How Do We Overcome Pandemic Anxiety? A Therapist’s Perspective. A Summary.

Let’s summarise our 5 point action plan of how we can reduce anxiety about the situation.

Feeling anxious at the moment is perfectly normal. You may feel anxious about your own health or the health of those you love, or you may worry about the financial situation, or other things. Let’s accept ourselves for feeling anxious, and be compassionate towards ourselves


We can overcome anxiety using the following 5 methods:


Switch off the news and social media about the Coronavirus


Use the Inner Child technique to calm our anxious mind with self-love and compassion


We can shift perspective, and look at the situation more objectively with a calm compassionate mind.


Let’s Change the channel! And let’s use this precious time wisely to uplift ourselves by doing things that engage, educate or expand us in some way


Commitment to regular meditation can gradually allow us to release anxiety and get to a place of acceptance



Ashok Gupta is the Director of the Gupta Program. He has dedicated his life to helping people get their life back from Chronic Illness, improving people’s well-being, and helping them achieve their potential. He has been teaching meditation around the world for over 15 years. He runs a global e-clinic specializing in treating ME, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia & Multiple Chemical Sensitivities –

Ashok has spent many years researching the brain neurology of emotion and linking well-being tools with science. He has published medical papers on the basis of stress-related illnesses. He has appeared in many media as an expert on stress on the BBC, CNN, Guardian Newspaper, ITV, The Independent, and many others.

He wrote and presented the Meaning of Life Experiment which is a Free, Award-winning Meditation and Self-Development App

He also works with companies around the world, teaching courses in Leadership, Time Management, and Personal Development.

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