• Brad Sprigg

How is your outlook lately?

Updated: May 12

Social distancing is the new worldwide social experiment. We have been asked to make a lot of change in a very short amount of time to help flatten the curve. There are many unintended consequences to this experiment which will keep the pundits writing for years after this is over.



Social distancing is the new worldwide social experiment. We have been asked to make a lot of change in a very short amount of time to help flatten the curve. There are many unintended consequences to this experiment which will keep the pundits writing for years after this is over.


One of the unintended consequences I am seeing at my counselling practice is people making a genuine effort to comply with all that has been asked of them may have inadvertently flattened themselves.


The way people are engaging with others and their day in general is very different, and the strain of all this change is starting to show. I suspect that the stress anxieties of covid-19 and all that is required of us is taking a toll on us all. The news cycle is not helping with its grim reminders and general fearmongering. Nor is the constant stream of what to do with your spare time suggestions that come at us from every direction.


I am of the thinking that there is more than enough for all of us to do without the reminders and suggestions. Top of the list being to look after yourself and those that are dear to you.

If even this feels like it is becoming too much maybe it is time to reach out and speak to a counsellor.

Fortunately, there are some very good phone services that are available 24 hours per day;


Lifeline 13 11 14

Mensline 1300 78 99 78

Kidshelpline 1800 55 1800

Or you can call me at Bright Vista Counselling on 0431 212 099 to make an appointment for a counselling session that suites your needs


For details and available session times please visit https://www.brightvistacounselling.com.au/


In the interim, be self-aware, be supportive, be observant & be kind.

If you are in crisis or need immediate assistance, please call Emergency Services on 000 or Lifeline on 13 11 14