for the week
on last week's theme of anxiety reduction, using positive
visualisation can significantly elevate mood and prevent
the build-up of anxious feelings, and 'dissociation' and
'association' nicely complement this.
Visualisation - keep it positive:
basic principle of using imagery is to act as if the desire
you have in mind is already in place. Our behaviour is a
direct result of the person we believe that we are - repeatedly
imagine that you are the person you want to be. Images that
are brighter, bigger, bolder have greater emotional intensity.
2. Dissociation: Think about an unpleasant experience, move
out of your body and watch yourself from afar.
3. Association: Think of a pleasant experience, step into
the image, see, hear, feel it.
'The way you feel from moment to moment is a direct result
of how you are using your body and the pictures and sounds
you make in your mind.'
Edinburgh Drug and Alcohol Centre
Given the unprecedented situation we are all facing due
to the Coronavirus NEDAC is changing the way we do things
over the coming months. Our priority is to ensure the safety
and wellbeing of the people we support and our staff.
All staff are now working from home and our office has closed.
The way we are supporting people has changed.
We are making alternative arrangements for supporting people.
Rather than meeting face-to-face we will be offering phone
or text support
office is closed you can get in touch by E Mail: email@example.com
continue to support people using our service to ensure they
are following public health advice.
Our team will be contacting people directly with updates
regarding their individual support.
Phone Contact During Coronavirus
The last few weeks have been hard for many people,
but for anyone feeling anxious, stressed or depressed it
has probably been very worrying.
Understandably, some people are worried about moving on
to phone and video counselling as they are used to meeting
face-to-face. We hope the following information will help
to answer questions and ease any concerns
In times like these it's more important than ever to look
after your mental health - please remember you're not alone
and that we're here to help.
Our aim is to make your phone contact as easy as possible
Your worker will contact you on a regular basis, if there
is no answer they will send a text to check in. You are
able to contact your worker as required, if out of hours
send text and they will get back to you the following day.
We would recommend that you find a quiet and comfortable
place in your home where you are unlikely to be disturbed.
The COVID-19 outbreak is a rapidly evolving situation. The
Scottish Government, together with Health Protection Scotland,
have already announced [and may announce further] a variety
of containment or isolation advisories with implications
for staff and people using services.
Social distancing is a measure you can take to reduce the
social interaction between people which helps reduce the
transmission of COVID-19. Social distancing can protect
vulnerable groups such as people who use drugs and has been
recommended by the government for all who can and strongly
advised for people aged 70 or over, people with underlying
medical conditions and pregnant women.
COVID-19 is new strain of coronavirus which is a type of
virus that often causes flu like symptoms and can affect
Typical signs and symptoms of COVID-19 include:
" high temperature or fever (37.8C or greater)
" a new continuous cough
" shortness of breath or breathing difficulties
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