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The Mind and Body and Spirit connection refers to how our emotions and thoughts affect our physical health. All chronic diseases have some connection related to emotional suppression. Scientists have started to accept these powerful connections and have begun to treat us based on our overall care and health instead of treating us on a symptomatic basis.  This involves taking care of our wellness as a whole, portraying that our body is not separate from our mind and spirit. So taking care of holistic health means taking care of one physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.

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Mental health refers to the well-being of a person on emotional, social, and psychological levels. The state of mental health has significant control over how someone can act, process emotions, and make decisions. A person in an adequate psychological state can maintain healthy relationships, express a vast range of emotions and manage the ups and downs of life.


The World Health Organization (WHO) defines mental health as the state of well-being where every individual realizes their potential, manages the stresses of life, and works productively.


Most people consider mental health as the absence of diagnosable disorders, but it is a spectrum. On one end, some people experience active resilience and take on life’s uncertainties without becoming upset. On the opposite end are individuals whose disorders cause a severe impact on daily functioning. If someone falls within the center of the spectrum, they may likely describe their mental state as okay.


People mostly fall somewhere within the middle. Although they may not have a diagnosed condition and feel manageable in their day-to-day life, they lack the resources to deal with a sudden change. These are a few signs that show the psychological state shifting:

  1. Changes in sleeping and eating patterns 

  2. Withdrawal from friends, family, and activities

  3. Loss of energy

  4. Increasing irritability and mood swings

  5. Loss of performance at school or work

These symptoms indicate a decline in mental health and potentially point to a developing mental disorder. A number of the foremost common mental disorders in children and young adults include:


  1. Depression

  2. Anxiety

  3. Bipolar Disorder

  4. Attention Deficit Disorder

  5. Trauma



Both kids and adults frequently pay more attention to physical rather than mental health. The physical shape has two central components nutrition and activity. Restorative sleep is also extremely important for mental health - maybe the MOST important component to good mental health. When one needs to heal or do inner work, these techniques especially in synchrony with trained professionals, compliments medication. Both are symbiotic and an important part of the treatment plan.

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Mind-body therapies are healing techniques for our spirit or soul. These techniques promote relaxation and mindfulness. These therapies use the body to affect the mind. Some mind-body therapies include:


  • Accupuncture

  • Art Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

  • Group Therapy

  • Guided Imagery

  • Meditation

  • Music Therapy

  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy

  • Tai Chi

  • Yoga


A mental health provider can help you decide what mind-body therapy is best for you and your lifestyle.


For example, if you struggle with negative thought patterns, cognitive behavioral therapy can help you to reframe your thinking and provide you with a more positive outlook. If you are battling stress, a mixture of yoga and meditation can help you stay calm.

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