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Resources

Balance Counseling and Wellness
26461 104th Ave Se
Kent, WA 98030
(253) 499-4239

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Websites


Bullet Journaling

www.bulletjournal.com/pages/learn I love bullet journaling as a way to be intentional about your life and your goals. Although it was originally developed by someone with ADHD who needed a simple way to plan, it has been adapted to many purposes. If you are unfamiliar with what bullet journaling is, this page is a great introduction. Click on the 4-minute video for a glimpse into this amazing, fully-customizable tool, which only requires some kind of notebook and a pen.

https://youtu.be/DRt8j7H1GvE This video is another great introduction to bullet journaling. (Most people will not want to track as much as she does, but the overall approach is minimalistic.)

https://bulletjournal.com/blogs/bulletjournalist/slaying-anxiety-and-depression This blog post describes how to use a bullet journal to help with anxiety and depression. If you click "blogs" at the top of this page, you'll see other posts on using bullet journaling for other purposes.

https://www-buzzfeed-com.cdn.ampproject.org/v/s/www.buzzfeed.com/amphtml/rachelwmiller/mental-health-bullet-journal?usqp=mq331AQCKAE%3D&amp_js_v=0.1#aoh=15783202201907&referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com&amp_tf=From%20%251%24s&ampshare=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.buzzfeed.com%2Frachelwmiller%2Fmental-health-bullet-journal Another blog post on bullet journaling for better mental health

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5hLnY9L1c-M A fast-paced YouTube video on why bullet journaling is a great way to plan if you have ADHD


Mental Health and Yoga

​​https://centerhealthyminds.org/well-being-toolkit-covid19 A COVID-19 Well-Being Toolkit and related resoures

​https://www.psychiatry.wisc.edu/covid-19-mental-health-resource-guide-support/general-covid-19-stress-and-coping-tools More resources for coping during the pandemic

https://www.tuneupfitness.com/blog/the-covid-effect-how-pandemic-life-changed-our-brains-and-breath-and-what-we-can-do-to-transform-our-mental-emotional-and-physical-health-in-2021/?utm_source=ONTRAPORT-email-campaign&utm_medium=ONTRAPORT-email-campaign&utm_term=&utm_content=Surviving+a+COVID+Concussion+-+Your+February+MTU&utm_campaign=SUBSCRIPTION%3A+MTU+2021+-+Jan+2021 Article on how the pandemic has affected our brains and breath and how you can help yourself cognitively and emotionally

​www.palousemindfulness.com  A free 8 week course in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction - no signup required, do as much or as little as you like.
www.psycheducation.org  A rich source of information on mood disorders and their treatment, written for the non-professional
www.doyogawithme.com  Fantastic instructors from the Victoria, BC area offer free videos for home yoga practice. Subscribe to get access to all videos, but there are free videos from 30 different instructors across a wide range of styles. Check out founder David Procyshyn's therapeutic style, Fiji McAlpine's challenging power yoga, Melissa Krieger's calming hatha, or Sarah Jane Steele's yin yoga. They also have a YouTube channel.
www.tuneupfitness.com Yoga Tune Up is a therapeutic approach that combines myofascial self-massage with yoga. Founder Jill Miller posts weekly videos that are typically 5 minutes or less in length but can help significantly relieve tension.