Life isn’t easy when you have gone through traumas in your past. Your mind and mood is a little more fragile than the minds of those who are not challenged with their wellbeing.
There are many different ways of dealing with your mental health. For many the right way is traditional medication prescribed by your GP, therapy, and exercise. For other’s a more creative and “out of the box” approach is helpful.
I am a stubborn person who has been raised in the believe that both approaches have their time and throughout my life, I have realized that I am the only one who really knows what is good for me and that I have the freedom to experiment with healing methods.
That is the reason why I experiment with binaural beats since last year. I stumbled over them by accident when I was looking for advice how to deal with my teeth grinding that has become so bad that I woke up every morning with a tension headache that nearly killed me. I am not a fan of painkillers, the mouthguard I used since years didn’t seem to help and the anti-depressant my GP prescribed me to relax my neck muscles put me in a spin downwards with my mental health.
So I tried to find out more about Bruxism and different methods to deal with it. That lead me to this video
“Well,” I thought, “what doesn’t kill me makes me stronger!” and “Surely it can’t make my teeth grinding worse!” and so I put the little video on every night when I went to bed.
And placebo effect or not, it helped. It hardly ever happens now that I wake up with a headache from my teeth grinding.
You know how much I have struggled in the las years with my mental health. Again, I am not a fan of traditionally prescribed medication as it usually makes my situation worse and I have used holistic methods for a long time to deal with depression.
However, I have realized that a mental health problem is a complicated system of fears, traumas and a feeling of helplessness that needs to be addressed on many levels. Therefore, I wondered if binaural beats could help me here too.
I stumbled over this video which I added to my bed time routine and I found it extremely soothing and helpful.
And even though I have stumbled over my stress levels and they have brought me down again overall I feel I deal with stress and a situation like that much better than I have before.
It is even the case that I have started to change the direction of my thoughts and ponderings from my past more to the future and a wish to overcome my fears and move forward. And, you guessed it, again a binaural beats video is helpful.
I see my journey to a better mental health every much from a spiritual point of view. Moving forward is all fine and good but if you do not feel grounded and save it won’t work. I experienced this many times and therefore I always listen to this video first before I allow myself to tackle my fears.
Don’t get me wrong. These videos are not a substitute for the advice from a health professional who knows about mental health and I use the courses and therapists from the Wellbeing Service here in the region on a regular basis.
However, they are a good addition and one part of the self-care I have developed to stay in good mental health and in balance. In my experience, it is very important to stay active in your self-care and develop your own way of staying in balance. That gives you a feeling of being in control which is beneficial for any mental health issue.
What does help you to stay in balance?