Of course, your therapist won’t be able to reach out to you, move closer to you when you’re feeling especially emotional… but body language and eye contact can be incredibly powerful. Your connection will still feel strong.
Your body and mind will still feel the connection; that you’re still communicating with someone who is your anchor, who knows you, understands you and is steadily holding you, helping you rediscover who you are, and continuing to support you, gently pushing you towards your goals.
Yes, even when the world has changed, staying consistent with your mental health and life goals is one of the most stabilizing things you can do for yourself.
Staying Anchored Connection & Wisdom that Comes With Consistency
Especially in turbulent times, It is so important to stay as focused and consistent in as many areas of your life as you can muster.
Getting support for this transitional time can be very anchoring, helping to strengthen your mind and body, and to gain tools to help process and alleviate symptoms of anxiety, worry, relationship issues and parenting dynamics. In uncertain times, the best thing we can do is stay connected to some sense of familiarity and support. If you have not yet engaged in therapy beforehand and feel like you are on the fence about it, just know that now is a great time to start. The wisdom and consistency a therapist can bring can help you stay grounded during the turbulence.
I’ve personally been staying in touch with my support network, getting virtual consultation from experts and I am staying in touch with peer groups for professional input.
I am not a major phone person, but I find the virtual world to be a lifesaver with all that is going on.
There is something unique, and almost emotionally intimate when we are all up close connecting to each other from each of our own homes. We are surprisingly able to be more fully focused on each other and on what we are all saying.
This new form of connection has more of a casual feeling than what we are used to, but it actually has its perks! We are better able to show up in all of our human imperfections. Who we truly are shines through at times like these. The way of the past was more formal and professional. This new reality invites a new form of professionalism that is grounded in humanity and joint experiences.