One of the latest trends to hit our media outlets, current affairs programs and blatant sales pitch publicity efforts involves stress in the corporate workplace – ie work stress and mental health. This alarming trend of labeling the simplest of issues as a serious mental health threat is often a grab of the corporate dollar while medicalising everything needlessly. The same applications in this article should apply to tertiary students also, as the increase in study and professionalism brings about the same symptoms.
Bullying is everywhere – in the home, at work, school and even socially – or in churches! We need to stamp it out and address it head on. Don’t ever feel intimidated so badly that you fail to seek support. Don’t ever feel ‘not strong enough’ to find answers – if you need a shoulder, or a sounding board, please seek it!
All one has to do is examine the many contributors to stress and associated symptoms.
- Workplace bullying
- Lack of sleep
- Lack of exercise
- No escape
- Ignoring illness
- Hormone imbalance
- Lack of vitamin D and fresh air
- Misuse of recreational and scheduled drugs, and alcohol.
So, what do we do about each of these things? And what price would you put on your overall health, let alone your mental health? More importantly, what is it costing you in downtime, personal relationships and even finances? If you could find the key to unlock this door – what price would you put on it?
Integrative methods of avoiding work stress and mental health include
- Exercise & diet
- Fresh air & sunshine
- Rest & recuperation
- Relaxation & bodywork therapies
- Supplements & other remedies
- Breathing techniques and correct posture
- Counselling/mediation sessions
- Prayer & meditation
- Personal issues & habits
- Chemical toxicity
Okay, so you may have tried some of these – how do you know if they are working, and what actually does work? Everywhere you look today, ‘offers’ are screaming out. Where does it end? And how do you work out just what is going to help YOU?
How much did your last professional consultation cost you? How much is your time worth? If you provide a professional service, what would you consider to be a reasonable price?
We are rarely guaranteed anything in life, but clinically proven answers do exist.
With household diets at an appalling all-time low, chemical toxicity attacking us everywhere we turn, and celebrities spruiking sub-standard health advice, it is time to get pro-active. Many homœopathic remedies address emotional fear and upset – without addiction or side effects. How about your supplement choice? Do you really feel something that is synthetic or lacking altogether is of any benefit?
Don’t just let it go. Please take a chance…
You may need support with coping and facing the day but for your inner health please consider the online assessment – do a search on this page. You can also request the additional questionnaire which deals with treatment choice for emotional health.