Are you finding that stresses in your relationship are escalating to crisis more quickly since stay-at-home orders have been in place?
Do you notice that past traumas that you thought were healed are showing up and causing trouble since COVID-19 has forced us to make unwelcome changes in our daily lives?
There is a very good reason that these things are happening right now and once you have the explanation, it will be so much easier to navigate life until life gets back to normal.
Within our relationships, old relationship hurts usually lie dormant and we can navigate them pretty well. If we’ve had trauma in our past, we can cope with the tools we’ve developed so far.
But the current pandemic situation changes everything. Ways of coping that we’ve relied on before are no longer available.
Your brain constantly looks for threats to try to keep you safe. Typically, this is managable.
Since the Pandemic and quarantines, even people who have healed previous traumas are experiencing reemergence of jumpiness, feeling “on edge,” nightmares and increased anxiety. It’s as if the stay-at-home orders and social distancing practices have shined a magnifying glass on everything that was hidden or healed.
There’s a good explanation for this and you can help yourself feel better, even during these unusual times.
Join me during Zoom group chats to help you understand how & why the pandemic mimics old traumas and what to do about it. This is an online group discussion. Every Monday at 4pm. The cost is $20/session.
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