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We all know that Coronavirus has brought to everyone around the world an all too real risk of serious illness and loss of life, never mind the loss to our way of living.
According to the United Nations the uncertainty which COVID-19 generates and the constant news about the physical, economic and social danger the pandemic poses is taking its toll on people's mental health.
This is all being worsened by the lack of connection to others which most people are experiencing while social distancing in lockdown.
As human beings, we thrive on connection. Whether these are with friends in the pub or colleagues in the workplace, the power of connection has huge implications for the way we develop.
Indeed, it has been shown that individuals who feel more connected have lower rates of anxiety and depression and a strengthened immune system. A book by Matthew D Lieberman, describes the neuroscience evidence for the importance of social connection in showing how when we experience social isolation our brains “hurt” in the same way we do when we feel physical pain.
It’s for this reason that Peer 2 Peer Mindfulness set up the Online Mindfulness Practitioner Community. It is a place where you can come and connect with others who are also experiencing the impact of Coronavirus and find support from one another, and from mindfulness.
Come and join your mindfulness friends in the Online Peer2Peer Mindfulness Community on Thursday night (6.45 pm for 7 pm Start) via 'ZOOM' and practice 'Thriving on Connection'.