Old coping skills are gone: get new ones

Published on April 28, 2020

          Are you struggling with how to cope in a situation where your old coping skills are gone? Did your old coping skills often involve socialization, going out, drinking in groups? Are you finding it hard to find new ways to soothe yourself or deal with stress and anxiety now that you are in quarantine? How are you able to cope with the stress from work and family now that your ability to get out, exercise, meet up with friends has been greatly reduced or changed?

            There is a general lethargy descending upon people now that the reality of our old, pre-Covid19 world has gone. The new reality of a life with a highly contagious virus will change forever how we interact and socialize. Human beings are huge social creatures, and a main source of comfort and coping is for people to get together with other people, whether that is through conversations, lunches, drinking, dating or hanging out in groups. Days of being able to do that freely and without thinking are changed permanently for the foreseeable future.

            As people are losing their old coping skills, they are often struggling to find new ways to cope and are getting overwhelmed. If you are feeling lethargic, sad, staring off into space, feeling consumed by feelings of darkness and anxiety, you may need to find new ways to cope and deal with your feelings.

            All in the Family Counseling can help you identify feelings that you are struggling with, thoughts or beliefs that may be interfering with your ability to get help. One of the key mental health tools that we need to embrace right now is mental flexibility, adaptivity and understanding that even when we can’t have thing the way we want, there are alternatives. Many people struggle with the strong feelings of being able to think clearly and to be able to find the solutions that they need.

            Therapy by Tammy Fontana at All in the Family Counseling Centre helps people to develop new coping skills that will address this new reality. How do you deal with a life in which you are confined to your four walls? How do you maintain your relationships and your friendships? How do you soothe yourself? These are all the questions that can be answered through therapy, even if you are just to take three, four, five or six sessions. Contact us to learn how we can help you. Contact us at +6590307239.

Category(s):Men's Issues, Mental Health in Asia, Mental Health Professions, Relationships & Marriage, Sexual Problems / Sex Therapy, Women's Issues

Written by:

Tammy M. Fontana, MS NCC CTRT Sex Therapist USA

Ms. Fontana is a relationship counsellor specializing in helping people with their relationships whether it is dating, marriage, parenting or with their extended family. Her clients call her approach practical and found solutions to their problems. Ms. Fontana has obtained her Master Degree in Mental Health counselling from the United States and is a USA Nationally Certified Counsellor. She is also a Certified Choice Theory Reality Therapist and is USA trained Sex Therapist.

Tammy M. Fontana, MS NCC CTRT Sex Therapist USA belongs to All in the Family Counselling Centre, PTE LTD in Singapore

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