Overcoming coronavirus anxiety

WHAT'S GOING ON?
A unexpected and new situation, which we have never faced and which is beyond our control, so it is normal to feel anxiety and feeling destabilized. In such cases it may be natural try to protect ourselves using our natural defense mechanisms, from the most instinctive (attack and escape) to the most evolved (humor, rationalization, emotional detachment). And precisely because it is a new situation, we need to handle it differently. So what can we do?
STEP 1: LET'S ORGANIZE THE INFORMATION
The first step is to make sure that we are informed about what is happening from official sources, without suffering a over-information Or over-communication. Therefore:
  • Set a time (such as twice a day, at 11 a.m. and 8 p.m.) to inform us.
  • Choose official sources (e.g., Ministry of Health, ANSA, TV news) from which to receive information
  • Resist the temptation to constantly seek information and expose oneself to videos - messages - content coming from social
  • Be sure you have grasped the general rules of conduct to follow. When in doubt, stick to the behavior that provides a higher level of safety for you and others.
STEP 2: WE ORGANIZE THE DAYS FOR US AND OUR CHILDREN
Since this is a special situation, it is important to reorganize the days, particularly if it is necessary to stay at home. The organization of the day may include about 1/3 productive activities (e.g. study, work), 1/3 recreational activities (leisure time), and the remainder of the time devoted to rest. It is important to adapt this subdivision based on our daily habits and try to follow it so as not to disrupt the sleep-wake balance (e.g. consider this period a vacation). Therefore:
  • Organize the day by imagining both productive and recreational activities.
  • Imagine, modify, integrate activities so that they can be done inside the home. For example, we can do sports activities at home, or engage in activities that we have wanted to do, but never had time
  • Giving ourselves goals and time frames and sticking to the schedule, it is important to try to focus on what we are doing.
  • Doing the same thing with children and teens, considering that play for a child is a productive activity and helping children and teens find new ways to maintain social life.
STEP 3: WE GIVE SPACE TO EMOTIONS
Any way to express our emotions is helpful. Hypnosis can help us distance ourselves from this situation, relax and recover feelings of well-being even by imagining experiences that are not accessible to us at this time. Therefore:
  • Let's engage in expressive activities: writing, singing, drawing
  • We give space for communication: in the home, on the phone and by any means.
  • Let's devote ourselves to activities that relax us: listening to music, reading, meditating, praying.
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