As the daily Covid-19 case count soars to new heights here in the United States (even as we are told by our federal government that it is important we all get back to work and send our children back to school),
I knew the pandemic was triggering for me. Bringing back old compulsions. Familiar fears. Making me feel stuck. Anxious. Ready to fight, flee or freeze. But I didn’t quite understand why until speaking with my psychotherapist and learning that it is precisely my fear response that has made me relapse into a post-traumatic stress response.