Mental Health Matters: Live life to the fullest
We are starting to get calls from people asking about a new program called Living Life to the Full.
People wonder what it is and how they can access it.
Everybody has ups and downs in life — no one can escape the bumps, grinds and challenges of our everyday experiences.
Have you ever wondered why some people seem to recover more quickly than others from some of life’s challenges, such as the loss of a job, a change in residence, a death in the family or the end of a relationship?
Basically, we all have skills, experience and supports.
Some of us have more than others.
We have belief systems and, sometimes, the things we believe limit our potential.
Sometimes our beliefs make difficult things more possible.
Where are you on this scale of internal strengths and weaknesses?
The problem is, our society today relates electronically more easily and more often than we relate personally.
That means some of the issues that were minor 20 years ago are gaining more importance — issues like loneliness and isolation.
The Canadian Mental Health Association in B.C. has acquired the sole rights to a British program designed to help people gain insights and strengths to keep control over their lives even in rocky circumstances.
CMHA branches across the province are the eight-session course called Living Life to the Full.
The sessions cover a variety of issues and are easy step-by-step programs.
Session 1: How do your responses to outside events affect your thoughts and feelings?
Session 2: How do you break free of a cycle of feeling “down” or “blah”?
Session 3: Learn the amazing bad thought-busting program to keep negative thoughts from creeping in.
Session 4: Learn the secrets of self-confidence and build self-esteem.
Session 5: Learn a simple four-step problem-solving mechanism.
Session 6: Learn to get control over excessive behaviours like eating, smoking, spending and more.
Session 7: Learn how to better manage your temper and improve your happiness.
Session 8: Ten things you can do to find yourself feeling happier right away.
If you think you may benefit from these fun and practical sessions, get in touch with us at 250-374-0440.
If you are looking for something to do with your spouse or teen, what better gift can you give than the gift of better mental health?
It is far easier to keep mentally well than to overcome symptoms of mental illness and this is an easy, practical way to do just that.
We are all in this together — and, after all, who deserves it more than you?
Thank you for asking about Living Life to the Full and for all your questions.
If you have a topic, question or comment, write to us at email@example.com because we always love to hear from you.