Finding Strength Through the COVID CrisisThe current situation may have you feeling like you have no control over what’s happening to you, your family or in your community. Many of us have lost track of time, and don’t even know what day it is. This can be very disconcerting. Most of us are used to some sort of structure and routine. Without that to build our days around, we can feel lost.

In addition to these feelings, many of us have lost loved ones, family and community members, and, without access to the usual rituals for honoring their deaths, we can find ourselves experiencing an even further sense of disconnection.

These may seem like desperate times, but they can also be a time for growth and personal empowerment. Change is never easy and the changes we are experiencing in our day-to-day lives are probably going to be with us for quite some time to come. Rather than lamenting those changes and waiting for things to ‘return to normal’, we can take this tie to embrace those changes and use them to our advantage.

One of the keys to self-empowerment is seeking out resources and support, because you deserve them. Reaching out for help is a strength, not a weakness and demonstrates your self-awareness around a need for positive growth. In the current situation, this is where accessing telehealth and online counseling can support you.

You are probably experiencing some sense of social isolation coming out of the social distancing keeping you, your family members, your neighbors, your community and the healthcare workers that serve you safe. Even if you’re an introvert, human beings are social by nature and need connection to feel alive. While being isolated with family for a short time might be nice, eventually you need to see some fresh faces, hear some new conversation and catch some different attitudes.

In addition to the effects of social isolation, you may be struggling with a sense of the unknown and the feelings of anxiety that can come along with that. There’ s no telling when the current situation will end, and being in limbo is something very difficult for us to adapt to.

Online counseling can help you maintain or establish your connection to the outside world. The expert counselors at West Hartford Holistic Counseling are equipped with the tools to make your online counseling experience every bit as fruitful and supportive as traditional face-to-face counseling. We also make the online counseling experience as simple an experience as possible for everyone, whether you are tech-savvy or not.