Tired of being tied up in a tangled mess by your own mind?!! Perhaps you have a very long relationship with some pretty stubborn negative thoughts and beliefs that you know get in your way. Or perhaps you feel your emotions are running the show.
If this is the case, please be assured most of us are there with you. It is part of our human condition to have these experiences. However, there is help at hand, and it comes in the gentlest of means, through listening, observing and compassion.
The Healthy Mind Series is will support you on a pathway to cultivate a healthier relationship with your mind.
A healthier relationship with your mind means a healthier relationship with your work, with others and most importantly, a healthier relationship with yourself.
Health and the Mind
We have come to equate ‘good health’ with the health of the body. There is now well established advice about how to care for our bodies, through nutrition, exercise, and healthily environments. The over-arching message is focussed on removing toxicity, whilst promoting nourishment and balance.
It is less common to consider the nature of our inner environment - the way we use our minds, how we think, our beliefs and attitudes, and our response to emotional experiences. Research is now showing that nourishment and balance within the mental and emotional realms of our experience is AS important for our health and well-being, and when out of balance this environment can become toxic and erosive on our health. It is important to eat well, exercise and nurture the physical body, but do you pay equal attention to nurturing your mind?
A little science
There are numerous and simultaneous process’s going on in the mind at any one moment, and we are only aware of a very small proportion of these. Each thought or emotion can be viewed as an energetic experience, activating chemical and vibrational patterns that send signals to our brain and other parts of the body. These signals create a cascade of chain reactions which directly effect our cells.
Positive and negative emotions/thoughts affect our physiology differently. Where positive emotions/thoughts produce electrical charges that emit faster and higher frequency vibrations, negative emotions/thoughts produce lower frequency vibrations and are associated with heavier sensations, triggering stress chemicals such as cortisol in the body. This pathway linking mental/emotional experience to the physiological mechanism of stress in the body, is so important given that we know stress plays a huge role in the onset of ill health.
So every thought which passes through our mind, whether we are aware of it or not, holds an energetic marker, a vibration, which leaves an imprint in the body, and also is likely to have a powerful impact on behavior.
Healthy Mind Series
I have been circling around the issue of the mental/emotional wellness for 20 years, since my earliest days as a Clinical Psychologist, and I have been fortunate to explore it from the perspective of many different therapeutic approaches. However, from my own personal journey, and my experience in sharing these practices through my Coaching and healing work, I’ve been struck by the effectiveness of meditative and mind-body awareness practice’s for promoting a sense of mental spaciousness, clarity and emotional ease. These subtle and gentle inner practices offer support to every aspect of my life - work, relationships, parenting and most importantly self-care.
I have created a program called ‘Healthy Mind’, a 4 session online series which will support the cultivation of a healthier relationship with your mind through holistic awareness practices.
If you are interested to join the next series please contact me.