Counselling for Stress due to Corona Virus

Counselling for Stress due to Corona Virus

Novel Coronavirus has plunged the world into uncertainty and the constant news about the pandemic can feel relentless. As news about coronavirus (COVID-19) dominate the headlines and public concern is on the rise all over the world, MindYog- Indias Best Psychological Wellness Centre would like to remind that taking care of your mental health is as important as looking after your physical health. Good mental health and positive wellbeing can help you better cope with the COVID-19 threat and the uncertainty it’s creating.

Here are a few tips experts at MindYog have to offer to protect your Mental Health during these difficult times:

  • Keep your personal hygiene at its best
    • Wash your hands regularly with soap for at least 20 seconds each time.
    • Cover your mouth with a tissue when you sneeze and dispose the tissue in a covered dustbin
    • Avoid large crowds, try to keep a 6 feet or 1.5 metre distance from others
    • Follow the guidelines provided your country to minimise risk of infection
    • Stay at home if you are not feeling well
    • Don’t touch your eyes, nose and mouth with your hands
  • Seek accurate information from legitimate sources
    • Limit yourself to reading information only from official sources like the World Health Organisation (WHO), the Indian Health Commission or reliable national sources (for example, Indian government website). These credible sources of information are key to avoid the fear and panic that misinformation may cause.
  • Set limits around news on COVID-19
    • Try to avoid excessive exposure to media coverage. Constant monitoring of news updates and social media feeds about COVID-19 can intensify feelings of worry and distress. This is very important for people suffering from Anxiety and other stress related mental health issues
  • Look after yourself
    • Self-care in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak includes focusing on things you can control (like having good hygiene & mental health) instead of those you cannot (stopping the virus). Activities, like taking a walk, meditating or exercising, can help you to relax and will have a positive impact on your thoughts and feelings. MindYog- Kolkata’s Most Trusted Psychological Wellness Centre, recommends that you see it as an opportunity that might have benefits like finally catching up on sleep and Family time.
  • Maintain a sense of hope and positive thinking-
    • Try and focus on things that are positive in your life. Psychologists at MindYog recommend to find opportunities to amplify the voices, positive stories and positive images of local people who have experienced the novel coronavirus and have recovered or who have supported a loved one through recovery and are willing to share their experience.
  • Take time to talk with your children & Loved ones about the COVID-19 outbreak
    • It is equally important to help children cope with stress and protect them from any coronavirus hysteria. Answer their questions and share facts about COVID-19 in a way that children can understand. Respond to your child’s reactions in a supportive way, listen to their concerns and give them extra care, attention and support. Reassure your children that they are safe. Let them know it is OK if they feel upset. Share with them how you deal with your own stress so that they can learn how to cope with you.
  • Acknowledge your feelings
    • It is normal to feel overwhelmed, stressed, anxious or upset, among a wide range of other emotional reactions, in the current situation. Allow yourself time to notice and express what you’re feeling. This could be by writing them down in a journal, talking to others, doing something creative, or practising meditation.
  • Ask for professional support
    • Follow protection and prevention recommendations provided by qualified health professionals. If all of this does not help, consider reaching out for support by a professional counsellor or a Psychologist at MindYog. Using terms such as ‘COVID-19 support for mental health’ or ‘online psychological counselling in Kolkata’ into your internet search engine may well be helpful.

There is a wide range of measures to tackle Coronavirus Anxiety , OCD & and other stress-related mental health issues and protect your mental health and that of your loved ones. Keep in mind that this pandemic will pass and that there is always help available. Taking proactive measures can help manage your mental health during these times of uncertainty.

Feel free to reach out to our Psychologist who have dedicated their quarantine for providing “ Online Counselling Sessions” to all who are trying to cope with their mental health issue during this pandemic. Call +91-90733-72300 to book your slot NOW!

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