The swift spread of the new coronavirus (COVID-19) around the world is certainly capturing the media’s attention, and judging by empty first aid, household cleaning and toilet paper aisles, it is alarming for many others too, including a large proportion of my own clients.

There are many unknowns about this virus at the moment, but there is something that we do know for certain, however. Prolonged panic, stress and worry is, never has and never will be a beneficial response.