“Strange times isn’t it, ah sure when will we get back to normal at all?”
I am struck by the now typical greeting when I meet someone I know in the supermarket.
“Words make worlds” and we as a human race are struggling to come to terms with the new reality.
The New Pandemic Words to enter our vocabulary are those of restriction, isolation, detachment and dependency. These words trigger survival emotions such as fear, anger and sadness which flood our systems with cortisol. Fight or flight is a temporary reaction to escape immediate danger. This extended lockdown is impacting the mental state of the world. This pandemic may be seen not only as the start of a global economic depression but also a rapid increase in mental depression..but we have a choice
In the Pre-Pandemic World, it was normal to hug your nearest and dearest. I miss giving my elderly mother a hug and she does too. We have survived as humans for centuries by forming tribes and building a strong sense of social connection, joy and trust which trigger neurochemicals such as serotonin, dopamine and oxytocin.
Our environment impacts our emotional state but we all have choices which I share on this recent webinar. Watch the video
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