Therapy for the Mind comes in Many Forms. Start by Understanding what makes you tick!
Frustration in a Bottle
It is true. Everyone has their own troubles and problems.
The feeling of despair and suffocation. Trapped within the pockets of our own mind.
In times of distress, we often find our vision mudded. The frustrations and confusion that churns the inside of our mind creates a mess of entanglement in which we have no instruction on how to untangle them.
We then discover within us a unique form of outlet to release paned-up anxiety and tension. A therapy of sorts. It allows us to distress. Be it through entertainment, family bonding, sports, music, meditations or medication. We all have a certain way to cope with the hustle and bustle of our everyday lives.
We must understand, Life is a journey filled with many setbacks, hardship, and agitation. Problems may arise and we must learn to deal with them and release the tension afterward. Like a chimney, it ventilates the hot fumes and gases that are build up within us over the years!
Many have shown that overcoming the setbacks leads to greater enlightenment of oneself and a greater empathy and understanding of the people and the world. The downside is, however, if attention is not given to these problems and left untreated, it may lead to a lot of inner turmoil. Most commonly includes:
- Major Depression
- Intermittent Explosive Disorder
- Avoidant Personality Disorder
- Many Others
Researchers and Statistics have shown major inclination in depressive disorder in our modern era. A virus that attacks the mental well being unlike any other. This example of mental disorder can affect your self-esteem, loss of interest and emotional pain without really knowing why.
Healthy Therapies for the Mind
“Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not; often times we call a man cold when he is only sad.” ― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
To counter those effects. We must fulfill a certain health standard capable of withstanding the problems of our life. This form of medication is called Mental Therapy.
To understand what we could do to counteract. Let’s delve deeper into the lights of these therapies and find one that will suit your needs for your mind!
Understanding Therapies and Its Many Forms
Everyone has their own definition of Therapy. However, in general, Therapy is a commitment to yourself to open up to someone or something that will change your perspective on how to handle a situation. It is a deep self-exploration process to ease whatever pain, tension, and confusion on the inside.
Most notably, research has shown that people turn to activities the most when they see the need to release those tension.
- Group Discussions
Even so, sometimes it feels like it’s just never enough. These routines tend to lose their effects over time, making people crave for more. A new skill, a new sport, new friends. Many will seek out new ways to enlighten themselves. What’s more, many have found new and eccentric channels to fight back their inner-demons. Statistics have shown that more people are delving into different forms and method of distressing outside of the traditional norm of Therapy like Meditation or Psychotherapy. Such activities include –
Flowers, as it is, possesses many therapeutic effects. Research has shown that when a person receives flowers, the frontal cortex receives an immediate boost in activity, increasing the immediate creativity and mood of its recipient. Even more so, working with flowers can aid in memory and concentration!
Floristry is a series of practice that eases tension within the mind, allowing you to focus the vast colors and expression of flowers. So, Surrounding yourself with flowers allows yourself to feel deeper, the aroma of the flowers emits a sense of relaxation and therapy like no other.
Traveling keeps your mind sharp and focus. An exploration of a different land propels you outside of your comfort zone. You will start to develop an uncanny ability to absorb the details of your surroundings. It injects within you a new perspective of the world. Furthermore, when your boundaries of reality start to expand, you’ll start to realize that your problems are so little to none compared to the vastness of the world.
The sense of ambiguity you get while traveling gives you a sense of relieve. It allows you to see your problems from a new angle and tackle them with a new sense of creativity.
Book Binding commands focus, patience, and discipline. Its rigorous process requires a patient mind and steady hands. Many have turned to this ancient activity to polish their wills. Through the arts of bookbinding, one is pouring its creative craftsmanship into the shell of knowledge itself.
Working in the environments of books can be rather calming. With the vastness of knowledge that you’re surrounded with, it’s hard to imagine the many stories, lives, and experience embedded into the text of those books.
A combination of Floristry and Bookbinding. Farming has been an essential skill dating way back since the dawn of civilization. It is a practice that drives the economy and provides food supplies across the world.
To grow something requires patience and care. Farming itself can develop within you a sense of ownership and responsibility. Allowing you the understand the deeper meaning of life. The therapeutic effects that come from seeing growth can bring within you a sense of peace and empathy.
First of all, when you help others, you’re helping yourself. By understanding the needs of others and helping others solve their problems, you are creating a structure within your mind that helps you overcome your very own.
Bringing upon other people a sense of happiness can be a very therapeutic effect. A sense of involvement that can bring you pride and improve your self-esteem. Knowing that everything can be overcome with a little help, you’ll start to see the ways of your problem which eventually leads you to solve your own. Creating a form of independence like no other.
Also, being able to give itself is a blessing.
Being able to care for another life form is a commendable act. Engaging in activities such as Animal Grooming in your local shelter or barn can be seen as a way to broaden your range of empathy.
The frustration you held bellowed deep within can be unleashed out with great intensity in the form of ‘Caringness’. Therefore, whilst Improving your mental capacity by giving care, you will start to see the changes that come in many forms. Furthermore, your wisdom and sense of attitude towards the world is broadened by your perspective of giving love to everything and everyone around you. Making yourself the ultimate beacon of love.
Understand this: Therapy is essential, although it comes in different forms to different people, we can explore the depth and nutrients of what the world has to offer for our minds! Start by asking yourself what your problems are and tackle those problems inside-out! The changes you may see within yourself will be tenfold!