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Recently the BBC reported a sharp rise in Anti-Depressant prescriptions in England. A total of 70.9 million prescriptions for anti-depressants were dispensed in England in 2018. NHS Digital figures show that the number of drugs issued – for conditions like depression and anxiety – increased by just over 5% from the previous year (67.5 million in 2017). This new total is almost double the number from 2008. Read the whole BBC article.
This increase could be as a result of increased awareness of mental health conditions in society. We live in turbulent times and the resultant uncertainty, can cause anxiety, stress and depression. Whilst more people seek medical advice, what else can you do to address the cause of mental and emotional discomfort? Medication serves more as a plaster on the wound, but seeking assistance from a mental health professional can help to get to the root cause. As you explore new mental and emotional approaches to the situations you are faced with, you can adjust your habitual reactions and mental thought patterns, allowing you to experience more permanent changes in your mood and mindset.
April is National Stress Awareness Month. Stress is our modern day illness. Stress, fears and limiting beliefs over time can create physical dis-ease. Bruce Lipton says that more than 95% of all modern day illnesses in the body are caused by mental stress.
What can you do?
Consider Complementary Therapies
Reiki is a wonderful form of relaxation. A Reiki treatment helps to relieve stress and brings balance in your body and life. Reiki can assist in the healing process of mental, emotional and physical conditions. Reiki treats the whole person including body, emotions, mind and soul, creating many beneficial effects including relaxation, feelings of peace, security and well-being. Many people have reported miraculous results.
Research has proven Reiki can:
- Reduce stress
- Lower blood pressure
- Lower heart and respiratory rate
- Reduce bleeding and pain
- Raise red blood cell count
- Relieve insomnia
- Calm anxiety.
Hypnosis is a normal, natural state where you feel increasing levels of relaxation. By inducing a relaxed altered state, we can communication with your unconscious mind; that part of you that is responsible for bringing about desired change in feelings and self-belief. Like Reiki, Hypnosis, induces Theta brainwaves – that in-between awake and sleep state, during which the mind and body restores itself and achieves a deeper state of healing. Read more about Hypnotherapy
Get out in Nature – Spring is here and nature beckons us to get out and moving. There is a strong link between our mental health and our connection with nature. Embrace nature and all its elements. Getting out and enjoying nature is refreshing and has many healing benefits. Movement, like walking, is a great anti-depressant as it triggers Serotonin, the happy, feel good, hormone.
Meditation has proven to alleviate conditions of anxiety and depression and promote relaxation and good health. For a mindful approach to healing and releasing emotions, you can listen to our guided meditation: Healing Emotions the Mindful Way. Follow this link to all our Transformational Meditations.
Sometimes we need a little assistance to heal our wounds and release emotions of the past. In my experience Time Line Therapy™ is unique in its approach to emotional healing and resolves issues remarkably fast without having to go into too much detail. Time Line Therapy™ is equally effective in overcoming limiting beliefs and building empowering beliefs and confidence. For more information click on this resource link: Time Line Therapy™.
Take yourself through a stepped self-help process of mental and emotional adjustment with this book: Lifting the Veils of Illusion, 7 Steps to Spiritual Enlightenment.
Advance your growth by following up with the newly released The Foundations of Mastery, 12 Steps to a Fulfilled Life, and learn to run your mind like a master.