Post Coronavirus Stress
Overcoming Stress due to the Coronavirus Pandemic
Coronavirus and the global pandemic that we have all experienced since the beginning of 2020 has had severe consequences for all human-kind, not only in terms of the loss of life across the World, but also because of the restrictions that have been put in place by governments to try and manage the viral outbreaks within society.
It has been argued that these social-distancing and isolation measures have been highly effective in reducing the rate of transmission, but it is also important, and this has been recognised by policy makers, to recognise the impact that these measures have had on the well-being of populations.
In the UK, in particular, the message of ‘Stay Home‘ and ‘Save Lives‘ has been repeated over and over in a deliberate attempt to ingrain this message in the minds of those receiving it. Since the UK lock-down was announced in mid-march, it has been emphasised literally thousands of times and has almost certainly become part of the normal thinking and discourse of people in day-to-day living.
There is no doubting that this has had a significant impact on both the rate of infection within the wider community, but also in terms of what people have ‘normalised’ in how they believe people should behave in the wider social context.
Post Lock-down Stress
The Government’s biggest problem in planning to reduce the restrictive measures now that the infection rate (R) is below 1, is that people have so totally absorbed the messages designed to create ‘aversion’ behaviours (useful for reducing transmission) that convincing people that things are now ‘safer’ is going to prove to be very difficult.
Many people are going to struggle to change the internal ‘message’ that exposure to others in social environments is anything but highly hazardous and this is likely to lead much ‘residual fear‘ and particularly lots of stress.
This may be especially true for those people who have low levels of resilience, existing mental health challenges or have been adversely affected by any of a number of socio-economic factors resulting from such severe restrictions on the economy. Research makes is absolutely clear that ‘gainful’ employment is a KEY component of good mental health and with many thousands of people potentially losing their jobs, we can expect that the levels of stress and anxiety across the population are likely to increase significantly.
Transform Your Thinking & Overcome Post Coronavirus Stress
If you want to overcome your post coronavirus stress problems then we highly recommend following either our advanced Tranceformental CBT course with Paul, or the Changing Limiting Beliefs (CLB) Programme with Joan.
Both the CBT course and Changing Limiting Beliefs approach are highly successful & pragmatic psychological training programmes, run over 10 sessions, that will teach you everything you need to know to understand your problem, identify how unhelpful thinking and limiting beliefs might be reinforcing the issue, and then show you how to make any changes to your unhelpful thinking styles or maladaptive safety behaviours that you may have developed as part of your coping strategies.
Our CBT programme is an evidence-based, research supported approach with proven efficacy across a wide range of mental health domains.
FREE Initial Consultations for Post Coronavirus Stress
We offer all prospective clients a FREE initial consultation to chat about your stress-related problems. During this 50 minute consultation we will discuss the various options that are available to you and make a considered recommendation based on your individual personal circumstances.
At Tranceform Psychology we recognise the importance of the therapy relationship for effective outcomes so it’s very important to be able to meet PRIOR to agreeing any kind of help.
Our policy is to help people make a fully balanced & considered decision about undertaking therapy or training with us, including both the financial and personal implications.
For most mental health issues we recommend following our 10 session Tranceformental CBT Programme (an advanced version of empirically established Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) to overcome a wide range of mental health and behavioural problems.
CBT is a proven, evidence-based form of therapy for developing a fundamental level of understanding into the dynamics of your problem, but also for learning new coping skills and strategies for sustainable change over your life.
Tranceformental CBT is available On-line as well as a one-to-one format in the clinic.
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