What exactly IS Wellbeing? How does it feel? The NHS 5 steps to mental Wellbeing
1. Connect with people - creates good relationships
2. Be physically active setting simple goals and achieving them; increasing self-esteem
3. Learn new skills building a sense of self-worth and meeting new people
4. Giving to others and showing kindness towards people as well as your family creates a sense or reward and self-worth promoting feelings of happiness
5. Pay attention to the present moment = mindfulness. Your thoughts, feelings and the world around you. Savouring the moment
The wonderful newsletter UPLIFT tells us that - Wellbeing is something that is hard to define and yet we all have an understanding of what it is. It derives from how you feel about yourself and your life, whether things are going well, and how you cope with stress. Wellbeing changes over time and is influenced by every aspect of our lives, from close friendships to feeling that you belong and a sense of purpose
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Helping you look at ways to bring these simple ways to Wellbeing into your life
Phone someone instead of sending an email or text
A walk with a friend means you're connecting and active at the same time
Setting goals is strongly associated with higher levels of Wellbeing
Individuals who report a greater interest in helping others are more likely to rate themselves as happy
Heightened awareness also enhances your self understanding which helps you to make more positive choices based on your own values and motivations Take some time to enjoy the moment and notice the environment AND NATURE around you.
Your Physical Wellbeing
Factors which influence any pain which you are feeling
If you are experiencing pain it is useful to remember that pain is controlled by not only our nerves but also by how we are feeling about ourselves and the people around us, Any anxiety, relationship problems, fear, chronic illness or even panic attacks may increase our level of pain. Tension is stored in the body and this increases toxins within your body which means there is a viscious cycle which affects our immune system as well. Pain killers do help however they are simply masking the pain and it is far better to relieve the actual muscles and soft tissue where the pain is stored.
All neurons transmitting pain eventually synapse in the thalamus of the brain. From here some run to the sensory cortex where pain perception is controlled. Each individual has a different response to pain.
Research reveals there are four areas of mental training that can significantly improve your wellbeing: Resilience, outlook, awareness, and generosity. “Each of these four is rooted in neural circuits, and each of these neural circuits exhibits plasticity,” explains Neuroscientist Richard J Davidson. “So we know that if we exercise these circuits, they will strengthen.” This is shown in studies into Neuroplasticity
Our endorphins are hormones which alter the transmission of pain and inhibit prostaglandin synthesis during the inflammatory response. When you rub or shake your hand after you bang your finger, you stimulate nerves which close the pain gate and reduces the perception of pain.
Nerves and brain
We experience a feeling of WELLBEING when we are able to respond to challenges quickly and efficiently because our systems are running at an optimum level for us as the unique individual we are.
Over 30 years as a Wellbeing therapist and Coach I have helped people feel well and helped them to address and cope with their pain.
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