Finding inner resilience through the COVID-19 lock down

Posted May 12, 2020 by Alison Wragg

Cristina Vrech

Cristina Vrech

Founder and Director - Individual & Couple Therapist, Corporate Services

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Co-founder and director of Leone Centre, Cristina Vrech has 20+ years experience in working supporting people, 14+ extensive experience as a therapist and offers valuable knowledge to individuals and couples. Prior to being a therapist she worked in the financial sector.

Across the landscapes of relationships, communication, stress, infidelity, confidence, loneliness, addiction, separation and divorce, IVF and anxiety, Cristina takes a down to earth and direct approach.

Offering online and in person.

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Finding Inner Resilience

There is no doubt that the current coronavirus pandemic has triggered a very real fear response, on a global scale. The panic and stress manifesting in society is clear to see whether it’s in the media or the supermarkets…

And understandably too – we have had to adapt very quickly to a very new normal in order to save lives. Lives are at risk, daily routines have been lost, we are losing our loved ones, we are losing our jobs…. So much uncertainty, fear and grief can cause a very human stress response.

Finding a new normal and ways to deal with the secondary impacts of coronavirus within the restrictions we are living within is a challenge that we all have to overcome. How we manage this is really important.

A good place to start is building your emotional resilience: enhancing your ability to respond to the various emotional, physical, economic and social implications of the coronavirus pandemic in healthy and productive way is important for the health and wellbeing of you, your family and on a wider societal and global collective scale.

At Leone Centre we offer individual counselling services, face to face and online. As well as therapy services we have also created a psycho-educational learning tool and a space for reflection to develop self-awareness and to equip participants with a good understanding of human stress response plus the biological, psychological and social factors that interplay with their own narratives when it comes to managing stress and overwhelm.

In short, it is a two-part online, face-to-face workshop with a registered counsellor psychotherapist to gain self-awareness, learning to manage and challenge conditioned responses to stress.

Having a solid foundation to withstand the hurricane of uncertainty that we find ourselves in, helps us to stay grounded amongst the storm. It is crucial that we build this resiliance so that we minimise the risk of creating stress-related responses and stress-related problems now, but also further down the line.

So yes – the facts remain true – there are lives that are at risk- this is serious. Yes – we are practising social distancing. But in big change lies great opportunity. How are you harnessing this change? What narratives are you telling yourself — are they helpful for you? Do they enhance your stress levels or reduce them?

If you are interested in learning more about our emotional resilience personal workshop or range of online counselling services, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us today. Call us on 0203 9301007 or email contact@leonecentre.com and we will be delighted to answers your questions


Talk with a Therapist

Taking the decision to start counselling or therapy can feel like a big step and there is often some apprehension about the process and how it works. All of the Leone Centre counsellors and therapists are experienced, accredited and highly professional.

At the Leone Centre we can help you to choose a therapist, book your appointment and explain the process. Alternatively, if you are ready to get started, you can book directly.

If you do feel like you need some help and support, Leone Centre counsellors and therapists are available 7 days a week. Call us on 020 3930 1007.

We can offer in-person appointments at our head office in Fulham and Kensington. We also service Victoria, Putney, Chelsea, Wimbledon, Knightsbridge, Mayfair, and City of London.

In addition, we offer Online Counselling wherever in the world you are located, should this better fit around your existing commitments or if you are not able to attend an in-person appointment.

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