Self Care

Coping skills to meet you where you are.

We've expanded our self-care section to help you during these anxious times.
 

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Exercise and Movement

Yoga, dance and much more!

Video: The Lymphedema Dance

A fun way to help manage upper extremity lymphedema.

Video: Gentle Yoga in Chair by Moffitt Cancer Centre

Gentle chair yoga exercises for people with cancer.

Video: Yoga for Cancer – Morning Stretch by CT Challenge

Yoga poses for people in or after treatment.

Video: Yoga for Cancer – Confidence & Courage by Sighle McDonnell

This sequence of gentle modified postures brings the spine through its full range of movement.

Video: Yoga for Cancer by Sighle McDonnell

A gentle easy to follow yoga session suitable for anyone in recovering from chemotherapy.

 

Creative Expression

DIY activities to try at home! *Coming soon!

Meditation & Relaxation

Guided visualization, music and calming strategies

Text/Audio: Inner Health Studio

Free relaxation scripts, visualization audio, and other coping skill resources.

Audio: Calm

Online meditations and music to manage stress, improve sleep and generate a sense of calmness.

Audio: Managing Fear and Stress During Crisis by Parmjit Singh, PhD.

An online meditation to help manage fear and reduce stress in time of anxiety and crisis.

Audio: Guided Meditation for Overcoming Anxiety

Meditation designed to bring you peace and serenity in times of anxiety.

Video: 15 Minute Meditation

Based on the Jon Kabat-Zinn style mindfulness meditation practice, this is an instructional video for self-guided, stress-relief meditation by Vicky Panagotacos.

Video: The Science of Happiness | An Experiment in Gratitude

What makes you happy? Have you ever wondered why? This social experiment reminds us of the power of gratitude.

 

Kids' Stuff

Movement, mindfulness & academic activities for children
Text/Audio/Video: Scholastic Learn at Home

Day-by-day projects to keep kids reading, thinking and growing.

Text: Ontario Learn at Home

Parental guides, numeracy, science and language resources promoted by Ontario’s Ministry of Education.

Text: Deep Breathing Exercises for Kids – Coping Skills for Kids

Deep breathing exercises for kids using shapes, animals, and imagination!

Video: GoNoodle

Movement and mindfulness videos for children to practice at home.

Video: TED-Ed for Kids

Teaching or learning at home? TED-Ed offers a wide range of interactive, video-based lessons for kids of all ages.

Video: Lunch Doodles with Mo Williems!

Simple, easy-to-follow videos to help kids doodle & draw at home.

Video: Canada’s Wonderland Virtual Ride

Can’t go to the amusement park? Enjoy a virtual amusement park in the comfort of your own home!

 

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While we have done our best to review the resources above, please know that the contents are intended to support you but are not to be considered prescriptive or an endorsement of particular sites, companies or individuals.