Take steps now to protect yourself and your family.
COVID-19 has spread to Colorado and is disrupting our daily lives. This disruption is likely to continue for some time to come. Stay up to date with reliable information that will help you protect yourself and your loved ones during this pandemic.
Managing stress and anxiety is a vital part of protecting yourself.
Here are some recommendations from the CDC
Coping with these feelings and getting help when you need it will help you, your family, and your community recover from a disaster. Connect with family, friends, and others in your community. Take care of yourself and each other, and know when and how to seek help
Call your healthcare provider if stress reactions interfere with your daily activities for several days in a row.
Things you can do to support yourself:
• Avoid excessive exposure to media coverage of COVID-19.
• Take care of your body. Take deep breaths, stretch or meditate. Try to eat healthy, well-balanced meals, exercise regularly, get plenty of sleep and avoid alcohol and drugs.
• Make time to unwind and remind yourself that strong feelings will fade. Take breaks from watching, reading, or listening to news stories. It can be upsetting to hear about the crisis and see images repeatedly. Try to do some other activities you enjoy to return to your normal life.
• Connect with others. Share your concerns and how you are feeling with a friend or family member. Maintain healthy relationships.
• Maintain a sense of hope and positive thinking.
PROVIDING CARE FOR YOU DURING THE PANDEMIC
The CDC has recommended that therapists make use of online therapy to provide services to their patients to help reduce the potential spread of the virus.
The State of Colorado is encouraging therapists to make use of online therapy to help people struggling with anxiety, depression, substance abuse, and other challenges.
Online counseling is effective. Online counseling is private. In many cases, online counseling is covered by your insurance.
I have immediate openings for online therapy appointments. I would be honored to support you during this time of uncertainty. Call me today to schedule a free-20-minute online consultation to see if working together makes sense.
I use doxy.me to provide secure and confidential online therapy.
Contact me for more information about this or any of my services.
What are your most important relationships?
Your spouse or partner?
Your children or someone depending on you?
Your parents or siblings?
Your relationship with God and your faith community?
Your work, career, life-calling?
Your physical, emotional and spiritual health?
What do successful relationships look like?
Success in our relationships is not a destination to be reached as if it was a place on the map. Instead, success in our relationships is the everyday positive, purposeful, intentional steps we take along that journey.
As is always the case, something happens while we’re on that journey. Life happens. Conflicts arise between you and your spouse. Or between you and your children. You and your parents or siblings. Your friends. Your faith community. Your colleagues at work.
Life is filled with challenges. Stress. Worry. Anxiety. Depression. Addictions to substances or activities can us with a false promise of a quick way to escape or cope with conflicts like these.
Everyone goes through difficult times.
Some people get derailed by life’s difficulties
Others find a way through.
What is it that enables some people to get through life’s challenges?
The answer may be found in decisions they make during those times.
The decision to lean in, and not out.
The decision to evaluate unhelpful, sometimes toxic self-talk and replace it with realistic and hope-based self-talk.
The decision to turn one’s live over to the care of God.
The decision to talk about the struggles with a trusted friend, coach, pastor, or counselor.
The decision to persevere. And do it again tomorrow.
There are no simple answers to complex problems. But the positive choices you make today can lead you to a better future.
Craig LovingWhether as a counselor or as a coach, I enjoy forming a solid working relationship with my clients in order to help them achieve their goal. I think deeply about the issues that my clients wrestle with. My clients know they won’t receive simplistic answers to complex problems.
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