It’s Mental Health Awareness Week and there is more talk than ever about the importance of talking about mental health.
It’s not a one size fits all approach though. There are different symptoms, different approaches and different solutions to how to repair the situation.
I read a great book some years ago called The Mood Cure. It’s written by Julia Ross and describes the four mood types that we may be affected by.
In summary those types are:
The state that you’d think of when you think of depression or ‘the black dog’. It’s the about negativity, obsessiveness, being irritable, sleepless and worried.
The feeling when you are so lethargic you’d struggle to leave your chair if there was an emergency. Zero emotion, zero energy. Zero caring.
Wired and tired
This is the stressed state. If you suffer with this you can keep on going like a robot, you’ll be fuelled by caffeine, wired to the edges, exhausted and overwhelmed.
This state causes you to be very sensitive to life’s struggles. You’ll cry during a commercial (think Christmas and John Lewis) or at a story in the news.
Add into this monthly hormonal problems, thyroid problems and lack of sleep and it’s not surprising that there is a vast range of symptoms and problems out there.
In Ross’s book she talks about restoring a brain chemistry balance with a lifestyle, food and nutritional / supplement based approach. It allows your body and brain to get what it needs to get it back to where it needs to be for the long term.
Over the next few months I am running a series of workshops to talk about these mood types, how to know which you are (or which to focus on) and what to do about it to see progress quickly.
The Wokingham event is sold out, but the next one is on Thursday 15 June at Warfield Primary school. Full details are here, it’s a free seat, all you need to do is click this link to secure a place.
Also, keep watching our posts. There will be more on this over the months, helping you to help yourself to being physically fit and mentally strong.
We’re running a series of free events this summer. Please join us at the ‘What’s Wrong With Me?’ workshops.
Warfield | Thursday 15 June 19:30 | Warfield C of E Primary – Woodhurst Site
Click here to reserve a place –>https://moodevent_warfield.eventbrite.co.uk