Coronavirus Anxiety – Mental Health Support Nottingham

coronavirus anxiety nottinghamDuring the latest Coronavirus crisis it is really important to look after your mental and physical health. Sensationalist headlines and constant bombardment with doom and gloom media reports can have a profound impact on how you feel. We know that our clients who have problems with anxiety, stress and OCD are particularly finding things difficult at the moment. We offer Coronavirus anxiety support through our therapy clinics in Nottinghamshire as well as online which may be particularly useful if you are self isolating or would prefer to limit your exposure to people.

Mental Health Tips 

We want our clients to feel as if they are supported especially when doctors are caught up dealing with the virus. We are aware that some doctors surgeries in the area have already cancelled many routine appointments whilst others have even stopped online sessions. This means that some of Nottinghamshire may be without support for non physical ailments such as anxiety, depression, stress and sleep disorders. So here are some simple things you can do to help your mental health and reduce your Coronavirus related anxiety.

Limit Media Exposure

Firstly try and limit your access to the media during the crisis. There is no point in looking at every newspaper headline and reading every Facebook friends opinion on what is going on. Tune in once a day to hear sensible advice from a reputable source such as a the BBC. This will keep you up to date on what the government requirements are without listening to scare stories from sources that are unreliable.

Reduce your Stress Levels

Being stressed will only increase your anxiety levels so doing things to limit stress are hugely important. Practice breathing techniques to relax you, go for a walk in the country, laugh at a comedy on TV or practice some yoga or meditation at home. When you keep your stress levels low it can help keep your anxiety levels at a lower level.

Get Your Sleep

Make time for sleep. Too many people choose to stay up late playing on games, watching Netflix or using electronic gadgets. This means that when it is time for bed it can be impossible to switch off causing sleepless nights, disturbed sleep and tiredness the following day. A lack of sleep compromises your immune system making it easier for you to catch a virus. This is not the time to make yourself more vulnerable to infection. Try and make sure that you get between six and eight hours sleep a night so that you are able to fight off any virus more effectively.

Eat Well

In addition to making time for proper sleep you also need to make sure that you eat right. Filling yourself up on junk food has an impact on your well-being. Eat a balanced diet using fresh ingredients if you can. Make sure that you eat all the food groups and limit ready meals and takeaways. Boost your health by eating right.

Coronavirus Stop Smoking Advice

If you are still a smoker or use vapes this is the perfect time to quit your habit. Professor Chris Whitty the UK’s top doctor has gone on record to say that smoking will make you more vulnerable to catching Coronavirus. It will also increase your chances of a more serious problem with the disease as smoking impacts the lungs which is exactly what Coronavirus attacks. Get help to stop smoking as soon as possible. We run stop smoking sessions which may be able to help you quit.

Drink Less Alcohol

Too much alcohol will also have an impact on your immune system. Many of our clients drink night after night leaving them overweight, tired and hungover the following day. This is a time when you need to be taking care of yourself so try and moderate your alcohol usage. If you are drinking too much our drink less programs may be able to help.

Take time Out To Relax with Self-Hypnosis

Self-hypnosis is a great way to take time out of your busy day to relax and unwind. It can have a significant impact on your stress and anxiety levels as well as helping you to sleep. We have a huge variety of self-hypnosis downloads in our online store which you can use. Why not try our relaxation self-hypnosis download or our anxiety reduction program.

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Professional Anxiety Therapy

We work with clients who suffer from anxiety, stress and panic attacks every single day. We are experts in teaching our clients to manage these conditions through our anxiety therapy clinics in Nottingham. If you would like one to one help to manage Coronavirus anxiety then you can contact us at the form below to arrange sessions. Our anxiety programs are designed to help you increase feelings of calm and reduce negative thoughts and feelings. We also help our clients to understand the root causes of their anxiety. Remember the current scare stories are not the reason for your underlying anxiety but they can make it higher. We need to find out what is underpinning the problem and this is what our anxiety therapy can help with.

Online Therapy Sessions Nottingham

None of us know currently what will happen over the coming month but if we look at what is happening around the world it is likely that social limiting procedures will be put in place. Do not feel that this means you will not have support for Coronavirus anxiety related issues or any of the other treatments we offer. We have run sessions online worldwide for years which means that we can help you from the comfort of your own home. Sessions are run by Skype, Facetime and Facebook video messenger and are just as effective as coming to our clinics. Contact us for details by either calling us on 01636 650 521 or fill out our contact form to get a call back from a therapist.