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Journeying through a pandemic in good company…

Seeing yourself as the hero in your own journey

As we face the prospect of emerging from another pandemic lockdown, this situation we have not chosen can feel like it’s come out of a SciFi novel or film, in which an apocalyptic global virus threatens us and those we love, and de-rails all our plans.

Can there be any choice about how to respond to this ?

Many stories from fairtytales to movie scripts are based on the idea of the ‘hero’s journey’ – there is a call to action and to leave the daily routine, which the hero is challenged to respond to. Think Gandalf arriving at the home of Bilbo Baggins – which kicks off the story of ‘The Hobbit’, taking Bilbo on a perilous journey into adventure, and out of a comfortable life in the Shires.

Feeling our way through a time of uncertainty…

How are you feeling?

The challenge of living with uncertainty is one we always face – but which the experience of the Covid-19 pandemic and second national lockdown is likely to have highlighted and heightened for many of us.

Control over almost every aspect of life is being brought into question: the ability to see friends and family, the security of our job, home or income, our health and the health of those we love, our freedom to make plans.

The way we connect with others is being affected by public health advice. Loving touch – one of the most natural ways to show love, care and to comfort – may now be something that has to be thought about.