Right now, today, last night, yesterday, tomorrow, and until when?
We are living with COVID-19. It re-awakens old trauma, toxic feelings, and adverse behaviors. Our brains respond to this pervasive stressor and signal our body to activate the “alarm reaction”. This physiological, biochemical reaction to perceived threat renders us even more susceptible to both physical and mental health symptoms.
“Therapeutic talking” can mitigate this threat.
Please reach out to me or any of my colleagues in our practice. We are making ourselves extra available during these troubling times.
Let’s not be emotionally isolated but find our connections!
With care and compassion for all of us.
STEVEN H. PADNICK, Ph.D.