During this Coronavirus Disease pandemic, stress is going to be on the rise in almost all households. One strategy for reducing stress or anxiety is therapy. Therapy is a means by which we can:
1. Let go of what’s weighing on us emotionally or mentally
2. Figure out solutions to short or long term problems
3. Get a second opinion form a nonbiased source
4. Have time away & space for you to think clearly
5. Take a step toward feeling different
6. Figure out what is the next right thing to do & Give us direction
7. Get motivated
8. Help us stay grounded
9. Be there for others: If we can’t put our own oxygen mask on first, we won’t be able to be there for those we most need to protect.
10. Give us hope
It is normal to be stressed. It’s also normal to seek out support, especially in these times. When stress worsens into anxiety and begins affecting daily living, either mentally, emotionally, or behaviorally, it’s time to talk to someone. Anxiety, left untreated can worsen and be damaging.
I’ve decided to chat with someone, but what do I do next? What if I’m self-quarantining? Therapy clinics such as InMindOut Emotional Wellness Center have transitioned into virtual therapy sessions. We are currently offering phone & video conferencing sessions for all current and incoming therapy clients. What if I’m unsure if that will work for me? InMindOut offers virtual or phone consultations for free, for you to try out the therapy session with a therapist to see if it’s right for you. InMindOut also offers neurofeedback take home devices for additional support with concentration, sleep, and calming for $30 x week.
It’s important to adapt to the times that we are in & find supportive care in a form that works in our current social distancing culture.
Now is the time to care for yourself and your family. Don’t be afraid to reach out. At InMindOut, we believe that change is obtainable and can begin with one step.
Dr. Heather Ingram – CEO