5. issue – March 2019
A beautiful and haunting poem created by META-Health Practitioner Helen Murray Dukes who is a poet and children’s author. Her writing focuses on communicating the healing journey through poems and stories.
Do conflicts produce happy geniuses?
by Kora Klapp
When reading the book „Etwas mehr Hirn, bitte“ (“Some more brain, please”) by German neurobiologist Prof Gerald Hüther, I felt both touched and confirmed.
He shines a light on the circumstances which influence the development of our brain, especially in regard to our creative abilities – and on the consequences domestic and social norms and values represent for accessing our innate potential.
Co-Creation of Illness & Health
by Avnita Suri
One of the most challenging aspects of my work is explaining to someone about how our physical bodies are intertwined with our emotional lives.
How can we say that we have physical conditions if we haven’t even delved into the emotional aspect?
Social Prescribing in mental and physical health
by Jo Trewartha
Currently one third of NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups in England are in the early days of introducing a comprehensive personalised care model. The model includes health for the whole population with the premise that the 30% of people with long-term physical and mental health conditions are targeted with interventions including receiving personal support planning, access to self-management education and health coaching. As a META-Health® Trainer also working within my local community (Dudley, Black Country) and as a Tutor of the Expert Patient Self-Management Program this is resounding good news.
Death is not the Answer
On the 8th Intl META-Health Conference in Mumbai, psychiatrist Dr Anjali Chhabria speaks out about different causes of depression and suicide, the emotional charge on women, the role of social media, and her cause:
The typical conflict constellation leading to suicide is the feeling of having lost everything that matters in your life, both in love and in social position.
Why do I get depressive?
by Kora Klapp
Yes I do. I knew depression and could have died from it some 30 years ago. I’m still aware of how I can feel off balance and feeling down. What I don’t fear anymore is that black hole. I’ll tell you what I learned – but first let’s look at causal factors:
Depression represents an imbalance in the brain and with hormones.
Why does my child throw tantrums?
by Anu Mehta
Your parenting skills are put to test when your child throws tantrums in the public or even in the confines of your house. Temper tantrums in children is a part of their growing up phase. Dealing with them as parents can get frustrating. Tantrums are socially unacceptable, attention seeking behaviour displayed by a child or an adult and is generally characterised by crying, screaming, defiance, anger, ranting or hitting to gain gratification. It can be hugely embarrassing for the parents.
What Grooming can do for your Mind
On the 8th Intl META-Health Conference in Mumbai, Doreen Soans shares her secrets how to play with your moods and boost your confidence during healing processes!
Any conflict and phase can influence your mood, and especially in phases of regeneration you can feel uncomfortable with the symptoms and with the impression others might get from you. This will directly affect the “territorial areas” in your insular cortex which Doreen refers to.