Combating the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Collection of Well-Being Resources for Radiologists

Self-care is a critical part of well-being, but how do you make time for yourself in the middle of a pandemic?

Below you’ll find a list of resources, activities, webinars, podcasts, and more. This collection of resources was started by ACR Well-Being Workgroup member Rebecca Seidel, MD, also chair of the Wellness Committee at Emory University, in her efforts to combat the toll of COVID-19.

If you have a resource you’d like to share, please contact us. Please check back regularly, as dates, times, or links may change, and as resources are added.

Webinars/Podcasts/Courses

University of Washington Faculty Resources 

University of Washington Recorded Webinar: Coping With Uncertainty About The Coronavirus 
(You must register and then will receive immediate access to the webinar.)

Yale’s Science of Well-Being Course  on Coursera, free enrollment starts March 30

Caring for Ourselves in Times of Crisis  a webinar from The Beryl Institute

 

Mindfulness/Meditation/Self-Care

Healthy Minds App , free to individuals

Ten Percent Happier App , free to healthcare workers for COVID for 6 months

Headspace Plus App , free to healthcare professionals

Insight Timer App , free app for sleep, anxiety, and stress

Daily Social Distancing Tapping Support Sessions on Zoom , no registration needed (courtesy of Jill Wener, MD), every M-F at 12pm ET at. Or you can watch the repost on YouTube .

7-Day Coronavirus Emotional Survival Kit for Healthcare Professionals : free but must sign up

Daily online compassion practice and fellowship , offered by the Emory Center for Compassion and led by Emory-Certified CBCT® teachers, daily at 9am and 7pm ET

How to Tame Your Wandering Mind , a TED Talk by Amishi Jha

Taking Care of Yourself During COVID-19 Uncertainty (Med+Ed) 

8 apps to support your mental health during the coronavirus pandemic (Good Morning America)

5-minute guided grounding meditation exercise (VA Health)

 

Arts and Well-Being

Mindfulness and art with Google’s Arts & Culture collections  (Google Arts & Culture features content from over 2000 leading museums and archives who have partnered with the Google Cultural Institute to bring the world's treasures online.)

NY Phil Plays On - free on-demand concerts (New York Philharmonic)

Paris Opera - free archived shows

New York Metropolitan Opera - free nightly live streams at 7:30 pm ET 

London's National Theatre - free full-length plays every Thursday

 

Fitness

Peloton App 90-Day Free Trial  (no credit card required when signing up through the app)

Fitness Blender , free workout videos for all levels

CorePower Yoga On-Demand Classes , free

Pre-shift Yoga for Healthcare Providers  on YouTube

Emory School of Medicine Yoga, daily at 5:30-6:15 (ET), all are welcome:

  1. Daily, 5:30-6:15pm (ET)
  2. Starting March 28, 2020, every other Saturday, 10-11am (ET), Instructor: Joe Palese
  3. Monday-Friday, 1pm-2pm (ET), Instructor: Joe Palese

This Zoom link works for all classes:
https://zoom.us/j/587193971 
Meeting ID: 587 193 971

How Much Physical Activity Do You Need?  Recommendations from the WHO

 

Sleep

Sleep Is Your Super Power , a TED Talk by Matthew Walker, PhD

Ten Percent Happier Podcast, Episode #221, All of Your Sleep Questions Answered, with Matthew Walker, PhD

Coronavirus: Social distancing may be a rare chance to get our sleep patterns closer to what nature intended (The Conversation)

Sleep, sunlight and self-care: A psychiatrist’s advice for pandemic mental health (PBS)

 

Blogs/Articles

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and Beyond: Micropractices for Burnout Prevention and Emotional Wellness (JACR)

11 Tips for Staying Calm During the Time of Coronavirus (Gretchen Rubin, author of The Happiness Project)

I Spent a Year in Space, and I Have Tips on Isolation to Share (NY Times)

That Discomfort You’re Feeling is Grief (Harvard Business Review)

6 Ways to Address Physician Stress During COVID-19 Pandemic (AMA)

Coronavirus Anxiety - Helpful Expert Tips and Resources (Anxiety and Depression Association of America)

Maintaining Mental Health During the Coronavirus Pandemic – Resources and Tools (University of Michigan)

How can I cope with redeployment? (BMJ)

Burned out on Burnout? (The Health Care Blog)

A psychologist’s science-based tips for emotional resilience during the coronavirus crisis (The Washington Post)

Managing Mental Health During COVID-19 (AMA)

“We Signed Up for This!” — Student and Trainee Responses to the Covid-19 Pandemic (NEJM)

COVID-19 Resources for Healthcare Providers, Families, and Leadership (Med+Ed)

Coronavirus: Why healthcare workers are at risk of moral injury (BBC)

Anxiety is high because of coronavirus. Here’s how you can feel better. (Washington Post)

 

Communicating With Children

Helping Children Cope With Changes Resulting From COVID-19 (National Association of School Psychologists)

How to Talk to Your Kids About Coronavirus (PBS)

Just for Kids: A Comic Exploring the New Coronavirus (NPR)

Coronavirus Coloring Book Designed to Help Children Cope With the Pandemic (St. Jude Children's Research Hospital)

Sesame Street: Elmo's Playdate episode, designed to help explain social distancing 

 

Resources for Leadership

American Association for Physician Leadership Resources (webinars, articles, podcasts)

Communicating With Caring - how to talk to team members, volunteers, patients (Planetree International)

Mentoring During the COVID Pandemic (Nature)

Disclaimer: The ACR does not endorse or have a financial interest in these activities.