3 Ways Therapy Will Help Your Mental Health

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Therapy. Commonly stigmatized, commonly ridiculed. I’m writing today in an attempt to undo this stigma.

Before we begin, it’s important to define all aspects of this conversation. Therapy is defined as treatment intended to relieve or heal extraneous circumstances. Our circumstances all vary: this meaning we don’t all attend therapy for the same reason or situation. Regardless, communicating with a professional therapist on a consistent basis has been proven to promote healing and emotional recovery. Let’s dive in:

  1. Dealing with your past: Therapy is a great way to uncover some of the emotional turmoil you might not be aware of. As you devote your thoughts to a session, the brain allows your body to feel emotions, both positive and negative ones. The emotionally centered feeling that you experience amidst a therapy session is indicative that the work is helping. If you experienced any relational trauma in your past, therapy is a sure-fire way to relieve and heal your wounds.
  2. Peace of mind: After a therapy session, it’s common to feel an overwhelming sense of peace. Following an emotional revisit to the issues of your past, you may achieve a sense of purpose and fulfillment knowing that you’re actively finding a solution to your problems. This will help you in the future when dealing with similar issues as you become increasingly equipped with the according tools.
  3. Forgiveness: Not only is therapy a great way to mend relationships with others, it can open your mind to forgiveness with those you no longer have contact with. Generally speaking, those who forgive and choose to accept the past as it occurred experience a healthier and happier life. Forgiveness is often overlooked but nonetheless an extremely beneficial byproduct of therapy.

We highly encourage you to get involved in therapy or a talk group. This article will serve to fulfill its purpose if even one person devotes an hour a week to therapy. We strive to instill positive change and improve your quality of life. Please consider.

3 Quick Ideas to Remedy Your Depression

Let’s face it: we all get down from one time to another, but sometimes it can be more serious than simple feelings of sadness. Whether it’s clinical depression or simply the blues, we’ve got you covered with 3 quick ideas to help get you back on your feet.

  1. Join a yoga class. Many psychologists and psychiatrists will advise their clients to take on these classes amongst their busy lives in order to centralize their emotions and thoughts. Taking a yoga class is not only beneficial for your emotional health but is a great workout as well.
  2. Cook a meal with a family member. Spending your scarce free time with the ones you love is another way to be sure to put yourself in a joyful mood.The act of cooking a meal gives your day purpose as you are completing a meaningful task and can feel grateful for the work you’ve done.
  3. Spend at least 15 minutes of your day outside in the sun. Sunlight is proven to provide your body with necessary Vitamin D, a vitamin that helps prevent depression from surfacing. On top of this sunlight exposure, studies recommend a healthy amount of 60 minutes of exercise a day.

6 Easy Ways to Beat Anxiety

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As we all know, anxiety can be overwhelming. It can often become insurmountable to reverse the effects of an anxiety attack once it has surfaced.

We’ve formulated a 6 step guide to ensure you avoid these situations and to help you on your road to recovering from your clinical anxiety.

  1. Limit Caffeine Intake! Studies have repeatedly shown that those who suffer from anxiety experience exacerbated symptoms when caffeine is introduced. Limiting intake or excluding it from your diet completely is a sure-fire way to reduce your anxiety immediately.
  2. Talk to a friend or loved one. Talking about your anxiety to others has also been proven to immediately alleviate symptoms. Recognizing that your anxiety is existent and giving it the respect and attention it deserves can often lessen symptoms
  3. Go for a walk in nature. I personally enjoy this pointer as being amongst wildlife and plants gives me an “at-one” feeling with the Earth.
  4. Exercise, exercise, exercise! Scientists recommend a healthy amount of 60 minutes of exercise a day to assist your physical and mental health, but don’t overdo it.
  5. Take a nap! If your anxiety becomes too heavy to deal with and you are finding yourself in a situation that is difficult to function in, try taking a nap. Sleeping gives your mind and body a chance to reset and can help give you a fresh start to the second half of your day.
  6. Practice self-care. Those who consistently practice self-care and are overall healthy people report lower levels of anxiety and depression. Be sure to brush your teeth, shower daily, and eat healthily.