Mental Health

I think everyone is aware that the most overwhelming global health issue outside Covid19 is mental health, and has been for a long time now. Its almost become a label which unfortunately tends to accommodate the condition instead of attempting to identify the causes. To simply state that “I have a mental illness” sidesteps the reason why one has problems functioning in a sane and balanced state.

Conventional approaches to treat mental health issues may extend to psychological counselling but more often are treated with anti depressants. These drugs can be effective for some in the short term but do not treat the underlying causes that result in the confusion and irrationality of the mind. This usually results in long term background depression. ( and on going use of the drugs prescribed)

Alternative approaches to treating the above can be implemented in two ways. Firstly to provide a return to stability which are usually brought about with a variety of remedies and secondly by identifying the reason the decline in mental functioning arose in the first place and assisting the person suffering to have support to make the changes that are required to rewire the mental constructs in the mind.

So this is a bit different from conventional psychology in that the therapist is actively involved in guiding the recipient of care to strategies that support the changes required. In most cases the recipient needs to be ready to make a considerable commitment to receiving this support as inevitably resistance will arise. I have found that by combining this with “energy work” it lifts the recipients state of mind to a temporary different balance, shifting them to a balanced state of well being which supports the changes being recommended – and ideally put into action. By committing to on going professional support this can then be reviewed by the therapist on a weekly basis.

This “energy work” is a skilled occupation where a therapist is able to directly modulate the mental state of a recipient, balancing out any constraints and restrictions. Reiki is one of the approaches which can be utilised. Initially the reason why one has formed these constraints may not be recognised by the recipient – the mental health issues are the symptom that is noticeably apparent. By shifting someone to a balanced state it assists that person to recalibrate to a state which over a long period has become difficult to recognise.

More in-depth understanding of the above is available from a competent therapist. The choice of the right therapist is vitally important to the recipient. They will need to be a person you have confidence in, a person you can trust and a person you feel you can relate to. Initially talk to someone who can give you a personal recommendation as your friends and family know you well. Otherwise use your intuition and make your first consultation an exploration, you don’t have to make a commitment until you’ve had a few days to assess how the appointment went and if you can see what was offered gives you confidence or ideally has made some difference. Most importantly discuss what was covered in your first consultation with those who you share your life with on a daily basis as the changes you will end up putting into place in your life will affect everyone you interact with.