Latest Update: Covid-19
We hope you’re keeping well – thank you for bearing with us through these tumultuous past few weeks.
Like you, we’ve been monitoring events as they unfold and amending our plans on a daily – sometimes hourly – basis, to ensure we are doing everything we can for the safety and wellbeing of our students and staff, and to continue as far as possible to help people with their mental health.
First of all, please be assured that although the majority of us are now working from home, our phones and emails are being answered as normal, and we are still here, ready to discuss any questions and concerns you might have.
In the light of the current lockdown, we are postponing all dates for our face-to-face training for the next three months and will be rescheduling these courses as soon as possible – if you’re booked onto any during that time, we will also be contacting you individually.
(We are also looking at the possibility of transferring some of our live training online and will keep you updated about this.)
These are highly uncertain times for everyone, with increased pressures and stressors, but with a common foe that unites us all. To help spread useful information about how stress affects us, we’ve made Ivan Tyrrell’s webinar Stress and Mental Health: What you need to know free for everyone. Please share it with anyone you think would find it useful.
In addition, you may find the following articles helpful, they look at how we can meet emotional needs during the current health emergency, as well as tips for reducing anxiety and staying calm.
- Meeting emotional needs whilst combating Covid 19
- Coping with self isolation
- How to reduce high anxiety now: it will make you safer when combating coronavirus
- Is it possible to build resilience to stress? (webinar)
- 7/11 breathing: How does deep breathing make you feel more relaxed
These are unprecedented times, and it’s heartening to see so many brilliant initiatives being set up to help us get through this together in as mentally healthy a way as possible.
If someone you know does need extra help, many of our HG therapists have adapted their practice and are working online or over the telephone to maintain support for their clients.
Several are also working on additional initiatives to help more people online or in their communities and we will post updates about these, along with other helpful tips and articles, on social media – please let us know of anything you’re doing too and we’ll help promote it wherever we can.
We hope you and yours stay safe and well during the coming months.
With warmest wishes
and the Human Givens Team