In uncertain times like these, it’s normal to feel anxiety, stress, loneliness, and other feelings of isolation. Stress effects can be invisible and damaging even if we are not consciously aware of them. We are all concerned for the health and well-being of our families, friends, and the world. This course will help you to understand these feelings and learn ways to cope and communicate! In this module you will:
*Note: This interview was conducted early in the progression of the pandemic, and so contains some dated information about the severity and infectivity of COVID-19 as it compares with the seasonal flu. Related, more up-to-date information on these issues can be found in this article via Live Science. Please listen to the following interview with this in mind and consider his projections in light of this novel situation in which we're learning new information everyday.
For the practice sessions, please be creative and procure household items for use/comfort: pillows, firm blankets, a chair in which you can sit upright, etc. A yoga mat, block, meditation cushion/bench and yoga bolster could be useful if you have them, but there is no need to purchase these items. Really all you need is yourself. Please discontinue any activity that causes you distress or physical discomfort/injury.
There are formal, or deliberate practices you can engage to counteract an unnecessary or chronic stress response. The basics of relaxation are simple, and involve