Mukherjee’s practice is backed by 20 plus years of consulting and coaching experience through which he has touched/transformed the lives of more than ten thousand individuals. He also comes with a rich background and exposure to applied behavioral sciences through his journey with ISABS (1987 – 2003). Today, Indroneil is a much sought-after and respected Bach Flower therapist. Bach Flower remedies address mental health issues like Addiction, Anger, Anxiety, Depression, Fears and Phobias, Grief, Impatience, Lack of self-confidence and self-esteem, Loneliness, Low self-worth, Mental exhaustion, PTSD, Relationship issues, Sleeplessness, Stress, Suicidal tendencies, Trauma, among others.
The Covid-19 pandemic has forced organizations to change their status quo on functionality leading to the new norm of Work from Home.
It was expected to be a win-win situation for the employee and the employer. However, the outcome has been quite the opposite, studies have shown.
Companies were compelled to allow their employees to work from their respective homes rather than office cubicles to reduce exposure to the infection. Contrary to the expectation that the situation would provide the employees some respite and lots of flexibility, allowing them to spend more time with their families, what’s happening is otherwise.
WFH is blurring the boundaries between work and personal spaces and leading to mental health issues among people.
The sheer suddenness of the change imposed on employees have challenged their ability to accept and adapt to the new order, causing stress and anxiety.
Role spaces at home have become blurred, as both men and women employees are struggling to redefine the roles they take in the family. This is leading to conflicts and misunderstanding. Some are even feeling overburdened and overwhelmed.
Also adjusting to a new routine (often of routine-less-ness) is challenging inner harmony and balance in individual lives. This is going against the grain of many, especially those who are used to leading a disciplined life.
Being cut away from familiar social life at the workplace is also leading to isolation and even depression.
- Re-establish new boundaries through open conversations with the family.
- Establish a work zone at home. Keep it flexible.
- Stick to a schedule. Be flexible.
- Practice self-care. Make time for exercise, presencing, hobby time and me-time
- Dedicate time for interactions with family and friends (virtual).
A good way to beat WFH blues would be to incorporate Bach Flower remedies as a way of life. These are floral essences that are vibrational in nature. As there is no bio-chemical substance, the remedies are absolutely safe and without any side effects. They work perfectly well with other medicines and modalities.
Bach Flower therapy is simple. The client does not need to follow any regiment or ritual. Also, it does not require any intervention as it is in counselling and psychotherapy. All one has to do, is to ingest a combination of Bach Flower remedies for a period of time and mental well-being is reinstated.
Here are some suggested remedies:
- Walnut – to tide through change, smoothly
- Oak – for feeling over-burdened.
- Elm – for feeling overwhelmed, daunted
- Impatiens – for feeling irritated at things not happening smoothly at the desired pace
- Depression / isolation – Mustard
- Exhaustion / fatigue – Olive
- Feeling upset with disruption of routine – Rock Water
- Anxiety – Aspen, Cherry Plum
- Anger – Holly, Willow, Beach
- Disappointment – Gentian
It’s important to note that in Bach Flower therapy there are no standard protocols. Combinations are carefully customized for each individual after a thorough diagnosis is carried out. Also, while one may notice significant positive shifts in their emotional state after a few doses, for complete healing sustained therapy is required.
It’s recommended that companies consider having therapists on the panel who could be reached out to by the employees, to ensure sustained mental well-being. That way, the disadvantages of work-from-home will not outweigh the advantages enjoyed by both the employer and the employee.