With the spread of COVID-19 cancelling social activities well into the new year, what are you doing with your free time? Are you tackling that long-neglected junk drawer or reading that novel that has been gathering dust on the shelf for years? If not, you’re not alone.
Social media is currently rife with posts and memes debating the pros and cons of mask-wearing. Some argue that wearing a mask protects the health of our communities, while others counter that face mask requirements infringe on personal liberties. Wearing a mask has become a strange new litmus test for mutuality these days.
It’s normal to feel sad or blue at times; this is a normal reaction to life’s ups and downs. But if you are feeling overwhelmed by a sense of despair and hopelessness that doesn’t seem to end, you may be dealing with depression.
Sound Mind Therapy expresses appreciation to all essential workers – from grocery store employees to truck drivers to health care workers – who are serving our communities during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. We understand that this is a stressful and overwhelming time, and we applaud your courage!
To all healthcare professionals, from the heart!
During our normal routines, most of us are so busy with jobs, school and outside activities that we don’t spend extended periods of time with family members at home. But for millions of Americans, the COVID-19 epidemic has turned life upside down, forcing us to simultaneously juggle working at home with caretaking, school instruction and […]
You may currently be working from home and unable to interact with co-workers, or separated from close family members and friends due to coronavirus restrictions. Whatever your circumstances, it’s likely that you are experiencing feelings of isolation due to the need for social distancing.
I have been talking about “Pain for Purpose” for years with clients, friends and family. What I mean by “Pain for Purpose” is what have they learned and what “miracles” have occurred. Currently, I am asking myself and others about Pain for Purpose experiences as we go through this unprecedented lifetime occurrence of dealing with […]
When public crises occur – such as the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) – it’s normal to experience anxiety and even fear. These situations can cause us to feel powerless, even though the likelihood of being infected by a virus like COVID-19 is statistically very low. In a large, globally interconnected world, we simply cannot control the outcome […]
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a common type of psychotherapy that focuses on how a person’s thoughts, attitudes and beliefs affect their feelings and behaviors. CBT emphasizes the need to identify, challenge and change how a person views a stressful situation. It’s a popular treatment method due to its quick, evidence-based effectiveness and affordability.