Covid-19 A threat or opportunity?

As I write this, Covid-19 has been declared a pandemic and we are beginning a period of self isolation and social distancing to protect ourselves and others who may be more vulnerable from the virus. I’ve been pondering the question is Covid-19 a threat or an opportunity? I’m noticing a polarity in behaviour. Whilst some people appear to be going into fear and stockpiling food others are reaching out in kindness to help the more vulnerable members of our society. I’m curious to know what will emerge from this. Covid-19 has shone the light on a the paradox that although we need to withdraw from socialising we are all connected on a global scale.

We are witnessing our economic, social and political structures buckling under the strain of rapid social change. What we had and have isn’t working any more. We need a new way of relating with each other and the natural world. When the threat of Covid 19 is over as we pick up the pieces we have an opportunity to co-create a sustainable system that works for us and future generations.

What if we used this as an opportunity to restart society on a greener, more environment conscious foot? Might this be an opportunity to shift our economic infrastructure from an ego-system to a sustainable eco-system?

To explore this opportunity we need to pull on all our resources to stay mindful, present in the moment and in love with life. Fear and anxiety is proven to weaken the immune system whereas expressing gratitude helps us stay positive, happy and healthy.

Many businesses and individuals are already utilising technology. Igniting Minds is offering its services on-line. At 7am every morning we deliver free mindfulness, gratitude and protection meditations on zoom to help you create an inner calmness that will stay with you throughout your day. You are very welcome to join us. No experience is needed as full guidance will be given. Email us to receive your link and access to the online mindfulness meditations.

“Developing a daily meditation practice has enabled me to bring mindfulness and presence to all that I do”.

We have developed a resource of tips and techniques to support you. Available on the following links: How to Be Mindful: How to Be Fearless: and Building Mental Resilience.

Going into fear will lower your immunity, restrict your capacity to think strategically and stop you making the best use of your time in isolation.

If you can’t attend the online mindfulness sessions then we have provided a link to a daily virus protection meditation created and narrated by Natasha Saltzer.

Being in isolation can be received as a gift of time and an opportunity to future proof ourselves and our businesses. Igniting Minds is now delivering its leadership coaching on-line and we can support you to review and create new business strategies and plans, explore your career options and help you build the leadership skills needed to navigate an ever increasing volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous global territory.

This is an opportunity to change patterns. Whether this is increasing confidence, communication skills, reducing anxiety and stress then why not invest your time in coaching and the future you.

We are offering three new products: 

  • on-line psychological life coaching and leadership coaching:
  • nature walk coaching
  • early morning online meditation

All are powerful and cost effective ways of supporting you to stay calm and healthy and explore new creative and innovative options for the future.

Email us today for a free exploration of your coaching needs. Or telephone 0208 740 8802

Let’s stay calm and resourceful during these volatile and uncertain times and together we can help co-create a more sustainable world for future generations.