People with good mental health have the ability to recover effectively from illness and change of misfortune.
Anuradha: As a professional who has worked in many places across the world, how much importance will you give to emotional well-being?
Malini: A positive sense of well being enables an individual to be able to function in society and meet the demands of everyday life . People with good mental health have the ability to recover effectively from illness and change of misfortune.everyday emotional involves identifying building upon and operating from you strengths and having your life’s remote control in your hands. Being at a stage of expanded awareness where you understand and accept your feelings and know they are important and that you deserve to have a life which is happy and secure.
Anuradha: Do you think talking to a professional would help when struggling with emotional issues?
Malini: Taking professional help is advisable when you feel your life is out of control and you are becoming negative and destructive . Your mental and emotional health will continue to be shaped by your experiences , early childhood experiences are especially significant . Professional help does not judge you or sympathise with you, it empowers you and empathises with you. Grounding exercises, lifestyles changes , EET therapies are suggested which make a big change in a persons life.
Professional help does not judge you or sympathise with you, it empowers you and empathises with you.
Anuradha: What tips would you give to our readers for dealing with emotional issues?
Malini: Once aware of your emotions don’t feel shy to acknowledge and accept them. Do ask for help and share your feelings with near and dear ones without being ashamed or guilty. Awareness and acceptance are the most important stages , once you overcome these half the battle is won already. Maintaining an emotional diary is very therapeutic too. Understand that being emotional is NOT weakness of character.
Anuradha: Why do you think people hesitate to seek emotional help from experts?
Malini: Man is a social animal and his biggest fears are rejection and being judged.There is a stigma attached to seeking therapy. Many people feel embarrassed or ashamed of their symptoms because society places illogical taboos on mental health than our physical health.
- Sessions tend to be costly.
- Many people aren’t sure what warrants a therapy session.
- Many are unsure of where to start from. Lack of support from family also makes a person hesitant to approach a therapist.
Malini Hemlani is a Hong Kong based Hypnotherapist. You can follow her on Facebook here