The world around us appears to be moving through some kind of transformation. Change abounds. And wherever there is change, there is usually fear. And wherever there is fear, there is usually an effort to suppress it. Or, often, to make it go away altogether.
It’s important for clients to see the connection between difficult emotions and behavior. When anxiety, sadness, and anger consistently lead to avoidance, passivity, or explosive outbursts, it’s helpful to work on paying more attention to emotions, responding with acceptance, and making value-driven rather than emotional choices.
Whether your clients have been furloughed or are working overtime (on the front line and/or at home), it’s likely that their sleep schedule and habits have been affected by the global pandemic. Stress and anxiety may also be taking a toll on their sleep.