Covid 19 statement

Updated 28th March 2020

Due to the new restrictions and the ‘stay at home’ order invoked by the government I’m not holding face to face appointments for the next two weeks (min). If you would like to schedule an online appointment instead, please let me know - currently I’m using Zoom to hold these appointments.  I will email a ‘meeting invitation’ to you.  All you need to do is download the Zoom application to your laptop, tablet or phone. 

I have put together a list of resources, which I'm adding to daily. I’m a big advocate for mindfulness and there are lots of marvelous, free, live online sessions linked here.  Please circulate to anyone who might be interested;

Naturally this is a difficult time for us all and can be anxiety provoking for many.  Here are a few tips which can help to cope:  Stick to reliable, reputable, trustworthy sources of information (HSE, WHO, RTE etc.) and reduce your time on social media scanning for information, spend more time connecting with friends and family.  Make sure you’re getting plenty sleep, exercise and keep eating healthy nutritious foods (what a great time to cook or bake more).  Enjoy the downtime (if you have it), play games, have fun, laugh a lot. 

Also accept that this is a time of anxiety, unfortunately, no matter what we do we can’t completely avoid the stress or the risk of infection; we can’t be in full control.  I believe this is behind a lot of the panic buying – we’re looking for control, this may work in the short-term but in the longer term trying to avoid what may be unavoidable only increases anxiety. 

*main symptoms to look out for are:
•    a cough - this can be any kind of cough, not just dry
•    shortness of breath
•    breathing difficulties
•    fever (high temperature

Other symptoms are fatigue, headaches, sore throat, aches and pains.


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