Green mental health advocates contend that getting the body back into balance will go a long way in healing the mind. Traditional alternative treatments such as exercise and spiritually based life coaching make up only part of the regimen. A green mental health approach looks at nutritional deficiencies and toxins in our body that predisposes us to anxiety.
When she saw her child’s autism dramatically improve with the removal of gluten and dairy from her diet, Sue Westwind thought she should try the same thing on herself. A long history of battling fatigue, depression and migraines made her open to almost anything.
“In less than two weeks I started to feel so much better,” she said. “I dropped 30 pounds without trying. I thought, really, you can have energy and optimism? Whole thought patterns of anxiety and depression — things I had worked on for decades — simply disappeared.
“I say my daughter Matty saved my life. I can now work full time. It’s been a miracle, really.”
This early success prompted Westwind to wonder about other mind–body connections. She began exploring the burgeoning field of green mental health, or alternative treatment without the use of drugs.
Diet & Detox
In addition to getting a full complement of nutrients often missing from the American processed food diet, such as vitamin C, people also need to detoxify their bodies of aluminum, cadmium, lead and other heavy metals that accumulate in their bodies as a result of environmental contamination. Many of these toxins can cause depression.
More and more medical doctors, such as Dr. Alan Sosin in Irvine, CA, are embracing such natural methods as a way to help their patients to overcome long-term effects of trauma, anxiety and even depression.
When a person has undergone trauma of any type, whether it be an accident or childbirth, it is vital that the person get trauma counseling on mental aspects that can keep the person from experiencing a full recovery.
What Is a Psychosomatic Ailment?
Stress-related illness is quite common it today’s fast paced society. There is a misconception that physical symptoms that occur due to stress are not serious, or “not real”problems. Psychosomatic illness originates due to emotional stress or accumulated trauma memories, yet still generates physical symptoms that are real and can harm you as much as symptoms that originate from other means. Believe it or not, it has been estimated that over 90% of doctors visits are due to health problems influenced at least in part by mental stress. So, psychosomatic illness is more common than people realize.
For centuries, doctors have recognized the placebo effect, in which the illusion of treatment, such as pills without an active ingredient, produces real medical benefits. More recently, respectable research has demonstrated that those who frequently experience positive emotions live longer and healthier lives. They have fewer heart attacks, for example, and fewer colds too. By relieving trauma from someone’s life can alleviate psychosomatic symptoms.
How Does Life Coaching Address Trauma?
Life coaching must employ exact techniques, spiritually based, to address the true cause of psychosomatic related symptoms. Life coaching is not about healing the body, as one must seek competent medical help and diagnosis for that. But even after a body has healed, the person themself can still live in fear, anxiety, even grief, from past trauma. Athena Personal Development & Coaching employs the most tested and effective mental therapy for addressing the lasting effects of trauma: Dianetics.
Contact Carlie Dearborn today, at 714-264-4230, for a free consultation. You can have a life free from unwanted fears, doubts, insecurities, and psychosomatic ills.