One of the surprisingly biggest influencers of mental health problems

There’s so much press about mental health conditions and employee wellbeing in the workplace that many business and HR leaders can find tackling employee wellbeing in the workplace overwhelming.

The media report that stress, anxiety and depression are now world wide epidemics with ‘fast paced environments’, the breakdown in social structures and our constant connection to technology are fuel to the fire when it comes to mental health.

While these factors certainly contribute to anyones 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 thoughts and 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 as such was a ‘story’ she told both herself and others several times a day to the point she had accepted it as a truth.

Only a few days prior to this I had a similar conversation with a women in her 30’s. The women was experiencing a high 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 thoughts and beliefs she held true about herself she told me that she thought she was stupid and couldn’t get anything right.

Her goal in reaching out to get help was to feel more confident in herself and especially in her public speaking. When I asked how telling herself on a daily basis that she was stupid was going to give her 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 incredibly common. The inner dialogue people have about themselves plays a significant factor in their mental health and wellbeing because everything you experience in life is a reflection of the thoughts you think.

As a therapist and coach I have witnessed time and time again that when people change the beliefs they hold about themselves, what they are capable of and what they can achieve they create a new inner landscape from which to experience life. As a result, this creates a ripple effect into their overall levels of wellbeing 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 thoughts and beliefs they have about themselves.

When your employees learn how to change the inner landscape of the mind and the thoughts 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.” – Emma, Account Director, Pegasus Healthcare

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

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