COVID-19: Bakken Center Information and Resources

You Do Matter

In support of those on the front line during the pandemic, including health care professionals, teachers, emergency workers, grocery store workers and so many more, we are offering weekly tips and resources. These include short audio/video recordings from wellbeing experts and quick strategies to prioritize health and wellbeing during these unprecedented times. Accompanying the weekly videos is a website that features further resources. Video topics include:

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Health Professionals

Health Professionals

If you are a healthcare provider that is working on the frontline, thank you for all that you are doing. Your commitment to patient care is nothing short of heroic. While you are taking care of others, it is important that you also take care of your own health and wellbeing. We have compiled some resources below that may be of help. If we are missing something that you would like to see, or you would like to tell us which resources you found most helpful - give us feedback.

If you are a healthcare leader, you want to do everything you can to support your team’s wellbeing in these unprecedented times. The good news is there is much you can do.

The University of Minnesota’s Earl E. Bakken Center for Spirituality & Healing has developed these wellbeing resources for your use - they are designed to be practical, customizable, and easily deployed through every communication channel and in your own personal communication style. Here, you will find content for use in huddles, in written communications, in meetings - however you are communicating with your team.

Teams want to know their leaders genuinely care about their wellbeing - this can’t be overstated. You can demonstrate your authentic caring and commitment in ways large and small, day in and day out. We hope these wellbeing resources will help you feel supported as a leader as you work to support your team during this difficult time.


We also invite you to explore the resources for the general public in the "Community" tab of this page.

Leaders and Organizations

Leaders and Organizations

As a leader, you want to do everything you can to support your team’s wellbeing in these unprecedented times. The good news is there is much you can do.

The University of Minnesota’s Earl E. Bakken Center for Spirituality & Healing has developed these wellbeing resources for your use - they are designed to be practical, customizable, and easily deployed through every communication channel in your own personal communication style. Here you will find content for use in huddles, in written communications, in meetings - however you are communicating with your team.

Teams want to know their leaders genuinely care about their wellbeing - this can’t be overstated. You can demonstrate your authentic caring and commitment in ways large and small, day in and day out. We hope these wellbeing resources will help you feel supported as a leader as you work to support your team during this difficult time. 

These resources are now available in the "Health Professionals" and "Community" tabs of this page. Please share these resources with your team and anyone else who would benefit.

Students

Students

The Bakken Center for Spirituality & Healing understands that the COVID-19 pandemic can add many stressors to your college experience. We invite you to explore the "Community" tab of this website where you'll find many resources that may be of help during this time of great change and uncertainty. Information about University of Minnesota student life, student affairs, technology, and more may be found below. If you have questions regarding your experience as a student at the Center, please contact your professor or csh-academics@umn.edu. We also encourage you to visit our Taking Charge of Your Health & Wellbeing website, where you'll find tips about stress prevention and reduction, purpose, relationships, environment, videos and articles with wellbeing experts, and more. 

Community

Community

The Center's Taking Charge of Your Health & Wellbeing website offers an extensive set of articles, videos, and online activities (including online wellbeing assessments and goal setting) about ways to enhance your wellbeing. Below are a series of tips cultivated from this website for this time of great change and uncertainty.

Mariann Johnson has made some wonderful at-home yoga and meditation videos that you can view here:

If you are a health professional, we invite you to explore the resources in the "Health Professionals" tab of this page.

Our new Student and Community Wellbeing Guides feature tips and strategies to help you focus on their wellbeing.

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Mindful Mondays are an informal hour of meditation and light movement guided by our experienced instructors. Refresh and recharge with exercises that will leave you feeling physically, emotionally, intellectually, and spiritually rejuvenated. This class is free but registration is required.