Processing Big Changes
To say that the pandemic that we are in has changed the world as we knew it is an understatement. Although change is inevitable, over the last year we have experienced so much of it! The pandemic has changed the way we work, learn, and interact with one another. Some of these changes have been easy to adapt to, and others continue to create challenges. That is why we are focusing on Processing Big Changes. Please see the resources below for tools to help you adapt to change.
Challenging Negative Thoughts
Life gets tough from time to time, but it is not always what happens to us, but how we think about it that impacts us the most. As humans, we are pre-wired to acknowledge the negative before the positive, and unfortunately that can ultimately harm our wellbeing. With that being said, focus on challenging those negative thoughts and taking care of you.
Information and Tips for Challenging Negative Thoughts:
• Why Am I So Hard on Myself
• Stopping Stupid Thoughts
• Strategies for Healthy Emotion Regulation During Uncertain Times
Adapting After Trauma & Stress
Whether we realize it or not, most of have been moving through this pandemic, in a constant state of anxiety and stress. We have experienced challenge upon challenge, and together we have changed, adapted, and lost. Many of the situations that we experienced first, and second handily, are situations that are trauma-inducing. Although, there is hope that an end to this pandemic is in insight, it does not mean we should wait until it is here to begin healing.
Information on Adapting After Trauma and Stress:
• Past Trauma Affects My Relationships
• I’m Exhausted from Explaining My Trauma
• Is All Trauma the Same?
• Protective Factors for Healing From Trauma In BIPOC Communities
• Owning Your Feelings & Moving Through Emotional Discomfort