There has been a lot of media attention and large organizations taking seemingly drastic measures lately in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19).
The health and safety of our clients and staff is our first priority. During the evolving COVID-19 situation, we are closely monitoring, taking guidance from public health institutions, and taking additional measures in our offices to keep everyone safe. These measures include increasing our cleaning and sanitizing procedures throughout the day, so you can feel as comfortable as possible when you visit our office.
If you are feeling ill, please stay home and rest. Remember to call ahead (780-430-4769) to reschedule your appointment or ask about a phone session instead.
Understandably, you may be feeling anxious about the situation. Our clinicians have put together the following list of tips to help you ease your anxiety:
Keep things in perspective and get the facts
News is everywhere. Instead of falling down the rabbit hole and increasing the fear, resolve to follow one or two trusted resources for your information. Such resources can include:
- cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about (American resource)
Limit your intake of news
Check your trusted resources no more than twice a day. If you need to, stay away from mainstream and social media.
Being isolated can increase anxiety. Continue your daily routines as long as you’re feeling well. Reach out and speak to friends and family to reassure yourself they are safe as are you. Try to stick to conversation topics other than coronavirus.
Control your environment
Do what you can to stay prepared. Be up to date with prescriptions and have the basic necessities at home in a reasonable quantity.
Seek additional help
If you’re still feeling anxious and overwhelmed, speak to your psychologist about it.