SPIRITUAL HEALING – DECISION UNDER UNCERTAINTY

THE CURRENT UNCERTAIN TIMES MAKES THE DECISION PROCESS VERY TENSE. HENCE TODAY I WOULD LIKE TO SAY ABOUT DECISION UNDER UNCERTAINTY. TODAY LET US LOOK AT SPIRITUAL HEALING THE MOST HYPED WORD IN HEALING NOWADAYS. SPIRITUAL HEALING IS THE PRACTICE (AND EXPERIENCE) OF RESTORING, HARMONIZING AND BALANCING OUR SPIRIT OR SOUL.

TODAY IN WHAT IS OFTEN TERMED THE “MIND BODY SPIRIT” OR “NEW AGE” MOVEMENT IT IS TAKEN FOR GRANTED THAT SPIRITUAL HEALING IS A SKILL WHICH CAN BE TAUGHT AND LEARNT.

SPIRITUAL HEALING BRIEF – RISK AND UNCERTAINTY IN DECISION MAKING

PHOBIAS

A PHOBIA IS A TYPE OF ANXIETY DISORDER. IT IS A STRONG, IRRATIONAL FEAR OF SOMETHING THAT POSES LITTLE OR NO ACTUAL DANGER. THERE ARE MANY SPECIFIC PHOBIAS. ACROPHOBIA IS A FEAR OF HEIGHTS. YOU MAY BE ABLE TO SKI THE WORLD’S TALLEST MOUNTAINS BUT BE UNABLE TO GO ABOVE THE 5TH FLOOR OF AN OFFICE BUILDING. AGORAPHOBIA IS A FEAR OF PUBLIC PLACES, AND CLAUSTROPHOBIA IS A FEAR OF CLOSED-IN PLACES.

BEHAVIORAL DISORDERS

BEHAVIORAL DISORDERS INVOLVE A PATTERN OF DISRUPTIVE BEHAVIORS IN CHILDREN THAT LAST FOR AT LEAST 6 MONTHS AND CAUSE PROBLEMS IN SCHOOL, AT HOME AND IN SOCIAL SITUATIONS. BEHAVIORAL DISORDERS INVOLVE A PATTERN OF DISRUPTIVE BEHAVIORS IN CHILDREN THAT LAST FOR AT LEAST 6 MONTHS AND CAUSE PROBLEMS IN SCHOOL, AT HOME AND IN SOCIAL SITUATIONS

EATING DISORDERS:

ANOREXIA NERVOSA

ANOREXIA NERVOSA IS AN EATING DISORDER THAT MAKES PEOPLE LOSE MORE WEIGHT THAN IS CONSIDERED HEALTHY FOR THEIR AGE AND HEIGHT.

BINGE EATING

BINGE EATING IS WHEN A PERSON EATS A MUCH LARGER AMOUNT OF FOOD IN A SHORTER PERIOD OF TIME THAN HE OR SHE NORMALLY WOULD. DURING BINGE EATING, THE PERSON ALSO FEELS A LOSS OF CONTROL.

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BULIMIA

BULIMIA IS AN ILLNESS IN WHICH A PERSON BINGES ON FOOD OR HAS REGULAR EPISODES OF OVEREATING AND FEELS A LOSS OF CONTROL. THE PERSON THEN USES DIFFERENT METHODS—SUCH AS VOMITING OR ABUSING LAXATIVES—TO PREVENT WEIGHT GAIN

MENTAL HEALTH AND SUBSTANCE USE DISORDERS

MENTAL HEALTH PROBLEMS AND SUBSTANCE USE DISORDERS SOMETIMES OCCUR TOGETHER. THIS IS BECAUSE:

CERTAIN ILLEGAL DRUGS CAN CAUSE PEOPLE WITH AN ADDICTION TO EXPERIENCE ONE OR MORE SYMPTOMS OF A MENTAL HEALTH PROBLEM

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MOOD DISORDERS

THESE DISORDERS, ALSO CALLED AFFECTIVE DISORDERS, MAY INVOLVE:

FEELING SAD ALL THE TIME

LOSING INTEREST IN IMPORTANT PARTS OF LIFE

FLUCTUATING BETWEEN EXTREME HAPPINESS AND EXTREME SADNESS

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DEPRESSION

DEPRESSION IS A SERIOUS MEDICAL ILLNESS THAT INVOLVES THE BRAIN. IT’S MORE THAN JUST A FEELING OF BEING “DOWN IN THE DUMPS” OR “BLUE” FOR A FEW DAYS.

BIPOLAR DISORDER

BIPOLAR DISORDER IS A SERIOUS MENTAL ILLNESS. PEOPLE WHO HAVE IT GO THROUGH UNUSUAL MOOD CHANGES.

SEASONAL AFFECTIVE DISORDER

SOME PEOPLE EXPERIENCE A SERIOUS MOOD CHANGE DURING THE WINTER MONTHS, WHEN THERE IS LESS NATURAL SUNLIGHT.

SELF-HARM

SELF-HARM REFERS TO A PERSON’S HARMING THEIR OWN BODY ON PURPOSE. ABOUT 1 IN 100 PEOPLE HURTS HIMSELF OR HERSELF IN THIS WAY. MORE FEMALES HURT THEMSELVES THAN MALES

OBSESSIVE-COMPULSIVE DISORDER

IF YOU HAVE OBSESSIVE-COMPULSIVE DISORDER (OCD), YOU HAVE REPEATED, UPSETTING THOUGHTS CALLED OBSESSIONS

PERSONALITY DISORDERS

PEOPLE WITH PERSONALITY DISORDERS EXPERIENCE PATTERNS OF BEHAVIOR, FEELINGS, AND THINKING.

ANTISOCIAL PERSONALITY DISORDER

ANTISOCIAL PERSONALITY DISORDER IS A MENTAL HEALTH CONDITION IN WHICH A PERSON HAS A LONG-TERM PATTERN OF MANIPULATING, EXPLOITING, OR VIOLATING THE RIGHTS OF OTHERS. THIS BEHAVIOR IS OFTEN CRIMINAL.

BORDERLINE PERSONALITY DISORDER

BORDERLINE PERSONALITY DISORDER (BPD) IS A MENTAL HEALTH CONDITION IN WHICH A PERSON HAS LONG-TERM PATTERNS OF UNSTABLE OR TURBULENT EMOTIONS. THESE INNER EXPERIENCES OFTEN RESULT IN IMPULSIVE ACTIONS AND CHAOTIC RELATIONSHIPS WITH OTHER PEOPLE.

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PSYCHOTIC DISORDERS

PEOPLE WITH PSYCHOTIC DISORDERS LOSE CONTACT WITH REALITY AND EXPERIENCE A RANGE OF EXTREME SYMPTOMS THAT USUALLY INCLUDES:

HALLUCINATIONS

HEARING OR SEEING THINGS THAT ARE NOT REAL, SUCH AS VOICES

DELUSIONS

BELIEVING THINGS THAT ARE NOT TRUE

SUICIDAL BEHAVIOR

SUICIDE CAUSES IMMEASURABLE PAIN, SUFFERING, AND LOSS TO INDIVIDUALS, FAMILIES, AND COMMUNITIES NATIONWIDE.

POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER

POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER (PTSD) IS A REAL ILLNESS. YOU CAN GET PTSD AFTER LIVING THROUGH OR SEEING A TRAUMATIC EVENT, SUCH AS WAR, A HURRICANE, RAPE, PHYSICAL ABUSE OR A BAD ACCIDENT. PTSD MAKES YOU FEEL STRESSED AND AFRAID AFTER THE DANGER IS OVER. IT AFFECTS YOUR LIFE AND THE PEOPLE AROUND YOU.  A STRONG, IRRATIONAL FEAR OF SOMETHING THAT POSES LITTLE OR NO ACTUAL DANGER. THERE ARE MANY SPECIFIC PHOBIAS. ACROPHOBIA IS A FEAR OF HEIGHTS. YOU MAY BE ABLE TO SKI THE WORLD’S TALLEST MOUNTAINS BUT BE UNABLE TO GO ABOVE THE 5TH FLOOR OF AN OFFICE BUILDING. AGORAPHOBIA IS A FEAR OF PUBLIC PLACES, AND CLAUSTROPHOBIA IS A FEAR OF CLOSED-IN PLACES.

TREATMENT

BE ACTIVE AND BE RESILIENT TO YOUR TREATMENT, SOLUTION AND ISSUES.

GET INVOLVED IN YOUR TREATMENT THROUGH SHARED DECISION MAKING. PARTICIPATE FULLY WITH YOUR MENTAL HEALTH PROVIDER AND MAKE INFORMED TREATMENT DECISIONS TOGETHER. PARTICIPATING FULLY IN SHARED DECISION MAKING INCLUDES:

EXPLORING UNDERSTANDING AND EXPECTATIONS

CONCLUSION:

IF YOU HAVE, OR BELIEVE YOU MAY HAVE, SOME MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES , IT WOULD BE GREAT  TO TALK TO COUNSELLOR. IT IS NOW COMMON TO REACH TO COUNSELLOR SO THAT WE CAN FIND A GREAT HELP TO TALK ABOUT.

HAVE A SUPPORT SYSTEM

TALK TO YOUR NEAR AND DEAR —SUCH AS PARENT, FRIEND OR COUNSELLOR:

RESPECT WHAT YOU WANT TO SAY IS VERY CONFIDENTIAL AND RESPECTS IT AND KEEPS IT TO HIMSELF

YOU CAN EXPRESS FREELY YOUR FEELINGS AND EMOTIONS WITHOUT JUDGING OR CRITICIZING

FIND A PEER GROUP

A GROUP OF PEOPLE WITH MENTAL HEALTH PROBLEMS SIMILAR TO YOURS:

CONCLUSION – MAKE DECISION UNDER UNCERTAINTY

PEOPLE WHO HAVE COMMON LIFE EXPERIENCES HAVE A UNIQUE ABILITY TO HELP EACH OTHER BASED ON A SHARED HISTORY AND A DEEP UNDERSTANDING THAT MAY GO BEYOND WHAT EXISTS IN OTHER RELATIONSHIPS

PEERS ALSO SERVE AS ADVOCATES AND SUPPORT OTHERS WHO MAY EXPERIENCE DISCRIMINATION AND PREJUDICE

YOU MAY WANT TO SHARE OR INDULGE IN COMMUNITY CLUB, SOCIAL GATHERING OR SELF HELP GROUP.

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