Moods are not created in the mind alone, but in partnership with the body. Ask anyone who has eaten ice cream to cheer themselves up, and they'll tell you that's true. What we feed the body can have an enormous impact on how we feel.
Our attitude towards our mental health issues has a massive impact on how well we cope with them. What we tell ourselves. is vital. Here are 4 things every mental health sufferer needs to tell themselves based on both my personal experience of mental health and my studies as a psychotherapist.
Suicide never just happens. No individual emotion causes it. No single event is responsible for it. People are driven to suicide when they reach a state of extreme hopelessness. The ingredients of suicide are emotional, social, and environmental. By understanding all the components, we can help prevent people from reaching suicidal states.
Mark Twain devised a clever way of looking at worries and was able to banish 92 percent of his anxieties. We’re going a step further than the literary behemoth, aiming for 100 percent deletion of your worries. This is not for the faint-hearted, but if you’re willing, I will give you the truth and the tools.
First, think of everything you tend to worry about: persistent worries, past worries, everything. Make a long “worry list”. If you’re not too depressed after doing that, assign your worry ...
People who suffer from anxiety disorders, depression, low self esteem, addictions, personality disorders and other mental health issues do not develop symptoms out of nowhere. What most people do not realise is that unresolved trauma could be causing or perpetuating their problems.
Trauma is often at the root of many problems that affect our wellbeing, but often we don't recognise it as trauma because it doesn't fit our conception of what might be traumatic.
When people think of trauma, they ...
What if traditional self-care doesn’t work for you? Beth Burgess, Author of Instant Wisdom: 10 Easy Ways To Get Smart Fast offers up alternatives to traditional self-care which doesn’t include downing a bottle of wine and blotting out the bad things.