Healthy Mindset

Healthy Mindset

When a doctor or healthcare practitioner says, “Hey, take this!” what does that mean in the scheme of health? After all, so much time and frustration has been involved in dealing with a health concern. How could it possibly go away just like that? Realistically, there is a mentality and attitude that helps move you toward better health more than any pill or supplement could do alone. In addition to the medications and supplements that you take, having this healthy mindset provides the underlying foundation to getting better.

Just like attaining any other goal in life, the goal of feeling healthy in general or in a particular area can be frustrating, test your patience, teach you new things, and help you to grow as a person. The beliefs you hold about your health and how they affect your habits and actions are part of your unique health constellation, which is as important to look at as your physical symptoms. Have you ever found yourself wondering any of the following:

  • I’ve tried everything, so why don’t I feel better?
  • Am I destined to live with this symptom forever?
  • Will this ever get less frustrating?
  • Why don’t other people seem to be dealing with this?
  • Isn’t there a magic solution to this problem somewhere?

Naturally, thoughts come up during the process of getting healthier, some that you may not have known you had. Some of these thoughts may even apply to your life as a whole and not just the symptoms that you’re dealing with. Noticing which thoughts keep resurfacing can offer many clues on your mindset toward getting healthy. Even a subtle shift in thinking can affect how you approach your days and weeks in regards to your health habits. When the process feels extremely frustrating, examining it from a new perspective can give you the added confidence you need to continue toward your health goals.

This Healthy Mindset section along with its topics under the Blog will tease apart health psychology from the standpoint of someone who wants to feel, look, and think healthier. It’ll explore common attitudes and beliefs relating to health, creative perspectives toward getting healthy, and natural ways to support symptoms such as anxiety and frustration. We’ll also look at how mental-emotional health fits into the larger picture of Health Constellations and affects physical health. Read related articles below and for a little sample of how a healthy mindset can help your health, check out the example case below.

 

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  • Sample Case for Healthy Mindset

Stressed Over MoneyDan has been worrying about his car payments lately but won’t do anything about it. The stress from the unattended worry nags at him, but he tries to swat it away. He notices a pimple or two on his face after a few weeks have gone by, but he assumes they are coming from candy that he’s eaten. After a couple of months, he starts to have trouble sleeping from racing thoughts and is waking up tired every morning.

Dan goes to work tired and drags himself through the day. Though he expects to feel excited to return home after work, he is actually stressed to be there too. He starts to indulge in more alcohol than before to escape everything. After 3-4 months, Dan has gained weight, hardly has an appetite anymore, and is constipated for days at a time.

mind cogs and wheelsDan’s experience may sound similar to what you or someone you know has experienced from prolonged stress, anxiety, and worries.

It is safe to say that it is not a good idea to ignore prolonged mental or emotional anguish any more than you would ignore physical symptoms such as high blood pressure or a headache—namely because the unattended thoughts and feelings can feed into, or even cause high blood pressure or headaches!

magnifying glassDan gets sick and tired of having adult acne, being overweight, losing sleep, and escaping from his worries. He contacts Health Constellations and books one of our Services to help him connect the dots among his physical and mental-emotional symptoms. We put together a personalized Healthover plan for Dan to help him focus on the big picture of his health.

What does Dan get as part of his Healthover?

  1. A Healthover questionnaire to tell us about his main symptoms,
  2. A consultation with us on the phone, over e-mail, or in person,
  3. A Healthover Handbook to improve his unique health constellation,
  4. Specific recommendations on natural therapies, and
  5. A follow-up session with us so we can check in with Dan’s symptoms.

Let’s look more closely at Dan’s full Healthover. After Dan fills out his Healthover questionnaire form, we do a consultation with him over e-mail to gather any additional information (clues) we need to put together his health constellation. Using Dan’s complete health profile, we mail him a personalized Healthover Handbook  that uniquely addresses his health constellation and includes the following features to help improve his health:

  • Health Clues/Stars — Results (stars/symptoms) from Dan’s health questionnaire and consultation.
  • Visual Stars Section — Visual aids like diagrams and charts to highlight Dan’s health constellation.
  • Overall Health Constellation A summary of Dan’s overall health constellation.
  • Healthover Plan A personalized Healthover for Dan including tailored lifestyle suggestions, recommendations on natural therapies, and specific tips to support the connections in his health.
  • One-glance Reference A visual aid that combines Dan’s constellation and Healthover onto one page, so he can hang it on his refrigerator for easy reference.
  • Healthover Journal Space for Dan to write down his health observations as he does his Healthover.
  • Future RecommendationsDescribes what steps come next for follow-up and health goals.

With these useful clues, the Healthover Handbook gives Dan a new game plan for healing from his symptoms that are brought on by chronic worrying. In addition to visually drawing out Dan’s health constellation, the handbook addresses these specific areas for his Healthover:

  • A Healthy Mindset section including stress relief strategies, relaxation techniques, an exercise plan, and a guide for tailoring eating habits to put less stress on the body.
  • Dietary measures to bring back the appetite, better regulate blood sugar, and encourage weight loss.
  • A detox protocol for distracting the body and mind from worries and unhealthy habits
  • Strategies for cleaning the digestive system and getting it to run more smoothly
  • A skincare routine to reduce existing acne and prevent future outbreaks
  • Natural therapies recommended to help relieve stress, promote healthy digestion, balance the skin, increase energy, and encourage more restful sleep

As Dan attends to his health, he realizes his car payments won’t go away, so he starts brainstorming on what he can do about them. Dan also knows his health issues won’t magically disappear and that by supporting his body he can get through life stresses better too.

He puts the breaks on escaping all of his worries and instead acts on them. He acknowledges his financial fears and slowly works toward car payments. Dan also exercises to relieve stress, stops regular drinking, employs relaxation methods to sleep better, and takes better care of his ailing skin.

Each Healthover Handbook is uniquely tailored to the individual and his or her specific health constellation. The handbook also shows how to implement the healthy living habits for both short-term and long-term health. Click on the next tab to read about Dan’s results.

man relaxing After a month, we send Dan a follow-up form to check in with his symptoms as he goes through his Healthover. Dan’s form indicates that since he started his Healthover, he is feeling a lot calmer in life and in his health. Fearful demanding thoughts have slipped away from his sleep routine. With better sleep and skincare, Dan’s skin looks better with fewer blemishes and acne scars. Healthful food and drink have replaced alcohol as regular fixtures in his day. His digestion is a lot better, and he is seeing weight loss around his midsection.

For the first time in a while, Dan feels healthy enough to face his financial stresses and tackle other challenges that may come his way. He no longer feels like the act of worrying is relentlessly robbing him of his life and his health.

Dan wants a few more tips on eating healthy, now that his mind is more on his health than on worries. We use all of Dan’s follow-up answers to compile an update with new charts and Healthover tips that we send to him over e-mail. His next full Healthover is recommended in 3-6 months.

Three starsSome worrying is okay, it helps you stay alert and ready for what life throws at you. But chronic worry, fueled by fears and anxieties, will elicit a stress response involving increased cortisol release from the adrenal glands.

Once released, excessive cortisol can cause moodiness, insomnia, indigestion, weight gain, and an array of other symptoms.

Health Constellations shows you ways to build a healthy mindset toward both physical and mental-emotional health. We offer educational tools through this website as well as an array of Healthover packages and other services that can help you more in-depth with improving your health. Check out our Services and How To pages for more information.