Thank you to Dr. Russ Harris who specialises in Acceptance Commitment Therapy for creating this concise, visual tool which outlines psychological strategies to deal with COVID anxiety.

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FACE COVID – How To Respond Effectively To The Corona Crisis

In this brief animation, Dr Russ Harris, author of the international best-seller The Happiness Trap, illustrates how to use ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) to deal with the Corona crisis and the fear, anxiety and worry that goes with it.

‘FACE COVID’ is a set of practical steps for responding effectively to the Corona crisis, using the principles of acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT).

Here’s a quick summary of the key steps:

F = Focus on what’s in your control 

A = Acknowledge your thoughts & feelings 

C = Come back into your body 

E = Engage in what you’re doing 


C = Committed action 

O = Opening up 

V = Values 

I = Identify resources 

D = Disinfect & distance 


To explore them all in more depth download a free FACE COVID eBook by using this link.