Wellness and Coping Resources

How You Can Help Children Cope With the COVID-19 Outbreak 
Brittany Spaeth, Sherry Schlagle, Jenn Schmidt, and members of the Cooper Child Life Specialist Team share some tips and techniques parents and caregivers can use to help their children cope during this time.

Practical Tips for Coping With Coronavirus Anxiety 
by Co-President/CEOs Anthony Mazzarelli, MD, and Kevin O'Dowd, JD 

Coping in the Time of Covid-19 
Anxiety is a normal human emotion. But when worry and fear become excessive and persistent, life feels hard to manage.Cooper psychologists Anthony Rostain, MD, and Kelly Gilrain, PhD, provide methods that help manage anxiety and promote self-care.

Quarantine Wellness Program: Staying Healthy When Working From Home 
Working from home can be convenient, but we can easily fall into bad habits. Cooper Physical Therapist Courtney A. Budd, PT, shows us how to achieve alignment both ergonomically and mentally.

The Importance of the Mind-Body-Spirit Connection During Times of Stress and Anxiety 
Our bodies, our emotions, and our spirituality all combine to give us identity, determine our health, and make us who we are. Bonnie Mehr, Director of the Integrative Oncology Program and Dr. Diane Barton Complementary Program at MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper, provides some ideas for bringing fun and joy into our lives. 

Shop Smart. Eat Smart. Quick Tips to Boost Your Immune System
Linda Goldsmith, RD, Oncology Dietitian at MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper, offers a few ways you can shop smart and keep your body healthy with nutritious, immune-boosting foods.

Stress Eating: It's Real
Stress eating most often happens not because we are hungry but because we are looking for a mental break that also makes us feel good in the moment. Nutritionist Josie Raum, RD, of Cooper Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery Center, provides advice on alternative ways to cope.

Managing Stress Associated With the COVID-19 Virus Outbreak 
The COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak has the potential to increase stress and anxiety, both because of the fear of catching the virus and also because of uncertainty about how the outbreak will affect us socially and economically. The National Center for PTSD provides practical steps you can take to improve your wellbeing.

APA Primer: Keeping Your Distance to Stay Safe 
With the number of COVID-19 cases increasing every day, psychologists from the American Psychological Association offer insights on how to separate yourself from others, while still getting the social support you need.

Mental Health and Coping During COVID-19 
The outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) may be stressful for people. Fear and anxiety about a disease can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children. Coping with stress will make you, the people you care about, and your community stronger, these resources from the CDC aim to help in this regard.

Free virtual recovery meetings during the COVID-19 pandemic 
During this pandemic, many in-person recovery meetings have been canceled or been made difficult to attend due to current safety measures. This resource offers online recovery support groups that are available five times daily at 9 a.m., noon, 3 p.m., 6 p.m., and 9 p.m., along with one daily family and loved one recovery support meeting at 8 p.m. All recovery meetings are non-denominational, agnostic to any specific recovery pathway, and open to anyone.

Yoga for Improving Mental and Physical Well-Being

MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper’s Dr. Diane Barton Complementary Medicine Program is pleased to offer several gentle yoga sessions led by Julie Fischer, certified yoga instructor and a complementary medicine program practitioner.

These short sessions focus on gentle stretching and are a great way to get you moving and improve your physical and mental well-being. If you find the movements too challenging, listen to your body and adapt them to your comfort level.  Be sure to check with your physician before starting any exercise program.

Full-Body Yoga for Relaxing and Unwinding With Julie Fischer - 8 Minutes

 

Gentle Beginner's Yoga With Julie Fischer - 30 Minutes

 

Gentle Chair Yoga With Julie Fischer - 30 Minutes