This week is mental health awareness week, and the theme is kindness. For me kindness and compassion go hand in hand, especially in these unprecedented times. Through compassion we can find the path to being kind to ourselves and others.
We all do it, especially when we are stressed or worried. Mental health issues like depression, anxiety, loss, social anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, borderline personality disorder, attachment disorder etc often have overthinking as a symptom.
What we are saying is stress can lead to depression and/or anxiety, particularly if the stress being felt is prolonged, unmanaged and you can’t access support. It can affect your work life and your home life.
This is Buddha’s take on how meditation can help you mental wellbeing. He implies loss of anger, anxiety, depression and fear is an unburdening of the self. A letting go that brings peace. I myself practice meditation and I use it when appropriate in my counselling work with clients. I find it helps not onlyContinue reading “Meditation and Mental Wellbeing”