Post Coronavirus Stress
Post Coronavirus stress is a consequence of the global pandemic that we have all experienced since the beginning of 2020 and the associated fears about mixing socially with people who might infect us.
The Coronavirus pandemic 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 acknowledge the impact that these measures have had on the mental health of the 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 2020, 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.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Post Coronavirus Stress
If you’re committed to overcoming your stress-related problems then we highly recommend following our Tranceformental CBT 10 session programme.
The Tranceformental programme is a highly successful & pragmatic psychotherapy course, 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.
The programme is also available as an online self-help CBT programme.
Self-Help CBT Course for only £149!
Our online self-help CBT course has been designed to teach you the fundamental tools and techniques of clinically proven Cognitive Behavioural Therapy without having to see a therapist.
Structured over TEN, in-depth modules, this course will provide you everything you need to know to change the way you think about and experience your mental health problems from the comfort of your own home.
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Alternative Therapies for Post Coronavirus Stress
Although our preferred form of psychotherapy for coronavirus related stress is Tranceformental CBT we also offer alternative psychotherapies for those who might prefer a different approach.
Psychodynamic therapy which focuses more on emotional problems and relies on the Therapeutic Relationship to bring about change. Available with Paul.
General Counselling which is less structured but still provides a safe and non-judgmental environment to discuss issues which is therapeutic in its own right.
Hypnotherapy is an alternative form of therapy that can be applied to a very wide range of problems and is available with Joan.
Free Initial Consultations for Post Coronavirus Stress
We offer all prospective clients a FREE initial consultation to discuss your PCS prior to commencing any treatment plans.
The consultation is free and lasts around 50 minutes.
During this consultation we will discuss the various therapy options that are available to you and make a considered recommendation based on your individual personal circumstances.
Initial consultations are also available as part of our online therapy service.
At Tranceform Psychology we recognise the importance of the therapeutic relationship in helping people to bring about effective change, so its important to be able to ‘meet’ to discuss any therapy treatments BEFORE proceeding.
Our policy is to help people make a fully balanced & considered decision about undertaking work with us, including both the financial and personal implications.
Overcome Your Problems with our CBT Course
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is clinically proven to be effective across a range of different mental health problems.
Using our online learning platform, it is available with 2, 5 or 10 sessions of clinical support either face-to-face in the Wombourne offices, or using Zoom video facilities.
It can also be taken as a self help CBT course that will teach you the fundamental tools and techniques used throughout the mental health profession.