Corona virus support information

This online therapy service is open

Coping with the worries and anxiety from the Coronavirus covid 19 is something that many people are having to deal with, even if they do not normally have any issues with anxiety in their daily life, at this time they may be finding it more problematic. You will find that most people are experiencing a higher level of anxiety than they would normally experience, mainly due to the worries around losing work or being concerned about themselves developing the virus, or the people they care about, especially if they or their loved ones are at higher risk from other complications, such as diabetes asthma or other illnesses. The changes imposed on people by the authorities, who are trying to reduce the infection rates within the population, usually by implementing restrictions on peoples personal contact, such as a lock down, and also shutting non-essential businesses, including a ban on mass gatherings, such as sporting and music events and even religious services. This is a very big change for people to cope with in such a short time, all this fast passed change as far reaching consequences on people lives, some obvious, like facing financial worries when people lose their income from work, and some not so noticeable, like feeling the impact of not being able to do what you want, when you want, you understand it, but sometimes you don’t really perceive how much emotional impact it has at the time, and this can lead to more concern and even confusion. Anxiety is part of life; it affects all of us, and each person experiences it in their own unique way, but people who are already suffering from anxiety issues or depression can find it more of a struggle to deal with this crisis, not a good time to find your therapist has shut up shop and is not seeing clients while the restrictions are in place. Online therapy sessions are a good way to stay safe from the virus and continue with therapy, with no need for any close personal contact, or PPE such as face masks and hand sanitisers, it is a safer way to find emotional support if you are struggling to cope, or maybe you just need to make sense of your own thoughts and worries by talking it out with someone impartial.

How to help yourself

We all need to educate ourselves, by looking at the important advice and information from recommended sources informing us what we need to do, to try and keep us and our loved ones safe, but there is no need to constantly keep watching the stories and news about the virus. That just activates more anxiety. Don’t just focus on the news, remember that the media tends to concentrate on the worst case scenario, or they keep pushing the negative and sensational side of any story to sell papers and get views, remember to also look at the good side, remember all the acts of kindness and the way people are selflessly helping others, even if that means putting themselves at risk. Try doing what you like to do at home, maybe that’s cooking or watching TV or tidying up the garden if you have one, doing some home exercising using YouTube to look for ideas in how to do that may help with anxiety. Use the internet to learn something new, People often forget that the internet is an amazing tool for discovering new ways of thinking, understanding, and learning, maybe look at what types of meditation are possible or look into any subject you find interesting that has nothing to do with the corona virus pandemic. Isolation is not healthy for anyone’s mental health over long time periods, if you feel isolated and alone, plan ahead, set up some time for using Skype for other online media to talk to friends and family as much as you can, even if you never normally use programs like Remember that this pandemic is a temporary event, it will pass, and although there will be a social and monetary impact, the world will adjust like it has many times in the past, and move on as it always has.
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Corona virus support

information

This online therapy service is open

Coping with the worries and anxiety from the Coronavirus covid 19 is something that many people are having to deal with, even if they do not normally have any issues with anxiety in their daily life, at this time they may be finding it more problematic. You will find that most people are experiencing a higher level of anxiety than they would normally experience, mainly due to the worries around losing work or being concerned about themselves developing the virus, or the people they care about, especially if they or their loved ones are at higher risk from other complications, such as diabetes asthma or other illnesses. The changes imposed on people by the authorities, who are trying to reduce the infection rates within the population, usually by implementing restrictions on peoples personal contact, such as a lock down, and also shutting non-essential businesses, including a ban on mass gatherings, such as sporting and music events and even religious services. This is a very big change for people to cope with in such a short time, all this fast passed change as far reaching consequences on people lives, some obvious, like facing financial worries when people lose their income from work, and some not so noticeable, like feeling the impact of not being able to do what you want, when you want, you understand it, but sometimes you don’t really perceive how much emotional impact it has at the time, and this can lead to more concern and even confusion. Anxiety is part of life; it affects all of us, and each person experiences it in their own unique way, but people who are already suffering from anxiety issues or depression can find it more of a struggle to deal with this crisis, not a good time to find your therapist has shut up shop and is not seeing clients while the restrictions are in place. Online therapy sessions are a good way to stay safe from the virus and continue with therapy, with no need for any close personal contact, or PPE such as face masks and hand sanitisers, it is a safer way to find emotional support if you are struggling to cope, or maybe you just need to make sense of your own thoughts and worries by talking it out with someone impartial.

How to help yourself

We all need to educate ourselves, by looking at the important advice and information from recommended sources informing us what we need to do, to try and keep us and our loved ones safe, but there is no need to constantly keep watching the stories and news about the virus. That just activates more anxiety. Don’t just focus on the news, remember that the media tends to concentrate on the worst case scenario, or they keep pushing the negative and sensational side of any story to sell papers and get views, remember to also look at the good side, remember all the acts of kindness and the way people are selflessly helping others, even if that means putting themselves at risk. Try doing what you like to do at home, maybe that’s cooking or watching TV or tidying up the garden if you have one, doing some home exercising using YouTube to look for ideas in how to do that may help with anxiety. Use the internet to learn something new, People often forget that the internet is an amazing tool for discovering new ways of thinking, understanding, and learning, maybe look at what types of meditation are possible or look into any subject you find interesting that has nothing to do with the corona virus pandemic. Isolation is not healthy for anyone’s mental health over long time periods, if you feel isolated and alone, plan ahead, set up some time for using Skype for other online media to talk to friends and family as much as you can, even if you never normally use programs like Remember that this pandemic is a temporary event, it will pass, and although there will be a social and monetary impact, the world will adjust like it has many times in the past, and move on as it always has.
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