Fear. Anxiety. Worry. Probably most clients can relate to at least one of these during the COVID-19 pandemic. But there’s another emotion that very few people are talking about, even though it’s probably just as common: grief. So we asked Joan Borysenko, PhD, and Rick Hanson, PhD to share some thoughts that could be helpful […]
What Can Help COVID-19 Frontliners Who Are Exhausted and Overwhelmed?
During the COVID-19 pandemic, many healthcare workers are being pushed to their limits (and beyond) as they selflessly care for patients. Not only are they under enormous strain at work, they also face the fear of bringing the virus home to their families. So what can help providers who are feeling exhausted, overwhelmed, or afraid […]
How to Keep Relationships Strong While Social Distancing
What can help clients keep their relationships strong even when they can’t get together with people they care about? Bill O’Hanlon, LMFT has several strategies for fending off loneliness and building relationships during the pandemic. Have a listen. Click here for full transcript Mr. O’Hanlon: So, how do we connect with people […]
Why Do We Sing Together During Quarantine?
Why are we all singing together during quarantine? Whether it’s balcony singing in Italy or Zoom “choirs” on YouTube, group singing has become extremely popular. So why might that be? Well, Bessel van der Kolk, MD has an idea. Have a listen. Click here for full transcript Dr. Vigil-Otero: How can we […]
When the COVID-19 Pandemic Leaves Us Feeling Helpless
For most patients, the COVID-19 crisis has created a “new normal.” They may be stuck at home, unable to work, or feeling isolated from dear friends and family. This all can leave people feeling helpless. So what can we do to help patients regain a sense of agency during the pandemic? Bessel van der Kolk, […]