Calming help through online sessions
What strange and unprecedented times we find ourselves in right now – and worrying times too. None of us (including politicians and the medical profession) can be entirely sure when we will start to see light at the end of this dark coronavirus tunnel, and this kind of uncertainty is one of the most stress-inducing feelings we can ever experience.
It’s one thing to appreciate and know that we need to stay calm and rational, but it is quite another to be able to put that into practice. Which is why I genuinely do feel privileged to be in a position to offer calming help in these troubled times, through my online sessions, which are also working very well for my existing clients.
Online really is face-to-face
Because I am working exclusively online now, with sessions conducted through Skype, Zoom or FaceTime, I am starting to marvel at just how much the technology has developed in a few short years. The quality of the software available to us now enables online sessions to take account of all the nuances of conversation, verbal and non-verbal, with very few of the old problems associated with losing video and audio through dropped connections.
In fact, I am certain that one positive to emerge from the current scenario will be a much more widespread use of online communication – certainly in my profession. So please don’t be in any doubt about the effectiveness of working with me online.
Keep calm and carry on? Yes OK. But how?
As I mentioned, uncertainty can be incredibly stress-inducing. The most difficult thing can be to see and deal with our worries and concerns separately. Human beings have a natural tendency to mesh everything together so that problems can seem huge and insurmountable. But just remember, the pandemic will pass and we are all in this together.
As the wise saying has it, there are things we can change and things we cannot change. We need to recognise that some things are actually beyond our control – and these things we cannot change. Serenity can come to us when we sit back and decide to take things a minute, an hour and a day at a time. One thing we can be sure of is this – we’ll not only get through this, but we will be better and stronger for it.