How to stay calm at home during social distancing – for pupils and parents
Mindfulness You Tube Links
- Breathr: Dr. Vo helped to develop this mindfulness app for youth with the Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre (British Columbia, Canada). Free for Apple and Android mobile devices!
- Stop, Breathe, and Think: Web and mobile app for youth, with meditations for mindfulness and compassion.
- Calm.com: Free website and mobile app with guided meditation and relaxation exercises.
- Insight Timer: Free mobile app with virtual “bells” to time and support your meditations, and access to lots of guided meditations by many different meditation teachers (including Dr. Vo).
- Plum Village: Zen Meditation. Free app for iOS, loaded with beautiful meditations and teachings in the Plum Village / Thich Nhat Hanh tradition.
- MindShift: Free mobile app for teens developed by AnxietyBC, with mindfulness and other coping skills for anxiety.
- Smiling Mind: Free mobile mindfulness app for young people, from Australia.
- Headspace: “Meditation made simple.” This app has a free introductory period, after which it requires a paid subscription to continue to use.
Guided Meditation Recordings
In addition to mindfulnessforteen.com’s free guided meditations, here are a few more recordings:
- Amy Saltzman, MD, Still Quiet Place: Mindfulness for Teens (CD)
- Gina Biegel, LMFT, Mindfulness for Teens: Meditation Practices to Reduce Stress and Promote Well-Being (CD, MP3)
- Larry Rosen, MD. “The Buddha and the Fig Tree.” (CD, MP3)
- Mindful.org’s “Audio Resources for Guided Meditations” collection: Online, free guided meditations.
The NSPCC and Emerging Minds have created resources for parents or carer worried about the mental health of their children at this time: