The 2020 pandemic has caused a mixture of feelings to everyone, including myself. Not only had I experienced the impacts of lockdown, but my vulnerable mum also contacted the symptoms and had a near-death experience. The coronavirus had affected my internal and external world.
In January, Wuhan China, was locked down and the World Health Organisation declared the novel coronavirus outbreak as a ‘public health emergency of international concern’. I watched at distance, as my friends and family live amid concern.
When Covid19 hit Europe in February, the Chinese community here was also hit hard. Many of them, encountered racism and more extended to abuse.
Then in March, the Director of WHO declared Covid19 a global pandemic. We saw UK implementing measures by closing schools and enforcing lockdown. My work life was suddenly halted. My clients disconnected. Everyone was affected. Some lost all income, some furloughed, some went into isolation and some had to work. Everyone would had felt a degree of uncertainty. Everyone will have experienced an emotional disturbance. But what kind and how severe is very dependent on the ability to self soothe.
Our uncertainties are not just during lockdown. As restrictions eased and more guidelines implemented, how did the aftermath feel for you? Some looked forward to the transition back to normality and some questioned, what is normality? And of course, with a second lockdown, but with new measures, what does that mean too? How did you look after your well-being? Did you have to look after others?
Sometimes, it’s not the here and now, but the circumstances that surrounds you impacts most. Perhaps it’s the other that’s triggering you. Maybe, it’s the lack of space, mentally and physically. Or even, reasons you don’t know; buried emotions, silent issues or underlying ‘matters’ for example, causing further distress. How has or how is, this pandemic affected/ing you?
There are many reasons and every reason are unique to the individual. Exploring emotions can embrace changes. Changes assist personal growth. The therapeutic journey is about feeling good and feeling better through self-discovery and insights.
During this outbreak, Therapy With is working in collaboration with other therapists. We have unified a list of counsellors, coaches, and hypnotherapist to provide therapy online. Our aim to conjoin our availabilities, to provide as many 1-to-1 supports as possible.
Have you thought about therapy? Or is there a type of therapy that you’re curious about? Curiosity helps us to survive. The urge to explore and seek for answers helps us to remain vigilant and gain knowledge about our constant changing environment. It is a complex emotion, as it also affects the chemistry in the brain… it prompts the release of dopamine, activates the rewards system, and ups motivation. So, if you have thought about counselling, coaching sessions or wondered what hypnosis is about, then this is a good time to explore.
We will offer our initial 30min telephone meeting free to answer any questions you may have and gauge a feel for each other. There’s no obligation to continue. We are here to provide support. Sometimes, just talking for 30 minutes can release dopamine. If you think we can help, please enquire.
*Please note that all therapy sessions are currently conducted Online.
How we think, what we like and why we react are all questions that only our inner selves can answer. For each of us are unique structures, just like trees. Our growth is dependent on the quality of the seed, the quality of nurture and the quality of nature. It’s also dependent on whether it’s been shaped by anyone too. Then how we grow, ourcore, branches, colour and cracks are all different. To explore the how, what and why, we need to revisit our core and cracks.Book An Appointment Call: 07 537 882 597