A lot of people think that the mind and body are two completely separate things; your mind does the thinking and controls your body, making your physical being some sort of a piloted meat suit. However, both the mind and the body need each other and without one, the other cannot work as it’s supposed to. Think about it, if you’re feeling stressed, your whole body will feel exhausted and if your body is sick, your mind feels down as well.
The mind and body need each other and for an individual to truly be at peace, both of them need to be at ease. Everything we experience, ranging from joy, sadness and the confusion in between are all deeply engrained into the pathways of our brains. These experiences shape our current and future feelings, thoughts and the way we pick up on things.
This is why those of us who have had very traumatic experiences in the past always cling to the negative feelings that accompany them. Trauma can cut deep into the mind and change the way we perceive things altogether. Naturally, this can also mean that once something gets your down, you’ll always stay down because of it. This is where psychotherapy can help you out.
In psychotherapy, the balance between the negative and positive influence in your life is restored through numerous therapeutic techniques that inspire your mind to feel more positively about things through sensations, relaxation and healing. There’s always a pattern behind that which weighs you down and once an experienced psychotherapist has examined that pattern, they can help you break free from it. Simple breathing exercises, guided imagery and organic movement can cause a huge effect on your mental and emotional state of being.