Therapists on Coping With Anxiety During the Coronavirus Pandemic
Another trick to combat negative self-talk: Imagine what you would say to a close friend who was going through the same thing. “We have a lot of compassion for other people. We can’t do the same for ourselves,” says Kraybill. It reminds you that we’re all having a tough time right now, and to be kinder to yourself.6. Visualize a pleasant memory.When Kraybill’s clients get stuck in a negative, depressive fog, she asks them to think of a happy memory and describe it using specific sensory details. “Using visualization and imagination right now is really important because it can really help us connect with the feelings we have inside and experiences that are also positive,” explains Kraybill. “The more we do this, it almost becomes like an instinct; you say 1-2-3, and you’re able to connect to it.” We can return to these positive visualizations during difficult moments.7. Keep to a routine.Whether we’re adjusting to working from home, or to suddenly being out of work and…
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