How is Global Psychology being affected by the COVID pandemic and how can we re-frame the situation to emerge with positivity.


How is Global Psychology being affected by the COVID pandemic and how can we re-frame the situation to emerge with positivity? I speak with Cognitive Behavioural Therapist Sacha Khan about the possible psychological effects of fear and isolation and we discuss ways to change perspective for a happier future.


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Show notes

  • Difference between anxiety and fear
  • Placebo and nocebo effects and the portrait of pandemic presented by media
  • Empowering by means of fear vs. facts and Swedish approach to handling pandemic
  • Kinds of responses to fearful trigger
  • CBT psychotherapy in a nutshell, the ABC model
  • Ways of reframing the negatives of the pandemic
  • Isolation and loneliness
  • Breathing techniques to work with anxiety
  • Real change of behaviour happens when we're feeling good about it
  • Benefits of meditation and practical advice on how to get started
  • Lifestyle advice on how not to lose grip of reality
  • The psychology of the police/nanny state

Find out more about Sacha Khan: http://sachakhan.co.uk/

About Tea Lifted Conversations Podcast

A series of informal conversations over tea about a wide variety of topics. Sharing conversations over tea has a unique capacity to expose and hopefully dissolve tribalism and engender free, uninhibited conversation. I hope that this series provides interesting viewpoints and ideas which engage, entertain and inspire. 


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