Yes, healing can be the mending of something broken, but it can also be the return to a previous, healthier way of being; a reconnection with a more nurturing community; finding our way back to our roots, our identity, and reconnecting with ourselves. It is a process of getting better.
In liberation psychology, it could be moving to a more nurturing community or learning the acts of resistance to advocate for our well-being.
What is recovery for you?
Having a diagnosis can be helpful as it leads to reasonable adjustments at school and work and adequate medical support. However, in some communities and situations, it can also lead to labelling, biased treatment or even discrimination and abuse.
When we are not well, we suffer, we are in pain. How do we define disease? How do we recognise it, prevent it and support healing?
Since today in the UK is the #TimeToTalk day, it is essential to remind ourselves that mental health is an integral part of our health too. As a critical part of our functioning and thriving in society, mental health can be considered a natural extension and a pre-condition of physical and social health.
This month, we are exploring health: what is health?
How are you doing? After the New Year rush, things are starting to slow down for many of us. I strongly dislike mainstream trends, so now that most people have stopped talking about resolutions, I am just diving into the idea of change for wellbeing. What is health? What does it mean to be well? How do we rest, restore the balance and build up our capacity to not just function but also enjoy life? What does it mean to thrive? What does it mean to rest?
What is rest and why do we need it?
I read a lot of tips on working and resting after work. We hear loads about a perfect morning or evening routine too. However, to me, personally, the most essential aspect of work from home was learning to transition between different types of activities at home, especially managing subtle changes in activities. Not a lot of focus is placed on those seemingly short moments in the day – sitting down …
When my clients talk to me about the aspects of remote work, energy hardly ever gets mentioned. We usually think about creating a good space for work and making time for uninterrupted business. Energy is the third key ingredient to balanced work from home. In this post, I will share my personal learnings about energy levels. First of all the basics. Our energy levels depend on our health – and …