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The Common Thread In Therapy, Journaling And Meditation

The Common Thread In Therapy, Journaling And Meditation

There is a common thread between the three ways to improve mental health. They essentially are doing the same thing to us. The three tools externalize the baggage (our mental problems) that we had internalized, leading to an unburdening of our mind.

Therapy, journaling and meditation are all tools to convert a subject of our consciousness into an object, building our self-awareness and diminishing our ego.

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Meditation is essentially self-observation, a conversation with oneself without the verbal noise. Regular meditation is a two-way dialogue that creates self-awareness.

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Research shows that people who undergo therapy for their mental health problems like anxiety and depression, show improvement. While it is established that therapy works, it isn’t quite known why it works.

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There was a time when the educated, learned individuals like Benjamin Franklin, Leonardo Da Vinci, Winston Churchill and the like were known as journalers who used to write to help themselves think.

It was later discovered by psychologists that journaling offers therapeutic benefits, helpi...

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Mandalas as a form of mediation

Coloring a picture (especially the geometric circles known as mandalas) can be quite beneficial in relieving stress and anxiety.

Although it is a simple exercise, it really helps you take your mind off of other things.

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Deciding to see a therapist

You don’t need to have a specific diagnosis to benefit from therapy.

Most of us have some aspects of our lives we would like to improve: relationships that are in need of some rehab or some habits or behaviors that we would like to shift or change.

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