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Food resources

Farm Fresh To​ You and Full Circle

Farm Fresh To You and Full Circle are innovative Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) and home and office delivery service that provides fresh, local, organic produce and artisan groceries to consumers' doorsteps throughout California, Oregon, Washington,Idaho and Alaska. This second-generation, family-operated company pioneered the organic food movement and connects consumers with the land and farms that grow their food. The company aims to change the food system to a more sustainable model that focuses on seasonal produce from local farms and quality food products from local makers. Farm Fresh To You and Full Circle makes it easy for consumers to eat organically grown produce as part of a healthy lifestyle by offering several different box types and sizes delivered on a frequency to fit each customer's unique needs. Customers are able to modify (customize) each delivery and choose from over 90 varieties of organic produce and over 600 natural grocery staples and unique artisanal foods.

Their online farmers market is fully customizable to each family's dietary needs, we offer full control over delivery schedule, no delivery fees, and satisfaction guaranteed. There is no commitment and no contract. In fact, your payment is not processed until the Sunday after your box was brought to your home. You simply pick it or skip it and you always pick what you want. We pick and pack with gloves and bring it to your door (contactless delivery).  

Visit Farm Fresh To You or Full Circle to take advantage of the 10% Ongoing Discount – USE ​CODE: SAYBROOK​.​


COVID-19 Resources

There is a wealth of information regarding the pandemic. We ask that you keep yourself informed, stay vigilant, and reach out for assistance along the way. Some of the most effective resources include the CDC as well as your state and local public health departments. Maintaining your health is key. 

COVID-19 Prevention and Spread Reduction Tips 

The pandemic requires each of us to do our part from frequent handwashing to social distancing to self-isolating if we think we’re sick to adhering to local, regional, and government public health mandates/requests. Here are a few helpful quick resources. 


Student Virtual Portal: If you'd like to discuss your experiences and share coping skills during this time of coronavirus with others in your Saybrook family, please visit the Saybrook Student Virtual Community Canvas shell at https://tcsedsystem.instructure.com/enroll/86XJPE. Once enrolled in the shell, click on the "SPECIAL DISCUSSION: COPING WITH CORONA" button. 


The Saybrook Student Virtual Community was developed to help all Saybrook students stay connected with each other throughout the year.  Feel free to share information, create discussions, contribute photos, or participate in the community in some other way. The shell was developed BY Saybrook students, FOR Saybrook students. Hopefully, we can use it to communicate with each other in a meaningful and nurturing way. 

Mindfulness Moments  

Saybrook University is proud to provide access to our Mindfulness Moments podcast episodes. Anyone anywhere in the world can discover and learn to enjoy the gift of mindfulness. Launched in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, our Mind-Body Medicine faculty banded together to provide these recorded sessions, which are available below, as a source of centering and solace in these extraordinary times. 


“Mind-body practices provide much needed restoration and sources of health. These practices, such as guided meditation and imagery, have been demonstrated in multiple research studies to contribute to improved immunity, as well as better quality of life. Applying content from the curriculum and research, our Mind-Body Medicine faculty continue to lead brief daily meditations. Taking a few minutes from the stress of daily responsibilities through a structured mindfulness practice can support wellness and a stronger immune system and help restore balance.” 


—Luann Fortune, Ph.D., Specialization Coordinator, College of Integrative Medicine and Health Sciences 

 

 

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 products & Services

Mindfulness and Meditation Apps

CALM
Calm’s mission is to make the world happier and healthier.   Calm is a meditation, sleep and relaxation app, available in both the App Store and Google Play store. The company is dedicated to introducing individuals world-wide to the amazing benefits of mindfulness.  
The Calm app is free to download and some free content is available, but a paid subscription to Calm Premium unlocks access to Calm's entire content library. 

The heart of Calm is digital but Calm is also expanding offline in various ways that bring more peace, clarity, and perspective into people’s busy lives. It has partnered with Penguin to publish the Calm Book; developed a natural sleep aid called Sleep Mist and has plans for so much more.  

INSIGHT TIMER
Insight Timer offers more than 45K free meditations. The library allows you to filter by need (e.g. stress, sleep, self-esteem), time (from five minutes to 30+ minutes), or specific benefit (e.g. relationships, spiritual, kids). If you’re just getting started, opt for the seven-day free course on how to meditate. You can also join the community of fellow mindful folks for free. 

HEADSPACE
Headspace was officially launched in 2010 as an in-person events company, but quickly shifted to became available online so more people could experience the benefits of meditation anytime, anywhere. And that blossomed into the Headspace you see today: guided meditations, animations, articles, and videos, all in the distinct Headspace style. 

You can try Headspace for yourself and learn the essentials of meditation and mindfulness with the free Basics course. If you enjoy it, then you can subscribe for a paid membership. Once you do, you’ll have access to condensed sessions for when you’re short on time, exercises to add extra mindfulness to your daily life, and hundreds of meditations on everything from stress to sleep. 

TEN PERCENT HAPPIER MEDITATION
Ten Percent Happier is a great entry-level option because it offers beginner guides for people who aren’t sure about meditation. The app features meditation courses, audio lessons, sleep meditations, and coaching. Most audio and meditation tracks are 5-20 minutes in length and include topics of happiness, focus, stress, relationships, gratitude, technology, and many others.  

Health and Wellness: Fitness Trackers & Products

ŌURA
Ōura combines advanced sensor technology and a minimal design with an easy-to-use mobile app to deliver precise, personalized health insights straight from the most reliable source: your body. 

When pro sports leagues, including the NBA, WNBA, and UFC, wanted to safely return to their seasons following the COVID-19 shutdown, they turned to theOura smart ring. The activity tracker picks up and alerts users to body temperature changes, and is being used in research around predicting COVID-19 outbreaks. The company also launched Health Risk Management, a platform for monitoring group health. 

WHOOP FITNESS TRACKER
WHOOP monitors your sleep, recovery, and daily effort around the clock to deliver actionable insights on how you can optimize your performance. This fitness tracker will also monitor key metrics like heart rate, resting heart rate, heart-rate variability, skin temperature, and blood oxygen levels, to better understand your body’s overall health. 

FITBIT
The Fitbit company mission is to empower and inspire you to live a healthier, more active life. Fitbit design products and experiences that fit seamlessly into your life so you can achieve your health and fitness goals, whatever they may be. 

APPLE WATCH
The Apple Watch is the best wearable fitness tracker for current iPhone users, and the top wearable on the market. Series 7 has the most advanced health and wellness features ever in an Apple Watch. You can measure your blood oxygen levels, 2 take an ECG from your wrist,3 be alerted if it detects unusually high or low heart rates or an irregular rhythm,3 and even measure your current heart rate. 

SAMSUNG GALAXY WATCH
The Galaxy Watch is the best option for Android owners. Its fitness and health measurements, including SpO2, heart rate, and ECG, all matched competitors like the Apple Watch, and the wearable does a great job of auto-detecting workouts. 

MINDBODY
Mindbody was founded as a software to help fitness studios, spas, and health centers manage appointment scheduling, payment, and marketing. During the pandemic, it quickly shifted to help its thousands of businesses thrive in the digital space, giving them a platform to livestream classes and upload on-demand classes for consumers to access. As a result, they currently offer both hybrid in-person and digital subscriptions. In 2021, the company launched its own membership platform to allow users to access multiple fitness studios through just one monthly subscription. 

TONAL
In 2020, the at-home smart strength training system added Form Feedback, which uses 17 sensors in Tonal and its smart accessories to collect data about your form and give you real-time feedback and corrections—extremely important when it’s not possible to work with a trainer in person. The company also launched Smart Flex, a dynamic weight mode that identifies your strongest and weakest points during an exercise and automatically adjusts the resistance throughout each rep to optimize your workout. 

ALO YOGA
Cult-favorite yoga apparel brand Alo Yoga has carved out its space in the digital fitness world with Alo Moves, an on-demand class platform that thrived during stay-at-home orders. Now the company is expanding into Ayurvedic inspired products with the launch of Glow System, a plant-based clean beauty line.  
 

 Resource Guide

COUNSELING SERVICES FOR STUDENTS 

Saybrook University is proud to partner with Student Solutions to provide students with access to counseling, financial, and legal assistance. As a student with Saybrook, you are eligible to receive three counseling sessions per area of concern covered by the university. The Student Solutions team is accessible 24 hours, 7 days a week for confidential support. You can access these resources online atwww.guidanceresources.com with the Web ID: SAYBROOK or via phone at 866.379.0894.   

Resources for Finding Therapists

  • Therapy for Black Girls is an online space committed to the mental wellness of Black women and girls. Its provider directory lists in-person and virtual therapists by location. 
  • Therapy for Black Men was created to strip away stigma and provide a dedicated place for Black men and boys to visit when seeking support for mental health. Its advanced search feature offers drop-downs to filter by type of therapist, modalities, and specialties. 
  • Black Emotional and Mental Health Collective (BEAM) is a nonprofit dedicated to “a world where there are no barriers to Black healing.” They’ve created an online directory of licensed Black mental health professionals who provide teletherapy services. 
  • Therapy for Latinx provides listings of therapists who identify as Latinx or a POC, or have worked closely with the POC community and understand their unique needs. 
  • The National Queer and Trans Therapists of Color Network (NQTTCN) has created an interactive digital resource that helps queer and trans people of color (QTPOC) locate QTPOC mental health practitioners across the country. 
  • Inclusive Therapists is an organization committed to decolonizing and destigmatizing mental healthcare. Its directory connects POC with culturally affirming and responsive client care. 
  • Ayana is an app that connects users to culturally sensitive therapists via chat, based on a detailed questionnaire. They believe that finding the ideal therapist is a right, not a privilege. 
  • Black Therapy Love is an app and directory that provides Black individuals with a place to interact with therapists, counselors, and coaches. 
  • The Safe Place is a mental health app that started on GoFundMe and is geared toward education and support for the Black community. 
  • Latinx Therapy is a podcast and directory committed to reducing mental health stigma for the Latinx community. 

Resources for Funding Therapy

  • The Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation aims to eradicate the stigma around mental health issues in the African American community. It’s offering free virtual therapy during the COVID-19 pandemic. 
  • The Loveland FoundationTherapy Fund offers financial assistance to Black women and girls seeking therapy via an online application process. 
  • The NQTTCN has a QTPOC Mental Health Fund that provides financial assistance to queer and trans people of color to increase access to mental health support for QTPOC by QTPOC and their allies. 
  • Inclusive Therapists is currently offering reduced-fee teletherapy services. It also sponsors memberships for Black and Indigenous therapists. 
  • Better Help is currently offering 1 month free of remote therapy from one of its licensed therapists. Note that its questionnaire doesn’t screen for race or ethnic considerations beyond preferred language. 

Resources for Finding Support and Reducing Stigma

  • Sista Afya Community Mental Wellness builds community, shares information, and connects Black women to quality mental wellness services. 
  • The Siwe Project is a nonprofit that promotes mental health awareness throughout the global Black community. Its goal is to widen the public dialogue regarding the experiences of people of African descent with mental illness. 
  • Ourselves Black is an online (and print) magazine, blog, and podcast committed to reworking the Black narrative to promote positive self-image, family bonds, strong communities, and security — all fundamental to mental health. 
  • Latinx Therapy is actively working to reduce mental health stigma in the Latinx community via its podcast and Instagram. 
  • Brown Girl Therapy promotes mental health for first- and second-generation immigrants through writing, podcasts, and Instagram. 
  • Liberate is a meditation app created for the BIPOC community by the BIPOC community, with meditations and talks designed specifically for the BIPOC experience. 
 

Online Resources to Help you Find an LGBTQIA-friendly Provider​

Gay and Lesbian Medical Association (GLMA)
The GLMA offers a provider directory that lists providers who are welcoming to the LGBTQIA community and knowledgeable about the unique health needs and concerns. All GLMA providers have to affirm their commitment to creating a welcoming environment for the LGBTQIA community. 

National LGBT Health Education Center
Primarily for healthcare providers who are interested in becoming better educated in the health needs of the LGBTQIA community, the National LGBT Health Education Center has a ton of great, free, comprehensive resources for LGBTQIA folks. These include free webinars, a list of national LGBT health initiatives, and a list of hotlines. 

CenterLink LGBT Community Center Member Directory
This is a database with info on LGBTQIA community centers all around the world. Enter your location, find the community center nearest you, and call them for healthcare provider recommendations. 

World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) 
WPATH’s online provider directory can help you find transgender-affirming providers. Simply enter information about where you live and the type of healthcare provider you’re looking for. 

Please PrEP Me
This is a community-based service that curates providers who prescribe PrEP based on ZIP code. Simply go to their webpage and enter your ZIP code. 

Care Dash
Care Dash recently added the option for healthcare providers to indicate if they’re LGBTQIA-friendly, a transgender-safe space, or both. 
Enter the type of health service you’re looking for in the “Find” search bar and where you’re located in “Near.” Then click one of the healthcare providers who come up and scroll right. If they’re LGBTQIA-friendly, they’ll be designated so with a rainbow emoji, like this. 

National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) 
The NGLCC is able to certify businesses as being LGBTQIA-friendly or owned and operated by LGBTQIA folks nationwide. 
Their tab “Affiliate Chambers” is useful for finding a healthcare provider. Click it and you’ll see a chamber in almost every state. Simply pick your state, then search the health directory for the service you’re looking for. 
“You’ll find local healthcare providers, adoption and neonatal concerns, and gender-affirming surgery, and more,” notes Jonathan Lovitz, senior vice president at the NGLCC. 

Out2Enroll
The goal of Out2Enroll is to connect people who are LGBTQIA or allies to health insurance coverage options, especially for things like gender-affirming care. It’s mostly focused on Affordable Care Act plans but has links to local organizations that can lend financial and insurance-related advice. 

One Medical
One Medical is a national primary care provider that offers practitioners who are experts in LGBTQIA health concerns. 
“We can address all of a person’s health concerns, from allergies and asthma to STI testing and skin infections,” says Dr. Natasha Bhuyan, a provider with One Medical. 
And they don’t require an office visit for STI screening. “Patients can get STI screening done through our onsite labs. We even offer video visits for patients, which may be a more comfortable platform for some,” Bhuyan says. 

Planned Parenthood
Planned Parenthood has a large online repository of sexual and reproductive health information for LGBTQIA patients. They recently launched a new chatbot, Roo, which patients of any orientation and gender can use to ask questions about their body, sex, or relationships. 

Cycles + Sex 
Cycles + Sex is a sex and reproductive health education platform. It will be launching a database of queer-friendly healthcare providers later this year. In the meantime, their website has a list of resources for LGBTQIA healthcare. 

The Trevor Project
The Trevor Project is geared specifically toward providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to the LGBTQIA community. 
“While their goal is to provide mental health support, they can also refer folks to other resources that meet their [other] health needs,” says mental health professional Kryss Shane, MS, MSW, LSW, LMSW. 
Questions to ask 
  • Do you have a nondiscrimination policy? A provider committed to providing equal opportunity care should have an anti-discrimination policy to protect employees. 
  • Does this doctor regularly work with [insert identity marker(s) here], or would I be one of the first? Whether you want to be one of the first patients with your identity your provider has seen is up to you, but it’s a useful question. 
  • Does your facility have gender-neutral bathrooms? Even if they don’t, how the employee responds is often telling. 
  • Do any LGBTQIA employees work on staff? Not every workplace will, but if they do it’s a good sign. 
 

Resources for Veterans

  • Familiar faces of first-generation students:
    • Oprah Winfrey 
    • ​Albert Einstein 
    • Michelle Obama 
    • Sonia Sotomayor 
 
 


The Saybrook University Wellness Center is in place for educational purposes only. 
 
Information you receive here is intended solely for general educational purposes and is not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice regarding a specific medical condition or question. 
This information is not intended to replace the services and advice from a medical or mental health professional.  Always seek the advice of and care from your medical or mental health provider for any questions you may have regarding your medical or mental health condition. 

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