Coping In An Overwhelming World

Debbie Hegarty of Cork Counselling Services gives PJ some tips on coping with a very uncertain and, at times, threatening world of war, inflation, global warming and changing roles


ATTITUDE

Accept that you might need help

Take a deep BREATH inwards followed by an intentional out breath

Turn towards your physical sensations with curiosity

Intentional interest in how you are, not how you should be

Temperature Change: ‘diving reflex’ to regulate your overwhelm (i.e. cold shower)

Utilize your support network

Diary: keep a mood diary

Educate yourself about the impact of stress and particularly chronic stress



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