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Learn strategies for common concerns from licensed therapists and mental health professionals

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8 MIN

Fostering Resilience and Self Care: Make Self-Care Soup
Host: Sara Skonieczny, MSW, LICSW
Summary: We hear about self care a lot—but what is it really? Learn about the different elements of self care and how to take stock of how you're doing. Having a self care plan can better help you build up internal resources, foster resilience, and face stressful situations.

7 MIN

Fostering Resilience and Self Care: Getting Rid of Stress
Host: Sara Skonieczny, MSW, LICSW
Summary: It's not your imagination—our bodies and behaviors go through change when we're under stress. Learn about how stress impacts your physical and mental health to be better aware and equipped to face it.

10 MIN

Mindfulness for Depression and Anxiety: Holding Your Breath to Alleviate Stress
Host: Lindsay Kandra, LPC-I, QMHP
Summary: Square breathing uses predictable, counted pauses between inhaling and exhaling. This technique helps teach your nervous system to maintain calm during periods of discomfort. Once you learn it, you can practice it wherever you are.

7 MIN

Mindfulness for Depression and Anxiety: The Five-Sense Scan
Host: Lindsay Kandra, LPC-I, QMHP
Summary: Our senses help us stay grounded in the world around us. Learn how to guide your focus to better notice things around you and become more mindful, whether seated or standing, inside or outside.

7 MIN

Mindfulness for Depression and Anxiety: Get in Touch With Your Body
Host: Lindsay Kandra, LPC-I, QMHP
Summary: We spend all day in our bodies, and sometimes we forget to focus on them. In this exercise, you'll guide your attention across your body to become more relaxed and mindful.

11 MIN

Mindfulness for Depression and Anxiety: Arrival Exercise
Host: Lindsay Kandra, LPC-I, QMHP
Summary: A long work day. A big drive ahead. An important meeting. Sometimes we need transition rituals to ground ourselves. In this exercise, you'll orient yourself to your environment, center your body, and create awareness of your breath. The longer version includes added body scan and sensory awareness activities.

16 MIN

Mindfulness for Depression and Anxiety: Understand How Your Brain Works
Host: Lindsay Kandra, LPC-I, QMHP
Summary: In this video, mental health therapist Lindsay Kandra uses a brain-based approach to explain how mindfulness practices can help alleviate the emotional and physical symptoms of depression and anxiety.

15 MIN

Self-Compassion: Be Nicer to Yourself in the Time of COVID-19
Host: Sally Scheidlinger, MSW
Summary: "This is too hard for me." "I'll never figure this out." Sound familiar? Negative self-talk affects us more than we realize. Learn how to flip the script and embrace self-compassion by reworking internal monologues. Everyone deserves to be kind to themselves.

4 MIN

Let's Get Some Sleep: 3 Tips for a Better Night's Rest
Host: Jody Radke, MA, LPC, LMHC
Summary: Ever feel so sleepy up until the moment your head hits the pillow—then you find yourself wide awake with swirling thoughts? Join professional counsellor, Jody Radtke, for a quick peek into sleep hygiene and how you can prepare yourself for a better night’s rest.
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