Your Mental Well-being

Our mental wellbeing has such a huge effect on our day-to-day lives, but without an obvious ‘injury’ to treat, issues with our mental health, our ‘mental fitness’ have in the past been shrugged off and no action taken.

Fortunately attitudes have changed and it is no longer taboo to talk about mental health and more and more of our clients are coming to us for support with mental health issues, such as:

  • Stress

  • Anxiety

  • PTSD

  • Depression

  • Phobias

  • Pain

The last item on the list, pain, might look like it should be listed under physical wellbeing, but this is an example of why we always look at both physical well-being and mental well-being together as neither of them work in isolation.

Indeed, it’s surprising how big a part our mental well-being can have on our physical well-being. You’re probably familiar with the fact that stress and anxiety can manifest itself physically in a number ways:

  • Headaches

  • Indigestion

  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome

  • Heartburn

  • Fybromyalgia

  • Migraine

But did you know that your mental well-being can manifest itself physically in other ways.

We’ve all felt that phantom pain whilst watching the TV or a movie where we experience some of the pain the actors going through, particularly if it’s a trip or fall, indeed the more familiar we are with what we are seeing the more likely we will experience the phantom pain.

That same association between an experience and pain can cause you to feel pain when there was no physical stimulus present.

A recent Client came to us suffering with migraine, on further investigation we discovered that they began following a horse riding accident.

Now when we have an accident, there will be the obvious physical trauma, the bumps, bruises and more, but what is often forgotten is the emotional trauma, trauma that can be locked into the subconscious in a way that it can retrigger the physical pain felt at the time, but without the physical stimulus and it was this emotional trauma that was manifesting itself as a migraine.

Using the Havening Technique the client was able to detach the emotional trauma from the memory, as opposed to attempting to remove the memory altogether, so that it no longer caused the migraines.

Havening Techniques

Havening is a new technique that helps people with anxieties, stress, PTSD, phobias, physical and emotional trauma. It is used to remove the negative / emotional components that are attached to a memory.

It works on the amygdala (our primitive brain, that controls the fight or flight response). Havening is designed to change the brain to de-traumatise the memory and remove its negative effect from both our psyche and body.

It de-links the emotional response from the traumatic memory increasing seratonin and oxcytocin (feel good hormones) as well as delta waves which our brain produces during deep, non-REM sleep.

Havening produces those same delta waves while the person is awake through stroking motions applied on the face, arms and palms.

It is the breakthrough in the field of trauma therapy. Havening practitioners around the world are specialists in different fields and use the method to improve therapy results with clients.

The techniques described are based in evolutionary biology and offer you the opportunity to live healthier, hopefully happier more productive life.  To Western eyes, to watch pain instantly disappear, long standing problems resolve and distrubing memories fade is nothing short of astonishing. 

Take the next step...

We offer a free 30 minute consultation, during which we complete an initial diagnostic; taking into account any specific concerns you may have, whilst looking at your mental and physical well-being as a whole.

We then use the diagnotic to identify which combination of treatments will work best for you and a discuss a potential plan of action.

As an option we will then complete a physical examination including Posture Pro™ and AcuGraph diagnostics, before agreeing the next steps.

Indeed if time permits, many of our clients choose to begin their treatment there and then.

Call Now

Call us now on 01670 611225 to book your free consultation.

t: 01670 611225

e: barbara@optimumhealth.org.uk

Netherton Park, Stannington, Northumberland. NE61 6EF

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