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         ARTWELLSPRING   •  SHEILA SIMPSON-CREPS, MA, LMHC, AT

Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Art Therapist  •  360-293-3489


COVID-19 RESOURCES AND STRESS REDUCTION ACTIVITIES

THE FOLLOWING ACTIVITIES ARE NOT INTENDED TO BE COUNSELING, THEY ARE INTENDED ONLY FOR STRESS REDUCTION.

Remember to follow the guidelines to keep from contracting, or infecting others with COVID-19.

You can read guidelines at the following websites:

Washington State Department of Health COVID-19

Center for Disease Control & Prevention

Make a plan of action before someone in your household

comes down with the Coronavirus! (select this link)


Artwellspring Creative Stress Reduction

(see next column)


From time to time I will email, or post on my website creative activities to reduce stress, and build self-esteem.  These can be shared with family and friends.


Come up with your own creative activities to feed your soul and spirit!


EXERCISE

Movement and exercise help the circulation, and can increase endorphins, the 'Feel Good' chemicals in the brain.

If you can get outdoors and safely exercise, through running, walking, cycling, then please do so.

When the weather isn't cooperative, you might find some of the below online exercise videos useful.

Or, search the Internet for ones that work for you.


GUIDED MEDITATIONS

One Moment Meditation

UCLA Guided Meditation

Do Yoga With Me

Daily Meditations with Matthew Fox

Meditation Music – a whole range to choose from, search in your favorite browser.

STORYTELLING

Storyline Online

Native American Storytellers

Story on Saturday



Maintaining Mental Health

These two articles are well written, and address grief, anxiety, and mindfulness in this time of pandemic:

Uncomfortable Feelings


Coping with Fatigue, Fear, and Panic During a Crisis          

Visit the zoo, many zoos have live cams of their animals, here are a couple:

Woodland Park Zoo

San Diego Zoo

Seattle Aquarium


If you are so inclined, make music yourself.

  A little can go a long way.