Thriving Through Corona

Dr Rhys Beynon joins Mark to share 5 Tips to Help You Stay Well During the Coronavirus Crisis

We hope you and your loved ones are keeping safe and well.

As Coronavirus has turned all of our worlds’ upside down, the need for resilience has never been greater.

To help you, we reached out to people we respect and asked for tips on how to bounce back quickly to be your best self during this pandemic.

In this month’s Keep Your Thrive Alive video Mark is joined virtually by Dr Rhys Beynon, a Consultant in A&E Medicine at St George’s Hospital in London (who you may have seen in 24 hours in A&E on the TV) who shares his expertise and wisdom.

In this video you’ll learn how to:

  • Maintain good mental and physical health  (5:06 to 6.36)
  • Boost your immunity to stay healthy and fight the virus (6.36 to 8.55)
  • Feel more connected to the important people in your life (8.55 to 10.56)
  • Feel a sense of achievement  (13.22 to 16.05)
  • Find meaning and purpose in this crisis  (10.56 to 13.22)

As well as how small changes can make a huge difference!

We’d love to learn what you found most useful, please share your comments below.

We look forward to seeing you soon and in the meantime..

Stay safe, be well and thrive

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  1. Mark-Reply
    2nd April 2020 at 9:08 am

    I’m really curious what you found most useful about this interview with the incredible Rhys?

    What action are you going to take?

  2. Kirsty Mulligan-Reply
    2nd April 2020 at 1:50 pm

    Great video Mark and Rhys! I think your intention when speaking with other people is really a important point. Everyone has different levels of sensitivity to this issue and it’s important that we are all mindful of that.

  3. Bern Maguire-Reply
    2nd April 2020 at 2:29 pm

    Love the video Mark, so many great ideas! I’m going to start checking in on neighbours in the area – really like the card idea.

  4. Bryan Mulligan-Reply
    2nd April 2020 at 2:39 pm

    My goal during Covid-19 is to learn three new licks on the harmonica!

  5. Catherine Maguire-Reply
    2nd April 2020 at 3:18 pm

    Great Video Mark & Rhys. I think your advice on people spending too much time on the negative aspects of social media are very important as one tends to get sucked in. We all need to keep informed but not 8 hours a day. I love your advice on meditation as it is one area I feel a lot of us struggle with initially. Also your tip on headspace app.I would encourage anyone who hasn’t tried it out, to give it a try not just once but a few times & hopefully they will receive the benefits.Great advice all round kept brief & simple. Thank you both.

    • Mark-Reply
      3rd April 2020 at 11:15 am

      Thanks Catherine!

  6. Lucy Hockey-Reply
    2nd April 2020 at 3:48 pm

    Hi Mark, another great video, with some really good advice and ideas. I liked the part about gratitude and also playfulness, both things that are easy to forget in our current situation. Thanks a lot.

    • Mark-Reply
      3rd April 2020 at 11:14 am

      So true Lucy, even in all this crisis there are still things to be grateful for. Thanks!

  7. Sue Riley-Reply
    2nd April 2020 at 4:13 pm

    Hi Mark
    A great video with lots of useful ideas and reminders! I like it he idea of making things playful when working at home with others. The phrase ‘contributing rather than consuming’ is a good reminder to us all too.
    Thank you

    • Mark-Reply
      3rd April 2020 at 11:14 am

      Thanks Sue!

  8. Julie Martin-Reply
    2nd April 2020 at 6:28 pm

    Another great video Mark! Love seeing Rhys and hearing his advice. I’ve noticed the urge to keep scrolling on the “socials” and news and after 10 minutes I can feel my whole nervous system really start to scream. Going through all these points you’ve both laid out really puts it all into perspective!
    Thanks again!

    • Mark-Reply
      3rd April 2020 at 11:13 am

      Social media can be such a help when you’re physically isolating but you’re so right it you induce too much it can have a negative impact on your whole nervous system. Thanks Julie.

  9. Della Judd-Reply
    3rd April 2020 at 10:36 am

    I thought this was so useful and informative. A great distillation of the advice out there, and some top tips to be positive.

    For me – I am listening to some great music, I share some mix cloud mixes with my dad and he shares with me. Also my kids have started to create a ‘pop up’ restaurant for us so we get dressed up and eat ‘out’. It has created a sense of fun as we pretend to go out of the house.

    Thank you Rhys – for the work you and your NHS colleagues are doing too X

    • Mark-Reply
      3rd April 2020 at 11:12 am

      Great suggestions Della, I especially like sharing music with your Dad and pop up restaurant. Thanks so much!

  10. Mark Bouman-Reply
    5th April 2020 at 12:42 pm

    Hi Mark & Rhys, thanks for this very useful video. I’ve gone into my phone and set myself daily screen time limits, just as a reminder to STOP looking at social media or the news. Thanks! Stay well. X

  11. Paula-Reply
    5th April 2020 at 8:10 pm

    Congratulations on a great video with fab ideas from you and Rhys. Sense of purpose was the one point which struck a chord with me and I find as a stay at home mum previous to covid 19 my role is now more important; ensuring routines are formed, introducing positivity on a daily basis to the house and I am taking this opportunity to teach new life skills to my children teaching them to cook and clean.. a walk in the park is now a luxury and we are grateful to get out and about everyday and using this time to teach our dog new tricks. Keep up the good work and again well done!!

  12. Graham-Reply
    13th April 2020 at 12:15 pm

    Really great to “see” you both after such a long while. Really enjoyed the five tips. Structure and playfulness are just two of the take-aways – thank you!!

  13. Paula Rawlinson-Reply
    21st April 2020 at 9:58 am

    Thanks Mark and Rhys, I found this really interesting and great suggestions in particular about sense of achievements and looking back on what I’m doing and how it’s making me feel, I’m sorting the house and have managed to sort the loft out which has been on my list for ages. Also about the time we spend as a family and making the most, we have played games and go a family walk every day which is the time we all take a break from school work and other work.

    Stay safe and well.

  14. Jane Dearing-Reply
    28th May 2020 at 3:00 pm

    Thank you for sharing the video Mark. I found that checking in on the news first thing and last thing at night is enough otherwise it consumes your mind. Checking in on Family and neighbours is another good way to stay in contact so that you do not feel alone. Also i’ve enjoyed listening to music more and gardening to take my mind off the virus surrounding us all.

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