Today Saturday 10th of October 2020 is the world mental health day. From this blog we promote mental and physical wellbeing through the use of hypnosis and hypnotherapy. This means the learning of skills which provoke a deliberate altered state of consciousness. From this mental state we may achieve an increased access to our subconscious mind, that part of our mind which contains everything we have learned throughout our life. Our beliefs, habits, attitudes, the way we understand ourselves and the world around us are all contained within our subconscious mind. With the use of hypnosis we may be able to observe, modify and/or learn to accept and appreciate those aspects of our self. For more information about hypnosis and hypnotherapy please visit the pages of this blog or contact us directly.
This year’s World Mental Health Day, on 10 October, comes at a time when our daily lives have changed considerably as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The past months have brought many challenges: for health-care workers, providing care in difficult circumstances, going to work fearful of bringing COVID-19 home with them; for students, adapting to taking classes from home, with little contact with teachers and friends, and anxious about their futures; for workers whose livelihoods are threatened; for the vast number of people caught in poverty or in fragile humanitarian settings with extremely limited protection from COVID-19; and for people with mental health conditions, many experiencing even greater social isolation than before. And this is to say nothing of managing the grief of losing a loved one, sometimes without being able to say goodbye.
The economic consequences of the pandemic are already being felt, as companies let staff go in an effort to save their businesses, or indeed shut down completely.
Given past experience of emergencies, it is expected that the need for mental health and psychosocial support will substantially increase in the coming months and years. Investment in mental health programmes at the national and international levels, which have already suffered from years of chronic underfunding, is now more important than it has ever been.
This is why the goal of this year’s World Mental Health Day campaign is increased investment in mental health.
Published by the World Health Organisation, to read from original link please click here.