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Feel Better with These Resources in Hand: 8 Powerful Psychological Tools You Can Use Today

Feel Better with These Resources in Hand: 8 Powerful Psychological Tools You Can Use Today


Mental Health Tools with Elevate Mental Health in Ventura County California
Mental Health Tools with Elevate Mental Health in Ventura County California

If only it was magical, right? The ability to snap our fingers and feel better--like Mary Poppins for our mental health. Unfortunately, many don't have a Mary Poppins mental health toolkit to achieve such empowering mood and emotional shifts.


Today, we're going to embark on a powerful journey to equip you will your own Mary Poppins Mental Health Start-Kit, per se. We will be delving into eight psychological tools that can nurture your mental well-being, catalyzing positive change and personal growth. Drawing on evidence-based practices, these techniques can be transformative aides on your path to a healthier mental landscape.


1. Self-Acceptance


First and foremost, we have Self-Acceptance. Accepting ourselves is like putting down a heavy weight we've been carrying. Recent studies suggest that self-acceptance is crucial for mental health and can even lower symptoms of depression and anxiety.



2. Mindfulness


Next, let's talk about Mindfulness, the practice of being fully present in the here and now. According to research from Harvard University, mindfulness meditation can alter the structure of the brain, enhancing areas associated with memory and empathy, and reducing stress and anxiety.



3. Cognitive Re-framing (tool from CBT)


In our third Mary Poppins mental health tool-kit, Cognitive Re-framing takes the stage. Cognitive Re-framing helps us shift our perspective, turning negatives into positives--and if not positive, then at least neutral. This technique, commonly used in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), has been scientifically proven to help decrease depressive symptoms and improve mental well-being.



4. Self-Awareness


Fourth, Self-awareness involved recognizing your personal strengths, weaknesses, and feelings. research affirms that enhancing self-awareness can lead to improved mental health, better decision-making, and better relationships.



Personalized Coping Strategies with Elevate Mental Health in Camarillo California
Personalized Coping Strategies with Elevate Mental Health in Camarillo California

5. Personalized Coping Strategies


We also have Personalized Coping Strategies. These are a whole new set of custom (and extremely valuable) tools developed with a therapist's guidance to handle stressors or triggers effectively and specific for you. Research in clinical psychology substantiates their effectiveness in managing mental health disorders like anxiety and depression.


6. Therapy Sessions


Further, embarking on therapy marks a powerful step towards personal growth. The tools mentioned in point 5 are developed during these sessions. Numerous studies show that therapy can significantly improve mental health and quality of life.


7. Self-Love and Self-Care


In our Mary Poppins Mental Health bag, we would be falling radically short if we didn't mention the critical Self-Love and Self-Care tools. Often overlooked and taken for granted, this tool is a must. This tool (or skillset) involves prioritizing your own health and well-being. A study from the University of Derby found that practicing self-compassion and self-care significantly contributes to mental well-being and resilience.


8. Acceptance


Our final tool we will mention in today's blog post is Acceptance. Acceptance is a skill that means to acknowledge your feelings or circumstances without judgement. Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT) has been shown to be successful in improving mental health, by allowing individuals to accept what is out of their control.


What a bag full of tools that is, right! We hope this sparks new information and/or helps you along in your journey to unlocking your potential and living a life you are proud of.


Remember, personal growth is a journey and not a destination, and these tools are stepping stones on your path. Don't rush the process; have patience with yourself, and most importantly, be kind.


Mental wellness is attainable, and these scientifically backed psychological tools will help light your way and pave your way to feel better today. Many of our clients at Elevate Mental Health come to us and want to know one thing:


Can I Get Better?


And we most definitely state YES! This is why we exist. This is what we do. There is hope. Not just for others but for you.


Give us a call and we can help you start or continue your mental health journey today. Or respond by emailing us at info@elevatementalhealth.com to let us know which TOOL you would like to learn more about.


Your Team at Elevate Mental Health

805.244.6919









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