JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Docs are nonetheless making an attempt to grasp the long-term bodily and psychological well being results of COVID-19.
The stress of the pandemic has some psychological well being consultants pointing us to the concept of setting apart time to play — even for adults.
A neighborhood mindset coach is instructing individuals easy methods to deal with their psychological well being by means of an grownup playdate.
“Simply witnessing all the magnificence round me, it actually put me in a greater psychological house, so I wished to create the Playdate and provides that very same pleasure I felt that day to my neighborhood,” mentioned mindset coach Audreyonna Sequale.
What began off as a random day within the park for Sequale has was The Playdate — a free occasion to advertise a holistic strategy to psychological well being by means of play.
“Play is a extremely underrated type of remedy,” Sequale mentioned.
Might is Psychological Well being Consciousness Month. Sequale mentioned an occasion like The Playdate is vital to destigmatizing conversations and mindsets about psychological well being.
“I believe that beginning right here and creating occasions like this can be a little little bit of a better method for individuals to start the dialog round psychological well being,” Sequale mentioned. “And particularly in a method that’s extra digestible in order that it’s not targeted so closely on trauma and coping with the laborious issues. I wished to make it a bit of bit simpler so it’s extra accessible.”
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