Mental Health encompasses our emotional, social well- being and the psychological aspects of our lives. It controls how we act, think and feel. It determines the way in which we handle stressful situations, make clear decisions, relate to one another and develop a view of ourselves in this world. At all stages in life your health is very important. From your early childhood to adolescence and on into adulthood.
Over your lifetime you will experience problems in your life and the way in which you think becomes cloudy and confusing. Your mood changes, your attitude and feelings about things shift. There are several factors that contribute to the mental health of a person and the problems associated:
- Biological make up and factors (genetics and brain chemistry).
- Life time experiences (divorce, trauma, family issues, medical and career, loss of loved ones, etc).
- Your family history and the history of health problems associated.
Problems associated with mental health are very common and help is available. People suffering from issues can and do get better and many if not most with effort and help recover completely.
Are you unsure if you have a mental health problem?
If your experiencing one or more of the feelings or behavioral traits listed you will want to consider seeking help.
- You find yourself eating or that your sleeping too much or too little.
- Pulling away physically and emotionally from others.
- Very low energy or none at all.
- Feeling numbed out and that nothing matters.
- Unexplained aches and pains.
- Feelings of helplessness or hopelessness.
- Smoking, increased drinking, drug use. Anything to not feel your feelings.
- Confused, very forgetful, on edge, upset and angry, anxious and worrisome.
- Increased conflict and fights with loved ones.
- Persistent and consistent thoughts and memories your not able to remove from your mind.
- Thoughts of self harm or harm to others.
- Inability to perform every day tasks that were once very simple.
An overall well balanced individual takes a holistic approach to their lives. They focus on the mental, spiritual and psychological well being of themselves. This is very hard to do at times like now. There seems to be a focus on the exterior image. Thanks to the internet and access to social media more and more teens are needing services for self esteem, depression, performance anxiety and much more.
The holistic approach states that our consciousness is not contained in any one part of us but is integrated into three parts: Mind/Body/Spirit. Treating individuals with holistic psychotherapy is being able to treat the person on all three levels. It is a collaboration with the client to help them gain the much needed awareness to bring insight, emotional stability, healthy spiritual connection and meaning in life.
Holistic therapy is not attempting to eliminate the symptoms. It wants to help bring the insight and awareness into the person consciousness and once that is done the symptoms will be revealed and healing happens. Acceptance of what is and the present moment is the agenda. Not going back and diving through every painful childhood experience. We learn to accept what is going on in the world around us. That we do not have to respond and take everything personal. Understanding the story our mind is making up about events constantly. This story is the one of fear.
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Lets start the journey today and bring awareness to mental health and to all aspects (mind, body, spirit). Read more about my approach to therapy and understand how I can help you today. We are hear on this life to experience love. This is the work of the individual. Not someone outside of you. Learn first what self love is and all other fears, anxieties, depression, etc melt away.