Resilience in Time of Crisis, Jamie Wheal, Diane Musho Hamilton & more

How can we stay centred and build resilient support in these times of growing crisis? We hear from four experts.

Flow expert Jamie Wheal is also a mountain guide, he gives practical tips on self-reliance.

Diane Musho Hamilton is a Zen Master and Mediator, she explains how to regulate our nervous systems for difficult times.

Rich Bartlett is the head of Enspiral, developing protocols for anti-fragile communities.

Sara Ness is an organiser in Austin, Texas, coordinating with others to deal with the challenge of the epidemic.

Links to relevant resources:

Intellihelp Facebook Group,

Two Arrows Zen:

Enspiral (Rich Bartlett):

Richard’s articles on Medium:

Authentic Relating Resources:

Pandemic Resource List – these are the most useful online attempts to distill best practice, the latest information about the pandemic, and how to help yourselves and your communities. Many of them also contain multiple further links to drill down into specific topics.

Coronavirus Solution Manual: – open source document with lots of links and ideas for understanding and coping with the virus and lockdown:

“Humanity in times of COVID-19: How to help each other properly” Excellent article on how to help others in your local area by scientist and writer Ben Maier:

Covid-19 Mutual Aid and advocacy resources: Exhaustive and detailed shared list of links to understand everything from ‘What’s Happening’ to ‘What We Can Do’:

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Coronavirus Community Response Map: list of current projects by location map:,8.3024,35.6553,66.7501

Coronavirus Resource Kit: Detailed list of contacts / data / resources / preparation and much more:

Extract: “This kit is a collectivized document that will be updated as more mutual aid projects and resources appear online. Recognizing that not everyone will have access to great internet to access some of these, I encourage you to apply these offline as well as online. Please be aware: there is a lot of disinformation online, as always: be sure to triple check resources and the source. Ironically, most of the resources here come from survivors and those marginalized by state violence, so in a sense, prepared to respond to a crisis when there’s no social safety net.”

‘How Can I Help?’ – list of online resources (concentrated on SF Bay area):

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