Resources for Coping with COVID-19 Changes

From the Osher Clinic:

Massachusetts Medical Society:

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Mindfulness and Compassion in the time of COVID-19: Tools to stay steady and calm.
These meditations and short talks provide information about mindfulness and practices to reduce stress during COVID.

CME credits are available.

Lown Cardiovascular Group Webinars:

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August 5th: Intermittent Fasting Part II with Beth Reardon, RD
August 19th: Time Restricted Feeding Nutritional Update with Dr. Shalu Ramchandani
August 26th: Exercise for the Couch Potato with Lynne McVie
September 9th: Tai Chi and Healthy Aging with Dr. Peter Wayne
September 16th: Gut Health and Motility with Dr. Supriya Rao
September 23rd: Herbs for the Heart and Metabolic Health with Dr. Sarah Byrne
September 30th: Building Personal Resilience with Faun Zarge

From the IM Consortium:

Meditation and Mindfulness

  • University of Cincinnati – UC provides a variety of MP3 meditations by Dr. Sian Cotton.
  • University Hospital Guided Meditations – UH provides a series of guided meditations
  • University of Minnesota –
  • Headspace – Clinical healthcare professionals are currently receiving complimentary premium memberships.
  • Meditation Oasis – The Meditation Oasis® Podcast features guided meditations, instructions for meditation, and music for meditation. You can listen to it at iTunes or Google Play or by clicking on the play buttons below. Episodes are listed from the oldest to the most recent. Tap on the green button to view recent podcasts.
  • Mindfulness Coach – This app leads the user through steps to learn how to practice mindfulness. Mindfulness means grounding yourself in the present moment. It has been shown to be helpful for reducing stress and helping people cope with unpleasant thoughts and emotions.

Tai Chi:


  • Mindful Yoga Therapy– Yoga Nidra Resource. Free download includes a series of short breathing practices that are part of the Mindful Yoga Therapy Program and a Deep Relaxation.
  • Warriors at Ease– Explore meditation, breathing techniques, iRest Yoga Nidra and more yoga. This resource offers a guided iRest Yoga Nidra session, experiential breathing techniques, and yoga demonstrations.


Articles and Educational Tools:

Tool Source
Beyond Burnout: A Physician Wellness Hierarchy Designed to Prioritize Interventions at the Systems Level The American Journal of Medicine
COVID-19: Resources for Managing Stress VA National Center for PTSD
Clinician Well-Being Knowledge Hub National Academy of Medicine
Humor, Hope and Gratitude Can Make You More Resilient University of Utah
Italians Find a Moment of Joy in this Moment of Anxiety New York Times
Making Room for Grief in the Workplace University of Utah
Mindfulness Resources  Maryanna Klatt, The Ohio State University College of Medicine
Practice: S.T.O.P (Stop, Take a breath, Observe, Proceed) University of Utah
Sustaining the Well-Being of Healthcare Personnel During Coronavirus and Other Infectious Disease Outbreaks Uniformed Services University – Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress
Mindfulness for Clinicians Dr. John Kabat-Zinn presenting at UCSF
Repository of Well-Being Resources for Health Professionals, Students, and the Community University of Minnesota