Be Mindful Online

Many times when we are on our computers or smartphones, we become completely lost in our work and forget to be in touch with ourselves.

Here are some mobile and desktop apps we hope you’ll find helpful in supporting your energy of mindfulness throughout the day.

https://www.mindfulnessbell.org
/be-mindful-online


Online Toronto-based Practice Groups

Special Laughter Yoga Session with Steven Hughes

Sunday May 31 | 11:15 am-noon
Register HERE

Download Flyer HERE

This program will introduce you to the value of laughter as a way of increasing joy in your life and releasing stress! Upon registering you will receive a Participant Handbook on Laughter Yoga.

By Donation—Proceeds to the Dianna Last Memorial Fund

We invite you to donate through Canada Helps HERE


Mindful Community Gatherings with Heidi Bornstein and Stephen Chadwick (Free)

Weekly - Sundays, 10 AM EST
Download Flyer HERE
ZOOM register in advance HERE


Self-Care for Educators and Helping Professionals with Angela Ventrice (Free)

Weekly - Wednesdays, 7 -8 PM
Download Flyer HERE
ZOOM register in advance HERE:
shorturl.at/jnKQ4


Mindful Yoga
with Natalia Fister

1¼-hour weekly on
Wednesdays 4:30 PM EST Saturdays 10:30 AM EST

Wednesdays ZOOM Link
Saturdays ZOOM Link

Download Flyer HERE
Sliding Donation $20-30 for
4 weeks of unlimited monthly classes on Wednesdays and Saturdays


Meditation Lounge Gathering for Gay Men
with Markus Bohlmann (Free)

Weekly: Wednesdays, 6-7 PM EDT
Download Flyer HERE
Register in advance: https://bit.ly/2yekCjb


Self-Compassion Break -
WITH HEART Collective (Free)

Monday to Friday: 1 - 1:20 PM EST
https://zoom.us/j/7140937053?pwd=aGo2ejR1MVRoa1piaGgwd3RrY1l5dz09


Global Mindfulness Gathering with A Mindful Society (Free)

Daily: 10am EST
Live on our Facebook Page.

Watch Heidi Bornstein's Mindful Movement HERE


Mindful Moment - Watershed Training Solutions with Wendy Woods (Free)

Fridays at 8:30-9:00 AM EDT
https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwkf-2rqD0rG9YyLgCHh849Dc2yC8WpE6SB


ONLINE EVENTS

Mindful SchoolsMindfulness Class for Kids! (FREE)

Online on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays
1 PM EST | 10 AM PST

https://www.mindfulschools.org/free-online-mindfulness-class-for-kids/

Important Update:
This week we will be streaming class on Facebook LIVE.
At 10 AM PDT / 1 PM EDT,
please go to the:Mindful Schools Facebook Page to watch class, LIVE.

For those without access to Facebook, we will post class recordings on this page, click here – one day after the live class.


Daily Guided Free Practice via Zoom
specifically geared towards teens and open to all

Monday to Fridays at 6pm EDT/3pm PDT
Daily meditation guided by one of iBme's teachers.
Register HERE: https://ibme.com/programs/online-programs/weekday-meditation/


Caring for the Present Moment A Mindfulness Series for Educators

sponsored by Avalokita Centre and Wake Up Schools

Friday 22 May | Friday 29 May | Friday 5 June | Friday 12 June
2:00 pm EDT (8:00 pm CEST)
By Donation

With Richard Brady and Chân Mai Nghiêm (Caroline), Dharma teachers in the Plum Village tradition, and Nathalie Martin, musician, art teacher, and free spirit, sharing mindfulness teachings and practices focused on caring for the present moment.

Each meeting (Engligh, Italian & French) will will last about an hour and a half, and will be available on Zoom or livestreamed on YouTube. Recordings will be available several days after each session.

Register - ENGLISH

Register - ITALIAN

Register - FRENCH


Compassionate Care for Challenging Times

  1. Practice mindful awareness and self-care, especially mindful hand washing.
  2. Keep a sense of humour.
  3. Maintain a sense of curiosity and interest to your experience both inside and outside.
  4. Stay home if you are sick. See social distancing as an act of generousity.
  5. Don’t believe everything you think and hear. Tune into your own inner wisdom.
  6. Be informed. Stay tuned for and share reliable resources.
  7. We are all in this together; find creative ways to support both your own self-care and those around you.
  8. Have appreciation for our health care system, and gratitude for our dedicated health care professionals and staff who are working so hard at this time.
  9. Treat everyone as your own self, with kindness and compassion.
  10. If you are always taking care of others, make yourself an other so that you are included in the picture and practice self-compassion.

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Donations

Donations facilitate access to mindfulness training by providing subsidies to those in education and in the community who would benefit in cultivating mindful awareness to support health and well-being.

Make a donation through Canada Helps HERE

Or Send an E-Transfer to 
payments@mindfulnesseveryday.org

Mindfulness Everyday is registered as a charitable organization in Canada #83693 3507 RR0001

Favourite Resources that Promote Well-Being
during COVID-19

Mindfulness Everyday wishes to acknowledge and appreciate the generosity, compassion and kindness of all of our community partners who have come together at this time to offer support to all of us at this challenging time.


Heidi's Picks

Special Laughter Yoga Session with Steven Hughes
Sunday May 31, 2020 11:15 am-noon | Register HERE

By Donation—Proceeds to the Dianna Last Memorial Fund

COVID-19 & Teacher Trauma:
Caring for Educators is the First Step in Serving Students

With studies showing that teachers are more stressed than soldiers returning from battle,
now is the time to focus on their mental and emotional health.
Article By Kevin E. Baird | 05/19/20
Download Article HERE

 

The MYndful Movement Program
For Educators & Parents of Students K-8 (FREE) With Deb Taylor

Promote Social & Emotional Learning Skills with these Mindfulness-Based Activities with Lesson Plans

May 27, 2020 4-5 PM (EST)
Download Flyer HERE | Register in advance: deb@myndfulmovement.com

Love in the Time of Coronavirus
A poem and Practice by Austin Repath

http://www.love-during-covid19.com/

School Mental Health Ontario

 

Supporting students mental health and well-being -
https://padlet.com/ministrysessions/mentalhealth_wellbeing

 

Phone Support for Students

In addition to existing ministry funding to boards, the ministry is proud to support a number of mental health resources and initiatives that we encourage students to use, such as Kids Help Phone, which provides 24/7 access to counselling and information. Students can call 1-800-668-6868 or text CONNECT to 686868.

Free Livestream with Jon Kabat-Zinn:
Cultivating Mindfulness at this Critical Time

Every weekday in May 2020 11- AM PST|2 PM EST

New Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/92482566387 (Limited to the first 1,000 people)
Join Online: www.wisdom2conference.com/live (No limit)

Past Videos

The full sessions can be accessed here. You can also see them and various highlights on Wisdom.2.0 Youtube page.


Focus on Promoting Well-Being during COVID-19
for Children (and their Parents)

http://www.mindfulnesseveryday.org/resourcesforchildren.html

Focus on Promoting Well-Being during COVID-19
for Teens and Young Adults

Online Courses, Websites, Resources, Apps
http://www.mindfulnesseveryday.org/resourcesforteens.html


Mindful Parenting

Mindfulness Everyday Downloadable Resources for Parents

1. Mindful Parenting Family Tool Kit

2. ME Resource LIst of Books, CDs, Apps for Parents

3. ME Resource List for Children


School Mental Health Ontario

 

Supporting students mental health and well-being - Ministry Remote Learning Webinars

https://padlet.com/ministrysessions/mentalhealth_wellbeing

Phone Support for Students

In addition to existing ministry funding to boards, the ministry is proud to support a number of mental health resources and initiatives that we encourage students to use, such as Kids Help Phone, which provides 24/7 access to counselling and information. Students can call 1-800-668-6868 or text CONNECT to 686868.

How to support student mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic

https://smho-smso.ca/blog/how-to-support-student-mental-health-during-the-covid-19-pandemic/

Reaching Out for Teens

https://smho-smso.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Reaching-Out.pdf

How to take care of your mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic

https://smho-smso.ca/covid-19/students/

The Toronto District School Board (TDSB): Mental Health and Well-Being Resources During Covid-19

https://www.tdsb.on.ca/Elementary-School/Supporting-You/Mental-Health-Well-being/Resources-During-Covid-19

York Region District School Board: Novel Coronavirus Update

http://www.yrdsb.ca/schools/Repository/NewsEvents/Pages/BoardNews/Coronavirus.aspx

York Region District School Board: Tips for Families

http://www.yrdsb.ca/schools/Repository/NewsEvents/Pages/Tips-for-Learning-at-Home.aspx

Peel Region District School Board Coronavirus (COVID-19)

http://www.peelschools.org/parents/student-health/coronavirus/Pages/default.aspx

OISE Alumni & Friends Web Series: OISE Stay @ Home Club

The OISE Stay @ Home Club is a new Twitter Live series that features alumni and friends of the Institute leading interactive lessons for children and adults alike. Tune in every Friday for a new lesson that's designed to make staying home both fun and educational. https://twitter.com/oiseuoft
https://www.oise.utoronto.ca/oise/News/2020/OISE_Stay_at_Home_Club.html


Inner Explorer - The Mindful App For Families (FREE)

https://innerexplorer.org/compass/family_onboarding

The stressors in our lives are growing. During the Covid pandemic you may access our easy to use mindfulness program for free to support you and your family.
Proven benefits of the program are :


COVID-19 Youth Mental Health Resource Hub

https://jack.org/Resources/COVID-19-Youth-Mental-Health-Resource-Hub?lang=en-ca

hub of resources to help you take care of yourself and look out for the people you love during this challenging time.

This page is developed in partnership between Jack.org, School Mental Health Ontario, and Kids Help Phone for youth in every province and territory of Canada. Please share widely with the young people in your lives.


EdCan Network - Well at Work

Well at Work aims to shift mindsets by showcasing research, policy and practice that results in healthier, happier, and more resilient Kindergarten-to-Grade 12 staff.
https://www.edcan.ca/well-at-work/

Prioritizing Workplace Well-Being in K-12 Education https://www.edcan.ca/well-at-work/about-well-at-work/

K-12 WORKPLACE WELL-BEING WEBINAR SERIES

FREE webinars to provide Canadian K-12 staff with actionable strategies that support their well-being as they navigate working from home and continue to find ways to stay connected to students and colleagues during this time. https://edcansummit.ca/webinar-series

Resources for K-12 staff teaching and working through the COVID-19 pandemic

https://www.edcan.ca/well-at-work/well-at-home/

Starling Minds

Free, online mental health program will help anyone, anywhere combat stress, anxiety and worry during the coronavirus crisis.
https://info.starlingminds.com/covid-19-b2c-faq?_ga=2.246763585.415658684.1585755335-218396239.1585755335


Kids Help Phone

We’re here for you during COVID-19

https://kidshelpphone.ca/get-info/were-here-for-you-during-covid-19-novel-coronavirus/


STOP, BREATHE & THINK FOR EDUCATORS (FREE)

https://www.stopbreathethink.com/educators/
You will have access to over 100 premium activities, with new activities added each month on our Stop, Breathe & Think All Ages and Kids apps. Ranging from guided mindfulness audio tracks, to videos on yoga and acupressure, and animated mindful games, you will have many options at your fingertips. Claim your lifetime membership https://www.stopbreathethink.com/educators/
Headspace

Headspace for Educators (FREE)

https://www.headspace.com/educators

Headspace offers free access to all K-12 teachers, school administrators and supporting staff in the US, UK, Canada and Australia. Please fill out this form.


Stressed Teens

Stressed Teens with Gina Beigel

https://www.stressedteens.com/

Stressed Teens offers online courses for teens, parents, educators and professionals, as well as resources. Gina has written several books and card decks for teens.
1. 4-Week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Group for Teens and Young Adults
On Thursdays April 23 - May 14, 2020 | 7:30-9 PM EST
Special Mindfulness Everyday Discount - Download Details HERE

2. Free Zoom Recorded Meetings

Having a Stress Hygiene Plan Is as Important as Your Cleaning and Sanitization Plan! Article 

https://www.newharbinger.com/blog/having-stress-hygiene-plan-important-your-cleaning-and-sanitization-plan


HeartMath

https://store.heartmath.com/heartmath-experience/?_ga=2.112875012.1899383329.1588520924-622060841.1588520924

Free Online Video Program, 5-Essential Tools Reduce Stress, Anxiety & Fear Mental Health


Cam Take A Breath

Calm (Free) Resources


https://blog.calm.com/take-a-deep-breath

Let’s meet this moment together 

Without a doubt, many of us are feeling anxious as we navigate the uncertainty of COVID-19. We're feeling it too, and we wanted to share some of the tools we're using to take care of our minds and stay grounded.

Enjoy this curation of content hand-picked to support your mental and emotional wellness through this time. And check back soon as we'll be updating these resources regularly.


Ten Ways to Stay Well During COVID-19 (FREE)

https://www.mindwellu.com/post/mindfulness-during-the-covid-19-pandemic


Mindwell Educators

Recorded Practices from 'Mindful Teacher, Mindful School'

https://www.mindwell-education.com/recorded-practices



Ten Percent Happier

Coronavirus Sanity Guide (FREE) from10% Happier

https://www.tenpercent.com/coronavirussanityguide
In times like these, we need practical, actionable ways of coping with stress, fear, and anxiety. The meditations, podcasts, blog posts, and talks on this page will help you build resilience and find some calm amidst the chaos. We’re adding more resources as they're created - so keep checking back.
Please share this page widely. These resources are free for all.

#231: Parenting in a Pandemic | Susan Kaiser Greenland for Ten Percent Happier with Dan Harris

https://www.tenpercent.com/podcast-episode/susan-kaiser-greenland-231

We're in the middle of one of the greatest tests for parents in modern memory. Tens of millions of us, cooped up in our homes with our kids, as a consequence of the coronavirus. Susan Kaiser Greenland can help. She's a former corporate attorney who transformed herself into one of the world's leading experts in meditation for kids, teens and parents. In this episode, she delivers tons of practical tips for formal and informal meditation practices -- for all age groups. She also talks about practices that can help parents not turn on one another in this excruciatingly stressful time.
https://www.susankaisergreenland.com/


Sounds True

Sounds True

https://www.soundstrue.com/


Mindful

Find Calm and Nourish Resilience

Course: (FREE) Nourish Your Inner Resources

 

https://www.mindful.org/free-mindfulness-resources-for-calm-during-covid-outbreak/

This self-paced, online program features today's leading mindfulness teachers, Dr. Judson Brewer, Rhonda Magee, Vinny Ferraro, Cara Bradley, Mindful’s Founding Editor Barry Boyce, and more, helping you support the habits that foster ease and well-being.

Your Guide to Difficult Emotions: Back by popular demand!

https://mindful-magazine.myshopify.com/products/new-get-started-with-mindfulness-vol-5-your-guide-to-difficult-emotions

Zoom Exhaustion is Real. Here are Six ways to Find Balance and Stay Connected

Steven Hickman, Psy.D., executive director of the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion, offers this timely perspective on managing our new virtual reality.
https://www.mindful.org/zoom-exhaustion-is-real-here-are-six-ways-to-find-balance-and-stay-connected/


Tara Brach Meditations

https://www.tarabrach.com/

Weekly meditations and resources to support your practice. In the midst of difficulty we need access to our deepest wisdom and love. This guided meditation calls forth this loving presence by opening to the heart and spirit of whatever being in our life we most experience as calm, wise and compassionate. How do we find that inner place of calm in the midst of the storm?

Pandemica Care Resources: https://www.tarabrach.com/pandemic/

Free Access to  Mindfulness for Anxiety and Sleep: Learn Practices that Help Reduce Stress and Calm Fears on Udemy. Here's what you will learn:

The free registration window will only last until 3/30, but once you're registered, the course is yours to keep! Here's the link to sign up; use the coupon code ANXIETY-FREE-2020 at checkout.

Guided Meditation for Times of Pandemic: “Calling on Your Awakened Heart”
(23:44 min.)

https://www.tarabrach.com/meditation-times-of-pandemic/


Jack Kornfield

Jack Kornfield Pandemic Resources

https://jackkornfield.com/pandemic-resources/


Unlocking UsUnlocking Us Podcast with Brené Brown:

Brené on Comparative Suffering, the 50/50 Myth, and Settling the Ball (March 27, 2020)

http://tiny.cc/3fn4lz


Being Resilient During Coronavirus (FREE)

https://www.rickhanson.net/being-resilient-during-coronavirus/

FREE MEDITATIONS | Every Wednesday: 6-7:30 pm PT / 9-10:30 pm ET
Join Dr. Rick Hanson for a live-streamed weekly meditation, talk, and discussion. No prior experience with meditation required. https://www.rickhanson.net/teaching/wednesday-meditations-with-dr-rick-hanson/


Free Online Meditation Resources for Times of Social Distancing / COVID-19

https://www.theawakenetwork.com/free-online-meditation-resources-for-the-time-of-social-distancing/


David Treleaven - The Trauma-Sensitive Mindfulness Podcast (FREE)

https://davidtreleaven.com/podcast-2/

A monthly podcast hosted by David Treleaven featuring a variety of guests speaking about the intersection of mindfulness, meditation, and trauma.
Online Contemplative Resources for the Corona Virus:


Center for Adolescent Studies

Center for Adolescent Studies with Sam Himelstein

https://centerforadolescentstudies.com/

Training for youth workers in Building authentic relationships: Trauma-informed care - Mindfulness.

3 Steps to Build Resilience and Practice Self-Care for Helping Professionals in Uncertain Times


NIA TVFITNESS. WELLNESS. LIFESTYLE.

Due to the global crises we are currently offering a 30-day free trial period, cancel anytime

https://www.niatv.fit/


Well Beings StudioArts and Healing during School Closure and COVID-19

A Time for Creativity and Feeling. Arts-based actibities for being with the current situation.
http://wellbeings.studio/arts-and-healing-during-school-closures-and-covid-19/