Worried about returning to a “normal” life after Covid? The psychologist gives advice …


Interviews with Refilwe Moloto, clinical psychologist, Dr Cathy Angus.


After 18 months of isolation, getting out can be difficult. © rido / 123rf.com

After 18 months of living in the pandemic, we are finally at level one of containment.

Caution is still required, but life is starting to return to (new) normal.

For some people, however, returning to pre-pandemic life causes tremendous anxiety, even if they have been vaccinated.

Crowded spaces, communal kitchens in offices, people not wearing their masks properly – this might seem like small things, but for those who have been properly insulated for over a year, this is a big deal.

If you or someone you care about is affected by this anxiety and fear, you may want to listen to Refilwe Moloto’s interview with clinical psychologist Dr Cathy Angus, who gave advice on overcoming this problem. (scroll to listen).

It happens to a lot of people… The longer people stay inside and do not interact, the more difficult it becomes to return to the big world…

Dr Cathy Angus, clinical psychologist

People spend too much time listening to the news and the radio …

Dr Cathy Angus, clinical psychologist

There are people who refuse vaccines. There are people who refuse to keep their masks on. So other people feel very vulnerable …

Dr Cathy Angus, clinical psychologist

Make sure you follow the rules and take whatever precautions you can to protect yourself… You can’t control others…

Dr Cathy Angus, clinical psychologist

Many people drown in it [news about the pandemic] …

Dr Cathy Angus, clinical psychologist


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