The need for spiritual first aid during COVID-19

“We know from my work on time perspective when coping with trauma that people’s social networks can play an important role in helping people retain a positive sense of the future. Supportive social relationships help people feel connected to the future, whereas conflictual or emotionally constraining social interactions … can similarly constrain a person’s sense of the future. — Dr. E. Alison Holman, Ph.D., FNP, UCI professor of nursing at the Sue & Bill Gross School of Nursing and Department of Psychological Science, who also conducted longitudinal research during the pandemic