Minority Mental Health Awareness Post #3

Empowerment: the process of becoming stronger and more confident, especially in controlling one’s life and claiming one’s rights.

The Empowered Mind Of A Business Woman group is a community that supports women who are trying to up-level and grow their life and business and to become more confident, stronger, and take control of their life!

When I first began this group I started it to have a safe environment for women who just need motivation and support.

But as I grew more into my business, my passion, my purpose, I realize that I want so much more for this group!

I want this to be a community where women are ENRICHED with information not just from me, but also from other women in this community.

Where women are engaged daily, supporting one another, guiding one another, and helping one another towards being success in their life and business!

As a Personal Empowerment Coach, it is my purpose to help women to be empowered to love their minds. Thus, the reason this group was created.

This group will be Re-Launching with a new mission to focus towards Mind, Body, Soul, and Business.

We will be talking about the importance of having a strong and balanced mind for not only your business, but for you life.

We will be talking about the importance of taking care of your body, your soul, and how all of this in turn helps you to be a successful businesswoman!

This group is for women who:

** Want to be Empowered by themselves AND other women
** Know their flaws can empower them to be great!
** Want to and are willing to engage and connect with other women
** Want to learn to become more empowered in all areas of their life
** Want to become more visible and try different things in their life
** Want to gain more power over their life and actions
** Are starting a new business and want to learn the basics of mind & business
** Want to become more empowered about learning the importance of mental wellness
** Is ready to kick fear to the curb and engage each day in this group with the admin and other women in the group

This group will Re-Launch July 31st-August 7th with some amazing guest experts throughout the week who will help you in all areas of your life and business!

I look forward to seeing the Empowerment within this group and this community making a change for the better!

Minority Mental Health Awareness Post #2


::: Minority Mental Health Awareness :::

👉Treatment Issues👈

Black/African Americans today are over-represented in our jails and prisons.
People of color account for 60 percent of the prison population. Black/African Americans also account for 37 percent of drug arrests, but only14 percent of regular drug users (illicit drug use is frequently associated with self-medication among people with mental illnesses).
Because less than 2 percent of American Psychological Association members are Black/African American, some may worry that mental health care practitioners are not culturally competent enough to treat their specific issues.
This is compounded by the fact that some Black/African American patients have reported experiencing racism and microaggression from therapists.
Stigma and judgment prevents Black/African Americans from seeking treatment for their mental illnesses.
Research indicates that Black/African Americans believe that mild depression or anxiety would be considered “crazy” in their social circles.
Furthermore, many believe that discussions about mental illness would not be appropriate even among family.

👉👉What struggles do you deal with in facing the stigma of Mental Health?

Minority Mental Health Awareness Month


::: Minority Mental Health Awareness :::

According to a study conducted by Ward, Wiltshire, Detry, and Brown in 2013:

👉Black/African Americans hold beliefs related to stigma, psychological openness, and help-seeking, which in turn affects their coping behaviors.

👉Generally speaking, the participants in this study were not very open to acknowledging psychological problems, but they were somewhat open to seek mental health services.

👉Thirty percent of participants reported having a mental illness or receiving treatment for a mental illness.

👉Black/African Americans men are particularly concerned about stigma.

👉Cohort effects, exposure to mental illness, and increased knowledge of mental illness are factors which could potentially change beliefs about symptoms of mental illness.

👉Participants appeared apprehensive about seeking professional help for mental health issues, which is consistent with previous research. However, participants were willing to seek out some form of help.

👉👉If you know anyone or are someone who has been affected by a mental health illness, please seek the guidance of a mental health professional! As you would for a broken leg, a sprain, or physical health issue, your mental health should be treated the same!

5 Key Questions to Help You Move Outside of Your Comfort Zone

We do things based off habit.

Whether the habit is good or bad, we do it because its “comfortable.”

A lot of times we do things that we know we truly desire to change, we want to change, and we want to do better, but the comfort of the habit will always give us the same results that we are used to, therefore we stick with it.

This is truly what is called a comfort zone.

And sadly your comfort zone isn’t always so “comfortable” as in comforting you in a healthy and positive way.

Think about it; do you have an unhealthy comfort zone in your personal relationships? Your job? Your work ethic?

Procrastination is a comfort zone for some, because we know that if we don’t push the limit, we won’t fail. Due to fear of failure, we birth the mentality of procrastination, which can keep us feeling “stuck,” unmotivated, and frustrated!

So what can you do about this?

One thing that we often do when we are stuck in comfort is fear the unknown of trying something new. Although we truly want something new, something good, we fear the change.

So for my non-writers and my writers, this exercise is for you if you want to take a step forward in psychologically getting yourself out of the “comfort zone” that’s keeping you from reaching a new level of success and happiness in your life and business.

1. Ask yourself, “What about my comfort zone do I truly like?” – This question is important because we go through life DOING, forming a habit, without CONSCIOUSLY thinking, so bringing awareness to a habit, creates room for change

2. Ask yourself, “What am I truly wanting in my life and from my life through the actions and decisions that I make?” – This question touches on what question #1 details, but this question also leads you into thinking more in depth about the “bigger picture” of your desires and goals

3. Ask yourself, “What can I do today to create a change in my thinking? What can I do today to create a change in my actions?” – We often look outside of ourselves for the answers in how we want to create change, but in reality, we know how, we just don’t question and ask ourselves in the right frame of mind. Having these questions, creates direction subconsciously to began a thinking pattern for change

4. Ask yourself, “What can I eliminate today that is a distraction in keeping me fro creating positive change in my life?” – Asking yourself this question will truly get you into the thought process of realizing what you are “settling” and “allowing” in your life that you do have the power to get rid of, that can be helping in keeping you from reaching success

5. Ask yourself, “What goal can I achieve today mentally and physically that will get me one step closer to my desires and dreams for my life and business? – Asking yourself this question is truly helping you to take action in making A STEP in the right direction. The reason you need this is because “faith without works is dead.” You can hope, pray, and manifest things to happen in your life, but you have to create an environment in your life, in your mind that will INVITE what you’re wanting into your life. “Out with the old and in with the new!”

Staying in comfort is a mindset. It’s the mindset that it’s been a habit day in and day out that has worked for you, that has created some form of success or stability that it’s enough (20%) to keep you running, but barely running because your happiness, your productivity, your emotions are barely at where they should be!

We only live one life and it’s your choice to live it empowered and successful or live it in the “settle land.”

The choice is yours! What’re you going to choose for yourself TODAY?

Stress Management Tips in Depth

Depending on who you are, stress can affect you in a different way. It can have an effect mentally or emotionally where it adds tension and strain no your everyday life. A lot of times we “excuse” stress for being an everyday part of our lives and that is definitely a bad sign. A bad sign that we aren’t taking the time to truly invest in ourselves and balancing our lives!

As a personal empowerment coach and a mental health professional, I realize that many women feel they don’t have the “time” to manage stress, thus letting stress take over their lives completely!

What I am going to provide in this blog is 5 awesome ways that you can manage stress to increase productivity in your life and balance your mental and emotional wellness!

1. Change Toxic Thought Patterns– Attitudes such as, “I must be competent and a high achiever in every situation,” are unrealistic. Sometimes people do not have conscious thoughts like this, but upon examination of behavior and attitude, find that they are holding themselves to a standard of absolute perfection. If these standards are not met, they feel like failures – thy often grade themselves as 100% or “F.” To change toxic thought patterns, work on focusing on what you can control, not what’s out of your control.

2. Accept and meet physical and psychological needs for exercise, rest, good nutrition, and recreation- Practice self-care techniques and attempt to nurture and nourish your body as well as your mind. Know your own physical limits and requirements and make them a priority. Be realistic on how to accomplish your goals.

3. Develop a sense of self-worth that is not primarily dependent upon success, achievements, or the opinions of others- There are two elements to our self-worth; an unconditional “no matter what” elements, and a conditional “I must prove my self-worth by accomplishments and approval” element. Self-esteem too often is based on conditions that require the opinions and approval of others or your own high deals. Wanting others to approve you is not unhealthy, but too much emphasis is placed on this.

4. Accept imperfection, failures, and mistakes in self and others without excessive anxiety- A healthy sense of self-worth helps balance inner critical voices. When there is an internal balance between self-worth and criticism, one often regards outside disapproval as learning opportunities and a healthy challenge, despite the unpleasantness. One does not need to take a defensive posture, which is characterized by denying and attacking.

5. Develop good, warm, supportive relationships- Establishing good relationships with people – family, friends, co-workers, neighbors – can reduce stress immensely. Anyone who wants to develop a deep, mutually supportive relationship must take time to work on it, developing empathy, using self-disclosure to show the person “inside,” expressing and dealing with feelings and emotions, making a commitment to another person.

ONLY BY FOSTERING WELLNESS CONCEPTS IN OURSELVES CAN WE ACHIEVE A BETTER BALANCE IN OUR LIVES AND BE EMOTIONALLY OPEN AND AVAILABLE TO OTHERS.

If you are wanting to work more on developing great stress management habits, please set up a consultation with me!

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