New Group Offering
From Anxiety to Action: Using feelings to forge connection, meaning, and purpose in a changing world
Facilitated by Dr. Carson Brown
Smoke fills the sky, the pandemic upends our lives, the election looms,
and the uprising for racial justice highlights our nation’s deepest
wounds. Many people feel overwhelmed by fear and grief as we struggle with how to respond to such intense challenges.
In this group, we will be using Joanna Macy’s book Active Hope as a
framework for welcoming all of our emotions as a source of connection
with each other and inspiration for meaningful action. Dr. Macy, a
scholar of Buddhism, systems theory, and deep ecology, calls the
current period in human history The Great Turning, a time when old
oppressive structures are crumbling and we have the opportunity to
create a life-sustaining society in its place.
Macy offers four phases — grounding in gratitude, honoring our pain
for the world, seeing with new eyes, and going forth — as a structure
for turning our anxiety into action. Using discussion prompts, guided
meditation, centering techniques, storytelling, ritual, and reflective
practices, we will form a supportive community to move through these
phases together and generate creative, authentic responses to crisis.
The ten-session group will be held on Tuesdays from 4 – 5:30pm from October 13 – December 15, 2020. Let’s close out this tumultuous year feeling grounded, empowered, and ready for the changes that heal.
If you are interested in joining the group, please contact the Baywell
office to schedule a 15-minute introductory call with Dr. Brown.
“Our times confront us with realities that are painful to face,
difficult to take in, and confusing to live with. Our approach is to
see this as the starting point of an amazing journey that strengthens
us and deepens our aliveness.”
During the COVID-19 crisis, Baywell is providing care through telehealth. Our sessions are conducted through our secure, HIPAA-compliant Zoom account. While shelter-in-place orders are in effect, telehealth is available to everyone. We are pleased to deliver high quality mental health care to the safety of your home. Please call our main office to schedule an appointment 415-922-9122 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
UCSF COPE Program
Our practice is proud to be part of the UCSF COPE Program. During this challenging time, our providers are expediting care for healthcare workers in the Bay Area.
Online Resources for Patients
Baywell providers have collected this list of online resources for our patients.
AACAP – Resources for parents and children
Child Mind Institute – Resources for parents and children
CHADD – ADHD Resource
Tilt Parenting – Resource for parents of differently wired kids
Lives in the Balance – Parenting resource
Mind the Gap – Gender Affirming Therapy
Pacific Center for Human Growth – LGBTQ mental health resources East Bay
Therapists of Color – Bay Area
Alcohol/Substance Use Recovery Online Groups
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA): https://www.aa-intergroup.org/directory.php
The Buzz, AA SF/Marin newsletter: https://aasfmarin.org/the-buzz
Self-Management and Recovery Training (SMART): https://www.smartrecovery.org/community/calendar.php
Moderation Management (MM): https://moderation.org/, Program to “address the needs of beginning stage problem drinkers.”
-San Francisco MM Zoom Meeting, Mondays, 6:30pm: https://zoom.us/j/149906498?pwd=QkoxZHgvRHN2c1lLK2VOcExrMkpXZz09
Zoom Meeting ID: 149 906 498, Password: SFMM. Browser only meeting link: https://zoom.us/wc/join/149906498
-Mobile meeting: +1 312 626 6799. San Jose phone numbers: +1 408 638 0968, +1 669 900 6833; ID: 149 906 498, Password: 621360.
-More Info? Write to Kevin: email@example.com
Marijuana Anonymous (MA): https://marijuana-anonymous.org/find-a-meeting/
-24h chatroom: https://ma-online.org/
-Phone meetings: https://ma-phone.org/
Smoking/Tobacco Cessation: https://smokefree.gov/everytrycounts
Overeaters Anonymous (OA): https://oa.org/find-a-meeting/?type=1 No registration required. Online, telephone, and non-real-time meeting lists.
Sex & Love Addicts Anonymous (SLAA): https://slaafws.org/onlinemeetings
Integral Counseling Center at Pierce Street, Telehealth Therapy: https://www.ciis.edu/counseling-and-acupuncture-clinics/integral-counseling-center-at-pierce-street
Phone: 415-776-3109, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org,
Low fee services to Bay Area residents with job loss/support concerns during the health crisis.
Online Peer Support & Support Groups
Mental Health Association of San Francisco (MHASF): 24/7 immediate, free, non-emergency, peer support by phone or online chat. Open to anyone in California.
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) online groups page: Free, may require login, page has link to meeting list. https://www.dbsalliance.org/support/chapters-and-support-groups/online-support-groups/
Postpartum Support International (PSI) online weekly support groups: Requires free email sign up. Groups: Perinatal (Pregnancy & Postpartum) Mood Support Group, Pregnancy Mood Support Group, NICU Parents, Military Moms. https://www.postpartum.net/get-help/psi-online-support-meetings/
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Online CBT for Insomnia List: https://www.psychologyhelp.com/online-cbt-i-insomnia/
Basic Free CBT handouts for patients/therapists: getselfhelp.co.uk
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
Online DBT skills group: https://emotionallysensitive.com/classes/
Self-help DBT skills: https://www.dbtselfhelp.com/
10% Happier Coronavirus Guide: https://www.tenpercent.com/coronavirussanityguide
Free guided meditations:
Mindfulness & Compassion (resources from Stanford, including videos): +Helpful list of introductory videos. https://wellmd.stanford.edu/healthy/mindfulness.html
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) online course (Palouse Mindfulness): https://palousemindfulness.com/index.html
Thich Nhat Hanh: https://www.thichnhathanhfoundation.org
Walking Mindfulness: https://www.mindful.org/daily-mindful-walking-practice/
Mindfulness Apps: 10% Happier, Breathe, Calm, Headspace, Insight Timer, Smiling Mind
The Center for Mind-Body Medicine (CMBM): https://cmbm.org
Online Skills Group: https://cmbm.org/onlinegroup/
The Transformation Self-Care Resources: https://cmbm.org/thetransformation/resources/
California COVID-19 Info: https://covid19.ca.gov/
UCSF “Resources to Support Your Mental Health During the COVID-19 Outbreak:” https://psychiatry.ucsf.edu/coronavirus
Trans/Non-binary Community COVID-19 Resources: https://www.genderyouthproviders.com/blank-page-9
Exercise & Fitness
Weight Watchers Digital Plan (1 week free): https://www.weightwatchers.com/us/promos/free-trial
Noom App: Not restrictive, plan for long-term change, applies CBT principles/skills to weight loss.
Streaming Fitness classes (various): https://www.7×7.com/online-yoga-pilates-fitness-classes-2645502792.html
Yoga with Adriene: https://www.youtube.com/user/yogawithadriene
Yoga classes library: https://www.myyogaworks.com/, 1,300 classes, Lengths vary: 5-90 minutes. Free 30-day trial, then $15/month.
Dance parties (Instagram): Ryan Heffington’s Sweatfest. https://www.instagram.com/ryan.heffington/?hl=en
Budgeting Apps, 4/2020 (free and low-cost options): https://www.cnet.com/news/the-best-budgeting-apps/
Houseparty: Social app (iOS, Android, Google Chrome extension) that allows users to play virtual social/party games together. (up to 8 people).
Online group/party games: http://playingcards.io/
Synced website, up to 6 people. Players enter with room code.
Netflix Party: Netflix users with Google Chrome browsers on their computers can watch and discuss Netflix movies/TV shows together. https://www.netflixparty.com/
Free coding classes: https://www.freecodecamp.org/
Online cooking classes: https://www.instructables.com/class/Cooking-Class/
Public library content (free with library card):
-Libby/Overdrive App: Can check out ebooks, Kindle books, and audiobooks from the app. Library card required.
-Kanopy App: Access to lectures/courses, foreign films, documentaries, and the arts/performances/plays.
-Free offers from Audible: https://stories.audible.com/discovery
Mostly children’s books, multiple languages, +some classics.
Free public domain audiobooks (published before 1923).
Book Clubs/Discussion: Goodreads (website/app).
The Arts: Virtual Tours & Concerts
Free virtual tours:
Free streaming opera: Also, see the CNN and NPR lists above.
-Audio Met Opera: https://www.metopera.org/Season/On-Demand/
Volunteer Activities (online)
Crisis Text Line
Librivox: Volunteer to record some free public domain audiobooks (published before 1923).
Idealist.org: Search for volunteer activities.
Ivint.org: Post your own volunteer project
Volunteer Research Projects
Rosetta@home: “By running Rosetta@home on your computer when you’re not using it you will speed up and extend our efforts to design new proteins and to predict their 3-dimensional shapes.”
Zooinverse.org: Online platform for people-powered research.
Volunteer Activities (apps)
Be My Eyes (iOS/Android)
Sighted volunteer receives a video call from blind or low-vision person for assistance with tasks.
Tarjimly (iOS/Google Play)
Tarjimly means “translate for me.” Founded in 2017 in response to the Syrian refugee crisis and the US Refugee & Travel Ban, their mission is to improve the efficiency of humanitarian services for refugees by eliminating language barriers.
Translators without Borders (TWB)
Need to be fluent in at least two languages to be a translator. Also looking for other volunteers, including product managers, web/graphic design, fundraisers.
The United Nations Volunteers (UNV)
The UNV online volunteering service pairs organizations with volunteers to address sustainable development.
Online Resources for Children & Parents
AACAP Coronavirus Resources: https://www.aacap.org/coronavirus
Talking to Children About COVID-19: https://www.aacap.org/App_Themes/AACAP/Docs/latest_news/2020/Coronavirus_COVID19__Children.pdf
Helping Children Cope with Sheltering in Place: https://www.aacap.org/App_Themes/AACAP/Docs/latest_news/2020/Helping-Kids-Cope-While-Sheltering-in-Place.pdf
Disaster and Trauma Resource Center (updated 2/2020): https://www.aacap.org/AACAP/Families_and_Youth/Resource_Centers/Disaster_Resource_Center/Home.aspx
Mindfulness for children and parents
Mindful Schools (free): https://www.mindfulschools.org/free-online-mindfulness-class-for-kids/
Exercise & Fitness
-Daily dance break: 3pm PT
Kid-Friendly Field Trips
Monterey Bay Aquarium: https://www.montereybayaquarium.org/animals/live-cams
San Diego Zoo: https://zoo.sandiegozoo.org/live-cams
Boston Children’s Museum: https://www.bostonchildrensmuseum.org/museum-virtual-tour
NOAA’s list of science activities (updated 4/3): https://www.noaa.gov/education/stories/staying-in-keep-learning-with-science-activities-kids-and-families-can-do-at-home
Boeing Future U: https://www.boeingfutureu.com/
Scratch Coding Classes/Online Community: scratch.mit.edu
-ScratchJr for 5-7yo: https://www.scratchjr.org/
Daily Science Experiments: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCj7mQxv2dAm6mhyx8-kb5Xw
Free Audible: https://stories.audible.com/start-listen
Storyline Online children’s literacy program (stories read by actors): https://www.storylineonline.net/