* Coronavirus Anxiety
Unfortunately the coronavirus epidemic is affecting us all, health worries, financial worries, changes to the way we work and live. The result for a lot of us is anxiety and in some cases panic attacks. You could argue that the real epidemic is coronavirus anxiety.
As humans we like certainty, routine and social contact, all of which is in very short supply at the moment. So how do we cope with this scary new world? The words ‘keep calm and carry on’ are probably bringing little comfort at the moment. At this time it might be more helpful to be reminded of Darwin’s words ‘It’s not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the ones most responsive to change’
So hold on to the knowledge that you can change as you have been changing all your life. Whilst these might not be welcome changes it is better to accept them rather than resist.
I am writing this blog on Friday 27th March 2020 and I would suggest giving yourself a couple of weeks to let the dust settle, then if you are still struggling with coronavirus anxiety consider booking a hypnotherapy session to help restore equilibrium.
All sessions are online for the time being, however this medium is just as effective as face to face. Below is a link to some testimonials from people who have effectively had hypnotherapy online.
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Some other useful tips;
*Firstly stay connected to other people you know and trust. This makes huge improvements to your mental health. There are lots of easy ways to do that these days via Skype, Zoom, FaceTime, WhatsApp the list is endless.
*Secondly do everything you can to look after your health as much as you can. Eat healthy foods and try and get your 5 a day in. Resist the temptation to drink alcohol everyday. Take some days off and give your liver a rest. Take the opportunity to exercise. If you can’t get outside there are lots of free online classes at the moment.
*Thirdly avoid watching too much news. Try and get your facts from reliable sources such as the government or NHS websites. There is a lot of misinformation out there adding to coronavirus anxiety.