Across HappiMe social media this week we will be focusing on MENTAL HEALTH.
Since it was #WorldMentalHealthDay earlier this month, we felt it fitting to spend this week focusing helping you to manage your mental health better.
We all have mental health, in the same way that we have physical health. If we don’t take care of our physical health by eating well, exercising, staying hydrated, washing (etc.), then we know that our physical health will start to deteriorate. Similarly, if we don’t acknowledge our emotions, accept ourselves, rest, reflect & love ourselves, then our mental health will start to falter too.
Throughout the next 7 days, we will offer you tips, recommendations, great books, resources and videos which will help you to manage your mental health as best as you can. Why? Because you deserve to be mentally healthy.
HappiMe offers targeted coaching, therapy & workshops to children and young people in Bristol! Would you like to find out more? Go to www.happi-me.org
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How can I help my child with anxiety?
As a parent, we understand how hard it can be to know what to do when your child is struggling to control and manage their thoughts and feelings. That’s why we have developed therapeutic support programmes for young people!
Starting from £180 for 4 sessions (+ a free introductory session, free resources, a plethora of books to borrow & signposting to other support if needed), we can help teach you and your child the strategies you both need to manage these challenging moments.
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Why we LOVE Tapping!
EFT is an acronym for Emotional Freedom Technique, a science-backed, energy-based therapy offered all over the world. Click here for a free PDF which explains this in more detail.
EFT's process is easy - using your middle & index finger together, gently tap the meridian points on your face, collar bone & hands. When you're with a practitioner, you will be asked to focus on the problem, pain, belief or emotion you wish to change by repeating short, relating statements. For example, perhaps you want to clear the anger you feel whenever you think of your neighbour. We would focus on this through a short discussion, locate the feeling in your body, rate the intensity of the feeling and then tap on each of the meridian points (3 or 4 times), whilst repeating sentences like, "I am angry", "this anger I have", "I feel angry with my neighbour", etc.
As the intensity reduces, we begin to focus on slightly more helpful statements, such as, "I am letting go of this anger", "I feel this anger leaving my body", "I feel able to forgive/accept/move forward" etc.
Not only is EFT simple, it is super effective, fast & low-cost... What more could you ask for?
Perhaps your child is anxious about school, your partner is stressed at work or you're upset about a recent family issue... Whatever it may be, EFT can be a really helpful tool to release those emotions. Sometimes, all it takes is 5-minutes of tapping, a glass of water and a few deep breaths for you to feel better. So, why don't you give it a try?
Let us know how you get on in the comments below or by contacting us!
- EFT can be used as a fantastic self-therapy, but HappiMe suggests meeting with a qualified practitioner to ensure you are able to use EFT properly first.
- If you are dealing with what EFT practitioners call a "Big-T" (such as a recent diagnosis, a bereavement or a major trauma etc), we always ask that you book a session with a qualified practitioner, so you are able to work through this pain safely.
- Watch Jess & Nick Ortner, Gary Craig or Karl Dawson's EFT videos on YouTube to help you with your EFT practices at home.
Now, if you are anything like I was 5-years ago; you might have a glass of wine on an evening, occasionally hit the gym (like, once a year!), or maybe you sit outside and read your book once every blue moon. The truth is, we all know we should be doing more to take care of ourselves, but we get stuck, claim to be “too busy”, lose the motivation, or even just forget!
It can be tough knowing what to do, or how to fit it in – so here are my top tips for taking care of yourself this summer:
Let’s put a stop to the excuses and look after ourselves. In the words of my wise mother, if I was to offer you £10,000 to take care of your mental heath better, would you do it?
When the s*** hits the fan, your response is often the ONLY thing you have control over.
Let's face it... life is hard. And when life throws you a curveball, we have a choice. We can either sit around and throw a pity party about it or you step up and knock the damn thing the hell out of the park!...
A little Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
“Good morning is not a greeting; it’s a decision.” –Anonymous
CBT is another simple but very powerful tool for your emotional resilience toolbox. It helps you to recognise that your thoughts, feelings, physical sensations and actions are all interconnected.
Simply put, CBT combines cognitive therapy (examining the things you think) and behaviour therapy (examining the things you do)...
Whether your glass is half-empty or half-full is not as important as what you think about what's in your glass!
Is Your Glass Half Full or Half Empty?
“We don’t have to just think whatever stinkin’ thinkin’ falls into our heads.” –Joyce Meyers
“There are only two options regarding commitment; you’re either in, or you’re out. There’s no such thing as life in-between.” –Pat Riley
This weeks blog is about taking total responsibility for yourself right now. For your health, your weight, your relationships, your career and your life choices. This is not about blaming yourself or beating yourself up. It’s simply about accepting that, for the most part, you are where you are because of your thoughts and actions.