The issue of mental health is something we have all experienced at different times, to different depths, expressing itself in different ways. No matter whether triggered through environmental change, break-ups, heartaches, or other changes which we have no control over, it’s important to know that it is OK and is part of the human experience.
In this article, we are going to explore how homeopathy can help support us in keeping happy and healthy during the time of mental health overload.
Homeopathic support has a long and successful track record of supporting people with mental health challenges. It treats the whole person, by looking at the physical, emotional and mental state of each unique individual. Here are some examples of key remedies that could be helpful to those in need of additional support when times are testing us and having an effect on our happiness:
This is a good remedy for depression and dark moods. It is suited to those who have high ideals and expectations, especially in their professional life. Sometimes, ambitions are so strong that work can take over, putting a strain on close relationships. They take things very seriously and feel a deep sense of responsibility. So when things do go wrong at work, feelings of worthlessness, depression and deep despair are likely.
This remedy can help when there is irritability, impatience and a short fuse. Outbursts of anger, sometimes violent, may be present too. Professionally, they work hard to get things just right and are likely to be ambitious and fiercely competitive. Highly sensitive, they will be upset by the slightest thing and even sleep is easily disturbed by noise, draughts and light. If you have used stimulants in excess, for example, alcohol. Digestive complaints are also a common feature of the Nux Vomica picture.
The daily grind of work, demanding kids and endless domestic chores can leave the Sepia type feeling depleted, heavy and low. Predominantly a woman’s remedy, she feels totally overwhelmed, sensitive and unworthy of being loved. She is indifferent towards her family, preferring to be alone where she can sit and brood on her sadness. And sex is almost certainly off the agenda. Physically, there is a sense of heaviness and dragging, especially in the uterine area.
This is an effective remedy for those who feel lonely, forsaken and nostalgic for times gone by. They feel all alone in the world and want to be looked after, hugged and held. They will cry easily and feel better from company, touch and sympathy. There may be mood swings and they will feel better for fresh air.
Other tips to protect your mental health:
Keep a routine. Maintaining a structure to your day is important for preserving your identity, self-confidence and a sense of purpose.
Stay active. Plan your day to include some time outdoors enjoying the healing energy of nature as the season’s change. Engaging in physical activity helps reduce stress, increases energy levels and improves sleep.
Find time for stillness. Meditate, be mindful, or simply step outside for a moment and breathe.
Stay connected. Find ways to be in touch with friends, family and colleagues. Use post, phone, video call. Talk to someone you trust about how you are feeling.
Look after yourself. Eat wholesome foods and plenty of green leafy veg. Avoid using alcohol or other substances as a way to cope with difficult feelings.
Sleep well. Aim to go to bed and get up at a similar time each day. Get as much natural sunlight as possible to regulate your body clock and avoid using devices for an hour before bedtime.
Remember to ask for help if things do start to feel unmanageable.
Homeopathy offers support in restoring our body’s balance, health, and vitality. It’s recommended for you to seek professional advice from a fully qualified registered homeopath or your GP to ensure you are receiving the best possible treatment to help support you, make sure you visit a homeopath for guidance.
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The Homeopathy School