Loneliness and Isolation

Due to COVID-19, this has become a major issue. Feeling alone or separate from others or just feeling empty can be extremely debilitating, much like grief and loss, and can take some time to work through. Loneliness may accompany social isolation but can be caused by other things, including pandemics, breakups or divorce, health issues, moving to a new location or the death of a close friend or loved one. Loneliness has been found to raise levels of stress, impede sleep and, in turn, harm the body. Loneliness can also augment depression or anxiety and lead people into unhealthy habits. Nicole has assisted clients with strategies and creating new routines and pathways to help manage some of the negative impacts of loneliness and isolation.