The current Coronavirus pandemic can take an emotional toll on our mental health. With the rapid spread of the virus dominating the news worldwide and taking over our social media feeds, it can affect our perspective and increase anxiety. Whilst it’s important to stay informed, we also need to maintain perspective and sharpen our focus on the things that we CAN control – our minds.
This is an unprecedented and challenging time. There are so many things outside of our control, including how long the pandemic lasts, how other people behave, and what’s going to happen in our communities which can cause us to get caught up in a fear-based crisis thinking that triggers a flight or fight response.
These feelings of fear and anxiety may feel uncomfortable, but it doesn’t make them bad, and it doesn’t make them any less real. It’s about understanding what we can do to stop the negative spiral and panic and come back into the moment.
Interestingly, the feelings that are often associated with anxiety such as fatigue, interrupted sleep, chest pains and even shortness of breath can mirror the symptoms of Coronavirus, which can contribute to a further heightened sense of anxiety.
There’s never been a more important time to get conscious, be sensible, responsible and responsive by tapping into practical tools that will help us find calm and clarity amongst the chaos.
In this video, hypnotherapist and psychotherapist, Jennie Lovell owner of Jennie Lovell Therapy & Coaching and Business Coach Joanne Grobbelaar share invaluable practical tips and tools that you can initiate whenever you feel anxious to help you get back in the moment and gain perspective.
PLEASE NOTE – The stats given in this video were correct on the date of the recording although we are conscious that these are likely to change over time.
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