‘Well-being’, according to The Cambridge Dictionary is ‘the state of feeling healthy and happy.’ With the constant flow of unsettling news, growing environmental challenges, rising levels of depression and greater expectations to work harder, how can we achieve this state of wellbeing?
In short, there is no singular solution to happiness because there is no universal template for all individuals to fit into. This is why Augmentive provides access to a platform where you can navigate your own journey depending on your individual mental health needs. Whether this entails speaking to a life coach to master the tools that you need to achieve your goals, meeting a psychotherapist to work through deeper-rooted behavioural problems or working with nutritionists, breathwork teachers and personal trainers.
According to the mental health charity Mind, 1 in 4 people will experience a mental health problem of some kind each year in England. At the core of Augmentive’s philosophy is that there is no one-size-fits-all. The platform seeks to close the gap between those experiencing mental health issues and those reaching out for help by making tailored support more accessible. The holistic method of overseeing mental health through a multi-disciplinary approach unites practitioners in all areas of wellbeing from medical doctors to sexual embodiment yoga therapists, under one varied support system.
A common misconception of depression is that it is always linked to an event. However, low mood can be triggered by a huge variety of behaviour patterns and often breaking certain patterns and integrating new practices into your daily life can have a profound effect on your mood. 95% of serotonin is produced in the gut. Breathing exercises can lower cortisol levels. Exercise releases endorphins. These are just some of the ways that emotions can be regulated by the physical choices we make. Modern research has opened new gateways to understanding the body and has shown that emotions do not just manifest from our thought process alone. They stem from everything from the food we eat, our sleep patterns and exercise regimes to our breathing patterns, exposure to sunlight and communication. This new collaborative platform allows you to match with the right practitioner for your needs because at the end of the day everybody’s needs are different and varied.
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Dennis Relojo-Howell is the managing director of Psychreg. He tweets @dennisr_howell.