When it comes to self care, Americans are spending on average $199 a month to “treat themselves”, which equates to around 22% of their disposable income or about $2,388 a year on non-essential items. Self care usually is made up of intentional acts to improve either our emotional, physical, or mental health which has long term results of improving moods and connections with those around you, as well as with yourself. With the hustle and busyness of everyday life, we sometimes over indulge in self care that is solely physical or focused on external well-being, and we forget about the other components of self care. We find ourselves getting expensive anti-aging products, gym memberships, and spa days yet can’t understand why we aren’t at peace or fulfilled in our relationships with friends and family. The important pieces that seem to be left out of the equation are emotional health and mental health. In this blog, we are going to discuss the difference between the two and how the Taylor Group can transform and enhance your relationship with self care.
Often times, mental health and emotional health are used interchangeably, however, the terms hold very different and important distinctions. “Mental health refers to your ability to process information. Emotional health, on the other hand, refers to your ability to express feelings which are based upon the information you have processed”. What this means is when your brain is stuck in historical trauma, you may be processing from anxiety, depression, or grief. When your mental health is hindered by these feelings, your emotional state may be stuck in a mood of defensiveness, irritability, or resignation. The difficult piece around emotional health is often times we are not aware we are acting from this negative space. The people most affected by your emotional well-being are those around you. By doing the work to treat your mental health you take self care to the next level. You heal your relationship with your past and yourself which, in turn, will positively impact your mood and the ‘You’ that friends and family experience. You may be wondering, “How can I make changes to my mental health if I am unaware?”. We have an answer.
Neurofeedback is Self Care. This form of brain training plays a crucial role in taking the edge off of unwanted qualities you’ve developed throughout life and enhancing the best in you. Neuro utilizes biofeedback to provide immediate feedback from a computer-based program that assesses a client’s brainwave activity. The program then uses sound or visual signals to reorganize or retrain these brain signals. Our mission in bringing this form of training into the lives of individuals and businesses is to help people find personal enrichment through passive brain training, and provide relief when those feelings of anxiety, depression, and grief seem to consume you. Neurofeedback is safe for all ages, and is a great way to support your self care. By training your brain to move through past trauma, you can generate a space of serenity, trust, and acceptance with yourself and those around you. We would love to work with you on your journey with emotional, physical, and mental health. Contact us for a free consultation to support you in your transformation.