Grief in these times
The world as we have known it has changed and we are all having to adapt rapidly to a different way of living and a different way of organising our lives, sometimes with inconsistent or non-existent information on which to base our decisions. We are worried about our loved ones and can see the impact on our communities and the world.
As I watch the death toll rise, the world shut down and the anxiety and panic that has set in – and the community love and support and response that has started to flow – I’ve wept, I’ve felt angry, sad, anxious, in disbelief and resigned. I’ve been moved to tears by the kindness and togetherness that’s being shown and felt thankful for the adaptability and ingenuity of us humans when we put our minds together. I’m grieving the loss of certainty, life as it once was, the loss of my old working life, in person gatherings with friends and colleagues, real hugs and just being out and about, sharing space and time with other human beings.
However the corona virus pandemic is affecting you, remember you are most likely grieving too. If you are feeling a range of emotions, having a hard time concentrating, eating and drinking more than usual, these can be signs of grief and grief is a normal and natural response to loss of any kind. Be as kind and gentle with yourself and others as you can and know you are not broken and don’t need to be fixed.
There are lots of really helpful emails and posts coming out now to support you in these times and you can follow my posts here for a grief-led perspective and ways to calm your nervous system as an antidote to feeling overwhelmed and anxious.
Take care in it all ❤️ Sam
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