"The Art of Staying Sane in a World in Upheaval"
Using a Time of Crisis as a Chance for Mind-Body Healing and Personal Transformation
Webinar Date: April 2, 2020
Time: 8:00-9:00 PM
Presenter: Kuno Bachbauer, LMFT
A little more than two weeks ago we all felt safe! (More or less).
Suddenly, and seemingly, out of nowhere, “unseen forces” have threatened not only our physical health but also our economic foundation. Almost from one day to the next, our world got taken hostage by an invisible enemy. People sequestered, jobs lost, stocks crashed.
Unfortunately, this enemy has two sides.
“Public Enemy #1”: THE VIRUS
We all were forced to discover quickly how incredibly difficult and complex it is to protect yourselves and our community from this deadly virus! We have learned that “it takes a village” of concerted and coordinated effort to stay safe and to protect each other.
Besides mostly mechanical means such as using alcohol sprays, Clorox wipes, gloves, and “social distancing” we must use very specific medical support when necessary. I am certain that my physician-colleagues at NIHA with their many tools from Integrative and Functional medicine have the COVID-19 medical and preventive aspects covered beautifully. They are the experts! Therefore, I will move on to a specific topic that I am an expert in: How to handle the emotional side of illness.
Because there is a lot of evidence that mind and body are totally inter-connected, I will show you how we can balance our mind and our emotions in very practical ways so that our immune system can work optimally and without extra stress.
“Public Enemy #2”: OUR OWN TRAUMA REACTION TO STRESS
As a “holistic” psychotherapist, I see this other aspect of our novel public enemy as much more dangerous and intrinsic. It concerns the part in our psyche that deals with handling stress coming from difficult and overwhelming situations.
In this article I will attempt to give you helpful hints for mastering the “emotional brain.” I want to offer guidance on how to MASTER THE EMOTIONAL FALLOUT and SPIRITUAL CONSEQUENCES of this collective battle against the unseen enemy of the state: COVID-19. For more in-depth information please consider attending the webinar on April 2.
My hope is that this information will help you be as strong and resilient in the face of this “unseen enemy” as possible! I hope it will help strengthen your immune system by learning to face fear properly, and by teaching you to be more able to handle the “tsunami” of overwhelming feelings and conflicting situations that we may have to face in the next few weeks!Read More