It’d be a bit of an understatement to say that this isn’t the issue we had planned. We were going to be taking ways of making more money as our issue theme, but now that the world is radically different, we’re just concentrating on advice to help you and your business get through this. We hope that you and everyone you care for is safe and healthy. We know that you’ll be reaching out to help the elderly and vulnerable around you. Even if it’s just something as simple as calling your neighbours to check if they need anything picked up if you are doing your weekly shop. We are, by nature,keen to help others. Each of us handles situations like this differently, some are resilient and already making plans to make their lives and businesses even better than before. Some will relish the chance to take some time off and learn something new. Some of us won’t be coping well at all. Someone you know will be quietly going to pieces. They will be feeling lonely and desperate, worried about money, their families and their futures. Please reach out to them. Use your skills to help someone else’s wellbeing. We can’t reassure you that everything will soon be back to normal. We don’t know how long we will be in lockdown or how long people will have to practice social distancing. We don’t know how long it will be before you can return to work, or how long it will take for your clients to feel financially and mentally secure enough to return to practice rooms up and down the country. We’re certainly not going to pretend that it won’t be a struggle over the next few months. Life will not be the same because this collective experience has already changed us. It’s changed our goals and priorities and shown us what really matters. It’s changed how we think and how we feel about things. What happens next is up to all of us. What we can promise is that however long this takes, however bad it gets, we’ll be here for you. Here if you need to talk about your experiences and the way you’re feeling and here to help you rebuild your business.
Alison and everyone at Holistic Therapist x