QUICK TOOLS FOR SUPPORT:
Calm.com website and free app with music, nature imagery, guided breathing (free) (On the website, just click on one of the nature scenes on the right side to get quick access to calming imagery)
How to Stop a Panic Attack — Dr. Julie Smith (youtube video)
4-7-8 Relaxing Breath (Harvard MD Dr. Andrew Weil)
Shine Text Sign up to get a daily self-affirmation text sent to your phone.
Anxiety Relief Healthjourneys.com Guided imagery CDs and downloads available for purchase “Guided Meditations for Help with Panic Attacks” “Relieve Stress” etc.
Podcast — Self-care techniques including “Soft Belly Breathing” The Center for Mind-Body Medicine
Self-Compassion exercises and guided meditations Kristin Neff
Change to Chill Ways to chill, get perspective, learn mindfulness. From Allina Health.
Resiliency Skills University of Michigan
Sitting Together Free meditation downloads and handouts
Guided Deep Relaxation — yoga (shavasana)
“Chatting With Your Anxiety” exercise — The Mindful Hub
Pacifica app (anxiety, stress and depression relief) (basic app is free and has many good tools such as goal-setting, breathing techniques, mindfulness meditations, mood tracking, cognitive behavioral therapy tools, and also online support groups; there is also a premium app for a monthly fee) Start with the Guided Paths “The First Week” as a good introduction to the tools on this app.
SAM app (Self-Help for Anxiety Management; free)
Virtual Hope Box app (free)
Worry Box app (free)
UNDERSTANDING ANXIETY AND DEVELOPING COPING SKILLS:
Anxiety & College Handout by one of CWC’s college counselors on anxiety and college students. Summary of self-care for anxiety. A good place to start.
Stories about Anxiety — The Mighty.com
Anxieties.com Free help / coping skills for panic, generalized anxiety, social anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, phobias, and PTSD
Are you anxious? You are in good company. Huffpost article.
Tips for Beating Anxiety Belleruth Naparstek
The Year of Living Anxiously Some of the most common mistakes that aggravate anxiety — Dr. Henry Emmons
Antidotes for Anxiety Hallowell
Mindful Hub Well-being through mindfulness
College Students and Sleep SUNY Geneseo
The 10 Best-Ever Anxiety Management Techniques: Understanding How Your Brain Makes You Anxious and What You Can Do to Change It Margaret Wehrenberg book on Amazon
Getting Started with Mindfulness Mindful Magazine