Virtual Stress Management Resources

Websites

Reiki Self-Treatment, a guide to Reiki procedures you can use to benefit from this therapy in your own home.

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, a variety of meditations of varying lengths to help reduce anxiety, improve sleep, deal with change, and increase relaxation.

Dana Farber Cancer Institute, guided meditations to help you find your inner peace

Mindful, basic guided meditations for people new to the practice of mindfulness meditation

Tara Brach’s teachings blend Western psychology and Eastern spiritual practices, mindful attention to our inner life, and a full, compassionate engagement with our world.

Annaka Harris, guided meditations for children

Mindfulness for Teens, information, tools, and resources to help teens build a mindfulness practice

Everything You Need to Feel Okay Right Now, According to Therapists, a New York Magazine article full of helpful ideas to reduce coronavirus anxiety and loneliness

Coping with Uncertainty, very informative and useful piece from the American Society of Clinical Oncology

How Cancer Patients, and Survivors, Can Manage Stress Through COVID-19 Uncertainty, a helpful article from Cure Magazine

Podcasts + Webinars

Dana Farber Cancer Institute, a nice introduction to meditation for cancer patients in this piece entitled, Meditation: What It Is and How To Try It

Ten Percent Happier, author Dan Harris talks with meditation pioneers, celebrities, scientists, and health experts about training our minds.

 

Videos

Acupressure for Stress Relief from Wellspring.Global

Acupressure for Stress from Cleveland Clinic

Mindfulness Meditation for People Living with Cancer, a 10-minute guided meditation filmed in a group setting at the University of Vermont Medical Center

Guided Meditation for Kids, a short meditation to help kids reduce anxiety and stress

Guided Meditations with Kerry Irish, LCSW, a long-time Dempsey Center staff member, Kerry is now living and working among the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. She has created a You Tube channel with several excellent guided meditations of varying lengths.

Apps

Insight Timer, a free app for sleep, anxiety, and stress

Printable Handouts

Coping Day to Day with COVID-19 Uncertainty, a helpful handout for cancer patients and their families from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Mandala coloring pages for relaxation -find more at MondayMandala