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A Sense of an Opening

As Boris Johnson prepares to announce his road map out of lockdown, Susie Orbach reflects on the psychological juggling necessary to help us cope with the pandemic.

As a psychotherapist, Susie Orbach spends her working days helping people find words to express their emotional dilemmas.

But the seesaw of the pandemic presents particular challenges.

"We are not simply able," she writes, "to breathe into a difficult situation, roll up our psychological sleeves or dig ourselves in without the emotional cost of feeling constrained, nervous, watchful, touchy."

Producer: Adele Armstrong

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9 minutes

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Sun 21 Feb 2021 08:48


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