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Supportive Resources During the Pandemic

There are an abundance of supportive resources available for the spirit - no matter how you identify or define yourself. Below are a few we wanted to highlight. If you would support in finding a specific resources, please don't hesitate to reach out to chaplain Kate Holbrook.

Block 8 Book, Movie, Music Ideas

A few Resources:

On Being Project
A great resource for podcasts, articles, and poetry. On Being describes themselves as: " Pursuing deep thinking and moral imagination, social courage and joy, to renew inner life, outer life, and life together. A nonprofit media and public life initiative."

On Being - A Care Package for Uncertain Time
A thoughtful resource focused on reflections for uncertain times.

Compassion in a time of Coronavirus (Jack Kornfield, Buddhist Teacher)
A 13 minute Buddhist meditation.

Tara Brach (Buddhist Teacher)
Here are a list of numerous talks and meditations.

Meditation on Encountering Grief with Roshi Joan Halifax

Meditation and YouTube: Listen and learn from many beloved teachers on YouTube including Pema Chodron, Jon Kabat-Zinn, Dan Harris, Tich Nhat Hanh, Dali Lama, Valerie Brown, Sharon Salzberg, Tara Brach, Rhonda Magee, and more. They are great examples for why we practice meditation and mindfulness.

Yaqueen Islamic Institute - Faith in the time of Coronavirus
A collection of articles and videos to support Muslim Community.

Institute for Jewish Spirituality - Resources for Challenging Times
This includes opportunities for daily sitting meditation.

Taize Prayer (Christian Tradition)
Taizé is an ecumenical monastic Christian peace community in France who prayers by singing simple chants repetitively. Live streamed from France Daily at 1 p.m. MST. You can watch the recordings on demand on Facebook.

Article about Hindu Spiritual Practice and Managing Anxiety

Here are a few Apps you may enjoy:

Liberate: free app with lessons and meditations led by teachers of color

Calm: free light version with paid plans

Calma: free guided meditations for children, parents and educator

Head Space: Mindfulness App

*Talk to Laurie Monzingo in HR for Staff and Faculty if interested in the App

*Talk to SethWilson Gray in Creativity and Innovation for Students if interested in the App

Pray as you Go (Christian Lectio mindfulness prayer practice)

Counseling Center Resources

We are all affected by the sudden loss of community and the disruption to our normal routines Anxiety, sadness, grief, and a wide variety of emotional reactions are natural responses to the sudden shift in our everyday patterns and space. The Counseling Center has counselors available to support students through this time of adjustment. Remote appointments are available by phone or videoconference. All remote counseling sessions are at no charge.
Contact the Counseling Center:
Email: CounselingCenter@coloradocollege.edu
Phone: (719) 389-6093

Recovery Resources

Recovery groups at CC are an important and valued part of our campus wellbeing. They are also part of the standard practice in recovery and provide strong social systems, which can play a vital role in maintaining sobriety. While regular weekly in person groups have been put on pause at this time at CC - there are accessible ways to stay connected to AA, NA, and Al-Anon meetings by phone and/or online. Here are three links:

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)

Narcotics Anonymous (NA)

Al-Anon

Unity Recovery Meetings (Open to All)

If you are interested in additional resources and/or in learning more, please contact the Wellness Resource Center, Chaplain Kate Holbrook, a confidential resource, or the Counseling Center.

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