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Coming Out of Our COVID Caves: An Expert’s Guide to Re-Entry

For the past 15 months, we’ve been carefully following safety protocols, and strict mandates have helped inform our decisions. Now, as we come out of our COVID caves, the rules are more ambiguous and varying comfort levels collide. It can create a whole new wave of anxiety around what feels safe, especially when our precautions don’t match those around us.

In this Voices of Compassion podcast, CHC’s Dr. Vivien Keil, shares coping strategies for easing our family’s way back into the world with courage and compassion.

For over a year, we’ve been sheltering in place, wearing masks and keeping our distance from others. The CDC has recently eased restrictions, and we are gradually coming out of our COVID caves. Already, over half of Americans say they have gone out to eat, while almost 60% have recently visited friends and relatives. As a result, some people’s emotional wellbeing has improved and others are experiencing a decline. Everyone’s comfort levels are different. So how do you know what is best for your family’s mental and physical health? How can you create a smooth transition back into the world? Listen in to this podcast to hear strategies from Dr. Vivien Keil, neuropsychologist and Director of Clinical Services at CHC. Her number one piece of advice? Trust your instincts.

All Voices of Compassion podcast episodes are available on-demand to stream or download. Listen to Coming Out of Our COVID Caves: An Expert’s Guide to Re-Entry online at podcasts.chconline.org. You can also subscribe to Voices of Compassion on Apple podcasts, Spotify and other podcast apps.

Voices of Compassion is a weekly podcast produced by Children’s Health Council (CHC) with insights, inspiration and creative conversations about mental health, education and family.

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