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Three Ways to Relieve Anxiety In a Post-Covid 19 Era


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How to Relieve Anxiety In a Post-Covid 19 Era

This March, it will be three years since Boris Johnson made his statement on the coronavirus. His announcement included a lockdown plan; instructing us to stay indoors to protect our health and to control the virus itself. Whilst we’re now seeing the light at the end of the tunnel in regards to Covid-19, there are still so many anxieties surrounding public spaces and how to behave. Whether you’re worried about leaving the house with the fear of contracting the virus or you feel that your confidence in social settings has taken a hit, it’s clear to see that the effects of covid are still hitting us. Fortunately, there are different ways to relieve this anxiety.


From taking things slow to having counselling, here are just three ways in which you can relieve anxiety in a post-covid 19 era.


Gradual Process

One of the best things you can do to help relieve this anxiety is to take things slow. Throwing yourself in the deep end by visiting busy areas that are highly populated will only make you feel overwhelmed and uncomfortable, so it’s best to go about things in a slow and controlled manner. For instance, if you are meeting friends, why not suggest meeting up in a quiet cafe as opposed to a busy bar in the centre of town? Taking these little baby steps will mean that you’re able to build up your confidence whilst maintaining a healthy social life.


Counselling

For almost all of us, the pandemic has negatively impacted us. In fact, it may have had more of an effect on you than you actually realise, and it might actually be worth seeking help. Depression, anxiety or stress can be a really delicate issue to resolve by yourself, and sometimes it requires help from someone else. Seeking counselling will allow you to gain an insight as to what your exact anxieties are and how you can go about resolving them.


Discuss with Friends

If you are suffering anxiety about reentering normal social settings, then it’s best to discuss this with your friends, family and colleagues. Suffering with anxiety alone can only exacerbate those feelings, so communication is key! Not only will this make you feel better, but your friends will also be able to recognise if you find a social setting too uncomfortable.


If you’re looking to help someone and their anxiety surrounding Covid-19, then you should consider counselling training! At Key Counselling Training, we provide a range of counselling and psychology courses that help you understand the complexities of anxiety and how you can assist others in combatting them. Located in Birmingham and Torquay, our counselling courses are renowned for being of the highest quality. To find out more about our counselling courses, then please get in touch with our expert team today.


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