An article I did with The Honeycombers on how to beat the holidays blues during a pandemic. Full article can be found HERE:
Feeling sad, anxious or lonely during the holiday season? You’re not alone.
You bought the gifts, prepared the turkey and its trimmings and scheduled virtual gatherings or small parties at home. And yet, in the midst of all the holiday hustle, a sense of melancholy hits you out of nowhere. So why this sudden sadness when everything around you is merry?
Or maybe the pandemic has separated you from your loved ones this year and you’re feeling isolated from the world. First off, just know that you’re not alone. Many of us experience the holiday blues, too. In addition, throw in a pandemic this year and you’ve got yourself a double whammy. But it’s not all doom and gloom. There are ways to beat the anxiety and step out of this sh*tty feeling. We reached out to an expert for advice.
Beating the holiday blues: Meet the expert
Maria Micha is a leading clinical mental health counsellor, hypnotherapist, and health coach in Singapore. With over 20 years of experience under her belt, she is well-versed in wellness coaching, family and couple’s therapy, depressive and anxiety disorders, OCD and more. Here, she tells us more…
Maria’s warm, caring and compassionate approach to my therapy immediately put me at ease and I felt very comfortable with her. She has helped me enormously during the time I have been seeing her and I will continue to do so. She is a truly wonderful therapist and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her.
Maria helped me gain clarity about many difficult issues. With her guidance, expertise and techniques, my life has turned around – especially my relationships with loved ones. Within a few sessions, Maria helped me feel confident and calm. Now I am able to accomplish the things I once thought were out of my reach.
My husband and I were having problems with our marriage and while I was initially hesitant to even consider therapy my husband convinced me to give it a try. I have to say that Maria has helped us tremendously and guided us in overcoming the issues that were present in our relationship and our marriage is back on track.