Citizen Reporter
4 minute read
28 Dec 2021
7:30 am

Keeping your nuts uncracked: How to deal with friction and disturbing situations

Citizen Reporter

Psychologist offers coping strategies to help people to remain on even keel.

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The festive season, particularly during another Covid-19 wave, can present triggering situations for many people. A counselling psychologist offers advice for building tolerance and coping mechanisms for the interpersonal conflicts and distressing or uncomfortable situations that may arise at this time of year, and which could be compounded by the pandemic. “Many of us may find it difficult to regulate our emotions when faced with distressing situations, such as family tensions, financial pressures, dealing with loss or worry about the future,” said Zain Julies, a psychologist practising at Netcare Akeso Milnerton. “Looking for ways to deal with distress, we may...