In times of uncertainty we often go into ‘doing’ mode when the crisis hits. This is the process of protecting ourselves and our families, making things work. This can mean that we aren’t thinking about the long term implications of what is coming.
In some ways, the immediate crisis has now passed. Restrictions are being lifted. We may find ourselves flooded with intense emotions. How we feel can be very varied. It can include emotions of fear, sadness, loneliness, overwhelmed, anger, helplessness, and grief. Experiencing these emotions is very common, the challenge is to know what to do when feeling this way. Some things that may be helpful:
Here are some resources you might find helpful…
https://www.grief.org.au/ACGB/Bereavement_Support/Grief_and_Bereavement_and_Coronavirus__COVID-19_/ACGB/ACGB_Publications/Resources_for_the_Bereaved/Grief_and_Bereavement_and_Coronavirus__COVID-19_.aspx?hkey=550af25b-9dba-41a5-8c26-01b5569b16dd – (Fact sheets: Living in uncertain times, Supporting Children during the Coronavirus)
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