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COVID-19 threat: a dozen useful coping skills


"Wisdom, compassion, and courage are the three universally recognised moral qualities of men" (and women)  Confucius

"Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something else is more important than one's fear"  James Hollingworth

1.) Values:  How we want to respond to a crisis, like the spread of SARS-CoV-2, depends so much on our values, on what's really important to us.  And research study after research study highlight how living to values strongly benefits psychological resilience, wellbeing, physical health & life expectancy (for more on some of these research studies, go to the "tag cloudand click on "values" or "meaning" or "goals" to get through to posts like "Purpose in life: reduces dementia risk, increases life expectancy, treats depression and builds wellbeing").     

2.) Needs:

3.) Basics/Foundation:

4.) Relationships:

5.) Coping & the Mindbus Metaphor:

6.) Goals: problem-solving, learning

7.) Implemention Intentions:

8.) Wisdom, Perspective/Reappraisal:

9.) Compassion:

10.) Mindfulness:

11.) Writing:

12.) Gratitude, Savouring & Enthusiasm:


More to follow ...



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