Taking Charge Of Your Mental Health

The things you go through in your life affect all parts of you. Your body, mind, spirit, and soul are all connected. When one of these is off, all of these are off. That’s why it’s so important to practice self-care, and that begins with your mental health. Mental health care means taking care of your emotional and psychological self. It’s a broad term because many things fall under the mental health umbrella. I want you to have the tools to take care of yourself. 

The past few years have taken a toll on all of us. Many of us have spent quite a bit of time feeling “bad.” The pandemic has been a rough time for mental health. Truth be told, it was rough for me, too. The pandemic created  trauma and thus trauma triggers. For example, every time we are sick, we may wonder if it’s the virus. We may be extra anxious about money or other things that the pandemic made worse for us. When the Covid numbers start going up, we are nervous that we will have to be quarantined, again.. Are we safe when we go out into the public? Should we wear a mask? If we get sick, will we die?  

You can bear trauma from any stressful event that shatters your sense of safety and security. If you don’t feel safe and secure, you may get anxious, depressed, angry, paranoid, or panicked. Your mental health will inevitably decline. 

Many of us also have mental health trauma that stems from our childhood or young adulthood. With the help of a therapist, we can safely revisit our histories and cultivate a new understanding of ourselves and our life experiences including our childhood  – through talk therapy. The point is to gain new insight, which helps us think, act, speak, and feel differently about our past and our present. Talk therapy brings healing and freedom.

You can heal and find the tools you need to feel better.

You can learn how to put down the preventative groundwork to take care of your mental health and more chronic issues such as addiction, trauma, anxiety, and clinical depression. 

In addition to talk therapy, here are many research-based science therapy tools to maintain your mental health to stay well. 

Research proves that mental and emotional pain and trauma unhealed and or repressed – all eventually land in the body as physical illnesses. So, if we treat our mental and emotional selves, that will reflect positively as wellness in our physical selves. We do not have to get sick. If you get sick, you can heal that by addressing it holistically – mind, body, heart, and soul. 

As a Psychotherapist, my unique approach to counseling uses a mix of therapies, including cognitive-behavioral therapy, talk therapy, psychotherapy, and trauma therapy, depending on each client’s individual needs. I have learned a lot about people’s power to heal themselves through my work, and I frequently see healing miracles. It is the best part of this job – watching people heal themselves. 

Within a therapeutic framework, I use well- researched tools and techniques with my patients that I discuss more in depth on my Youtube channel. Some of the hands-on tools I utilize in my practice include breathing techniques, meditation, exercise, and environmental factors, such as the sun. 

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