How to Manage The Collective Grief & Trauma of COVID-19: A Conversation With Lisa Dinhofer

 

As the Covid-19 crisis is still unfolding, we are far from recovery mode. Its potential for resurgence takes a toll on our mental and physical health. While other people are handling the situation better, some resort to unhealthy habits like alcohol abuse and overworking.

In this episode, crisis management expert and 1000 Days Sober coach Lisa Dinhofer teaches us to catch our or our housemates’ dangerous habits. She also equips us with the different coping mechanisms to avoid falling into these bad habits. She also dives into the role of creativity in times of crisis.

If you want to quit using alcohol and work to numb, tune in to this episode.

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‘Using alcohol or whatever someone is addicted to is a way of trying to mitigate the feelings of discomfort that people with addiction problems don’t have good coping skills, where they can’t sit through discomfort’.

 

‘A person going through a non-finite loss, after a while, gets exhausted from constantly coping with a high-level stressor that doesn't seem to ever be ending. And the people around them become exhausted from supporting them in something that doesn't ever seem to be ending’.

‘When we're being creative, using things that awaken our five senses—colour, smell, taste, touch—it's not that we're not living in the real world. It's just that we’re leaving it aside for a while to give our brains a rest and to go into the part of our brain that were hardwired to help us cope’.

 

‘You and I, this could be our last conversation. And how do you want to show up for those conversations? What do you want your legacy to be? What do you want the last words to be said?’

‘When we keep ourselves ultra-busy and ultra-distracted, it’s a very convenient and socially acceptable way of avoiding what really makes the quality of our life, and that’s the relationships in their life’.

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About the Guest

 

Lisa Dinhofer is one of our 1000 Days Sober coaches and crisis management expert. She helps companies get through traumatic events, build resilience, and regain stability for a ‘new normal’.

Lisa is also a certified thanatologist who has 18 years of experience in counselling, coaching and consulting. She specialises in the areas of effective messaging, situational management for traumatic and unexpected loss, workplace bullying and sexual harassment, among others.

Visit her website to learn more about her work.

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