Social-Distancing vs. Emotional Distancing, How to Stay Connected During the Pandemic

Millions worldwide are experiencing loneliness during the pandemic. To help, the Scientology Information Center invites visitors to learn tools to beat the social distancing blues, primary among them, communication.

Clearwater, FL, September 12, 2020 --( For those who’d like to know more about communication the Center features an educational video available in 17 languages. The video states, in part, “Communication is one of the most valuable tools one has when attempting to assist others.”

“Families and friends all over the world are navigating these unusual times,” said Amber Skjelset, Manager of the Scientology Information Center. “Families spanning several generations are trying to keep grandparents safe. Friends are social-distancing to keep one-another well, and hugs are most often postponed until after the pandemic.”

“While social-distancing is necessary to help flatten the curve and the spread of the coronavirus, loneliness and sorrow are increasing and becoming a common complaint - an unfortunate byproduct. How do you counteract the dilemma of having to stay away, but wanting to be close? The answer is to communicate. Call them, video chat, or if they are not technology savvy or inclined, write them a good old letter or send them a card and let them know you are thinking of them and that you care. You can never tell how much worry, concern or sadness you’ve helped clear up simply by reaching out and communicating with them,” said Skjelset.

“...Communication is the universal solvent. It’s just as much a universal solvent as any potion that was ever dreamed up in a laboratory,” said humanitarian and founder of Scientology, Mr. L. Ron Hubbard.

Masks are required indoors and are provided complimentary along with travel-sized bottles of hand sanitizer.

To see check out the video online and the complementary course providing communication drills to improve one’s skills please visit

For more information about the Scientology Information Center please contact Ms. Amber Skjelset at 727-467-6966 or email or visit during its hours of operation: Sunday-Friday 10am-7pm and Saturday 1-7pm.

For more information on Scientology, visit or the Scientology Network on DirecTV channel 320, or streaming at or through apps at AppleTV, FireTV and Roku.

The Scientology Information Center:

The Scientology Information Center, located in the century-old Clearwater Building in downtown Clearwater, opened on July 11, 2015, and currently houses a gallery of audiovisual displays with some 400 videos. The Center is open to all and provides a self-guided tour showing basic Scientology beliefs, Churches around the world, ongoing social programs and the life of L. Ron Hubbard, Scientology's founder. The Center offers tours to the broad public; and opens up the use of its conference room to social, civic and non-profit groups.
Church of Scientology
Amber Skjelset
(727) 467-6966