Anxiety can cause enormous distress, however, it is often not a medical condition that requires medication. There are 5 different types of anxiety - General anxiety disorder, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Panic Disorder, Post-traumatic Stress Disorder and social anxiety disorder. Brief summary on anxiety. Let's all be safe, kind and connected.
It’s hard dealing with difficult or unreasonable people. Often our own values are challenged getting us to waver between standing our ground or compromise. It is also difficult for the person being difficult as they often have their own rationale or expectations. However, if you are a professional report and debrief. If it’s personal, remove rose colour glasses and listen and look for patterns of this persons behaviour, it will give you clues of how to effectively deal with them. Whatever the circumstances take care of yourself and don’t be bullied.
In 2006, at the ungodly hour of around 1 am (the only time I could get some study done, because we had 2 primary aged kids, clinic, mother, wife, cleaner etc). I had my literature reviews in neat piles, I had my raw data from the interviews, I had conducted regarding family violence and I was looking for common themes and patterns.
To my utter shock, I discovered that the majority of people interviewed listed an abusive / violent mother, as one of the causes. I was gutted. The next day I was at Professors Green's door and we discussed why maternal abuse has such an impact on kids? The answer was simple - when someone who is meant to nurture turns abusive, it alters the structure and chemistry of the brain.
Personally, I think, if we are serious about confronting family violence then we need to also have the courage to lift the lid on all aspects of family violence with respect. It is not our place to judge or blame but as a community to come together to learn and heal.
The quote comes to mind "Do not judge me until you have walked in my shoes"
Lets all be Safe, Kind & Connected. Love & hugs. Jacqui
Not many of us are going to come out of this crisis intact. Physically, we might be doing well, but now is a time to STOP and look at how we are doing mentally and emotionally. Due to the severity of the covid-19, media coverage and uncertainty; we might feel a bit frazzled. Its OK to feel like a bag of mixed emotions, however keep in mind it WILL PASS so LETS UNITE & RIDE IT OUT .
The best defence against the coronavirus is being healthy, if the infection hits. Focus on general hygiene and having "a solid immune system" The basics are sleep, exercise and proper hydration. Here are some home remedies you can do.
As the virus spreads, the Victorian governments latest press release is that "Any travellers returning from any country outside Australia should now be considered at risk". (https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus-covid-19-daily-update