It is so important to mental health to be in touch with and connected to your feelings. Too many people are not successful in actually feeling what they feel. Why? Because they are too busy trying to escape or distract themselves from what they feel. Not all feelings are painful. But, feelings that are repressed, ignored, not felt or connected to, do become cumbersome, painful, and continue to grow in their negative perception and experience.
As a Life Coach, BPD Coach and Mental Health Coach, A.J. Mahari talks with clients every day who are in the on-going experience of having their footsteps from the past obstruct their here-and-now in ways that mean unidentified and unreached goals and dreams. Footsteps from the past do not have to continue to obstruct your here-and-now. Mahari knows first-hand that the first step in creating a here-and-now unfolding authenticity in your life journey – to reach your promise and potential and unleash your passion – is to awaken to the awareness that you are looking back more than you are living now and more than you can look ahead with any confidence.
Grief is what it is. Grief is a part of life. Grief is a process that unfolds whenever we suffer, experience, or feel loss. Some reasons for grief are obvious – the death of a loved one, loss of a job or relationship, for example. Reasons for grief can be subtle – unfinished emotional baggage from childhood interfering with goal identification and achievement in the here and now, for example. Life Coach, A.J. Mahari outlines 7 keys that help the grief process and 7 keys that hinder the process of grieving.
Author and Life Coach, A.J. Mahari, talks about the reality that sexual abuse recovery is a journey. In many ways it is a life long journey. The actual healing process of recovery may not be life long but there is an element of childhood sexual abuse that is life long. What that is exactly depends upon the choices that one makes in his or her own life.
Loneliness is, on one level a universal experience. There is a collective experience, to some degree, by each and every living individual of what it means, from time to time, to be lonely. The degree to which anyone finds loneliness a painful experience, of course, varies and is related to your level of personal awareness and to the choices that you have made and are making in your own life.
Adhering to the paradox of the quest to air “Dirty Laundry” while at the same time sweeping the past and its pain under the proverbial rug is a sure-fire way to deny your own individual evolution – your own personal enlightenment. It is not an authentic way to live your life. It is a painful and limiting way to live your life. It is a paradox that if not resolved, more often than not, results in a polarization that does not promote mental health or healthy relationship styles.
Authors of the book, The Body Has A Mind of Its Own, Sandra and Matthew Blakeslee as you to imagine lying on a therapy table as a healer places her hand under the back of your neck. Her touch is gentle, calm, tranquil. She places her other hand lightly onto your left shoulder, then onto your right shoulder. A sensation of tingling warmth ripples through your body. A nagging pain in your lower back begins to drain away. It’s not vanquished, but it fades drastically. You relax under the spell of the healer’s hands.
Dialectic Magazine will be providing information, people’s experiences, and opinions on the subject of mental health. Contained within the scope of mental health is both all that comprises and supports mental health, wellness, and a balanced emotional approach to life along with understanding more about the challenges faced when one has a mental illness.