In the previous articles in this series, I’ve highlighted how past traumas can negatively impact our mind and body. Furthermore, the unrelenting stress from the current state of our world can add to these effects. This has led to a rise in mental and physical health issues.
We have the opportunity to lessen the recent mental and physical health crisis if we aimed to heal past traumas and considered all the aspects of PTG (Post Traumatic Growth) from an integrative perspective. This would be based on a cohesive strategy that includes both brain health support and the factors of wellness that incorporate mind, body, spirit, relationships, and various socioeconomic issues.
Unfortunately, we aren’t there yet as a society or in healthcare. Furthermore, many are not looking at one of the most prevalent and overlooked factors in perpetuating our mind-body sickness.
This is fear.
Fear is a rampant contagion with destructive capabilities similar to any physical health disorder.
Recently, I was published in the Townsend Letter, a peer-reviewed journal for integrative medicine practitioners and consumers. In the article, I weave through how the prevalence of fear in our world may be as damaging, if not worse, than the things we are most afraid of. I argue that if we don’t start doing something different, more mental health sufferers could emerge from delayed reactions to the current trauma on top of their old wounds of the past.
Topics reviewed in my article include:
- The current sad state of healthcare
- The emergence of caring about health
- The big losses for integrative medicine and the “Divided States of America”
- The right and wrong focus for achieving health
- The feardemic
- Missing the truly vulnerable
- The power of belief, hope, and mindset as medicine
Click here to get access to the full article and read my commentary.
This is a time in our history to provide a purpose to fuel PTG and allowing for the healing of our mind-body-souls at the deepest levels.
We can start planting seeds of hope and have faith that they will bloom.
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.
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