Tuesday August 20, 2019

Know the Truth behind Mental Blocks in the Human Body

A mental block affects one’s ability to perform a mental action, creativity, skill, career or life

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Mental Blocks in the Human Body
A human being is always thinking about multiple things which leads to complexity of thoughts. Pixabay

July 10, 2017: 

– by Surbhi Dhawan

Tension has surrounded us as the inevitable guest of our lives. Everyone is stressed today, be it a student or a well-settled man. These pressures highly affect our lives in a negative way and then efforts are made to withdraw these tensions out of our lives. These efforts are very fair on their part because who doesn’t want to stay happy? Who does not want to be ahead? Who wants to be left out, when the whole world is moving forward? The solution is not the perception of this world as enchantment and illusion. The solution lies in clearing the mental blocks in the atmosphere.

A mental block affects one’s ability to perform a mental action, creativity, skill, career or life. It is an unmanageable suppression of painful, unwanted thoughts or memories. An emotional turmoil is the cause of the majority of mental blocks. There is a possibility that a wrong choice might make a student realize that it was not his cup of tea and cause mental blocks. Performance concern might make an athlete lose focus. These mental blocks are a mixture of the memory of incidents and emotions related to that incidents and it is essential to remove both of them.

We can’t keep on accumulating these mental blocks; there is a need to liberate them. There are many ways through which you can release these mental blocks. The first step in tackling these blocks is acceptance. Dr Shaji Prabhakaran, a senior consultant neurologist says “Understand that it can happen to anyone around you. Take a break, relax, find other interests and pursue them. Instead fact, activities like yoga can be of great help. If nothing is effective, do not give up. Seek professional help.”

It’s not necessary for a mental block to be sudden. Dr C.J. John, chief psychiatrist of Medical Trust Hospital, Kochi feels that some events might trigger suppressed memories and unconsciously block emotions. This can range from witnessing a death to a traumatic sexual abuse. There is no definite reason to why the mind acts this way and obsessing about it doesn’t actually help much.

Dr John further helps to give solution by saying that there is a need to address the aspect that bothers you and engage in confidence-building activities, in place of getting tormented. He gives the ideal advice of focusing on life above materialism, he also suggests people to be contented in their life and choose peace over worries. There is a need to start afresh in life which involves letting go your past. If you are not happy with your present job, change your job, if you are not happy with the present situation; change your plan of action. Indulge yourself in a new lifestyle and know your priorities and make a suitable schedule for yourself.

Relaxation is also one way by which you can get detoxed. Psychotherapy can also help us to declutter these mental blocks. It includes treating mental disorder through psychological means, by working on emotional and mental state of a person.  Despite them, meditation is the most important and effective in clearing mental blocks. It’s the most successful method in getting rid of the mental blocks. It helps to flushes out the emotions and also the memory related to that emotion. You can get completely get relieved of these mental blocks after practicing meditation regularly.

For everyone around, who is living a busy life, a target-oriented life, escaping mental blocks is nearly impossible. There is a need to cultivate the capacity to deal well with the fast pace. It just needs a simple similar effort on your part as needed in clearing a cluttered room. Reorder the things in your life and break the mental wall that blocks your way. 

– by Surbhi Dhawan. twitter @surbhi_dhawan

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Stress, Anxiety May Not be as Harmful as You Think: Study

According to the researchers, stress causes harm when it exceeds any level that a person can reasonably absorb or use to build psychological strength, likewise, anxiety becomes unhealthy when its alarm makes no sense

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People generally think of stress and anxiety as negative concepts, now new study shows that they often play a helpful, not harmful, role in our daily lives.

“Many Americans now feel stressed about being stressed and anxious about being anxious. Unfortunately, by the time someone reaches out to a professional for help, stress and anxiety have already built to unhealthy levels,” said study researcher Lisa Damour, private-practice psychologist from the US.

Stress usually occurs when people operate at the edge of their abilities — when they push themselves or are forced by circumstances to stretch beyond their familiar zones.

It’s also important to understand that stress can result from both bad and good events. For instance, being fired is stressful but so is bringing a baby home for the first time.

Anxiety, too, gets an unnecessarily bad rap, said the study.

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Today, one in three teens between the ages of 13 and 18 has an anxiety disorder. Pixabay

“As all psychologists know, anxiety is an internal alarm system, likely handed down by evolution, that alerts us to threats both external — such as a driver swerving in a nearby lane — and internal — such as when we have procrastinated too long and it’s time to get started on our work,” Damour said.

“Similarly, if a client shares that she’s worried about an upcoming test for which she has yet to study, I am quick to reassure her that she is having the right reaction and that she will feel better as soon as she hits the books,” she added.

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According to the researchers, stress causes harm when it exceeds any level that a person can reasonably absorb or use to build psychological strength, likewise, anxiety becomes unhealthy when its alarm makes no sense.

“Untreated stress and anxiety can cause persistent misery but can also contribute to a host of additional psychological and medical symptoms, such as depression or an increased risk of cardiovascular disease”, Damour added. (IANS)