Coronavirus Wellness Resources
This is a challenging time for all of us, dealing with the coronavirus and its impact on our community. As a way to maintain a positive outlook and support one another, Brooks School's Wellness Committee shared a few resources to help, so you can choose what resonates with you based on what you need in this moment.
These resources are free of charge and are intended to provide support and stability in a less than stable time. For more details about support for Brooks students and families, visit our Coronavirus Updates page.
- Mental wellbeing/Mindfulness — Do you need to take a breath and center yourself? Do you need tools to help you manage anxiety that you or your children might be feeling. Calm is offering a variety of free, online resources for you (and your family) to use to help manage the challenges that we are currently experiencing.
- Physical Movement — Need to relieve stress? Nothing helps better than working out. Peloton is offering a free, 90-day membership with full access to all of their online classes including strength training, yoga, cardio, walking, running and much more.
- Need for connection — Are you feeling lonely or isolated? Have you run out of ideas on ways to entertain yourself or others. If so, the New York Times has compiled a list of things to do to entertain yourself during this time of social distancing. From movies, podcasts, and cooking suggestions, this article has you covered.
- Stability — Nature is a great way to stabilize yourself and your thoughts during a period of uncertainty. Scientific studies have proven that being in nature has a profound impact on our brains and our behavior, helping us to reduce anxiety, brooding, and stress, and increase our attention capacity, creativity, and our ability to connect with other people. During this time, use nature as a stabilizer to help you feel calm and connected.