With head, heart, and hand!
The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has affected each of us in some way. For some the experience has led to the deaths or illness of loved ones. For others emotional responses to laws and regulations about physical distancing have included anger, denial, acceptance, bargaining, uncertainty and fear. Regulatory requirements are to keep you and others safe and resilient. Until our health authorities and governments tell us that it is acceptable to attend our national and provincial parks, cinemas, coffee houses and so on it is time to take time indoors for personal reflection. Therapeutic services could assist you to work through various feelings such as loss. During this time, many of you have been both courageous and determined to address conditions associated with the pandemic. We are navigating through unchartered waters and the isolation may cause you to think about personal challenges and heartaches that you have kept hidden for months or even years. We are available to support you at this difficult time with one step at a time.
The image above was taken at Steveston, British Columbia. This is a beautiful waterfront town to visit with friends and families.
Individuals and their families who are involved, for example, with stressful situations, including natural disasters and jobs, and who work in emergency services, the military, justice or the health fields can benefit from psychosocial therapeutic (“therapies”). Pre-marital counselling and preparation are also offered. Such services are not always readily available, and may only be accessible in the form of short-term interventions. During therapy service recipients (“recipients”) often communicate with trained and caring therapists. These professionals could help them to identify and address stressors that could be triggering their dis-eases.
Individuals, families and groups may have opportunities through therapies to gain insight and outsight into their problematic behaviours, feelings, and cognitions that could contribute to their problems. They can learn how to change in meaningful and productive ways. Recipients may experience sad and even traumatic events such as illnesses, deaths and disabilities, job losses and relationship breakdowns. For recipients to move on from these kinds of circumstances it can be important to understand and address factors that they can change in their lives to cope with their losses and misfortunes. Recipients may then be able to develop a sense of self- efficacy, to see the beauty and pleasure in the world around them. Individuals, couples and families through therapies can strengthen their coping and problem-solving strategies.
Citations to the literature are available on request.
The images in the slideshow on this page mainly show scenes from Australia.
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