May 3, 2020
Managing Your Energy and Mental
Health During COVID-19
with Rebecca Lepoff
Rebecca first started noticing the energy of those around her while doing community mental health work. One particular client was so negative that she felt his negativity and the negativity stayed with her even after meeting with that client.
According to Elaine Aron, author of The Highly Sensitive Person, some Common characteristics of people who are sensitive to energy around them (such as empaths) include:
The benefits of being a highly sensitive person:
For Rebecca, one of the rewards for working in the mental health field is seeing people’s lives change for the better.
Ways to stay grounded, especially during COVID-19 pandemic:
To get the most out of working with a mental health professional, a client has to WANT to change his or her life and the client has to be comfortable with the mental health professional.
To maintain your mental health during something like the COVID-19 pandemic:
Tools to keep you grounded, especially if you are highly sensitive to the energy of others:
Depression is having a hard time feeling motivated; feeling sad; sometimes feeling angry at ourselves or the world; feeling blah or having no emotions
A lot of our anxiety comes from worrying about “What if . . .” and thinking of the worst-case scenario.
Tips for easing anxiety and depression:
There is less and less of a stigma about ensuring your mental health today than there was 20 years ago. So many people feel alone in their anxiety and depression and sometimes that stigma of seeing a mental health professional keeps people from living happier lives.
Those seeking help from a mental health professional can visit psychologytoday.com for a list of therapists and their specialties across the United States.
When looking for a mental health professional, find someone with expertise that can help you as well as a personality and approach that you are comfortable with.
Guest Rebecca Lepoff’s contact information:
Center for Integrative and Functional Health and Wellness in Bloomingdale, IL https://www.thecifhw.com/
Host Dan Johnson’s websites: www.performancemastery.com
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