Supporting Health Improvement & Enhancement Holistically
Engage, Enrich And Enhance Your Wellbeing
Are you a Teenager who says...
I'm struggling with my friendships and peers, I don't feel that I fit in, I'm feeling really sad and anxious about my parent's divorce, I put lots of pressure on myself to do well academically, I get anxious at exams, my stress and anxiety is impacting my ability to concentrate at school, I'm dumb, nobody understands or can help me, I'm so sad, there must be something wrong with me.
I have questions about my sexuality that I can’t share with anyone, why do I not have a partner? I don’t believe I will find someone I can have a relationship with, I drink too much alcohol but it’s the only way I feel comfortable and confident.
Are you an adult who believes…
I'm unsure about what I can do for work, I don't think I am smart enough for uni, I don't fit in, I don't feel i have anything good to offer life, i can't relate or connect with my friends or family, I feel lost and alone, I am hopeless and worthless, everyone else is happy and fits in, why don't I feel good,
Many of our Adults believe and say...
I have everything in my life, but I feel alone, lost and empty, my work is causing me so much stress, loss of sleep and exhalation, I feel bullied and unappreciated at work, I'm such a bad parent- I lose my temper, don't enjoy being with my kids and I feel overwhelmed, I feel so disconnected from my partner and family, nothing is bring me happiness, I feel tired and sick often, I feel worthless and lost.
I don’t have any time for myself, everyone else needs so much of my time, I resent them, yet love them, but I need time for me again, I am concerned if I did open up on how I am feeling my world will fall apart. I am scared.
For most people their work/profession/career can be a key contributor to wellbeing and happiness.
Having confidence in your work, feeling appreciated and respected by your manager or peers can greatly enhance your well-being. High levels of work satisfaction and fulfillment and being celebrated for your individual contribution and offerings in your work places can improve your health. Aspects such as role clarity, work life balance, support, training and supervision, and working for an organisation that aligns with your personal values, skills, strengths and attributes is important. It can greatly enhance feelings of workplace engagement and fulfilment all of which protect you against burnout job stress and help you cope with the demands of your job.
Psychological well-being can include many things and these can greatly enhance or hamper your wellbeing.
Below are some of the aspects that need consideration. The temperament you've been born with, your levels of optimism, gratitude and resilience. The childhood living environment, levels of nurturing, stability, love, unconditional positive regard from your caregivers are important. Relationships with your parents/caregivers, siblings and peers can also influence your identity, self-confidence and psychological wellbeing. Various chapters in your life are important as well: education, career/employment, intimate relationships, peers and social connections.
When considering your nutritional well-being, you also need to consider chemical aspects in your lifestyle.
“You are what you eat”. Whole food eating is a great start. An idea to consider is to spend more of your investment in the fruit and vegetable shops and less in the supermarkets. The supermarkets invest in marketing agents to emotionally manipulate you in to buying generally unhealthy and processed foods. I jokingly say buy food that has had the least amount of interactions with humans and technology. Sounds purist, but the less number of people that have handled the food you buy (processing, packaging, storing, preserving) the better quality of the food and it’s better for the environment too. It’s becoming common knowledge that good gut and digestive health is essential for wellbeing. However, less is expressed how emotional stress, anxiety or depression compromises gut health. Basically, these stressed states activates your sympathetic nervous system (the primitive adrenal response of flight, fright or freeze) which is a survival response, that reduces digestive function even when you have consumed the healthiest of foods.
There are so many chemicals we breath and absorb through our skin. Our skin is one of our largest organs in the body and our first line of defence, often it gets bombarded with cleaning products, skin creams, make-ups and various other chemicals.
The physical element includes your structural health and the amount of activity/movement/exercise in your life.
Your posture and ergonomics also need consideration, for instance sedentary lifestyle and sitting within the workplaces are being linked to significant health risks. Exercise is more than attending a fitness class. It needs to include movement that is supportive, and adaptive to your unique and evolving needs. Research is starting to support the concept that being active throughout the day is essential, not just a few blocks per week. The health benefits of exercising are immense and include increases in endorphins, relieving for depression, stress, anxiety and muscle tension. I have my own bias here, I believe the best exercises are ones that support the links between physical movement and emotional/psychological well-being. Such exercises could include yoga, tai chi and martial arts.
The sixth element that is the centre of wellbeing and happiness is the spiritual element.
For a spiritual/religious person, it might offer you a regular practice, a source of guidance or a purpose. Having a strong spiritual connection can create a great sense of comfort, satisfaction and assurance. It can also have strong connective power that brings people together on a regular basis and offers people a sense of commonality, something to share, discuss, guide and feel a part of. Many people turn to this support when they are feeling sad or alone. Spirituality is an individual choice and with respect, I believe each person is entitled to and should be encouraged to make their own decisions around their sense of spirituality/religion or spiritual connection. For some people it isn’t an integral part of their wellbeing, for others its fundamental.
The six element that is the centre of wellbeing and happiness
Engagement Psychology strives to be...
Approachable and motivational, relatable and realistic, kind, compassionate and trustworthy. With over 50 years of combined experience assisting people with their health enhancement, we would be disappointed if we don't created a meaningful and genuine therapeutic engagement, so that's our key focus.
Our psychologists have comprehensive knowledge, training and diverse experience. Our approach is warm, friendly, supportive and safe. We utilise a holistic, evidence base approach and aim to assist people in their early stages of distress. However, we do see people at all stages of their recovery journey.
At Asami Engagement Psychology we believe the most essential component to any intervention is a positive, supportive, trustworthy therapeutic alliance and therefore positive psychological engagement.
Asami Engagment Psychology addresses your health – holistically. “Asami” is a Samskrit word that translates to offering a complete and whole of health approach. Within our consultations this is achieved by considering five essential aspects. This are your psychological wellbeing, nutritional health, exercise regime, social engagement and professional/career satisfaction. Some people also place great importance in their connection with spirituality, religion and/or their life’s purpose.
Hi I'm Lisa
I’m a psychologist who supports people to enhance their most important asset, their health and to ensure their lifestyle, relationships and employment are aligned with their healthy lifestyle goals.
We all have relationships and need to earn a livelihood, but our lifestyle choices, connections with others, work shouldn’t be debilitating our health and happiness.
I believe that you shouldn’t have to sacrifice your health and happiness to have fulfilling relationships and earn a living.
Barriers to your wellbeing are diverse – work life/balance, time management, work dynamics/conflict, relationships, parenting, self confidence-self esteem, physical fatigue & emotional exhaustion.
I offer a supportive and strategic approach by completing a holistic assessment of what is impacting your health and happiness.
This process is achievable and sustainable with simple, empowering and manageable steps.
Enhancing health and well-being strategically and in health promoting ways versus crisis care is essential. Crisis care is short-term and short-lived, unfulfilling, usually expensive and often painful. Exploring and improving your health and well-being holistically has many positive outcomes. These include gaining results in a quicker and easier way that isn’t restrictive and reactive.
To create a strong therapeutic alliance and relationship, which enables clients to explore their presenting health and wellbeing concerns in a deep and holistic manner.
To establish a secure and strong therapeutic relationships to aid clients in achieving and sustaining their wellbeing goals.
To develop deep and trusting connections with people so that they can feel strong, safe and confident, and therefore enjoy a high level of engagement in the psychological process.
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Interventions strategies can be as simple, time and cost effective as working with your leaders, (executive coaching/development), to a team or group training or strategy (see below for evidence based series of trainings and interventions to make real results efficiently.
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What To Expect At Your Visit
Individual, Relationship & Family Consultations
Work, Career &
Supporting your work-life balance
Working life can throw many challenges to your well-being. Work stress, job demands, employee relationships and family commitments can make your career and home life uneasy. Allow us to assist through coaching, mentoring, self-care tools and career development.
Learning, Training & Development Building Healthier Teams
We work collaboratively with your organisation to explore your employees’ training and developmental needs.
Our aim is to develop and deliver interactive workshops, which enhance your employees’ engagement in the learning process.