As a psychotherapist who has practiced for many years, Cindy Knoke is highly qualified to share coping strategies during this very frightening pandemic we are living through. In this post, she combines some of her beautiful images and talks us through creating an anxiety toolbox. Essential reading for all of us, particularly if you are self-isolated alone or who have younger family members who are finding it difficult to cope.. #recommended
Many of us are experiencing emotional distress from the pandemic which can affect each of us in different ways, but often presents as increasing anxiety, worry, sleep disruption, feelings of helplessness, panic, and/or depression.
The shrieking headlines don’t help do they? So what can we do to manage these feelings and feel stronger emotionally and psychologically as we prepare ourselves to face the difficult days ahead?
As a psychotherapist who has practiced for many decades, I have some ideas that can help. So if you are interested, read on.
We are going to make a customized anxiety toolbox. One approach doesn’t work for everyone, pick and choose what feels right for you. Of course I’m including relaxing photos intermixed in this post because looking at positive images is an objective and powerful anxiety reducer. What you perceive influences how you think and feel.
Self Talk Reframing (Cognitive Therapy)
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