Opus Peace's response to COVID-19

Hope Begins when we learn how to release the pain of loss

Newly released self-help resources help manage anxiety to preserve mental health during pandemics

Pandemic fear is causing anxiety, chaos, and loss. Yet, few people realize the value of learning how to grieve their losses so hurt can be released. Grieving frees us to enter fresh into the present moment without unmourned loss weighing us down. Unfortunately, many people turn to their favorite numbing agents in an attempt to manage their emotional pain and helplessness – destructive habits are developed that may long outlast the current crisis. Opus Peace, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, provides educational programs that respond to the aftermath of trauma, stress, and soul injury. In response to the COVID-19 crisis Opus Peace has just released two free resources that help people learn how to validate and mourn the losses they have experienced so the hurt can be released. 

The world needs these messages!

Please watch each video and share these tools with others. It is likely you know someone in need of this information. We believe our work gives strength to individuals so we can be stronger together during this world pandemic.
 
RELEASING Loss, Fear & Helplessness: https://youtu.be/fCQyeNix3g8 


ANCHORING HEART Technique: https://youtu.be/SmzqoSc_diY


The first resource, RELEASING Loss, Fear & Helplessness, is a 4-minute video replete with powerful images, music, and messages validating the suffering people are experiencing, while offering simple tools to manage their grief and helplessness and challenge the use of numbing agents to bypass feeling their reality.
 
The additional resource, the ANCHORING HEART Technique, is a simple self-help tool that can be implemented in real time to help people learn how to feel their loss, hurt, and helplessness. Paradoxically, feeling these uncomfortable feelings helps avert angry, acting-out behaviours and/or numbing behaviours.
 
These resources originate from an unusual source: five VA hospice nurses who cared for more than 10,000 dying Veterans throughout their 30-year VA career. The lessons they learned reveal a process for attaining personal peace, and ironically, these lessons have come from people who were trained for war. The lessons were so profound that the nurses started a non-profit organization, Opus Peace, to bring the message to the rest of the world. The world is currently fighting a war with COVID-19 that threaten our very lives; dying Veterans have some secrets that may help us learn how to come to peace with anxiety, chaos, and loss.