How do we embrace change and uncertainty at a time like this, and for some of us, how do we follow the myriad of recommendations and suggestions that are flying around everywhere about "taking it easy", or "getting motivated to start that project", or "just breathe and relax", or "don't waste your time now or else you'll regret it later", and so on, when we are feeling anxious, stressed, fearful, insecure, uncertain, depressed, or any multitude of emotions during this time?
Viktor Frankl nurtured great resilience and acceptance for "what is", by living through the horrors of a concentration camp. He discovered that by saying yes to everything, he could survive his existence. In fact, he wrote a book entitled, "Saying Yes to Life in Spite of Everything: A Psychologist Experiences the Concentration Camp".

There are so many things we do not know in our current reality, and the planner, the controller, the 'what if', or the 'need to know' person within us feels great unease in this space. Frankl's ideology may help us now. Saying yes allows us to accept things, with more ease and grace and openness, versus resistance to what is/what is not.
"When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves" - Viktor Frankl
Our immune system gets compromised when we are under stress, and the antidote to stress is love. Love is medicine. So is e xercise, sleep, meditation, yoga, deep breathing, journaling, self massage, mindfulness, and self-love! These are all loving activities that we can do for ourselves when we feel stressed.

We may find we are living with people 24/7 under lockdown and don't feel as if we have any breathing space for ourselves, or we may be alone, and feel completely isolated and cut off from people. By practicing this loving kindness mantra below, may you find more love in your heart for yourself, and others, during this extraordinary time.

"May I live with ease, may I be happy, may I be well in body and mind.
May you live with ease, may you be happy, may you be well in body and mind" 

Kids are confused and a little bit scared too, they are grieving the loss of their friends, their school year, their field trips and their graduations; they are watching us wipe down our grocery bags and our mail with anti-bacterial wipes, and they are watching us washing our hands incessantly and telling them to do the same! They are missing their cousins and their grandparents. They are simply missing normal . For some kids, they may need schoolwork and structure to manage their time, and their anxiety. For others, they may just need to stay close to their parent and help fold the laundry. Either way, it is all OK.
About Me - Nidhi Gupta:
I am a registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario, a certified Professional Life Coach, and a Couples and Family Therapist. I work with individuals, children, couples and families, and I have over 15 years of experience.

I offer a complimentary phone consult to ensure we are a good fit in working together, and currently, during the pandemic, I am offering flexible timings including sessions on weekends, and I am offering financial discounts for those that need it. All sessions are being held via tele-health mental counselling, and conducted via telephone or using Doxy, a safe and secure HIPAA compliant video platform.
Talking about feelings is an important part of embracing change and saying yes to the unknown. Our work together can also involve guided visualizations, loving-kindness meditations, and practical tips and solutions to help make life easier for you.

Contact me with any questions you may have:
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