Mental health and physical health cannot be separated. Learn the practical steps you can take—like developing healthy sleeping, eating, and exercise habits—to empower you to make other productive changes in your life. You'll also learn a little about the fascinating new research on how our gut health contributes to our mental health.
This course builds on the skills you learned in Elevate Your Mood and empowers you to examine how your lifestyle may be exacerbating your depression and anxiety.
In the first segment of this course, we're going to talk about how changing the way you think changes the chemistry, structure, and function of your brain.
In this segment, we're going to talk about sleep and why it's so essential for mental health, including tips to improve your sleep quality.
In this segment, we're going to talk about some of the most common nutritional deficiencies that have been shown to contribute to depression and anxiety and may impact mental health.
Did you know that many people experience lower blood pressure, less energy, and a more depressed mood on cloudy days? Learn why and how to fix it.
Exercise is one of the very best treatments for depression and anxiety, and it's just perfect for your brain. If you hate exercising, we will show you simple ways to incorporate it into your daily routine.
Stress is your body's Fight/Flight/Freeze response. It's supposed to resolve after the danger has passed naturally. However, many of our modern stressors don't go away, leading to long-lasting stress reactions. Learn how to deal with them.
Let's talk about how to soothe your brain and create a foundation for mental health by having healthy connections with the people around us.
Do you have a difficult problem that you're trying to solve? Perhaps you've had an intense experience that keeps bothering you? Let's talk about how to use journaling to solve these problems and improve your mental health
Mindfulness. while it's been commercialized in recent years, its success is due to its efficacy; mindfulness, when you make it a frequent practice, can be one of the most effective tools in your depression—or anxiety—fighting toolbox.
In heightened states of depression and anxiety, our thoughts can spiral until we believe there's nothing good about our lives and no hope for our future. Gratitude helps stop this spiraling.
Let's recap what we have learned in this course and create a personalized plan.