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From: Psychology Today

How to Deal with the Fear of Coronavirus

Most of us cling to our fears, which often causes us to give away our power and makes us feel more vulnerable. All the news surrounding the risks, challenges, and deaths associated with the current coronavirus, Covid-19, has definitely weakened us.

As a high-risk, immuno-suppressed individual, I’ve personally joined the hordes of people who have many unanswered questions and fears relating to this virus. I was a nurse and also pregnant when HIV was identified in the 1980s, but the reaction to this disease is different from how people reacted to AIDS. Unlike back then, and similar to many others today, I’ve already ordered extra hand sanitizers, toilet paper, and freeze-dried food. I don’t believe I’m overreacting, though. I believe these are all prudent actions.

Confronting fear leads to a sense of accomplishment and a sense of empowerment, and allows us to feel a little more control over situations. The point of this blog post is not to provide a rationale for fear, but rather to suggest ways in which we can balance our fear by maintaining a sense of well-being during these types of challenging times. For example, amongst other things:

Maintain a calm state of self-awareness, 

Reduce stress

Eat healthy foods

Consider hypnosis

Practice good hygiene

In summary, accept the fact that this strain of coronavirus is part of our existence now. There have been many viruses in the past, and there will be many more in the future. It’s all about keeping everything in the right perspective. It’s important to affirm the positive and remember what is good and powerful in our lives. We’re empowering ourselves and not allowing fear to control us.

Abridged version of full article by Diana Raab, PhD, is an expert in helping others transform and become empowered.