Why Adapting to the Post-Lockdown Catastrophe Is an Agony: A Conversation With Lisa Dinhofer

 

In some parts of the world, the increase in the death and infection rates of Covid-19 has slowed down. As a result, governments have relaxed their lockdown and quarantine protocols. While we are still far from returning to normalcy, it is helpful to know what to expect during the transition. These times are especially challenging for people dealing with alcohol addiction.

In this episode, crisis management expert Lisa Dinhofer is back to talk about how to adapt to normalcy after a crisis. She shares with us her first-hand experiences of crisis and how she overcame them. This episode also talks about how our attitudes during this pandemic reflect our addictive system.

If you want to know more about how to deal with normalcy post-crisis, tune in to this episode!

Episode Highlights 

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[19:36] ‘The fatigue with being in this crisis mode and coping with the crisis mode is really beginning to express itself through mental health challenges’.

[27:10] ‘Avoid the impulse towards pressuring other people to see this as you do or pressuring them to do something they’re not comfortable with, and be respectful of where people’s boundaries are right now for themselves and their families’.

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[36:15] ‘It's not like coronavirus is outside of our door holding up a sign saying, “I'm still here”. Because we can't see it, we tend not to have a healthy respect for what we can't see, and we minimise what we can't see, and we begin to get into the magical thinking of “It won't happen to us”, or “It won't happen to me”’.

[52:49] ‘If you see again, Denmark, countries in the Netherlands, New Zealand, there's a strong value of the collective good. So when they went into lockdown, there wasn't these big arguments. People did it. They did it; they cooperated; they complied. And so they've had a much better time managing the disease because people cared and wanted to comply because of the collective good. You don't see that behavior here’.

[01:12:35] ‘I want to make a contract with you that you are going to reach out and get some help because this is going to drown you before you even know you’re drowning’.

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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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