navigate remote learning with a steep learning curve. –by Kara Yorio, School Library Journal
Social Distancing, Online Learning, and Why Being Bored is a Sacred Act for Kids
Blog post from Brene Brown
Resources for Parents from People Places
View a list of educational, recreational, and at home play ideas for kids of all ages.
Additional Wellness Collections
Resources to Stay Physically and Mentally Healthy During the Coronavirus
Collected by Katie Strom, Assistant Professor, California State University, East Bay