New Year's gifts in a difficult time of the coronavirus pandemic should have a therapeutic effect, psychologists interviewed by RIA Novosti told RIA Novosti.
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So, according to Elena Obukhova, a member of the European Association for Psychotherapy (EAP) and the Professional Psychotherapeutic League, gifts are a return to childhood. As for her personally, she would like to receive “that same kaleidoscope from childhood” as a gift.
“That is, the theme of gifts is as a form of therapy, no matter how pompous it may sound. Because everyone wants a piece of warmth precisely when there is uncertainty around and some incomprehensible things happen,”said the psychologist.
At the same time, psychologist Irina Larina said that it is not the content of the gift that becomes therapeutic, but its form. Many people, despite their age, remain children at heart, so it is important to create the feeling of a winter fairytale.
As reported by IA REGNUM, according to a survey conducted by the IH "Romir", the majority of Russian residents on New Year's Eve would ask Santa Claus for health (79%) and happiness (58%) for themselves and their loved ones. 36% would like to make more money in the new year. They would ask Santa Claus for a new car, dacha or apartment for 18%.
Also among the New Year's wishes for Santa Claus: travel (14%), a new smartphone (7%), to meet true love (6%), a computer (4%). give birth to a child (3%), get married / get married (3%).