Let’s face it – if there is one thing we are all struggling with now – it is uncertainty. And uncertainty is stressful.
We never know one day to the next if we will be feeling ok or if we will find ourselves stressed out, fearful, or flat-out depressed.
One thing that helps is connecting with friends and doing something to help the people around us. To this end, I reached out to my friend Michael Kahn to ask him for his thoughts on what we can be doing for our mental well-being during this pandemic. He explained to me that some of what is happening for all of us is an experience of grief.
I recorded our conversation below in a short video.
Michael Kahn, JD, LPC is a psychotherapist, coach and former lawyer. He is co-founder of ReelTime Creative Learning Experiences which provides CLE/CPD and professional development programs for lawyers on wellbeing, diversity and inclusion, and ethics. He has presented programs throughout the US, Canada and Australia, as well as for the U.S. military stateside and in Japan and Germany. Michael wrote the chapter “Saying Goodbye: Loss and Bereavement” in Cinemeducation, Volume 2: Using Film and Other Visual Media in Graduate and Medical Education.