Everything you experience is subject to your thoughts, beliefs, imaginings and understandings of what you focus on in your mind. Your focus is your way of experiencing yourself and the world about you. Everyone does this in the manner we are trained or conditioned to look at the world. Religion, Theology, Philosophies, Semantics, Psychology, Science and the Arts of past and present have presented this common understanding to us in fact and fiction.
How we see and look at our world is determined by our mind. Our minds define the world as they come too image it. There is a teachable way of understanding and making Your Life the best it can be. There is No SECRET that this can be taught, learned and practiced by anyone.
We all can make our life better to the best of our individual possibility, this is the best anyone can do. Making your life better can be one of the most fantastic things in your life. Everything in your life that you can change is subject to your will and understanding. You are the process and the mason to everything attainable in your existence. Contrary to what some people teach living is all about you and each of as an individual. All great experiences in life can be reached through personal betterment.
Our greatest reality is attained by betterment and is a measure of our individual personal best. Learning makes making mistakes a powerful opportunity to make our lives better. We are all the same. We all make mistakes. We all have the magic we need to create, manipulate and change our self and our world into the way we choose. We all can make our lives better. This puts us all in the position in life making mistakes, forming realizations and learning are the processes of liberation, transcendence, growth, understanding, betterment and enjoyment. The sad thing about happiness is that we are all Dopamine junkies. We are all collections of dopamine eliciting conditioned responses. We’re conditioned to do the things we do or to behave how we behave.
Allow others to control your behavior or mind and most likely they will. Why allow others to control your thinking or actions when within the best of your own personal ability you can do so yourself? No matter what has happened so far in your living or where you are and are not with what you desire in your life, it is you creating your current and future life possibilities. The greatest power in your life may be the mastering of your personal intentions!
Living, Laughing, Loving, and Learning
I enjoy meeting new people having a passion for fun, living, thinking, creativity, playing, learning, good company, good conversation and loving.. I learn from anyone and I mean that literally. Mind and human behavior are fascinating topics to my behalf. Operating our mind and usage of behaviors are an unconscious vocation of every single person. Human health topics are intellectual and practical interests are also interesting.
Radical changes in understanding of human behavior are occurring frequently because of newly discovered understandings of how the brain and genetics affect behavior in just the last several years. Extensive brain research is revealing strong connections and inters dependencies between mind, brain and body. There are revolutionary discoveries about our brains relationship to our behaviors. They dwarf and have redefined our past notions and understandings. These changes have caused me concerns pertaining to areas of mental health such as the destigmatization of emotional problems, educating the general public about the current understandings the brain and behavior. Discoveries are initiating ethical concerns of past professional misunderstandings, consumer awareness, best modalities for treatment and diagnostic practices. Necessary reformation and scientific revisions are needed in the field of mental health.
“Mental health” parity must become a reality. Receiving adequate medical treatment with adequate third party reimbursement for the mental issues is just like other medical issues. It is unethical to punish and discriminate against people because of their behavior when it has a biological origin. Doing so is punishing a victim for having a sickness. Change can be made fun, amusing and a desirable part of living. My dopamine thump theory explains how conditioning can cause unnecessary problems in our life. Conditioning can be applied to improve the quality of our daily living. Negative feelings are unnecessary in our life. Negative thoughts are emotionally tiring. Destructive overreactions complicate our lives dramatically without a need. Your mind can be favorably altered with a science and the art of “SELF” governing.
Mental health: strengthening mental health promotion
THERE IS NO HEALTH WITHOUT MENTAL HEALTH
- The essential dimension of mental health is clear from the definition of health in the WHO-Constitution: Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. Mental health is an integral part of this definition.
- The goals and traditions of public health and health promotion can be applied just as usefully in the field of mental health as they have been in the prevention of infectious or of cardiovascular diseases, for example.
MENTAL HEALTH IS MORE THAN THE ABSENCE OF MENTAL DISORDERS
- Mental health can be conceptualized as a state of well-being in which the individual realizes his or her own abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to his or her community.
- In this positive sense, mental health is the foundation for well-being and effective functioning for an individual and for a community. This core concept of mental health is consistent with its wide and varied interpretation across cultures.
- Mental health promotion covers a variety of strategies, all aimed at having a positive impact on mental health. Like all health promotion, mental health promotion involves actions that create living conditions and environments to support mental health and allow people to adopt and maintain healthy lifestyles. This includes a range of actions that increase the chances of more people experiencing better mental health.
MENTAL HEALTH IS DETERMINED BY SOCIOECONOMIC AND ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS
- Mental health and mental health disorders are determined by multiple and interacting social, psychological, and biological factors, just as health and illness in general.
- The clearest evidence is associated with indicators of poverty, including low levels of education, and in some studies with poor housing and poor income. Increasing and persisting socioeconomic disadvantages for individuals and for communities are recognized risks to mental health.
- The greater vulnerability of disadvantaged people in each community to mental health disorders may be explained by such factors as the experience of insecurity and hopelessness, rapid social change, and the risks of violence and physical ill-health.
- A climate that respects and protects basic civil, political, socioeconomic and cultural rights is also fundamental to mental health promotion. Without the security and freedom provided by these rights, it is very difficult to maintain a high level of mental health.
MENTAL HEALTH IS LINKED TO BEHAVIOR
- Mental, social, and behavioral health problems may interact to intensify their effects on behavior and well-being.
- Substance abuse, violence, and abuse of women and children on one hand, and health problems such as HIV/AIDS, depression, and anxiety on the other, are more prevalent and more difficult to cope with in conditions of high unemployment, low income, limited education, stressful work conditions, gender discrimination, social exclusion, unhealthy lifestyle, and human rights violations.
ENHANCING THE VALUE AND VISIBILITY OF MENTAL HEALTH PROMOTION
- National mental health policies should not be solely concerned with mental health disorders, but also recognize and address the broader issues which promote mental health. These would include the socioeconomic and environmental factors, described above, as well as behavior. This requires mainstreaming mental health promotion into policies and programs in government and business sectors including education, labor, justice, transport, environment, housing, and welfare, as well as the health sector. Particularly important are the decision-makers in governments at local and national levels, whose actions affect mental health in ways that they may not realize.
COST-EFFECTIVE INTERVENTIONS EXIST TO PROMOTE MENTAL HEALTH, EVEN IN POOR POPULATION
Low cost, high impact evidence-based interventions to promote mental health include:
- Early childhood interventions (e.g. home visiting for pregnant women, pre-school psycho-social interventions, combined nutritional and psycho-social interventions in disadvantaged populations).
- Support to children (e.g. skills building programs, child and youth development programs).
- Socioeconomic empowerment of women (e.g. improving access to education, micro credit schemes).
- Social support to old age populations (e.g. befriending initiatives, community and day centers for the aged);
- Programs targeted at vulnerable groups, including minorities, indigenous people, migrants and people affected by conflicts and disasters (e.g. psycho-social interventions after disasters);
- Mental health promotion activities in schools (e.g. programs supporting ecological changes in schools, child-friendly schools).
- Mental health interventions at work (e.g. stress prevention programs).
- Housing policies (e.g. housing improvement).
- Violence prevention programs (e.g. community policing initiatives).
- Community development programs (e.g. ‘Communities That Care’ initiatives, integrated rural development).
WHO? IS WORKING WITH GOVERNMENTS TO PROMOTE MENTAL HEALTH
- To implement these effective interventions, governments need to adopt a mental health framework as used to advance other areas of health and socio-economic development, and thereby engage all relevant sectors to support and evaluate activities designed to promote mental health.
- WHO supports governments by providing technical material and advice to implement policies, plans and programs aimed at promoting mental health?
Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy
(REBT) is a comprehensive, active-directive, philosophically and empirically based psychotherapy which focuses on resolving emotional and behavioral problems and disturbances and enabling people to lead happier and more fulfilling lives. REBT was created and developed by the American psychotherapist and psychologist Albert Ellis who was inspired by many of the teachings of Asian, Greek, Roman and modern philosophers. REBT is one of the first and foremost forms of Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) and was first expounded by Ellis in the mid-1950s.
One of the fundamental premises of REBT is that people in most cases do not merely get upset by unfortunate adversities, but also through how they construct their view of reality through their evaluative beliefs and philosophies about these adversities.
In REBT therapy clients usually learn and begin to apply this premise by learning the A-B-C-model of psychological disturbance and change. The A-B-C model first states that it normally is not merely A, adversities (or activating events) that lead to a disturbed and dysfunctional emotional and behavioral consequences – at C, but adversity times what people B, believe (peoples belief system) in relation to the these event. This belief system is highly evaluative and consists of interrelated cognitive, emotional and behavioral aspects.
Generally, if the evaluative “B” about the activating event “A” is rooted in an irrational and self-defeating belief the consequence is likely to be un-healthy and destructive or alternatively if it is rooted in a rational and self-helping belief the consequence is likely to be healthy and constructive.
By understanding the role of their mediating evaluative and philosophically based irrational and self-defeating beliefs in upset, clients often can learn to identify them, begin to D, dispute, challenge and question them and come up with more rational and functional ones for then to subsequently begin to relief from their self-defeating emotions and behaviors.
The REBT framework assumes that humans have both innate rational, meaning self- and social-helping and constructive, and irrational, meaning self- and social-defeating and unhelpful tendencies.
REBT claims that people to a large degree create and construct emotional difficulties such as self-blame, self-pity, clinical anger, hurt, guilt, shame, depression and anxiety, and behaviors and behavior tendencies like procrastination, over-compulsiveness, avoidance, addiction and withdrawal by the means of their irrational and self-defeating thinking, emoting and behaving.
REBT is then an educational process in which the therapist often active-directive teaches the client how to identify irrational and self-defeating beliefs which in nature are rigid, extreme, unrealistic, illogical and absolutist, and then to forcefully and actively dispute them and replace them with more rational and self-helping ones. By using different cognitive, emotive and behavioral methods and activities, the client, together with help from the therapist and in homework exercises, can gain a more rational, self-helping and constructive rational way of thinking, emoting and behaving.
One of the main objectives in REBT is to show the client that whenever unpleasant activating events occur in people’s lives, they have a choice of making themselves feel healthily and independent or sorry, disappointed, frustrated, and annoyed, or making themselves feel unhealthily and self-defeating horrified, terrified, panicked, depressed, self-hating, and self-pitying.
By attaining a more rational and self-constructive philosophy of themselves, others and the world, people often are more likely to behave and emote in a more life-serving and adaptive ways.