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Transitioning out of COVID Restrictions

If you are apprehensive about transitioning out of COVID restrictions, you are not alone. This particular transition back to the “old normal” is making lots of people anxious. It’s a good time to check your coping skills. Here’s an interesting article about it:

https://www.pbs.org/newshour/health/5-tips-from-mental-health-experts-on-transitioning-out-of-covid-restrictions

 

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COVID 19 Stress Management

It seems that the latest public health restrictions in response to the latest wave of COVID have hit many people really hard. Lots of people feel disappointed and stressed that the pandemic is still going on and restrictions are still being imposed.

If you feel like that, here are five stress excellent stress management tools:

https://www.apa.org/topics/covid-19/stress-management-tools

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COVID “FOGO” Fear of Going Out

Over the last few months, I have noticed a significant increase in the phenomenon of “FOGO” or Fear of Going Out in my work with individuals. Re-entering society after everything we’ve been through can be tough. Here’s an interesting article about this.

https://vancouversun.com/health/local-health/covid-19-has-fogo-got-you-no-go-heres-what-you-can-do-about-a-fear-of-going-out

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Toxic Positivity

Have you ever felt annoyed by someone being annoyingly positive, to the point where it can feel invalidating of genuine and real but difficult feelings? This is a great article about an antidote: tragic optimism. Take a look!

https://www.bbc.com/worklife/article/20210302-tragic-optimism-the-antidote-to-toxic-positivity

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Coping with COVID Resources

Here is an excellent collection of handouts and other resources about how to stay mentally well and healthy during the COVID crisis. The list was developed by the Canadian Psychological Association.

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FREE “Coping with COVID” Online Course

Check out our brand-new FREE (no strings attached) online course on “Coping with COVID”!

This 6-module online course introduces research-based information and strategies for how to enhance your mental wellness, strengthen your resilience, help you better cope with anxiety or low mood and other difficult emotional states of mind, and show you how to create healthy habits around screen time, substance use, and other health-related issues.

We hope you find it helpful in these turbulent times.

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Founding of Alethea Services

Let me introduce myself: I am Dr. Joachim Sehrbrock and I am thrilled to announce the founding of Alethea Services. The primary purpose of Alethea Services will be promoting mental health and wellbeing through psychological services and educational programming like online and live workshops.

For the time being, Alethea Services will focus on providing psychological services. The first priority for subsequent expansion is to create online trainings and workshops to address the mental health and wellbeing needs as part of the COVID-19 crisis. In this light, a course on “Coping with COVID” is underway and will go online soon. So stay tuned!

Please do not hesitate to reach out to find out about our services.