Boca Raton, FL – The coping mechanisms we have developed to manage our stress may not necessarily apply to new contexts, like quarantine. We must each give ourselves the compassion and care we need as we adapt to a new normal.
“Our bodies are working overtime. Our minds are working overtime. Our emotions are working overtime. If they all melt down at the same time, we've got a mess on our hands,” according to Dr. Latz, psychotherapist, life and relationship coach and the founder of A Unique Therapy Center. “The mantra that needs to be said over and over again: This will not last,” “This will end. It’s in our control if it ends sooner rather than later, that means that everybody has to be cooperative.”
Dr. Latz says we're all traumatized by this horrific event with no parameters around it, but we have also been given an opportunity to write how we're going to be proactive amid this trauma.
“The four Cs for the Coronavirus are common sense, compassion, courtesy and contentedness,” says Dr. Latz. “KAT means ‘Know when to ask for timeout, Ask for timeout, and Take time out.’ Know when to take time for yourself. Allow yourself a five minute meltdown, especially if you're in a partnership.”
Dr. Latz says it's a great time to start developing our self-compassion. Give yourself that compassion that you’re going through something very stressful and we should listen to our body.
For more information on Dr. Martha Latz and A Unique Therapy Center, visit www.auniquetherapycenter.com