Covid 19 is a devastating disease, impacting on so many aspects of our lives, including loss of loved ones, loss of jobs, loss of incomes, loss of social connections to name just a few.  Then there are the less obvious impacts, where shocking, traumatic events in the present can unconsciously remind us of situations in our past.  For example if we felt lonely or isolated in the past or in our childhoods, these emotions can start to resurface in the present.  We may feel confused as to why we are experiencing difficulties emotionally, not realising how this pandemic could be triggering old m

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We can often struggle with our emotions.  It can be tempting to wish we did not have them, especially if we have experienced sadness, tragedy or trauma at some point in our lives.  However our emotions can be our most valuable asset once we learn to allow them space to be and are willing to learn from them.  This may sometimes require specialist help from a Counsellor or Therapist if we feel overwhelmed, or perhaps numb, to find understanding for what we are experiencing.

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Relationships can be difficult, whether it is in close relationships such as husband, wife, partner, child or when we are relating to family, friends or work colleagues.  

We can think, if only I understood what is going on here I could deal with it - is it them or is it me?

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