Updated: Mar 27
Some of the notes. I also discussed questions that the audience brought up.
TOPIC - CORONAVIRUS
Not usually topical, but there’s some polyvagal implications
Can you run away? Can you fight? Is there a perception of your life being under threat of death?
If you can’t run, anxiety results - rumination, worry, expecting danger
If you can’t fight, anger results
If you can’t do either, you shut down, give in - no point in trying, Hope is lost
You panic when you’re highly charged and also perceive you’re going to die
WHAT I’M SEEING
People making decisions based on their anxiety or panic
Some precautions are normal
Some precautions for some people are normal
Buying the store out of toilet paper? Canned items?
The anxiety builds
I went from needing weekly groceries to stockpiling
WHAT'S HELPED ME -
Realizing that even though the toilet paper is out, there’s another option - tissue paper.
And even though there’s panic, I can still choose what kind I want
And there’s Amazon. And another store.
So stop and assess the situation. You have options. Your loved ones are probably fine.
Stay at the top of your ladder so you can do so.