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Coronavirus Latest: Relationship Therapist Offers Tips On How To Cope With Anxiety During COVID-19 Pandemic

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Coronavirus Latest: Relationship Therapist Offers Tips On How To Cope With Anxiety During COVID-19 Pandemic

Coronavirus Latest: Relationship Therapist Offers Tips On How To Cope With Anxiety During COVID-19 Pandemic

Dr. Argie Allen-Wilson, a relationship therapist and the author of  "Courageous Conversations Connect" offers some tips on how to manage anxiety during these hard times.

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Coronavirus Latest: Relationship Therapist Offers Tips On How To Cope With Anxiety During COVID-19 Pandemic

AND WELL COME BACKEVERYBODY.YOU KNOW, A LOT OF PEOPLEFOUND THEMSELVES FEELINGANXIOUS IN THE MIDDLE ON HAVETHE PANDEMIC.WE WANTED TO GIVE YOU WAYS TOCOPE AND DEAL WITH ANXIETYDURING ALL OF THIS JOINING MELIVE FROM HER HOME IS DOCTORARGY ALLEN A RELATIONSHIPTHERAPIST AND AUTHOR OFCOURAGEOUS CONVERSATIONS,CONNECT AND SHE HAS HER OWNPRACTICE IN THE WYNFIELDSECTION OF PHILADELPHIA.DOCTOR, GOOD MORNING, THANKSSO MUCH FOR JIM US.GOOD MORNING, JANELLE.GOOD TO BE HERE THANKS FORHAVING ME.AS WE MENTIONED A LOT OFPEOPLE JUST DEALING WITHANXIETY DURING ALL OF THIS.WHAT ARE YOUR SUGGESTIONS FORTHEM.YOU NECESSITY WE AREANXIOUS ANYWAY, RIGHT.THIS HAS PUT ANXIETY ON THESPOTLIGHT BECAUSE WE ARE STUCKAT HOME.WE ARE HOME WITH OUR CHILDREN.SOME OF THE THINGS WE HAVE TOREMEMBER IS THIS IS TEMPORARY.THIS IS A TEMPORARY INNCONVENE YEN FOR LONG TERMGAIN.AS LICENSING AS WE STAYHEALTHY, JANELLE, EVERYTHINGELSE IS RECOVERABLE.BUT WE NEED TO CREATE ASCHEDULE FOR OURSELVES.THIS IS NOT VACATION.THIS IS BUSINESS AS USUAL JUSTCREATE A SCHEDULE FORYOURSELF, RECOGNIZE AGO THISWHEN WE CREATE THAT SCHEDULEWE CAN MOVE INTO A DIFFERENTPLACE WITH REGARDS TO WHAT WEWILL DO WITHIN OUR FAMILYSYSTEM.I ALSO SAY FOR MANY PEOPLE WEARE GRIEVING THE LOSS OF THELIFE THAT WE ONCE KNEW THREEWEEKS AGO, RIGHT.SO WE HAVE TO ACCEPT OUR NEWNORMAL.ONCE WE ACCEPT NEW NORMAL WECAN ADJUST, RESET OUR MINDSET, MAKE AND START ADAPT TOGO THAT NEW NORM SO WE CANAPPRECIATE THE PROGRESS WEHAVE MADE.THEY ARE THINGS WE NEED TO DOTO IMPROVE OUR SOCIETY.OF COURSE, WE HAVE TO TALKABOUT WHAT IS GOING HONORWRITE BIT.JOURNALING IS GOOD.MINE FULLNESS, MEDITATION,MOVEMENT AND MEANINGFULENGAGEMENT.YOU CAN SEE PEOPLE GET ON LINEAND DO DJ NICE AND ON LINEPARTIES, IF YOU WILL,LISTENING TO MUSIC, THERE IS AWAY TO CONNECT.WE JUST NEED TO HAVE SOCIALDISTANCE, BUT THAT DOESN'TMEAN SOCIAL, ISOLATION.REPORTER: A LOT OF PEOPLEARE WORKING FROM HOME.KID ARE HOME.THERE MAY BE OTHER RELATIVESOR SPOUSE AT HOME.HOW DO YOU SUGGEST PEOPLE DEALWITH ALL OF THESEPERSONALITIES AT HOME FOR THEMAJORITY OF THE DAY.IT IS A LIEUTENANT PERFECTSOME PEOPLE.YEAH, THE TRUTH IS MESS OFUS DON'T SPEND 24 HOURS A DAY,SEVEN DAYS A WEEK WITH OURFAMILIES.WE ARE SPEND AGO THIS TIMEWITH OUR CO-WORKERS,COLLOGUES, EIGHT HOURS A DAYAND THEN COME HOME AND SPEND ACOUPLE HOURS EAT, AND DO ITALL OVER AGAIN.SO NOW THAT WE ARE IN THISTOGETHER I'M TELLING PEOPLEHAVE THE COURAGEOUSCONVERSATION.SIT DUNN WITH YOUR KIDS.THEY ARE ANXIOUS BECAUSE THEYARE TAPPING INTO YOUR ANXIETY.SIT DOWN, LET THEM NECESSITYFIRST THAT YOU WILL PROTECTYOU WILL HAVE A PLAN FOR THEM.YOU WILL PROVIDE FOR THEM.KIDS NEED SAFETY ANDCONSISTENCY.IF THEY HAVE THESE THINGS,THAT WILL MAKE THEM FEELSECURE, SAFE, RIGHT, AND FEELMORE CONFIDENT.THEN YOU SAY WE WILL HAVE APLAN.WE WILL HAVE OUR FREE TIME BUTWE HAVE OUR WORK TIME.HAVE EVERYONE FINE DIPREPUBLICAN PLACE IN THE HOUSETHAT THEY FEEL COMFORTABLEWITH TO GET THEIR WORK DONEAND RECONVENE.HAVE YOUR BREAKFAST, YOURLUNCH, YOUR DINNER TOGETHER.HAVE YOUR FREE TIME.GET FOR A WALK BUT COME BACKAND GET YOUR WORK DONE ANDYOUR REST.BEDTIME IS VERY IMPORTANT.THIS IS IN THE VACATION.THIS IS, WORK.WE'RE JUST WORKING FROM HOMEBECAUSE WE ARE TRYING TO KEEPOURSELVES SAFE.AND IF YOUR KIDS ARE NOTFRIGHTENED OR ANXIOUS ALLOWTHEM TO KNOW THAT YOU HAVE GOTAN OPEN DOOR FOR THEM TOPROCESS WHAT IS HAPPENING BUTDO NOT USE YOUR CHILDREN ASYOUR PEER OR YOUR SOUNDINGBOARD.YOU NEED TO HAVE ANACCOUNTABILITY PARTNER, MAYBEA FRIEND, PARENT, SIBLING TOPROCESS YOUR ANXIETY SO YOU DONOT GET TAPPED INTO YOURCHILDREN'S ANXIETIES.GOOD POINT THERE FLIP SIDEOF THAT IS THERE IS ALSOPEOPLE WHO LIVE ALONE AND THISCAN BE VERY ISOLATING FORTHEM, TIPS FOR THEM.FOR PEOPLE THAT LIVE ALONERECOGNIZE SOCIAL DIFFICULTIESTAPING DOES NOT MEAN SOCIALIZELACING.WE HAVE THIS TECHNOLOGY NOW.MANY PEOPLE ARE ANXIOUS BUTWHAT WOULD WE DO WITHOUT ITRIGHT NOW.ALLOWING PEOPLE TO KNOW THEYARE HOME ALONE, THEY CAN TAPINTO THEIR FRIENDS, THEIRFAMILIES, THEY CAN TAKE AWALK, IF THEY NEED TO HAVE ACAR OR THEY ARE MOBIL THENTHEY CAN REACH OUT TO SOMEBODYELSE.MAYBE GO TO A SENIOR PERSON.BY THE WAY THIS IS THE TIMENOW WHERE WE ARE STILL BETTERTHEN EVER BEFORE PICK UP AHABIT.DO READING.WRITE A BOOK.START YOUR BUSINESS.YOU CAN FIND WAYS TO ACTUALLYHAVE A PLAN TO SET THIS IT.IS HE WRITE A SONG SINCE YOUARE NOT GOING ON PROM THISYEAR.THERE ARE CREATIVE WAYS TOFINE WAYS TO CONNECT.SOCIAL DISTANCING DOES NOTDOCTOR ARGY ALLEN-WILSONTHANK YOU VERY MUCH.STAY SAFE, STAY HEALTHY.




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