COVID-19: Providing Behavioral Health Services In This Uncertain Time
To: Our Valued Clients and Community Partners Subject: COVID-19: Providing Behavioral Health Services In This Uncertain Time
As Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to present a major concern, we’re doing our best to keep everyone healthy and safe in our workplace, while also minimizing disruptions to the services we provide to our community.
In this effort, with the safety of our clients, staff and community members in mind and under the recommendations of local and government health officials for social distancing, High Country Behavioral Health will temporarily transition clients from in-person office appointments to virtual telehealth appointments. Telehealth services are delivered online via Zoom - a secure, HIPPA approved meeting application or by standard or wireless telephone. No special equipment is required for these appointments – clients may use their computer, smart phone, cellular or landline phone. At this time, in-office visits will still be available on a case-by-case basis, where there has not been a history of recent symptoms, illness or travel to a known hot spot for the COVID-19 virus. Of course, we will offer these telehealth services to our clients at no additional cost and regardless of the client’s insurance coverage for receiving telehealth services. Please call our office for questions and/or to set up an appointment.
Please know that HCBH will continue to monitor the situation closely and make changes accordingly. Our top priority is the health and safety of all community members and we pledge to stand by you through this uncertain time.
DBT Therapy was first created by Marsha M. Linehan. It combines CBT with other concepts from mindfulness, acceptance, change, emotion regulation and more. One of the concepts of DBT is understanding Wise Mind vs. Reactive Mind.
“What is this?”
“This is not me.”
“This is not mine.”
“I am not this.”
The Reactive Mind’s identity is based on attachments.
“This is me.” “This is mine.” “I am this.”
It lives in constant fear of imagined threats to its security, guidance, wisdom, and power.
Wise Mind (Big “I”)
Feels a sense of unity and oneness with all things.
Is open and receptivity to what is happening in the present (now).
Lives with a sense of ease.
Flows with a sense of acceptance, joy and love.
Has an inner sense of power and dignity independent of externals.
Feels harmonious and peaceful.
Is able to relax and enjoy leisure. Just being here–now.
Is trusting and embraces the unfolding pattern of life.
Reactive Mind (Little “I”)
Feels a sense of separation, lacks connection, and feels alienated.
Is attached to expectations, lacks inspiration, and seeks to control.
Is full of struggles, tensions, and stresses.
Feels resentful, lacks energy and zest for life. Is threatened by any change.
Craves approval, acceptance, achievement, and avoids rejection.
Is competitive, hostile, and envious.
Is greedy with time and lacks ability to rest. Must be doing, doing, doing.
Lacks a sense of meaning and purpose. Lives in fear and anxious anticipation.
Free your mind of static, chatter, preoccupations, & distractions of attachments.
“This is not me.” “This is not mine.” “I am not this.”