For the past 21 years, I have psychologically and emotionally supported resilience in people and organizations that endured traumatic and tragic losses to health or life. You can read more about my practice in this area here and here.
The pandemic test
The COVID-19 pandemic tests our ability to survive medically and psychologically, enduring a significant period of deprivation, dislocation of all kinds and confinement. It is not as if the rest of life stops however. We may be also taking on the same struggles as before.
Responding to traumatic and tragic events is an integral part of my life of service. I have learned through long experience to bring a calm, thoughtful and emotionally connected presence to this work. This is true despite the requirement that my service work be delivered by streaming video (HIPAA approved) or phone.
Pain for growth
This is a time to take account of everything in your life that promotes resilience. If you can develop new areas, this may be a good time for that. We may be able to trade a certain amount of pain for growth.
This is a time to take account of everything in your life that promotes resilience. If you can develop new areas, this may be a time for that. When the outer world shrinks, the inner world can expand and actually strengthen. You can develop a practice that is both basic and addresses key needs and desires.
This and other active measures can be part of your new life practice, bringing new meaning when events spin out of control.