Have you run a mind health check lately?
Try answering these mind health and mental health check questions.
Has anxiety got you tied up in knots?
Is getting motivated and off the couch to exercise too challenging?
Are you questioning a constant cycle of toxic relationships?
Do you keep reliving past traumas?
Have you been shopping in excess?
Can feelings of ‘I’m not good enough’ sabotage your day?
If you answered yes to one or more of these questions – all might not be well with your mental health and mind health wellbeing.
Take the first steps towards adding balance back into your life with Lorraine Aldridge.
What is mind health anyway?
Mind health (or mental health) is defined as ‘life according to what is going on inside our head’.
After all, our mind is a melting pot of thoughts and ideas about who we are, our place in the world, and the life we live.
Achieving mind health balance is essential because it assists us in living a healthy, happy, active and rewarding life.
Mental health challenges arise when one or several of the factors supporting our mental health throws us off balance.
You don’t have to be ‘crazy’ to seek help from a psychologist like me.
Let’s face it; life is challenging. And most people have far too much ‘busy’ in their life.
So it’s understandable when issues reach a breaking point.
Today, seeking professional psychological counselling doesn’t mean you lack in character.
Quite the opposite. Asking for help is a sign of strength because it shows a willingness to face issues and make changes.
However, it’s essential to reach out to qualified help; someone who understands what you’re going through. And that may not always be a partner, family and friends.
That is why I am here.
No matter your mental health issues or behavioural challenges, I can help you find your turning point to better mental health.
How to stay mentally healthy
With an ocean of information available online, it’s not surprising many people find applying self-help confusing.
Essentially, staying mentally healthy means keeping our thoughts, feelings, emotions and behaviours in check, so that they support us living a healthy, happy, active and rewarding life.
Maintaining mind health balance results from taking small mental health steps every day.
7 small steps to better mind health
- Engaging in activities you enjoy
- Learning new coping skills when things get tough
- Connecting with friends, family, coworkers and new people
- Eating a balanced diet
- Moving your body
- Getting adequate sleep
- Cutting back on alcohol and other addictive substances
When mental health flies out the window
But when things are out of whack, life is off balance. And when that happens, the small steps we take to maintain mental health fly out the window.
That’s where I come in.
Lorraine’s three-point psychology: mind, body & movement
Don’t worry. I won’t have you regressing into a makeshift womb, grunting in a gym or committing to hours of journaling (unless that’s your thing).
Instead, my blend of counselling strategies may also focus you on taking part in my gentle movement medicine classes – if you so choose.
Seeking Mind Health Balance
People from all walks of life experience mental health challenges at some point in their life.
The strong ones reach out for help.
Can’t find the sunshine?
Life lost its sparkle? Is there less to smile about each day? Do you feel sad and down all the time? Has your appetite changed. Can’t face exercise? Judgement clouded?
Early detection and prevention is the best solution. I can help.
Is intense, excessive, and persistent worry and fear stopping you from enjoying life?
Do anxiety symptoms like a fast heart rate, rapid breathing and sweating bother you? Do you know your triggers?
Book for a mind health check. It helps to talk.
Toxic relationships. Shopping. Exercise. Video games. Internet. Work.
Has a once normal behaviour taken over your life? Can you stop without experiencing ‘withdrawal’ symptoms?
Many people need professional counselling to break addiction cycles.
Are memories from a new or past traumatic event impacting on your enjoyment of life?
Processing traumatic memories is challenging on your own.
Let’s work out a plan.
Are alcohol, cigarettes, gambling, prescription medications or illicit drugs ruling your life?
Beating addiction cravings is super challenging on your own, but if you’re ready, I’m here.
Let us work on breaking substance addiction cycles.
Wide-eyed at night?
Has your body forgotten how to sleep? Does fatigued, irritable and unable to concentrate describe you at work or home?
Are you looking for a pain management alternative that doesn’t involve taking more pills?
Don’t let pain steal the joy of life.
My counselling, along with gentle movement medicine, may help in some circumstances.
Finding yourself thinking you don’t deserve success.
Perhaps you’re telling yourself you’re not intelligent, creative or talented enough. Maybe self-doubt is crippling you. Or do you keep sabotaging your chances at success?
Imposter syndrome is tricky to recognise. I can help.
Finding yourself rushing and under constant pressure?
Feel like you’re losing control because work, family and home is out of balance? Are you rushing from one thing to another with little enjoyment in life?
Seeking an outside perspective can help.
How can I enjoy life more?
My aim is to help you by
- Exchanging negative thinking for positive
- Making life-long behavioural changes
- Using mind-hacks to beat negative self-talk
- Moving your body in ‘mindful’ ways
Are you ready to find your mind health turning point?
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Change your habits. Change your life.
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Margaret River WA 6285
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Bunbury WA 6230
258 Bussell Highway
Busselton WA 6280
Disclaimer: Information on this website is not be used as a substitute for consultation with a professional psychologist or other professional health or medical provider.