Holistic Healthcare providers generally agree that mental health is more that just looking into one aspect of your life. Ultimate mental health includes your mind, body spirit, and social relationship well-being (MBSR).
Mental health is important at every stage of one’s life . It affects us from childhood to adolescence and through out our senior years.
Mental Health affects how you think, feel, and act. It also helps to influence how you handle stress, relate to others and make choices in living your everyday life and purpose.
Over time, inability to handle stress and neglect of one’s mental health can impact all aspects of your thinking, mood, and behavior. Recently there is also evidence that your mind affects your bodily functions and physical health and well-being. The reverse is also true, chronic illness, as well as autoimmune disease, can trigger and contribute to increase mental health stress and problems.
I believe in a Mind, Body, Spirit, Relationship philosophy.
We were created to be well. It is my belief that any person’s health is best understood from the viewpoint of the Mind, Body, Spirit, Relationship model. This means that our bodies, minds, community, and Spirit usually work together in a wondrous, healthy harmony without much thought or care on our part.
We can have faith that when things go wrong in our lives these beautifully interwoven natural systems will do their best to correct the problem unless we get in the way. If we are miseducated from childhood trauma we take on negative perceptions and habits to protect ourselves which eventually lead to separation and loss of our natural ability to heal.
I also believe we can learn to encourage these healing systems to function properly with gentle easy to learn energy techniques that not only remove blocks but act as preventive measures keeping us in optimum MBSR health and wellness. We can be kind and patient with ourselves as we redirect our lives to a healthier path.
When things don’t seem to be working out so well, however, it may be time to seek out someone who can work with you and help you return things to the natural balance and order.
Over the years I have come to value many ways of helping those who are experiencing dis-ease find this natural balance by learning gentle skills and understanding their true nature and purpose again.
Factors influencing mental health
According to the Pastoral Medical Association, and the latest research from Bruce Lipton, Ph.D., many factors influence a person’s mental health. Bruce Lipton,Ph.D. a cell biologists has concluded that it is a person’s perceptions that affects his biology not his/her DNA. Other factors contributing to mental health include:
- Biological Factors, Such as Your Brain Chemistry and/or Genes
- Life Experiences, Such as Past Trauma or Abuse You May Have Experienced
- Family History of Mental Health wth Dysfunctional Relationship Problems
- Unresolved Shame or Grief Issues with Limiting Beliefs
- Present and Past Stressors and Traumatic Events.
- Present and Past Unresolved Relationship Issues with Tension /Conflicts.
In general, ultimate mental health is a sense of unity or inherent integration of one’s mind, body and spiritual functioning and well-being, which includes one’s confidence, and self-esteem. It enables you to have an expanded awareness and fully enjoy and appreciate other people, day-to-day living experiences and deeply appreciate a greater significance of people, places and things greater events in your surroundings as well as individual relationships. Individuals who are mentally healthy:
• Know how to resolve physical, emotional, mental relationship stress issues.
• Experience greater aliveness, freedom, confidence and joy.
• Have more fulfilling supportive meaningful relationships.
• Experience greater creativity, resourcefulness and enjoy peak experiences.
• Enjoy self-confidence and improve performances with optimum learning.
• Experience Self Empowerment Freedom of Choice with Positive Visioning and Goal Setting.
All of Which Allows You To:
- Form Positive Relationships
- Use Your Abilities to Express Authentic Feelings, Thoughts, Dreams.
- Use Your Abilities to More Deeply Connect To Others with Appreciation, Compasssion and Love.
- Develop Meaningful Positive Support Systems to Maximize Your Success and Full Potential,
- Use Available Resources to Deal More Effectively with Life’s Challenges.
In Contrast, Poor Mental Health Can Result in Symptoms Such As:
- Lacking Motivation, Inspiration, Drive or Pleasure in Activities.
- Experiencing a Void or Having Low or No Energy.
- Experiencing Explosive Anger or Hostility Towards Family and Friends
- Withdrawing From Relationships and Usual Activities
- Feeling Isolated, Alone, and/ or Lonely
- Focus on Keeping Self-Distracted or Constant Business.
- Having Unexplained Aches and Pains
- Eating or Sleeping Too Much or Too Little
- Using Alcohol or Drugs More than Usual
- Inability to Perform Normal Daily Tasks
- Feeling Helpless, Overwhelmed or Hopeless and Victimized
- Feeling Numb, Unworthy or Guilty or Like Nothing Matters
- Feeling On edge, Angry, Anxious, Upset, Worried, or Scared
- Feeling Unusually Confused, Lacking Focus and/or Forgetful
- Experiencing severe mood swings or Obsessive Ruminations
- Having Thoughts of Harming Yourself or Others
If you feel your mental health has been compromised it’s important to get support as soon as possible. There are many alternative and complimentary therapies and natural things you can do to restore balance, without the use of expensive pharmaceutical drugs.
For example, seeing a nutritionist to balance your diet and/or getting support with a coach or counselor to help you remove limiting beliefs, negative behavior habits. Seeing an integrative health practitioner can also make a hugh difference is y0ur mental functioning and problem solving on all levels.
At The Association for Integration of the Whole Person, We support you to understand yourself in the largest context and work with faith-based healing to help you reconnect to your ultimate purpose and meaning in life as an integrated whole person. We believe that by learning gentle skills to remove blocks and integrating your mind, body spirit, relationship wellbeing your life can return to greater ease and relationship wellbeing.
Learning energy healing skills can also be influential in terms of contribute to greater to self-love, self-care, eating healthy meals, exercising regularly, getting sufficient sleep, learning new skills for managing stress effectively and learning self-renewing skills with Mind, Body, Spirit Integration and Healing with Spiritual Counseling or Faith Based Counseling can help.
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