Checking In and Connecting During a Difficult Time - COVID-19| Nurtured Hearts Counseling, Lone Tree, Colorado
I am sure your inbox has been filled with emails covering the Coronavirus. This is the topic of conversation in many venues and has definitely been processed in session this past week. This has brought up fear and mass panic within our society and can feel mind-boggling at times. With many aren't sure what the next few days and weeks will bring, the unknown can be the scariest to cope with.
These situations can also trigger past trauma and times in which we didn't feel safe. The instinctual fight/flight/freeze response kicks in and leaves us hyper-aware and unable to think about anything else. For some, it can be helpful to give yourself permission to step away and take a break from being fully immersed in the moment to moment updates. In these situations, which bring up such a response, it is often helpful to check back in to the moment and allow yourself to notice what you need.
I also want to remind you that you are not alone in this. These situations can feel isolating and lonely if we think that we are alone in how we feel. Everyone may share different views and beliefs, but we are all trying to navigate this together and it is unknown for us all. Most everyone has been impacted by this in some way and we are all handling it in differently. I cannot say enough just how much we all need each other and are not meant to do this life alone. Don't be afraid to lean on those around you.
What is the plan?
For now, I will be keeping my office open and still providing in-person sessions to those that are healthy and wanting to come in.
If you are not feeling well and would rather reschedule or do a video session instead, please let me know and we can arrange that.
If you are not feeling well, desiring to stay home, or are in need of a session and do not want to come in to the office, video sessions are available through a HIPAA compliant platform that I use.
Video sessions are also a great option if you are someone who is experiencing anxiety that has come up from all of this. It is normal and understandable that this is bringing uneasy feelings. Trust me when I say that you absolutely are not alone.
"Alone, we can do so little; together we can do so much." - Helen Keller