Despite huge advances in healthcare and medicine, mental health is an area that still lags behind. Effective management and prevention of mental illness, particularly in young people, is still lacking.
A major study published in April 2015 by the Office of National Statistics (latest release April 2017) ‘Measuring National Well-being: Insights into children’s mental health and well-being’ showed that 1 in 10 children 5-16 years, or 3 in every classroom, have a diagnosable mental health problem, including stress, anxiety and depression. This figure has doubled between the 1980s and mid-2000s. Almost 1 in 4 children showed some evidence of mental ill health (including anxiety and depression). Shockingly, 1 in 12 young people self-harm.
These figures are likely to increase as, due to the fear, uncertainty and grief created by the recent pandemic, an increasing number of people have become vulnerable to mental illness. Only a minority of people suffering from mental health problems seek help. They either don’t know where to turn, or fear they won’t be taken seriously, or don’t take their own feelings seriously.
Up to now conventional treatments for mental illness have focused largely on alleviating certain symptoms, or changing behaviour. While these practices are useful, they usually have a limited, short-term action, and may not be easily accessible or effective for everyone.
A new integrative approach for assessing and treating mental illness is emerging – shaped by advances in neuroscience, and the scientific validation of complementary therapies – which recognises the complex multifactorial causes of mental illness, and takes account of the whole person (body, mind, and spirit), including social and environmental influences.
“Meet Yourself Therapy” provides a unique holistic approach to understanding, assessing and managing mental health – one that empowers the individual to monitor and manage their own wellbeing. One that develops feelings of self-worth and emotional resilience – the ability to respond to, and rebound from, stressful and challenging situations. Meet Yourself Therapy (and Meet Yourself Meditation) are approved worldwide by IICT (International Institute of Complementary Therapists).
How Mental Illness Arises
Mental illness can affect anyone – even famous, successful celebrities have suffered from it. A common contributing factor appears to be how one manages one’s inner state (emotions and thoughts).
From experience, we’ve seen that most cases of anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, other mental/emotional issues arise from not receiving adequate emotional support during childhood. Statistics also confirm that 50% of mental health disorders start before the age of 14.
When a person doesn’t receive the emotional support they need as a child or young adult, or feels that they cannot match up to what is expected of them, it can lead to them feeling vulnerable, inadequate and rejected. They carry these experiences with them through life, and they help to embed their beliefs and assumptions about themselves, and life, and what they believe others think of them. These thoughts, beliefs, emotions and fears become stored in their subconscious mind, and continue to influence the way they experience life and the world around them. They may trigger unhelpful ways of thinking and reacting – without them realising why. E.g. a child who was compared to siblings may continue to believe, “I’m not good enough.”
Anxiety, fear, depression, self-esteem concerns all arise from such negative thoughts that imprison one in negative responses and feelings.
Although we tend to believe only what we can perceive with our physical senses, quantum physics is indicating that all matter, including ourselves, is vibrational energy – and can therefore be affected by other vibrational energies. (https://positivehealingtherapy.com/distant-healing/)
The brain and entire nervous system (responsible for coordinating all body functions) is based on electrical charges moving throughout the body. Every thought and emotion generates electrical activity in the brain, which translate into images, forms, symbols, imagery and language that the mind can understand. Any disturbance in this is likely to disrupt normal body functions, and alter mood and behaviour. Traumatic emotions/ thoughts which one resists become suppressed as energy forms – hence one experiences memory.
When there is a blockage in the body’s circulatory system, that part of the body malfunctions. Similarly, when there is a disruption in the body’s bioenergy, that part of the body malfunctions. This is the underlying cause of many disorders and diseases.
How Meet Yourself Therapy can Help
Anxiety and depression are simply symptoms of a deeper underlying problem – frequently loneliness, fear or grief – and beneath this are often feelings of unworthiness, shame or guilt. The same is true for eating disorders, self-harm, OCD and other mental health disorders.
The efficacy of Meet Yourself Therapy (MYT) and Meet Yourself Meditation (MYM) lies in their ability to target and resolve these underlying causes. MYT and MYM reach beneath the layers of accumulated fears, conditionings and acquired personality traits to clear the blocked bioenergy, and release the layers of destructive emotions that hold you back – they help to heal the psychological injuries and emotional wounds that your “self” has suffered; transmute negativity and raise your energetic vibration. It is only then that you can start to heal and enjoy the benefits that permeate widely throughout your life and connection with others.
MYT and MYM can support people in achieving inner peace and compassionate interactions with others, thus promoting a spirit of brotherhood and world peace. Since mental illness starts mostly in childhood, this is a good stage for preventive intervention, thus MYM has been adapted as follows:
- MYM (for children) – Instils emotional awareness and self-worth in school age children, and can be taught as part of the school timetable.
- MYM (for parents) – Enables parents to manage their own state, and provide strong emotional support to their children.
In addition, Meet Yourself Protection (MYP) is an intervention which provides lifelong protection against negativity (e.g. toxins, radio waves, other people’s anger, jealousy, hate etc.), which may otherwise create emotional disturbance, anxiety and depression.
Thus, the overall aim is to nurture future generations with peace, love and compassion in their hearts, instead of anger, pain and resentment.
- Improves health on all levels (physical/ mental/ emotional/ spiritual).
- Alleviates stress, anxiety, anger, fear, depression, addictions.
- Increases mental clarity, motivation, focus and creativity.
- Promotes relaxation, inner peace, emotional resilience, positive attitude.
- Increases one’s ability to receive love & affection.
- Cultivates compassion for oneself and others, and feeling of connection with others.
- Develops a strong sense of ‘self’ and purpose, and the confidence to believe “I can”
Thus, enabling you to live every moment with greater awareness and appreciation.
About the Author
Tasneem is an Energy Healer and accredited Reiki Master/Teacher. She has been practising and teaching Energy Healing/ Reiki for over 20 years, in the U.K. and abroad, including South America and Scandinavia. Her aim is to liberate people from their self-created prisons of fear, conditioned thoughts and limiting beliefs. Hence, she has founded MYT, MYM and MYP- which are approved worldwide by IICT (International Institute of Complementary Therapists).