How to cope with your family's isolation

1.Introduction
How to cope with your family's isolation
2. Take some time for gratitude
Why gratitude is important
How to Clear Your Head
HEAD TALKS to help with this topic
Initiatives to be grateful for in the current crisis
Toilet Papers Challenge | Messi , Busquets , Vidal
People of Amsterdam applauding healthcare workers during COVID-19 pandemic
3. Hold family meetings

This is a new situation for everyone. We're learning how to cope with it as we go along. Regular gatherings with the whole family can be a good way to find out how everyone is, get a feel of what each family member needs and come to agreement on how to manage from day to day.
Why are family meetings important?
Here are a few tips on how to hold family meetings
Challenge: what have I achieved today?
Worksheet to help you see what you achieved each day
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4. Practice self-kindness
The importance of self-kindness
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Taking a self-compassion moment
Doing Loving Kindness Meditation for yourself
5. Working with fear and anxiety



This is an anxious time for all of us. Our basic assumptions about how we want to live and want we want to do are being challenged on a daily basis. 

Parents will have their own anxiety and yet have to be able to generate a certain amount of calm and reassurance to their children.

In this section we'll take a look at some things we can try to help ease the situation.
What you will find in this section
A perspective on anxiety
Tips for managing your mental health in current times
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Managing-Anxiety: a helpful table
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Breathing Butterfly in English from The Elfenworks Foundation – follow along and feel better!
Now This - Coronavirus.mp4
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Washing Your Hands For Love
Grandpa Tom meets his Parts
Some resources
6. Nurture your community
How can we nurture our community when we are in lockdown?
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Loving Kindness meditation.png
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Lovingkindness Meditation
BBC News The Sofa Singers - March 18th
From us, for you.
In Florence Italian tenor Maurizio Marchini Singing In His Balcony During Lockdown
Magical Quests online party
7. Coping with disagreements
Some points to bear in mind around disagreements
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A meditation to do when you've had an argument
One way to help children resolve a disagreement
Star Listener Badge
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Speak From Your Heart badge
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Empathy games to play with children
8. Make a programme
Why have a daily schedule?
Having a daily schedule
How to help your children through the crisis
Start and end the day with meditation
The Corona Virus Song (**wash ur hands)
Home Workout w/Kids: Surviving The Lockdown (Ember Swift & Kids)
A Lockdown Workout
Kids exercising video during lockdown
Announcing "P.E with Joe" | Daily LIVE workouts for kids | The Body Coach
Some resources that you might find useful
At HEAD TALKS we hope this online course has been useful for you.


This has been appearing online recently.

It's a good idea to have your own personal list of things you want to keep in mind for yourself as you and your family negotiate this situation.

Do join us in the Facebook group to continue supporting and helping each other.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/familyisolation/



Let us know how you got on with the course