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I'm a teenager who says
I'm struggling, sad and stressed. I don't feel confident. No one understands me and I feel like I can't talk to anyone about it.
I'm a young adult who believes
I'll never figure out what to do with my life. I'm lost, alone, hopeless and worthless. I won't ever be happy and fit in like everyone else.
I'm a working parent who feels like
I have everything I ever wanted but, there’s no time for me. Work and life is so overwhelming. I'm exhausted. I love my family. But I resent them. I feel so guilty. If I open up about my feelings, my world might fall apart.
Work/profession/career satisfaction and fulfillment
High levels of work satisfaction and fulfillment can contribute to your health. Satisfaction can be achieved through having confidence in your work, role clarity, work life balance, training as well as feeling appreciated, respected and supported by your manager and peers. Working for an organisation that aligns with your personal values, skills and strengths also enhances your feels of engagement and fulfilment. This helps you cope with the demands of your job and protects you against stress and burnout.
How you feel and why you feel the way you do
There are a few aspects to consider. Your temperament - levels of optimism, gratitude and resilience. Your childhood living environment - how nurturing, stable and loving it is or was. Relationships with your parents/caregivers, siblings and peers. Various chapters in your life are important as well - education, career/employment, intimate relationships, peers and social connections.
This isn’t just about food, but the products you use too
Consider what you’re eating and what products you’re using in your home and on your skin. Let’s start with food. You are what you eat. Whole food eating is a great start. What’s whole food? Foods that have no or very little interaction with, humans and technology. Sounds purist, but the smaller number of people that have handled the food you buy (processing, preserving, packaging, storing) the better the quality. Bonus, it’s better for the environment too. Spend more of your time in the fruit and vegetable section and less time in the aisles. Brands invest significantly in marketing agencies to emotionally manipulate you into buying their generally unhealthy, processed foods. Now to products you’re using. Good gut health is essential for wellbeing. Emotional stress, anxiety or depression can activate your sympathetic nervous system (the primitive adrenal survival response of flight, fright or freeze). This reduces digestive function and compromises gut health even if you consume the healthiest foods. So, to ensure that digestive function isn’t hindered further, consider what you’re using. Chemicals can be ingested when breathing and absorbed through our skin, our largest organ and our first line of defence. It gets bombarded with cleaning products, skin creams, make-up and various other chemicals. Try switching to natural skin care, mineral make-up and chemical free cleaning products.
This includes your structural health and how much you move your body
Posture, ergonomics and how much you move your body each day can play an important role in your physical health. For example, sitting at a desk all day or living a sedentary lifestyle can pose 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 idea that being active throughout each day is essential, not just a few blocks per week. The health benefits of exercising are immense. Exercise releases endorphins, relieving depression, stress, anxiety and muscle tension. If we think holistically, then the best exercises are ones that support links between physical movement and emotional/psychological wellbeing. Such as yoga, tai chi and martial arts.
For some this isn’t an integral part of their wellbeing, for others it’s fundamental
Having a spiritual or religious belief can create a great sense of comfort and assurance. You may feel comforted by a regular practice. It can also have strong connective power that brings people together on a regular basis. Offering a sense of commonality. Something to share, discuss, guide and feel part of. Many people turn to this support when they are feeling sad or alone. Spirituality is an individual choice and with respect, we believe each person is entitled to make their own decisions around their religious or spiritual beliefs. For some people it isn’t an integral part of their wellbeing, for others its fundamental.
The six elements of wellbeing and happiness
Asami engagement psychology can help
With over 50 years’ combined experience assisting people with their health enhancement, we focus on meaningful and genuine therapeutic engagement.
Our Brisbane based psychologists have comprehensive knowledge, training and diverse experience. This includes counselling and holistic health modalities.
We are warm, friendly, compassionate, realistic, supportive and safe.
Using a holistic evidence based approach, we aim to counsel you in your early stages of distress. However, we can help you no matter what stage of your recovery journey.
“Asami” is a Sanskrit word that means “offering a complete and whole of health approach”. To support improvement of your health and happiness holistically, we not only explore your psychological wellbeing but also your nutritional health, exercise regime, social engagement, professional satisfaction and connection to purpose.
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Hi I'm Lisa Psychologist and Organisational Wellbeing Consultant
I believe you deserve to live a healthy, happy life.
You may feel you’re just surviving - emotionally, mentally and physically exhausted. That you need to be everything, for everyone.
Surviving isn’t good enough. It’s possible to thrive and I can help.
Combining over 20 years’ experience in complimentary medicine and counselling, a Bachelor of Psychology (Honours & Counselling Major) and Masters of Organisational Psychology; I take a complete, supportive, evidence based, whole of health approach.
Exploring your psychological wellbeing, nutrition, exercise, relationships and professional satisfaction, we’ll figure out the barriers to your health and happiness, together.
With simple, achievable, sustainable steps, you can start living a life of personal and professional fulfilment.
When you look after yourself, everyone benefits. You, your partner, children, friends, team members, colleagues. The way you feel about yourself is mirrored in interactions you have with others.
What would you like to see in the reflection?
Don’t wait until you’re in crisis. I can help you live the life you know you deserve sooner, rather than later.
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To create a meaningful, therapeutic alliance that enables you to holistically explore your health and wellbeing concerns in a depth.
That having a secure and strong therapeutic relationship supports you to achieve your wellbeing goals and sustain your health improvements.
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