These are unprecedented times and of course it is feeling overwhelming. A therapist in the Bay Area, Lisa Olivera, LMFT, offers a soft reminder for us to consider —
“We (all of us) are currently going through a collective traumatic experience.
Trauma is often thought of as “too much, too fast”… which is exactly what’s happening.
Of course you’re exhausted.
Of course you’re afraid.
Of course you’re overwhelmed.
Of course you’re clinging to certainty in the midst of so much unknown.