Breaking Free from Long Covid: Reclaiming Life and the Things That Matter (Paperback)

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Making visible the real effects of Long Covid on people and their lives, this guide explores the issues of living with the condition, helping people to make sense of their experiences on the road to recovery.

Rooted in the author's personal story of having Long Covid since April 2020, the book offers ideas from Narrative Therapy as a lens through which to address the emotional impact of Long Covid, and shares practical strategies for managing symptoms and regaining quality of life.

Acknowledging that recovery is unpredictable, the book sheds light on the often invisible challenges faced by people living with chronic conditions, such as managing pacing and rest in a world that values productivity, the impact of illness on relationships, coping in the context of a pandemic, and negotiating day to day life when you are living between illness and wellness.

Also drawing on the author's expertise as a Clinical Psychologist working in physical health, Breaking Free from Long Covid offers ideas for reconnecting with what matters most to you when illness threatens to take over your life.

About the Author

Dr Lucy Gahan is a Clinical Psychologist working in palliative care in an NHS Clinical Health Psychology Service. With a history of working as a physiotherapy assistant and in the fitness industry, her passions lie in working with the mind and body. She has had Long Covid since April 2020.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781839973505
ISBN-10: 1839973501
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Publication Date: October 21st, 2022
Pages: 192
Language: English

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