Don't Fret: Holiday Mental Health Help is Here

Tuesday, December 10, 2019
#Prioritize Your Mental Health this Holiday Season

Let's face it— the holiday season can be incredibly overwhelming. It's important to take care of yourself during all of the holiday fray. If you're feeling the holiday panic, don't fret. There are plenty of ways to relax and soothe your nerves.

#Stream Your Stress Relief Content for Free

All Jacksonville Public Library card holders have free access to Kanpoy, a Netflix-esque streaming service that offers tons of incredible content. While patrons have access to 6 movie titles per month, Kanopy offers unlimited access to the Great Courses. Included in these educational and informative video courses are ways to reduce your stress. You can stream lessons on stress, yoga, and meditation for immediate relief.

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Stress and Your Body: Feeling stressed? You're not alone. Stress is a fact of life. And the key to changing how stress affects you is a thorough knowledge of how it works--which you'll find in the 24 fascinating lessons of Stress and Your Body, taught by one of the world's foremost researchers on stress and neurobiology.

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Yoga for a Healthy Mind and Body: Today, millions of people practice yoga, from young to old, from the hyper-athletic to those dealing with chronic diseases. The 12 half-hour lectures of Yoga for a Healthy Mind and Body, taught by acclaimed yoga teacher Dr. Heidi Sormaz, are the ideal first step for a newcomer and a fascinating journey of discovery for those who already practice.

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Practicing Mindfulness: In recent decades, science has confirmed that meditation, when correctly practiced, offers lasting benefits for your physical, mental, and emotional health. Gain a clear understanding of the essence of meditation--and how best to practice it--in 24 lessons filled with guided exercises, principles and techniques, and more.

#Book Recommendations for Stress-Free Holidays

From all of us at JPL, we wish you a happy and stress-free holiday season! For more content, be sure to check out our book suggestions for maintaining your mental health throughout the holidays:  

 

Gabrielle LoSchiavo

Gabrielle LoSchiavo

Gabrielle LoSchiavo is a media specialist at Jacksonville Public Library. When she's not creating library content, you can most likely find her writing short stories, playing guitar, or binging horror films. She is also a co-host for Completely Booked, the official podcst of the Jacksonville Public Library.

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