By Jessica Houser, PhD
Maintaining wellness during the COVID-19 pandemic can be challenging. Below are guidance and a framework that may help.
The overall theme is to aim for balance. Honor your negative thoughts and feelings and try to learn from them. Balance them when possible; seek help when necessary. Use what feels hard or negative to identify and navigate what it is that you’re needing in that particular moment.
In addition to these approaches, consider the following dialectics:
Some other helpful approaches my include:
Balance does not mean the absence of negative reactions; rather, it means acknowledging those reactions, working to understand them (they are often adaptive!), and augmenting with other reactions. If you have been feeling a prolonged sense of imbalance that is interfering with your ability to function in some way that is significant to you, however, it may be time to seek assistance. In addition to many other local mental health resources, the clinicians at Mansfield Psychotherapy Associates have responded to the COVID-19 pandemic by offering remote psychotherapy, consultation, and/or assessment. If you are in need of assistance or referrals, please contact us at 802.863.9079.
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