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Just when we thought it couldn’t get any worse…

Just when we thought it couldn’t get any worse we’re facing more bleak news about Corona virus and the threat of further lock-downs. How do we stay strong, resilient and positive through this truly awful time? Well sometimes we don’t. Sometimes it’s ok to acknowledge that we’re overwhelmed and struggling. And ironically it’s often out of that experience of rock-bottom vulnerability that new shoots of hope can emerge. 

Here at Bramham Therapy we’re seeing some amazing examples of tenacious hope – not least from children and young people determinedly going back to school and university and knuckling down to study despite the uncertainty and turmoil around them. And they’re not always getting a good press. Those of us who are older need to constantly remember that the younger generation needs our support and encouragement, not our criticism and judgement. 

As well as signs of hope our therapists are also sitting often with the reality of grief, anger and loss. For some clients it’s actual bereavement and trauma caused by the virus. For others it’s the low-level but constant uncertainty and anxiety caused by not knowing what’s ahead and not being able to do anything about it. A therapist sits with a client in these realities. There is no magic wand or quick fix. But we are committed to giving compassionate attention to the detail or each individual’s precious life, and we’re holding on to our passionate belief that that we can make a difference. 

See our blog on how talking can help

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Briony Martin

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