To my clients past, present and future. I want to let you know that it is normal to feel a plethora of feelings ranging from anxiety to anger to sadness and grief right now. It is likely that you are also feeling denial and/or panic at the same time. Whatever you feel, I encourage you to take time to honor your feelings and also learn how to temper these feelings. You can learn to ground yourself using tools such a deep breathing, meditation, exercise, yoga and whatever else that helps calm your mind. A calm mind is often better equipped to make decisions. Below are a list of resources that I’ve compiled to help aid you in your process right now. We can all get through this together.
Meditations and breathing practices are encouraged daily when feelings are intense.
What to do if you’re sick: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/if-you-are-sick/steps-when-sick.html
How to protect yourself: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/prevention.html
Mental health considerations: https://www.who.int/docs/default-source/coronaviruse/mental-health-considerations.pdf
Sexual Health: https://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/intimacy-sex-and-covid-19-2020041519550
How to deal with uncertainty: https://youtu.be/jvDDPpxa-Vk
How to manage anxiety: https://www.yalemedicine.org/stories/covid-19-anxiety/
5 minute breathing exercise w/ music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=04PgJqJGLQc
10 minute guided meditation for anxiety in the morning: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fpiw2hH-dlc
15 minute progressive muscle relaxation: https://youtu.be/qjvOwhdwheE
60 minute sleep meditation: https://youtu.be/69o0P7s8GHE
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255 https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/
IPV/Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233 https://www.thehotline.org
National Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-800-656-4673 https://www.rainn.org/about-national-sexual-assault-telephone-hotline