MetroED Staff Wellness

MetroED is dedicated to serving our employees and providing mental and emotional wellness resources for total health — mind, body, and spirit. These tools can help you navigate life's challenges and make small changes to improve your sleep, mood, relationships, and more.


Employee Assistance Program

The District is pleased to announce that we have once again partnered with the ESI Group to bring to you an employee assistance program. 

It’s your Employee Assistance Program or EAP. To learn more about this important benefit, simply click on the link to the right.

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Mental Resilience Can Help You Through the Coronavirus Pandemic; Here’s How to Build It.

When you have resilience, you harness inner strength that helps you rebound from a setback or challenge. If you lack resilience, you might dwell on problems, or become overwhelmed. (4:23 min Video) 

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Coronavirus Anxiety: Coping with Stress, Fear, and Worry Fears about COVID-19 can take an emotional toll, especially if you’re already living with an anxiety disorder. But you’re not powerless. These tips can help you get through this stressful time.

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Wellness Tools and Resources

headspace

 

Headspacean app for mindfulness, sleep, and movement exercises

Headspace wants to be there for you during this challenging time. We are helping you be kind to yourself and to your health. Headspace is offering free access to all teachers, school administrators, and supporting staff.

Stress less, sleep soundly, and be more resilient. Learn life-changing skills of meditation and mindfulness, to use whenever you need it most.

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Calm an app for meditation, mental resilience, and sleep

Calm is recommended by top psychologists, therapists, and mental health experts. It is the #1 app for meditation and sleep — designed to help lower stress, reduce anxiety, and more. Kaiser Permanente members can access all the great features of Calm at no cost.

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myStrengthan app to improve your awareness and adapt to life

myStrength is a personalized program that helps you improve your awareness and change behaviors. From resiliency to well-being, myStrength's digital behavioral health solutions empower individuals with engaging, clinically proven resources. Kaiser Permanente members can explore interactive activities, in-the-moment coping tools, community support, and more at no cost.

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Insight Timer- Meditation —an app for sleep, anxiety, and stress

Insight Timer- Meditation's free and robust offerings are geared towards mindfulness, stress reduction, learning, and healing. It has one of the largest free libraries of meditations and music and allows you to explore and try out courses, guided meditations, and deep breathing exercises and talks.

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MyLifean app to fit mindfulness seamlessly into your daily life, with meditation, breathing, yoga, guided journaling, and more.

 

Slay your stress, get more sleep, or find your calm, with short mindfulness activities tuned to your emotions. Whether you are anxious, sleepless, hopeful, angry, or anything in between, let MyLife recommend, from over 400 exercises, one that is right for you.

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Unique Daily Affirmations — Start your day positive

Unique Daily Affirmations is a free and creative affirmation tool that helps make positive changes in your life through uplifting statements and quotes.

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Simple Habitan app for guided mindfulness and meditation, daily motivation, guided sleep sessions

Simple Habit knows life can sometimes be challenging. That is why it offers simple five-minute meditations to help ease your mind. The app lets you personalize your experience and choose interests that matter to you--whether it's increased focus, productivity, fitness, and more--and then allows you to choose from various short meditation practices. The app is perfect for busy people on the go, who, at a moment's notice, can pop in their earbuds and find respite, relaxation, advice, or healing.

 Let's Move

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24 Bay Area hiking trails to try as coronavirus keeps us closer to home
From the East Bay to the South Bay, easy to challenging there’s an option for you

 

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San José Virtual Recreation Center Information

Care for your physical and mental health, satisfy your curiosity, engage in experiences, and explore the world from home. The Virtual Recreation Center from the City of San José's Department of Parks, Recreation, and Neighborhood Services (PRNS) is providing free online educational and recreational resources for families during the shelter-in-place. This includes ways to connect through livestream leisure classes socially; videos to explore beloved PRNS destinations like Happy Hollow Park & Zoo; creative outlets in cooking, drawing and making music; and activities to care for your physical and mental health through exercise, sports, and guided meditation. Visit the City's Virtual Recreation Center for daily activities and over a hundred fun resources for ALL ages: bit.ly/sjvirtualrec.  

 

sunTake a hike this weekend! It is essential to get fresh air, sunshine, and to spend time with nature. These three things combined can lift our mood and help us feel reconnected with our surroundings. Outdoor activities are safer during a shelter in place. Enjoy Santa Clara County Parks wide-trails and fresh air on the social distancing trail routes: https://www.sccgov.org/sites/parks/Pages/open-space-these-parks.aspx.