Virtual Toolbox
Free Apps
 
A list of apps that can help with mood and day-to-day management:
 
 
Videos

Music video showing how 6 college students handle stress
http://www.campusmindworks.org/videos/ladida.asp

Famous Failures (good for keeping a healthy perspective)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Y6hz_s2XIAU

How to be Alone – with art and spirit (good for keeping a healthy perspective)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=k7X7sZzSXYs

Inspirational Nature Video (good for motivation/stress relief)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Rk6_hdRtJOE

Amazing Capoeira Performance (entertaining, motivational, good for stress relief)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7NijTFMa9xk

AirTap (entertaining, good for stress relief)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=AbndgwfG22k

The Do’s and Don’ts of Social Media (good internet practices)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hqezbib5qpQ&feature=youtube_gdata_player

Animal Voiceovers (good for a laugh)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=cV6I1_o6vrY

Welcome the Rain (reasons to embrace challenge)
http://dotsub.com/view/9ce2fce7-80e7-41fa-beda-6b4b5bce0743#.TqbzNpNmp10.email

Catch Me if You Can (entertaining, inspiring)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Yz7R_0zGzs

Party Survival Guide for Introverts
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HChusFnyVzE
 
 
Guide To Maintaining Friendships
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o9ulSfCGMUs
 
Automatic Thoughts (How to Manage Negative Thoughts)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m2zRA5zCA6M
 
 
 
 
Balance Your Future and Present Self
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uoXuapqVDyo
 
 
 
The Workplace Stress Solution
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6OzKD1YWHRI
 
 
 
Relaxation Tools
 
Guided imagery and visualization are techniques used to help you imagine yourself being in a relaxing and positive state.  Listen to these recordings, and they will help you reduce anxiety, improve self-confidence, and cope more effectively with difficult situations.
 
University of Houston Clear Lake Counseling Center's Guided Imagery and Visualization:
This webpage has a listing of numerous, helpful audo recordings
University of Texas at Austin’s MindBody Lab Audio Relaxation Tracks:
Forest Imagery:       http://cmhc.utexas.edu/mindbodylabpage/mbl_audio4.html
Cruise Imagery:       http://cmhc.utexas.edu/mindbodylabpage/mbl_audio3.html
Muscle Relaxation:  http://cmhc.utexas.edu/mindbodylabpage/mbl_audio9.html
Deep Breathing:      http://cmhc.utexas.edu/mindbodylabpage/mbl_audio1.html
 
UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center: 
Free Podcasts “Complete Meditation Instructions,” “Breathing Meditation,” “Breath, Sound, Body Meditation,” “Meditation for Working with Difficulties,” “Loving Kindness Medication,” “Body and Sound Meditation,” and “Body Scan for Sleep”
@ http://marc.ucla.edu/body.cfm?id=22
 
The Meditation Podcast: Go to this link (http://www.themeditationpodcast.com/episodes.html) and you can stream or download the following episodes:

  • Twenty-one - The Unknown - Apr '12
  • Twenty - A Short Meditation - Mar '12
  • Nineteen - Money - Feb '12
  • Eighteen - Our Story - Jan '12
  • Seventeen - Renewal - Dec '11
  • Sixteen - Sit Still and Breathe - Nov '11
  • Fifteen - Wake Up! - Nov '11
  • Fourteen - Rejuvenating Sleep - Nov '11
  • Thirteen - Finding Your voice - Oct '11
  • Twelve - Peace - Dec '09
  • Eleven - The Healing Smile - Jul '09
  • Ten - Releasing Fear - Oct '07
  • Nine - Addiction - Jun '07
  • Eight - Transformational Breathing - May '07
  • Seven - Your Sacred Space - Apr '07
  • Six - Falling Asleep - Mar '07
  • Five - Healing Series, Part 2 - Feb '07
  • Four - Healing Series, Part 1 - Jan '07
  • Three - Positive Thoughts - Dec '06
  • Two - Calming the Body - Nov '06
  • One - A Basic Meditation - Oct '06
 
Guidebooks for Academic Strategies

Note Taking Strategies
http://www.units.muohio.edu/saf/lrn/Note%20Taking%20Strategies%20Guidebook.htm

Test Taking Strategies
http://www.units.muohio.edu/saf/lrn/Test%20Taking%20Strategies%20Guidebook.htm

Study Strategies
http://www.units.muohio.edu/saf/lrn/Study%20Strategies%20Guidebook.htm

Research: How To’s
http://www.units.muohio.edu/saf/lrn/Research%20Guidebook.htm

Time Management Strategies
http://www.units.muohio.edu/saf/lrn/Time%20Management%20Guidebook.htm


Free self-help workbooks that can be downloaded or completed on-line

Assert Yourself! Improve your Assertiveness.
http://www.cci.health.wa.gov.au/resources/infopax.cfm?Info_ID=51

Back from the Bluez: Coping with Depression
http://www.cci.health.wa.gov.au/resources/infopax.cfm?Info_ID=37

Facing Your Feelings: ***NEW*** Overcoming Distress Intolerance
http://www.cci.health.wa.gov.au/resources/infopax.cfm?Info_ID=54

Helping Health Anxiety:  Overcoming Health Anxiety
http://www.cci.health.wa.gov.au/resources/infopax.cfm?Info_ID=53

Keeping Your Balance: Coping with Bipolar Disorder
http://www.cci.health.wa.gov.au/resources/infopax.cfm?Info_ID=38

Improving Self-Esteem Overcoming Low Self-Esteem
http://www.cci.health.wa.gov.au/resources/infopax.cfm?Info_ID=47

Panic Stations: Coping with Panic Attacks
http://www.cci.health.wa.gov.au/resources/infopax.cfm?Info_ID=44

Perfectionism in Perspective: Overcoming Perfectionism
http://www.cci.health.wa.gov.au/resources/infopax.cfm?Info_ID=52

Put Off Procrastinating! Overcoming Procrastination
http://www.cci.health.wa.gov.au/resources/infopax.cfm?Info_ID=50

Shy No Longer Coping with Social Anxiety
http://www.cci.health.wa.gov.au/resources/infopax.cfm?Info_ID=40

What? Me Worry!?! Mastering Your Worries
http://www.cci.health.wa.gov.au/resources/infopax.cfm?Info_ID=46

Self-help guide to depression recovery includes tips for reactivating your life, thinking positively, and solving problems. (University of British Columbia)
http://clinic.psych.ubc.ca/files/2010/07/Depression-Antidepressant-Skills-Workbook-MHECCU.pdf

Self-help guide for Generalized Anxiety Disorder
http://www.anxietybc.com/sites/default/files/adult_hmgad.pdf

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