Focus on Mental Health

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.

Read more about Reiki here

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 elevate 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.

Further Resources

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.

2019 – Your Year of Expansion

2018 was a year of radical transformation, digging deep into the depth of our being, purging, healing, changing, unfolding and for many it came with a question of identity: Who am I really? What is really important to me? 

2019 – The Year of Expansion, Growth and Becoming 

So, there are three BIG questions to ask yourself this New Year:

  • Why do I do what I do? 
  • Who am I (becoming)? 
  • What do I (really) want (to express)?

New Year Reflections

Before you make any resolutions, start the New Year with a bit of time for reflection: 

  • Who am I really?
  • What am I really doing?
  • What do I really want to do?
  • Who am I becoming?

Do it from a basis of self-acceptance – not looking at what is missing. It’s not about proving yourself to others, it’s not about the roles and expectations others have for you and it’s not about perfection either. A desire for perfection is not realistic and can lead to depression. Rather make it a reflection of: Who am I really? What do I want to do? Reflect from a perspective of your own path of growth, how you can move forward and expand.

Self-mastery 

The Foundations of Mastery, 12 Steps to a Fulfilled Life is being released this month. So the ‘How’ of self-mastery will be our key theme this year. The first Step of Self-mastery relates to power and purpose. Bring this as a foundation into your reflection. 

Power

More than ever before, the world needs you to act from within your true power; your gift of greatness. We may be thinking of great leaders in history who displayed remarkable strength and power, such as Gandhi’s power in gentleness that saved a nation, or Churchill who led the nation fearlessly during a time of war. This power and potential for greatness is in all of us. Now is the time to step into your true higher power for a higher purpose. Power is a strong foundation like that of a sturdy tree, solid and grounded. With power in the base, you can stand your ground, courageously and strong, while flexibly flowing with life, like willow branches in the wind, acting on your inner guidance in the moment. Embracing your true power is key to mastery.

Purpose

Start the New Year with a strong base from where to live your purpose. The purpose of life is to learn, grow and evolve. Your purpose may be multi-fold. Your inner purpose may be to overcome fears and limiting beliefs, claim your gifts and step into your power; set yourself free from criticism and opinions and follow your own path. Your outer purpose may be to challenge existing societal beliefs and judgement about rights and wrongs and about what’s ‘normal’; and to initiate or create something unique to you, that will benefit others, help them to heal, grow and evolve. All consciousness is connected, and as you move through your own fears into your giftedness and greatness, you also help to liberate and uplift the whole of humanity.

New Year Resolutions

Now is the time to ignite that fire deep inside. Goals are about the big picture; the higher vision. Sometimes we get too focused on the nitty gritty of everyday details and trivia. Yesterday, we went for a walk, climbed a hill and enjoyed a beautiful, higher vision and greater expansion. Sometime it takes climbing a hill to get out of the detail. That stimulates and inspires the mind to take in the bigger picture. What is your New Year’s desire and how can you align your goals with your purpose to make them truly meaningful?

Ask yourself:

  • Am I truly doing what I came to do? 
  • Am I ever becoming the best I can be?
  • How can I move closer to my highest potential this year? 

Goal-setting gets you from confusion, ordinary and random to clarity, growth and expansion.

Do You Believe You Can Do It?

It takes exactly the same mental processes to set and achieve small goals as it does big goals. So, you may as well set yourself big goals. Doubts can creep in. Do you believe you can I do it? Because 2019 is your year of expansion and growth, purge yourself now from any past limitations, boundaries and restrictions and create a new foundation. Step into those big boots and fill them. You have everything it takes to succeed already inside you. You are more gifted and powerful than you can imagine, you are it, you are ever evolving, becoming, unfolding. 

This is 2019, when you can finally break out of the mould; out of the conditioning of the past. Claim your gifts and step into your true creative power. 

Make 2019 your year of expansion and growth. May you be all you can be.

Resources

The simple tips to improve your health – a BBC Health News Article

How to make 2019 the year you learn to love yourself – the guide to being a happier person – a BBC Health News Article

Meditations: Guided Meditations for Self-Transformation

Events: Plan ahead, book your space on our Meditation Courses starting in the Spring.

Personal Sessions:
Time Line Therapy™ is the most powerful way to let go of all fears, self-doubt and limiting beliefs that keep you from feeling confident and reaching your highest potential, and develop empowering beliefs and natural confidence instead. Time Line Therapy™ is unique in its approach and resolves issues remarkably quickly without having to go into a lot of details. For more information click on this link: Time Line Therapy™

Soul Coaching for your personal empowerment and spiritual growth

Look out for the new book launch on 25th January:

The Foundations of Mastery, 12 Steps to a Fulfilled Life