The Nefesh Committee offers the following resources to our Beth Chaim family as we adjust to the reality of Coronavirus.
Nefesh, Hebrew for spirit of life or breath of life.
The Nefesh Committee, part of our Gateways Initiative,
provides information, resources and programming to
nourish the mind, body and soul of the
members of the Beth Chaim family.
Relevant Articles & Podcasts
Dear Therapist’s Guide to Staying Sane During a Pandemic
You can let anxiety consume you, or you can feel the fear and also find joy in ordinary life, even now.
Read the article in The Atlantic
Taking care of yourself during the pandemic, from head to toe
It’s been more than a month since many of us have been to work, the gym or the hairdressers. We’re still not sleeping well, our hands are dry from too much hand sanitizer, and our brains are foggy from reading too much about covid-19. Take a step back and pay attention to your mental and physical needs during this time. You’ll be glad you did.
Read the article in The Washington Post
How to Talk to Your Kids about Canceled Summer Plans
This resource can guide you and your family in ongoing discussions with children during the COVID-19 pandemic. It offers specific language you can use when responding to
children about the heartbreaking news that they will not be able to attend camp or other planned programming this summer.
Read more at ReformJudaism.org
Dispelling Myths on Mental Illness
Facing Pandemic Fears with an Awake Heart from Tara Brach
While it’s natural to feel fear during times of great collective crisis, our challenge is that fear easily takes over our lives. This talk explores how the mindfulness and compassion of the RAIN meditation can help us find an inner refuge in the face of fear, and deepen our loving connection with each other.
Spiritual Wisdom and Guidance
Anxiety and Depression Guide During COVID-19