Being Well in COVID-19

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Being well in COVID-19

Blog post by Brittney McKinney, RMCHI

Continuing our exploration of who we are, we’ll consider the same topics from Irvin D. Yalom, MD--but this time, as they relate to our wellness.

Remember Yalom’s 4  “ultimate concerns”: death, freedom, isolation, and meaninglessness? Here’s the questions related to each topic to ask when considering our wellness.

1: Death
Am I being active? How am I sleeping? What am I eating?

2: Freedom
Do I choose constructive perspectives? Can I cultivate joy? Am I caring for my spirit?

3: Isolation
Am I helping others?

4: Meaninglessness
Do I have social support to help me live my best life? Am I working on coping skills with my therapist?

Cultivating joy is, by far, the coolest f ...

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Tags:

  • community
  • coronavirus
  • counseling
  • covid
  • depression
  • existential therapy
  • healing
  • mental health
  • psychotherapy
  • resilience
  • self-care
  • stress
  • yalom

Being You in COVID-19

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Being you in COVID-19

Blog post by Brittney McKinney, RMHCI

It’s easy to feel pressure to survive the pandemic a certain way. Here are tools focused on your mental health that let us take a look at ourselves while we are surviving these unprecedented circumstances.

Irvin D. Yalom, MD has 4 concepts that he suggested we think about when examining our lives: death, freedom, isolation, and meaninglessness. He called them “ultimate concerns” and here are some core questions to consider:

1:  Death
What pressures am I putting on myself to live my life perfectly?

2:  Freedom
I choose my attitude, so what can that teach me about my personal responsibilities?

3:  Isolation
What have I learned about myself that I can share with the people that matte ...

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Tags:

  • anxiety
  • community
  • coronavirus
  • counseling
  • covid
  • depression
  • mental health
  • mindfulness
  • self-care
  • stress

Black Lives Matter

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The disturbing reality is that Black bodies and lives generally do not matter, and they haven’t mattered for centuries in our society. There is a racist and prejudiced system that marginalizes, oppresses, disenfranchises, traumatizes, incarcerates, and kills Black lives, because of a deep-rooted belief that Black skin is not only inferior, but to be feared. We have seen this time and time again. This is not merely an opinion up for debate; it is a fact.

This is not right, nor is it just. At Agape Therapy Institute, we stand in solidarity with Black lives in supporting the Black Lives Matter movement. We see the pain, the anguish, the anger, the trauma, the violence, the fear, the injustice that Black lives have had no choice but to endure. To all Black lives we say to you: Your thoughts matter. Your feelings matter. Your pain, your anger, your trauma, your fear, your sadness matter. Your stories matter. Your bodies matter. Your lives matter. ...

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Tags:

  • antiracism
  • black lives matter
  • blm
  • community
  • counseling
  • healing
  • racial justice
  • relationships
  • relationships
  • relationships
  • resilience
  • resilience
  • resilience
  • resilience
  • resilience
  • trauma

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