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A therapist shares how to deal with your feelings around quarantine and social distancing

With so many women experiencing stress and anxiety due to social distancing and quarantine, we spoke with art psychotherapist Tina Montagna-Tate, MA, ATR-BC, LPC about how we can calm our nerves and get through these next weeks.  1. Foster an attitude of gratitude. Especially during these difficult times, it’s important to take stock of what's going right. Thinking about things you're grateful for can shift your perspective and lift your mood. When you make your gratitude list, try to be specific. And they don’t have to be big either--feeling grateful even for your perfect strawberries at breakfast can do the trick.  2. Calming Mantras For Worry Brains: If you're prone to worry, or "what if?" thinking, a calming mantra can help slow your brain's roll. Come up with a mantra that is balanced and truthful ("It's too soon to have the answers" or "We have everything we need right now," "We're doing what we can do,') and repeat every time a worry presents. 3. Make a "Feel Better List" - Generate a list of things that make you feel better and engage in these activities regularly, when needed. Taking a walk or bath, eating ice cream, and playing word games on your phone are [...]

2020-03-30T14:27:04+00:00March 30th, 2020|OTB Stories|0 Comments

5 Ways to Use Technology to Stay Connected During This Difficult Time

As we navigate these challenging times, it’s important for our own mental health and well-being for us to remain as connected as possible. Thankfully, technology allows us to stay social, even if we’re physically separated from friends and family members. Here are 5 online platforms and apps you can use to help keep you connected during the COVID-19 crisis, and beyond. Just keep in mind, you’ll need an internet connection to use all of these services. In some cases, your cellular service will do. We hope they help you find the connections we're all longing for during this difficult time. Zoom You might have used Zoom for business meetings, but it’s a fantastic way to chat with friends and family. Best used on a laptop or desktop, Zoom allows you to join together all on one screen with video, and chat. Skype If you’re looking to connect with international friends and family, Skype allows you to do just that. Chat via audio or video, depending on what you prefer. Just make sure you have the newest version to do video calls. Marco Polo This fun video app lets you send video messages to individuals or groups. They can watch live [...]

2020-03-19T18:13:31+00:00March 19th, 2020|OTB Stories|0 Comments