Coronavirus Updates

Hello Fulshear-Katy Chamber Member,

By now your inbox is filled with similar emails, we’re sure of it. We’re getting them too.

If you skim over this, that’s fine. We just want you to know this message is coming from our Licensed, Mental Health Professionals, and a place of deep sincerity and appreciation for the work that you do and the people you serve as a Fulshear-Katy Chamber member. It’s why we show up for work every day as well, and none of us are alone in this struggle.

As you navigate your life right now, we know and understand how current events may be impacting your professional commitments, your personal well-being, your own family, and your business. We want to help you maintain as much normalcy as possible during the next few weeks, so we are sharing with our members what decades of research shows helpful to the vast majority of us all.. and will likely add value to your new Pandemic routine.

Please know the field of Psychology and Mental Health tells us that we all have an “innate capacity for resilience.” It is a skill that we can practice daily, and build upon. As a mental health professional for 30 years, and an Incident commander following 9/11/2001 NYC, World Trade Center, I know that we can best thrive through even “wartime stress” by daily thinking, feeling and engaging in good health practices such as:

We are what we think about! We are what we repeatedly think and do! While easier said than done, “the recovery model” was born as a means for people struggling with addictions, to leverage fellowship and the practice of recovery. Today it remains a healthy approach to all our lives since we’re all likely in recovery from something, whether it's depression, anxiety, couple or family conflict, grief & loss and now Pandemic.

We each begin our day with good physical hygiene. Think about the equal importance of your daily practice of mental health hygiene. Do you engage in regular exercise, healthy nutrition, rhythmic breathing (oxygen is a powerful anti-anxiety drug), positive self-talk, negative-thought-stopping & thought replacement, journaling, prayer, spirituality and fellowship? Please see attached exercises, and call us for anything further.

At CFC, we practice what we prescribe and will do our absolute best to treat you as our own family, should you call upon us. A limited number of brief assessments/ mental health check-ups are being offered at our cost (no cost to you). Don’t suffer unnecessarily. We’re all in this together, we’re a faith-based community and we need to tap into our innate capacity for resilience now more than ever before. Call us as needed at 713.904.5222.

 

Written by: Senior Counselor, Owner Michael Hack, SAP, LCSW, Corporate & Family Counseling, PLLC with attachments provided by: Jongsma, A. (2014). Adult Psychotherapy Homework Planner.5th ed. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.

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