Exploring Coping Options

Develop adaptive response to reduce this pandemic related stress. I have divided individuals coping into three stages, before encounter the threat, during actual threat and after effect of the stressful event. If we have more option it may be helpful to cope better.

Coping option - covid19
Coping Options

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Practice Compassionate Communication

Enhance relationships with Compassionate Communication or Nonviolent Communication (NVC). supports change on three interconnected levels; within self, between others, and within groups and social systems. NVC greatest impact has been in personal development, relationships, and social change. Read more

Components of Communication
NVC delineates four components of communication:

  • Observations free of evaluations
  • Feelings straight from the heart
  • Needs, values and longings and
  • Requests expressed clearly in positive action language.
Nonviolent Communication

More resource

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nonviolent_Communication

Key Assumptions and Intentions of NVC

http://capitalnvc.net/main/nvcmodel

Check yourself

http://capitalnvc.net/main/feelings-inventory

http://capitalnvc.net/main/needs-inventory

Counseling outcome – Understand the complex process

Counseling outcome depends on many factors. it can be grouped into four

  1. Event or situation- Why client seeking for help (different needs)
  2. Clients variable (different background)
  3. Therapist variable (different approaches)
  4. Counseling outcome variable (different goals)

Understand how complex process it is…

Develop effective study habits

Knowing how to study is essential for acquiring knowledge which is useful throughout our life. These steps may helps you to study, retain and recall when its needed. Identify your gaps and try to enhance your learning experience. Be a life long learner.

Good study habits

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Care giving – The inevitable part of life

Providing care for someone with physical, mental illness or with special needs is inevitable part for anyone at least some point of our lifetime. Learn and enhance skills and competence to performing the care giving role to avoid burden or burnout.

Care giving quick guide

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Does self esteem matter?…

A quick review about self-esteem

People with high or low self-esteem deal with negative life events differently. Your core believe about yourself will reflects in your life experience. Low self-esteem associated with many psychological problems you should be aware of it.

Self-esteem

Some research on self-esteem

On average, self-esteem is relatively high in childhood,drops during adolescence (particularly for girls), rises gradually throughout adulthood, and then declines sharply in old age. Ref

The importance of boosting self-esteem is normally associated with the trials and tribulations of adolescence. But new research shows that it’s even more important for older adults to maintain and improve upon those confidence levels as they enter their twilight years. “Improving self-esteem provides real health benefits in seniors,” says the lead author. “The ultimate solution may be to prevent self esteem from declining.” Ref

People with low self-esteem are more likely stay in unhappy relationships, suggests new research. Sufferers of low self-esteem tend not to voice relationship complaints with their partner because they fear rejection. Ref

Self-esteem is an important construct that is related to academic achievement, social functioning and psychopathology in children and adolescents. Therefore, it is not surprising that many interventions have tried to change levels of self-esteem in this population. Ref

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Mental health issues- choose your specialist wisely

Still there is dilemma which specialist should I meet, due to lack of awareness about mental health related problems among people. I hope this infographic will help to decide among different specialist such as psychologist or psychiatrist or co therapy. This grouping based on the root cause 1. may be biological which requires medication 2. the root cause may be life event or faulty learning etc which require counseling and psychotherapy. Highlighting the major focus rather than minimizing the importance of one over another. Mental illness are the result of a complex interplay between biological and environmental factors, hence combination of medication and counseling would be effective for many mental illness. Do not underestimate or overestimate the importance of one therapy over another.