NEW YORK — The anniversary of 9/11 is a very difficult day for many New Yorkers, and the pandemic has likely amplified the magnitude of the emotions many of us feel. Making matters worse, hugs and other acts of physical comfort may not be possible right now.
Amy Arvary, a Master Clinical Hypnotherapist, spoke with NY1’s Roma Torre and acknowledged that all aspects of life have changed, “and that includes how we mourn, how we celebrate, how we move through our regular day,” she said.
Arvary said an event like the anniversary can have an effect on the high state of anxiety, stress and depression that people are already experiencing.
She said having strategies on hand can help you cope with the added pain surfacing in these times, and recommended the following methods:
Practice the Pause- pausing before any kind of reaction helps to not escalate the negative feelings
Use guided meditation/hypnosis to provide your mind moments…