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  • Writer's pictureAmy Thompson

Easing the lockdown - Life back to 'normal'?

Updated: Nov 6, 2021

I have a feeling that we've collectively been chewed up and spat out the other end of this very strange, impactful and traumatic situation. None of us really prepared for the next step or even really had a chance to sit back and reflect on what has just happened.

Some aspects of life have resumed normality, with some very obvious changes. For most, with an added awareness that the virus is still out there and we are all very much vulnerable to becoming ill. None of us really know if we or our loved ones have had it and recovered and even it we have, we will still be thinking of the bigger picture and a sense of doing our bit to limit the spread.

Some are reliving a denial stage where, if not yet directly impacted by the virus, some may find it hard to accept the reality or severity of the situation. This may leave us confused and detached.

Many of us may have visited a place in our own mental wellbeing that is new to us. The first time in some of our lives we have experienced such a real and widespread fear and threat. We may be sitting with a deep discomfort within ourselves that we cannot yet explain or express. We may find we experience a delayed reaction to the stressors, where only now are we truly getting in touch with what we've just been through.

Whatever your personal experience has been and wherever you are right now with your own thoughts and feeling, you may find it a real support and comfort to talk through with a trusted other.

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