Our resilience. The Return to Normal Fantasy as Coping.
I found this brief interview with social psychologist Dr. Jeff Greenberg to be helpful in describing the use of the fantasy to “return to normal” (as a result of the coronavirus) as adaptive coping. Specifically, practical ways in which it would look like while also highlighting how successful we are in adapting to change. As Dr. Greenberg states, “Also, history tells us we are resilient people.” https://www.vox.com/2020/5/20/21262737/return-to-normal-coronavirus-pandemic
If you, or someone you know, are struggling with the effects of recent shelter-in-place orders, and are looking for a psychologist feel free to reach out to us. We are happy to find out if we can be of help during these uncertain times. https://www.healthymynds.com/contact/