As the Corona virus epidemic continues, clinical psychologist and bereavement specialist Sonya Lott PhD shares her wisdom about how to manage overwhelming feelings of fear and grief in a crisis.
Our conversation explores loss, trauma, complicated grief, resilience and healing, with helpful information for individuals and counseling professionals.
Here are some of the resources we discuss:
The Body Keeps the Score - An excellent book on trauma!
What makes for a resilient spirit?
The American Psychological Association identifies certain inner qualities that may contribute to a person’s capacity for resilience:
. The capacity to make realistic plans and take steps to carry them out.
. A positive view of yourself and confidence in your strengths and abilities.
. Skills in communication and problem solving.
. The capacity to manage strong feelings and impulses.
If you are lacking in any of these areas, work on strengthening them through therapy, meditation and self-improvement practices.