One of the surprisingly biggest influencers of mental health problems
There’s so much press about mental health conditions that you can be forgiven for having lost the sense of what mental health, or should I say mental ill health, is really about.
We hear that stress, anxiety and depression are now world wide epidemics and we talk a lot about our fast paced living, how the breakdown in social structures and our constant connection to technology are impacting our mental health.
While those factors certainly contribute to your overall state of mind, there’s something much greater at force that has the power to create a mental health condition in the first place.
The beliefs you hold true about yourself.
Recently I spoke to a women in her early 50’s looking for help with severe anxiety. During the initial 30 minute phone call she told me three times that she was ‘weak and pathetic’. When I reflected this back to her, she acknowledged that this was a belief she held about herself and therefore something she told herself many times a day.
Only a few days prior to this I had held a similar conversation with a women in her 30’s who was again experiencing a level of anxiety about her performance at work, in particular her ability to speak out in team meetings and presentations. When I asked her what beliefs she held true about herself she told me that she thought she was stupid and couldn’t get anything right. Her goal was to feel more confident in herself. When I asked how helpful telling herself on a daily basis that she was stupid was going to help her feel the kind of confidence she craved, she smiled wryly and said ‘you’re right’.
With over 5,000 clinical hours spent getting into the minds of people, I can tell you now that these two examples are all too common place. The inner dialogue people have about themselves plays a HUGE part in mental health. However I have witnessed time and time again that when we change the beliefs we hold about ourselves, and therefore the thoughts we think, then we effectively create a whole new mindset, outlook and level of health and resilience.
That’s why we have included a whole host of leading edge techniques and tools from the world of energy psychology, NLP and neuroscience in our Digital Wellbeing Portal specifically designed to help your employees transform the beliefs they have about themselves.
When your employees learn how to change the beliefs they hold about themselves, it opens up a whole new world for them. A world where they thrive on the inside and the outside, leading to a happier, more engaged individual capable of performing at a much greater level.
Throughout my personal life and my career, I’ve been held back by low self-worth and feelings of inferiority. As far as I was concerned, this was just my personality and I had to get on with it. However, Sara’s training course fundamentally changed my mind-set, helping me to see past these issues, to see that I have the power to change my life for the better and that I can choose to be the best possible version of myself.
Experience the power the Digital Wellbeing Portal has to truly transform the mental health of your employees so that you have a happier more engaged and productive workforce – who feel good about themselves!
“Your beliefs become your thoughts. Your thoughts become your words. Your words become your actions. Your actions become your habits. Your habits become your values. Your values become your destiny.” – Mahatma Gandhi