Feb 16, 2020
Episode Title: World Chaos
In this episode of “Calming the Chaos,” we’ll be talking about a situation that is happening right now in our world…in February of 2020, that appears to be chaotic. The Coronavirus.
The intention of this podcast is to:
1) Give you tips, tools and techniques to help you cope with any mental chaos you have when you hear news of chaos and / or chaotic events around the world
2) To see how the people directly involved in this situation are handling their “chaos.”
Before going into the two situations, let’s review the definition of “chaos”
Perceived Chaos vs. Real Chaos
The Coronavirus: History. And let’s consider how it meets the definition of chaos
Update: Those who choose to return to the United States on the charter aircraft will be required to undergo another 14 days of quarantine. "We understand this is frustrating and an adjustment, but these measures are consistent with the careful policies we have instituted to limit the potential spread of the disease."
Skills and tools we can use:
The “NICE” method works for those who are directly and indirectly affected by real chaos:
Conclusion: Whether you are affected by real chaos, or whether you are affected by the media’s portrayal of the real chaos others are experiencing, it’s good to learn to notice your feelings, and how they show up in your body.
When you are directly affected by a chaotic situation, you’ll see your environment change, and you are faced with having to make adjustments to keep yourself safe. You can use the NICE Method.
Also, when you are indirectly affected by seeing chaos in the news, the NICE method still works.
And from there, you’ll find a calmer place in your mind to deal with the real chaos that is happening in your life or find a calmer place in your mind to deal with the chaos you see happening to other people.
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