As vaccinations become available, some say that the threat of COVID has reduced. But for others, life still seems just as hard. For example, a return to a workplace, or an uptick in social gatherings, can seem just as threatening, keeping you up late at night.
To find peace, I like to offer an exercise called Progressive Relaxation. In 1908 Edmund Jacobson introduced this, which basically involves clenching and releasing each muscle group as you focus on your breathing.
I have recorded an audio version of the exercise, so see if you find this useful. If you need more strategies for stress management, get in contact today.
Chris Warren-Dickins, Psychotherapist
Ridgewood, New Jersey