On behalf of your Nova Scotia Lawyers Assistance Program (NSLAP) provider, Homewood HealthTM is pleased to provide the following newsletter “When you Fear the Unknown – Coping with Uncertainty

We do our best to talk ourselves into believing many different things when facing something unknown. Sometimes, we say that “everything happens for a reason,” “this too shall pass,” or “it is what it is” to calm our minds, soothe our worries, and ease our fears. While it’s not always as simple as that, we are processing and trying to cope with uncertainty. It’s instinctive. We need reassurance and clarity to feel secure.

In this article, we’ll reframe uncertainty as a part of life that is constant and explore signs to recognize when it’s affecting us negatively. We will also investigate why we have such difficulty dealing with uncertainty, a trait referred to as Intolerance of Uncertainty (IU). There are things we can do to become more comfortable with uncertainty – since it doesn’t ever go away entirely and can resurface when you least expect it.

If you have wellness questions, or are looking for wellness information, visit the NSLAP website at www.nslap.ca. For more information and support, along with resources and counselling to cope with uncertainty, register with Homewood Health™ https://homeweb.ca/. Please note that NSLAP is your “company” name when you register, and your Invitation Code is NSB931

Call in confidence, 24 hours a day: 1 866 299 1299 (within Nova Scotia) | (See the website for details about calling from outside Nova Scotia) | 1 866 398 9505 (en français) | 1 888 384 1152 (TTY).

LIANSwers v80, March 2023