COVID-19 pandemic has impacted many of us. You might feel like you're no longer in control of things. It is normal to feel sad, stressed, confused, scared or worried. People react in different ways. Some common feelings include:
A sense of being socially excluded or judged
Concern about your children's education and well-being
Fear of getting sick with COVID-19 or of making others sick
Worry about losing your job, not being able to work or finances
Fear of being apart from loved ones due to isolation or physical distancing
Helplessness, boredom, loneliness and depression due to isolation or physical distancing
At a time like this, it is important to focus on building connections with our loved ones. Hugging releases oxytocin in the brain, which is known as the "love hormone" that gives feelings of intimacy and helps stimulate the social connection between people.
Hug the person right next to you (if the person is not sick)!
OKWCS is based in Kelowna. We provide counselling services to variety of people and families. Give us a call to talk about how we can support you during the pandemic. Stay safe and healthy!