Act Belong Commit released an article yesterday on how people can manage their anxiety in the context of another COVID-related lockdown here in Perth, Western Australia this past week. The article acknowledges collaboration with Professor Peter McEvoy, a Senior Clinical Psychologist at CCI, who contributed to the development of this piece. It references a number of therapeutic interventions routinely used at CCI, including containing your worry to a particular ‘worry time’, remembering how you have coped in the past in a difficult circumstance, and following the Act Belong Commit principles, which include doing things that make you feel good. The article links to a list of ‘50 Feel Good Moments’ detailing activities know to bring pleasure to some people, and is based on CCI’s Fun Activities Catalogue, which you can find on our website.
This list includes suggestions such as: do some gardening; try doing 5 minutes of calm breathing; re-watching an old favourite movie; do a jigsaw puzzle or play a board game; write down a list of things you are grateful for. You can read the full article here on the Act Belong Commit website. And for even more ideas of enjoyable things to do, check out our complete Fun Activities Catalogue, which offers 365 suggested activities – one for each day of the year! CCI has a range of other guided self-help modules and information sheets that you may find helpful if you are struggling with anxiety or low mood during this lockdown, or at any other time.
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