What is wellbeing? How does it differ to health? While health may be measured and quantified on a physical level, wellbeing is something we gauge by how we feel about ourselves and our lives. Yet it is also more than this.
Wellbeing is not just something external that we can ‘buy’ or integrate into our lives. It is an essential state of being that radiates from the inside out. Therefore to establish wellbeing we need to go within.
When we unravel what wellbeing is made up of we see that it’s a combination of things that work seamlessly together - our thoughts and self-messages, our emotions and feelings, our environment and upbringing, our social life and the people around us, our physical health and how we nourish it. Wellbeing is also spiritual in the sense of feeling good about our place and purpose here on Earth, and recognising how we are an inseparable part of life and nature in a non-dualistic sense.
What do we need for our being to feel well? The answer is more than just eating right and exercising enough. While we also need love and touch, connection and trust, creativity and expression, play and humour, sleep and rest - one of the most important things we need for overall wellbeing is a healthy relationship with ourselves.
How do you feel about your self? Your sense of being? Could it be better? What kind of ‘food’ are you feeding your body, mind and spirit, and how is your ‘digestion’ of this ‘food’?
I focus on five main areas to help you build, maintain and preserve wellbeing:
- Self-care - Self-care is not a fluffy word, or an indulgence in selfishness. Self-care is looking after our body, mind and spirit so that we don’t burn out or crash in flames. It is a form of self-moderation, evaluation and reflection, where we make sure we don’t overstep our boundaries. It separates us from the pressures, conformity, expectations and obligations of the external world, so that we can focus on what goes on inside us.
- Stress - When self-care is not a daily part of our lives, then stress easily finds its way into our lives. There are many stresses in life, and some people are better at handling them than others. Stress management and coping with stress depend on several factors - our relationship with ourselves, our mind and how we think, and whether we have been shown how to mitigate stress, e.g. tools for confronting, focusing, enduring and balancing.
- Hypersensitivity - Apart from workplace stress, there are unconscious ways stress enters our lives. For people who are hypersensitive, that can mean being affected by sounds, lights, smells, touch – as well as certain chemicals, processed foods, electromagnetic frequencies, wireless technology, or other people’s emotions and thoughts. They may be unable to switch off or stop the stream of overt or hidden stimulation around them. The end result can be total overload, where the individual feels exhausted, overwhelmed, anxious, aggressive, depressed, or disoriented.
- Deep relaxation - One key tool to minimising the effects and occurence of imbalance and overload is to bring ourselves into a state of deep relaxation - a state between sleep and consciousness, where every part of our self - emotional, physical, mental, spiritual - is relaxed and comfortably aware. It is a place where our whole being can completely let go, turn inward and dissolve all tension. Deep relaxation, as well as meditation, are powerful states of consciousness that lay the foundation for profound healing, awakening and insight.
- Awareness - To make sure we don’t fall out of balance repeatedly and lose our way, there are certain tools and skills we can employ, such as the power of grounding, centring, deep listening, and the use of our vital force to protect ourselves.
Experience ultimate freedom and liberation from the things that prevent us from living and experiencing our originality.
- Half hourly rate AUD$40 - available online, by email or in person
- Discounts apply to multiple sessions over a long-term period. Obligation-free quotes can be sent out after a preliminary meeting to discuss your specific needs and situation
- My wellbeing sessions often take place outdoors in nature, but can also be in a place where you feel safe
Any questions, please feel welcome to contact me on +61 (0)448 381 306 or by email.
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