The Rinat Akhmetov Foundation’s Project “Overcome. Psychologist supports” how to keep balance in life

The Rinat Akhmetov Foundation continues a cycle of live broadcasts to provide psychological support to residents of Donbass. Online broadcasts and webinars are held within the framework of the project “Museum of Civilian Voices of the Rinat Akhmetov Foundation” on the digital platforms of the Foundation. Viewers can ask experts the questions that concern them the most.

What is balance in life? Is there any difference between harmony and balance? How to maintain a balance between work and personal life? These and other questions from the audience were answered by a psychotherapist, clinical psychologist, specialist in crisis psychology and overcoming traumatic experience, coordinator of the psychological service of the Rinat Akhmetov Foundation, Alena Lukyanchuk. Since 2014, she has been helping the residents of Donbass cope with the negative consequences of the events they have experienced.

The expert noted that balance in life, in fact, is synonymous with the concept of quality of life, when a person evenly distributes forces, resources and energy.

“A person is in balance when he or she is satisfied, receives positive feedback from life, from work and from family. That is, a person is in a relationship between what he/she gives and what he/she receives,” – the speaker shared.

Alena Lukyanchuk also spoke about how the war in Donbass affects the emotional balance of civilians.

“People who live along the contact line have a basic need for physical safety violated. And this in turn affects their emotional balance. It is important to find that field of activity for yourself that will help replenish your resource – something which can make you happy, something that can bring you pleasure.”

The expert also formulated tips and recommendations that can help people start the process of harmonizing life even today.

“First, you need to clearly understand what you like in life, what you enjoy. Second, clearly understand your own speed of life. Third, structurally delineate your time. The more varied your life is, the more balance it has,” the psychologist concluded.

To understand if you need psychological help, you can take a test on the website of the Rinat Akhmetov Foundation:

You can also contact the Foundation’s psychologists for help by calling the hotline: 0800509001.

The unique Museum of Civilian Voices of the Rinat Akhmetov Foundation is a safe, confidential space where residents of Donbass can tell about their experiences for the sake of the future, for the sake of peace. You can find the stories of people from the Luhansk and Donetsk regions, as well as leave your own ones, here: