Do you have Anxiety about going out due to Covid? Are you struggling to return to normal life post-Covid? Or are you anxious to return to work post Covid? Do you have signs of Post-Pandemic PTSD? In this video Dirk looks at these and other questions related to your difficulty getting back to life the way it used to be. If your routine of going out and being social, of doing things outside the home has become a challenge and are you now avoiding things, then this is the video for you. Are you experiencing reluctance or hesitation or tentativeness with going back to your normal pre-Covid routine? Dirk looks at how the Covid-19 Pandemic has affected us all and for some, the impact resembles post-trauma (or PTSD) reactions. These psychological reactions came from the early days of the Pandemic and the threat of loss of life and the fear of going out and possibly being infected with Covid-19, or possibly being hospitalized with severe illness or worse. Some of this hesitancy and tentativeness about resuming normal life comes from fear in the early days, and a threat to health and well-being. With that threat people became more cautious and insular, and avoided activities they used to enjoy in order to minimize risks. But the result was a new restricted way of being – a behavioural structure – which explains why you don’t want to go out anymore since Covid-19. Dirk also explores how to overcome this hesitancy and the importance of not avoiding activities. He advises taking small steps to re-learn your previous life; to reinstate your routine; and to act even if you don’t feel it. #Covidanxiety #Coviddepression #PostCovidreturntowork #Covidsocialanxiety #postpandemicptsd #fearofgoingoutpostcovid #fearofgoingout #postpandemicsocialanxiety #postpandemicposttraumaticstress
0:30 Why this is happening
0:57 Causes of reactions
2:55 How to overcome reluctance
3:00 Steps to return to life
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Dirk is an Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist (UK), and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (USA). His career has spanned over 25 years and has included a variety of roles such as private practice work, as well as clinical management on a national and international scale. The aim of Dirk’s channel is to bring his experience in the field of psychology/psychotherapy to help viewers with common emotional issues/needs. This includes sharing knowledge of emotional and psychological conditions, offering a simple and professional approach, and being committed to assisting viewers with their desire for knowledge and for change.