Changes we can’t control are stressful and we need to recognise this and come to terms with why we find the change difficult.
So much is changing, we are not sure where the future lies so the thing at present is to find how to adapt and find a result that is helpful.
They happen anyway and because we can’t control them we need to tweak our response to suit our lifestyle?
I’ve adapted by doing hypnosis online rather than in person. Some of the side effects of this are quite interesting. On a very trivial level, my cat has decided that she likes lying on my desk when I have a hypnosis client online.
She and the dog both enjoy the peaceful music and my voice, but the cat has decided that the contents of my desk needs changing. Things either are pushed aside or dropped over the edge.
As the dog is curled up under the desk this is disruptive, so I seriously tidied the desktop, because that change is easier than convincing her to go away while I am online and focussing on a client.
Some of my clients are not computer literate and find zoom a challenge even though it works perfectly well with a mobile phone or tablet. There is an app that you can download or get younger family members to install for you. Then you just click on the blue link in the email I send you.
Beginning some social events like Mother’s Day lunch at my daughter’s house along with her mother-in-law and aunt was a very welcome change… back to nearly normal.
The big thing is recognising how we are coping with the imposed changes and asking for help when we need it.
I hadn’t really understood how sociable I actually am, because I enjoy living on my own, but I find the lock-down difficult.
Being incredibly busy writing my new Escape from Anxiety program and learning new software has been very helpful. Now I am about to start on an online weight loss program.
How are you managing? Let me know, I’d love to hear.