With the global pandemic closing borders, creating economic instability, and confining many to their homes, it can be hard to keep from getting overwhelmed with worry . . .
. . . especially for our clients who already struggle with anxiety.
So in the video below, Christine Padesky, PhD, Ron Siegel, PsyD, and I share three ways to help clients reduce anxiety and find some relief from ruminating thoughts – even during a time of crisis (when it’s a lot easier for anxiety to take hold in the mind).
Please have a look.
By working with clients to think through their “then what” plans, we can help them let go of their “what ifs” and stop rehearsing what could have been done differently.
And if that feels overwhelming, they might connect more with Ron’s strategy.
This is the second part of my conversation with Christine and Ron. If you’d like to see part one for some ideas about managing anxiety, particularly when patients are self-isolating, please have a look here.
Now we’d like to hear from you. What have you found most helpful for your clients who are stuck in the “what ifs” and “coulda woulda shouldas?” How has the COVID-19 pandemic affected your practice?
Please share a comment below.