Overcoming Mental Health Stigma through Holistic Healing

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Gurpreet Singh Arora

Hyderabad, December 30- What is health? Why are people so concerned about health?

Health is a state free of any type of physical, mental and spiritual illness or injuries. People are always worried about health because they want to live a long, happy and prosperous life. Looking at current life expectancy rate the men are expected to survive till 62 years from birth and women are expected to survive till 71 years from birth in this ecosystem. People are facing a lot of issues regarding physical, mental and spiritual health, talking about mental health; many people are facing disgrace because of their mental issues which is known as Stigma.

In general terms Stigma is when someone takes you in a negative way because you have a distinguishing characteristic or personal trait that’s thought to be, or actually is, a disadvantage (a negative stereotype). Unfortunately, negative attitudes and beliefs toward people who have a mental health condition are common. This issue can cause discrimination amongst masses, there are certain to counter this negativity, one of them consists of healing techniques.

Healing is recovering back to natural state of mind, body and soul. Varieties of healing techniques are discovered by therapists and health consultants, which cater to different needs for mental conditions like stress, anxiety, etc. People are not always sensible about each and every sensitive topic; let’s take example of Stigma when people actually make negative remarks about some people for their mental instability, which often causes discrimination and violence because those people are very sensitive and they wouldn’t take such things lightly. Agreed to the fact that everybody cannot behave according to others expectations as they have personal issues too, be it any type of mental, physical or spiritual tension.

Some of the harmful effects of stigma can includes Reluctance to seek help or treatment, Lack of understanding by family, friends, co-workers or others,Fewer opportunities for work, school or social activities or trouble finding housing,Bullying, physical violence or harassment, Health insurance that doesn’t adequately cover your mental illness treatment, The belief that you’ll never succeed at certain challenges or that you can’t improve your situation.

Therapies are the most crucial ways by which a person can heal themselves; Holistic healing is a method by which people can restore the balance in their mental and physical state. The therapist takes holistic measures to bring balance in wholeness i.e. both mental and physical conditions of any patient. Holistic healing is not intended to serve as a band-aid or a onetime fix. It is an ongoing journey of discovery in search of more answers and ultimately; living better, being healthier, and striving for wholeness.Thus The Center of Healing offers people variety of therapies which mainly focuses on such issues, they have therapy specialists for Past Life Regression sessions in which you are taken, or you take someone else, back in time using hypnosis. This is achieved through the memories stored in the subconscious, those memories being the ones of, we believe, previous lives. People are often not able to figure out the reason for their problems in life, some people believe in karma, some think it’s their luck, while others think that the issue is somehow related to things that happened in past, be it near past or past lives. Therapies are like healing someone mentally which further leads to improvement of physical health as today almost every person is going through some or other problem. Everybody doesn’t remember each and every moment of their lives, which sometimes leads to traumatic experiences, thus people often require an alternative explanation to things that realistically cannot be explained. Undertaking Past Life Regression and exploring your past lives can present you with a complete new understanding of your own character. You may start to realise why you are drawn to certain places or have a particular interest in something or someone. Perhaps it will even offer you an explanation to that Déjà vu feeling.

(The writer is Founder Member, The Centre of Healing)

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