Welcome back from spring break! We will be fine.

What a crazy time we are experiencing.  Here are some thoughts to ground you:

  • I’m fine. You are fine.
  • For current clients, all sessions will be conducted via Zoom.
    • https://zoom.us/
    • Be sure that we are ENCRYPTED for our conversations
    • Check with your insurance company to see if they cover tele health.
    • I’ll add an asterisk on your invoices to denote that certain sessions were required to be held remotely for health reasons.
    • Hey hey hey, now I have the office “all the days” since I’m working from home. We can consider appts on Tues and Thurs now!
    • If you have an appt this week, expect an email or other contact from me to confirm the time. I have requests for cancellations and additional appts sitting in my inbox, so things are in flux this morning, but I will have things sorted out in time for tomorrow. We will take this day by day.
  • Back to that breathing thing. This Covid-19 is crazy making.  You will need to take this seriously AND calm down.
    • Consider cutting down on the news. Check it once a day, not all day.
    • Get some fresh air. Go outside, as allowed.
    • Get some exercise.
    • Eat fruits and veggies.
    • Learn a new skill.
    • Keep engaged socially. Facetime, Google Hangout, whatever all the cool kids are doing.  Please keep socially engaged.
    • Meditate, practice yoga, pray. Breathe.
  • We don’t know what will happen next. Focus on today, or just this hour.
    • School schedules are wonky, stores are oddly stocked or closed. We just can’t predict where things are headed. This can make us feel pretty strange, anxious, stressed out. Breathe.  Just make today awesome. And then repeat that tomorrow.
    • Try to have a positive outlook, control what you can actually control (ahem, wash your hands! Exercise!), and stop trying to control that which you cannot actually control.
  • Who will survive this the best?
    • Honestly, I think my clients are going to fare best because they have an extensive online support network, and are accustomed to staying home. Great job spending years preparing for this moment.
    • Some of you have contacted me, worried. I’m fine.  I promise you, if things change, I’ll let you know. For once, we can still have a session if one of us is sick! Go technology.