Three things that help my clients improve their mental health.
When people ask me what I do, my favorite answer is, “I’m a mentor.” I have a 90-day mentoring program, where I work with a lot of young adults and teenagers who have been struggling with their mental health because of being isolated from their friends in the last two years.
There’s been a lot of social disconnection, and it has caused mental health problems and challenges for our younger generation. So when I mentor clients, there are three non-negotiable things we do. Here’s what they are:
- Incorporate a technology-free routine for at least 30 minutes. There should be no phones and no screens. They have to disconnect to reconnect with themselves.
- At least five minutes of breathwork. Activating the parasympathetic part of their nervous system by doing five minutes of breathwork, which is a form of meditation, can help calm and self-regulate their nervous system every day.
- Journaling every day. It’s a way to transmute their emotions and feelings onto paper. If we don’t have a healthy outlet for our emotions and feelings, it can create chronic diseases and more mental health challenges. It’s a simple and effective exercise.
“I do what I do to see breakthroughs and give people hope.”
I wanted to share with you a journal entry of one of my clients who had a breakthrough earlier this week. I have her permission to share what was in her journal. This is what she wrote: “Finally feeling happy to be alive. It is something I haven’t felt in years. Everything is more positive. My mindset is changing, which shows progress. I spent so many days wishing I wasn’t alive. I have been able to shift perspectives.”
She’s 17 years old. When I asked her permission if I could share what she wrote, she said, “Absolutely. It’s my hope to inspire others to take action.” To see breakthroughs like that and to give people hope are reasons why I do what I do.
If you or somebody you know is struggling with their mental health, please reach out. I’m here to help, support, empower, and serve you and your loved ones. Call or email me. I’d love to connect with you.