There has been some fear reaction locally regarding COVID-19 and the one DHMC employee, who travelled from Italy recently, testing positive for the virus. There is one “presumptive” case that had close personal contact with the first person.
Clients are cancelling sessions fearful of “things happening around there” which is exactly what the CDC and medical professionals do NOT want to happen. Baseless fear is more toxic, causing paranoia of germs and other people, than a virus, especially to a healthy human.
The below video is a smart, fact-based discussion of the virus and how to keep yourself from contracting or spreading it. Note: masks don’t work.
Also, if by any chance I am contacted by DHMC that I am named as a person that someone with the virus has come into contact with, I will be the first one to immediately self-quarantine and inform every one of my clients personally.
Please don’t let fear and paranoia rule your lives.
Fall is absolutely my favorite season. I love the cooler crisp temperatures, the smell of apples and crunch of fallen leaves, pulling out sweaters and everything back-to-school related. I love Halloween and pumpkins and the colors of orange, red and yellow that sometimes make it look like the sun is shining on a foggy day.
It can also be a tough time of year for many as PTSD triggers can be the very same things that I love. Our olfactory nerve is directly linked to our amygdala, making smell our most powerful memory source. This is great in the case of fire or rotten food. Unfortunately, sometimes smells like Aunt Jane’s casserole or Uncle Max’s aftershave can drop someone to their knees. And with shorter days, more time indoors, close quarters, Fall and Winter can be very very tough for many.
The good news is that we now have tools to help find and heal these PTSD triggers. Brainspotting is remarkably effective at targeting and focusing on the core source of the trauma pain and aiding in it processing through and releasing, no matter how far back the incident was, or how recent it may be.
At kTherapy Katherine is now in New Hampshire full-time and is available to help you move through the landmine field of past hurts with Brainspotting, creating a new landscape to explore with fewer or no triggers.
I accept both NH and VT Medicaid as well as self-pay and HSA/FSA for payment. Please don’t hesitate to contact me and see how we can get you started.