have seen a changing world over the last few weeks; a place where social
distancing is the new norm at present. While we’re learning to adapt to
different patterns of living, the real changes are happening inside of us as we
are processing this unprecedented crisis.
are all doing our best to come to terms with the situation and to make sense of
it, but it’s not easy on any level.
to bear in mind is that quality relationships can make a difference. Evidence
shows that relationships really do matter, acting as both a buffer and a
protective factor in health and wellbeing outcomes, particularly during times
of change or transition.
relationship can be with a family member, a friend, a colleague or any one good
adult; someone with whom you can talk through your anxieties, concerns, beliefs
this is done face-to-face but communicating in other ways to check in with someone
to hear how they are coping can make all the difference to their health and
are times when a good listening ear can help us to make sense of how we are
feeling, to feel reassured that we are not alone.
listened can also make us feel empowered to look at what we might need or to reconnect
with the capability we have already have to move forward.
are already showing remarkable generosity by offering to support elderly
neighbours and those in self isolation.
skills, patience, kindness, empathy and our capacity to build relationships of
trust with others will play their part also in getting us through this.
thoughts and gratitude are with all frontline practitioners who model these
skills every day.