You are probably aware that the actual statistics for the Covid19 event we are experiencing fall way short of the extreme 'plague-like' numbers that were initially touted. 2017 and 2018 are still considered to have been much more serious flu seasons than the current one, but there was no lockdown back then; it was just dealt with in the normal fashion.
The current extreme measures of house arrests, behavioural control and a vaccine that is being rushed through without any safety tests is suspicious, to say the least. But the immediate troubling fallout of global lockdown is the economic hardship and stress being experienced around the world. That's not to say that
there are no benefits to this period – there certainly are, such as the quieter roads, the chance to slow down, and the rapid expansion of contacts with like-minded people via the internet as we search for answers! However, those who are out of work or experiencing extreme stress at home due to a myriad of factors are driving up the statistics for depression, abuse and suicide.
Someone doing something practical about this is Psychotherapist and online educator, Anita Bentata. Anita trained in Psychotherapy after emerging from an abusive relationship. She now specialises in cases of trauma, stress and abuse. Having worked one-on-one for many years, Anita has changed her focus to group programs in order to reach more people. She has just received a grant from the Victorian Multicultural Commission to run a program for women that will assist them in managing the current set of stresses. The program began on Monday 13th July and registrations are open for another week. Anita was glowing after that first session from her delight in being able to serve so many women. 🙏🏽 ❤️
Thank you, and stay well.