Staying positive and looking for the good things in life is challenging during a global health crisis, foreign war, and economic uncertainty. Add in the rise in polarization, social disconnection, and an unprecedented increase in mental health issues and it almost seems impossible.
Survival and functioning day-by-day forces most of us to push forward and focus on what we can control in our sphere of influence at work and within our homes.
For many, however, resiliency may have been stretched to the limit, making it harder and harder to function, or at least be happy. This is especially true for those with psychiatric disorders.
When one is aware of the mind-body connection, it is concerning that many may be focusing on negative news, unaware of how this is flooding their brains and bodies with stress chemicals. This can have profound harmful effects on physical and emotional health and perpetuate the rise in the world’s mental health strains.
In my preceding post, I highlighted how we must pay attention to how our environment and what we are exposed to impacts our overall wellness. I explored this concept more deeply with a concrete example of how unresolved issues in childhood can lead to detrimental long-term physical and emotional health effects.
In my latest article in this series, I dive more into what blocks us from achieving the emotional and bodily balance we crave. I cover the following topics:
- How the body keeps score of trauma.
- How to use integrative medicine to rewire the brain to heal after adverse experiences.
- The resources we need to deal with recent trauma to nourish more growth versus feed depreciation.
- Finding a balance between emotional healing and being positive.
To use positivity to our advantage, we need to release and heal old wounds. By removing these barriers, our brain can then embrace nurturing messages and function and flourish optimally.
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There is hope and you can heal. *
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If you struggle with mental health, please reach out for professional mental health support.
You may also wish to consider implementing holistic resources and partnering with a naturopathic doctor.
For example, I offer mind-body support for general mood issues using a functional medicine and wellness-oriented approach.
This material is for information purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat, or prescribe for any illness. You should check with your doctor regarding implementing any new strategies into your wellness regime. These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. (Affiliation link.)
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