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COVID-19: Resources to help you
stay calm & regulated

We know everyone is spending more time at home as families over the next few weeks. That can be challenging and stressful on a number of levels.

We are all figuring it out and trying to manage day-by-day. Learning what to do, what not to do, and how to stay connected, but not too physically connected. We are figuring out new routines, approaches and needs.

It’s not easy, but we will get through this together.

Here at Unyte and iLs, we are reminding ourselves of what we know from the research we have done over the years. We want to share these thoughts, learnings and resources with you, and we hope you find them helpful.

Interested in speaking to us directly? We’re here for you.

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 Podcasts

COVID-19 Anxiety, Cultivating Safeness, and Polyvagal Theory with Dr. Stephen Porges

Stress and anxiety levels are high right now due to the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Dr. Stephen Porges talks to Psychologists Off the Clock and offers a model of our physiology of threat and strategies to reduce anxiety and boost feelings of safeness.

Dr. Stephen Porges on Countering the Effects of Social Distancing

Social distancing and separation are a big part of what is needed to deal with the pandemic. Dr. Stephen Porges talks with Serge Prengel about countering the effects of social distance. From the Relational Implicit podcast.

Our Approach to COVID-19

We want you to know we are here, and while we are mainly working remotely as a team, we are open and available for your phone calls and emails. We will continue to listen, guide and support you to the best of our ability.

Our production team is currently working in staggered schedules to maintain day-to-day operations with minimal disruption. For years we have had a vigilant cleaning and disinfecting process for our products and systems – and we are of course continuing this vigilance. We also want you to be aware that while we are still shipping all products, handling and delivery times may be impacted.

5-Day Meditation Playlist

Discover our 5-day guided meditation playlist to find relaxation and balance. Each meditation is 10 minutes long and brings a specific objective to the session. This is a perfect way to unplug from the daily stress of life and incorporate a mindfulness practice into your daily routine.

Resources

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Confer – The Coronavirus Series – Interview with Dr. Stephen Porges and Alice Waterfall

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Dr. Stephen Porges: Why Active Listening can help people support each other

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How Polyvagal Theory Can Help Clients Regulate A Trauma Response

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6 psychologist-approved hacks for calming your nervous system, and mind

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The Biology Of Bedside Manner: Why Warmth Is Incompatible With Stress

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Nourish Your Nervous System NOW

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Harnessing a Neuroception of Safety in a Fearful World (Stephen Porges and Heather Mason)

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If There Was Ever a Time to Activate Your Vagus Nerve, It Is Now

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Evaluation of a biofeedback-assisted meditation program as a stress management tool for hospital nurses

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Body Wisdom and the Polyvagal Theory by Autum Romano

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Safe and Sound: A story about a little girl who overcomes fear by Paul North and Lydia So

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The Story of the Oyster and the Butterfly: The Corona Virus and Me by Ana Gomez

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Volunteer to help people support each other in this crisis

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Walking in Nature Aids in Emotional Regulation

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Solve the Pandemic Now–Create the “Herd”

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The Science of Slow Deep Breathing

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Neurobites: Heart Rate Variability

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Stephen Porges Interview with STAR Institute

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Neuroception: A Key Concept to Understand, with Claire Wilson

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The COVID-19 Pandemic is a Paradoxical Challenge to Our Nervous System: A Polyvagal Perspective

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7 Ways to Feel Safe in Time of Intense Fear

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The Pandemic, Zoom and Polyvagal Theory

 

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Conversation Reimagined post-pandemic-lockdown with Dr. Stephen Porges

PROGRAMS FOR FAMILIES & PROFESSIONALS

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On-Demand Webinar: Understanding the Basics of Focus Home Program for Families

This webinar recording provides an overview of the Focus Home Program and how it may help improve brain function and emotional regulation.

We will take a look at the benefits experienced by thousands of families, and share information on how to get started.

Families: Focus System Home Program 

The Focus Home Program is proven to help children improve brain and body organization through multisensory input, and can be done simply and safely within your home.

Professionals: Remote SSP Delivery Guidelines

We understand that there will be a need, for the time being, for therapy to be conducted remotely. In response, we have developed a set of guidelines for trained professionals for the remote delivery of the SSP. Access them here.

A Story To Help Children Facing Emotional Challenges

In this scientifically based story we see a young girl who, with the help of her parents, clinicians and pet cat, learns to overcome fear and embrace life.

Now more than ever it is important to pause, to breathe, to take a moment for yourself in an effort to remain regulated and to help those around you regulate. In doing so, we know that we can calm the physiological and emotional state and enhance our resilience.

***The Spiral Foundation in Boston, MA, 2012 completion of a study on therapy effectiveness with over 1,300 children on the autism spectrum between the ages of 2 and 18.

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