COVID Resources

Feeling stressed or anxious?
Free resources to help you navigate these challenging times.

Stress & Anxiety Management:

The Mindfulness and Acceptance Workbook for Anxiety
A Guide to Breaking Free from Anxiety, Phobias, and Worry Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) put together by John P. Forsyth, Ph.D and Georg H. Eifert, Ph.D

Show Anxiety Who’s Boss
A Three-Step CBT Program to Help You Reduce Anxious Thoughts and Worry by Joel Minden, Ph.D

The Anxiety Skills Workbook
Simple CBT and Mindfulness Strategies for Overcoming Anxiety, Fear, and Worry by Stefan Hoffman, Ph.D

Living With Worry And Anxiety Amidst Global Uncertainty
This guide includes a mixture of psychoeducation about normal and excessive worry, and a selection of practical exercises that you can use to manage worry.

The Calm App
Number 1 app for Sleep, Meditation and Relaxation

For Parents:

I feel like I have 5 jobs: Moms navigate the pandemic
New York Times article

Special Audio Series from Simplicity Parenting
Podcast episodes all about parenting through COVID-19

Attitude Mag Podcast
Podcast about ADHD/Parents of children with ADHD

Things To Do From Home:

Have A Virtual Netflix Watch Party
This Google Chrome extension lets you stay in sync with friends while watching Netflix

12 Famous Museums Offering Virtual Tours
Take virtual tours of famous art exhibits

Free At-Home Fitness Classes With Planet Fitness
Planet Fitness is offering free group fitness classes

Interesting interviews:

“Feeling Coronavirus Stress? Here’s What to Do About It.” Podcast with SF Stress Founder and CEO Dr. Jonathan Horowitz

“How the Traditional Therapy Model is Broken” Succeed Under Stress Podcast hosted by CEO and Founder, Dr. Jonathan Horowitz


Meditation For A Healthy Immune System
A guided meditation designed to boost your immune system and fend off unwanted health problems.

21 Day Meditation Challenge
21 Days worth of short, guided meditations

Free 30-Day Online Mindfulness Course
30-days, self-paced, online program featuring today’s leading mindfulness teachers, helping you support the habits that foster ease and well-being.

Accessing inner calm amidst the Coronavirus
Targeted and brief guided meditations by clinical psychologist and meditation teacher Kelly Werner, PhD

For Kids:

Free downloadable book about COVID-19 for kids (versions available in multiple languages)

Free information book
To help explain Coronavirus to kids

CA Surgeon General’s Playbook
Stress release for caregivers and kids during COVID-19

Managing Stress and Worry
(ages 5 – 15) GoZen is a site that creates online social and emotional learning programs for kids ages 5-15.

Yoga Ed Youtube Channel
Yoga for Children

Cosmic Yoga
Yoga and Dance for Kids

Imagination Tree Blog
Resources and Activities for Fun at Home

Scholastic Learn at Home
Day to Day Projects to Keep Kids Growing

PBS Kids Learn and Grow Age by Age Tips & Activities for Social Emotional Learning, Literacy, Arts and More!

Mindful Schools
Free Online Mindfulness Classes for Kids

Helpful Videos By the SF Stress Team


Video & Phone Sessions

Video and phone sessions are a convenient solution for people who can’t find a specialist in their area or would rather not drive across town to an appointment. Research has proven that remote and in-person sessions are equally effective.

Learn more about video & phone sessions

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