Coping with a Pandemic
If you are a living, breathing human being there’s no way it hasn’t affected you.
You cannot escape it.
It’s on everyone’s lips and everyone’s screens.
The Novel CoronaVirus.
And it is–
And while handling the Pandemic is very important, you have an even MORE IMPORTANT OPPONENT to contend with.
Fear and anxiety about the disease can be overwhelming.
Anger and depression are not uncommon.
And too, some of us are experiencing the extremes of Outrage and Apathy.
Let’s face it–Going through this pandemic can be a lonely road to travel.
It’s easy to feel alone, overwhelmed and misunderstood.
There are 3 Proven Methods for keeping your brain SANE–and PUNCHING OUT THE PANIC–even in the midst of a worldwide Pandemic.
And trust me, I’m going to give you these 3 Methods to PUNCH OUT Pandemic Panic.
If you’re going for the KNOCKOUT PUNCH, you’re going to have to study your OPPONENT.
Who’s the OPPONENT?
Why your IRRATIONAL THINKING of course!
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Should a Woman Seek a Male or Female Psychotherapist?
Should a Woman see a female or a male therapist?
One of the initial decisions she must make is choosing the gender of her therapist. There are potential advantages and disadvantages to either choice. It’s important to remember that each psychotherapist and patient are different. There is no gender difference assignment written in stone. This list, by its very nature, is overly general and speaks to potential, not necessarily actual advantages or disadvantages.
What is the difference between a fear and a phobia?
How does having a phobia affect a person?
What are some signs of a phobia?
How can phobias be treated?
For this and more, read on!
In my over 25 years as a psychotherapist and life coach, I’ve discovered that quite often, individuals will have lovely, articulate, accurate, empathic advice for their friends. They show compassion, forgiveness, faith, hope and rationality when guiding or counseling their friends.
However, I noticed those same individuals treating themselves far, far differently. Often these same people will turn on themselves in the most vicious, uncompromising manner. They have an ongoing internal (and sometimes, external) dialogue which is unforgiving, innacurate, overgeneralizing, negative, doomsaying, hopeless and irrational.
I also realized that when they looked at their lives from the ‘Best Friend’ position, they were able to see themselves differently.
And that’s what I’m hoping the Rational Animal Blog will be able to do for you as well.
Beause, let’s face it. You are all you’ve got.