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Wellbeing Services

Self-care takes practice, like athletes training for a match. In order for them to be at their best, they require a holistic approach to training regularly, even in the off-season. Similarly, all of us need to practice self-care in all aspects of our lives daily so that we can perform at our best. A good way to start is by assessing where you’re at this point and then making a plan to improve. Here, at MentCouch we help you to start that journey and guide you to keep going.

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Wellbeing Services

Our Wellbeing Services are affordable, enjoyable and effective ways to deal with everyday stressors and a form of relaxation for everyone.

Under the guidance of a professional from MentCouch, you will :

  • Discover ways to nourish your spirit and increase your energy
  • Find comfort and peace of mind during times of stress and anxiety
  • Practice ongoing self care to improve your health and wellness
  • Enjoy!
“Lend an Ear” Service

If you simply want to come and talk to a mental health professional just about anything at all and not spend heavily by doing so, we can surely make that happen. Lend an ear is an affordable and cost-effective service best suited for individuals who just want someone to actively listen to them without judgment and in a safe environment.

Expressive Art Therapy For Everyone

Art therapy is a form of therapy predicated on the belief that artistic expression has the power to help us in healing, relaxation or simply in chilling out. They require no artistic background — in fact, the art is less about the final product, and more about the transformation that occurs along the way.

If you’re like most adults, you probably don’t express yourself with art as you did when you were a kid. You may not think you’re any “good” at creating art, or you may not think it’s worth your time, but art is actually a valuable pastime. There are many reasons that art is a great stress relief tool, even for those who don’t consider themselves artistically inclined. Whether you could give Vincent Van Gough a run for his money or can barely draw a circle, art is a fantastic way to reduce stress.

Results of a 2016 study published in the Journal of the American Art Therapy Association found that just 45 minutes of creative activity can reduce your stress, regardless of artistic experience or talent.

Have you ever been so engrossed in an activity to the point of being in a near-meditative state? If so, you might have been experiencing what positive psychologists refer to as flow. Similar to meditation, flow can lead to lower stress levels. Here, at MentCouch, we encourage everyone to take a time out from their daily life and emerge in a journey of self-expression or flow with our specifically designed expressive art therapies. IT IS FOR EVERYONE!

If you feel like bringing your friends or family along, you are more than welcome to do so. If you want to do it in complete solitude, it is your call. Our expert psychologists will guide the process and let you be.

If you want us to arrange an “art & bonding” session for a group of friends/colleagues, just get in touch. It is a low-cost way to bring your team/friends closer together and reduce workplace/general stress.

Ho’oponopono Meditation

This amazing mental health cleansing technique/therapeutic meditation brought to you by MentCouch Psychology Centre is one of its kind, aimed at making your daily life less stressful through mental and spiritual cleansing methods without the need for religious teachings or yoga postures. The uniqueness of this meditation is that out clinical psychologists integrate aspects of PSYCHOTHERAPY and FORGIVENESS into the Ho’oponopono meditation process and it is exclusively done only at MentCouch. The reason we say that it enhances the quality of daily life is because its effects are proven to last for days even after the first session. So, it is a must to try it out once.

 

Ho‘oponopono is the Hawaiian process of forgiveness that focuses on the element of clearing out past views of others, and creating new rejuvenated relationships with our own self and others (i.e. forgiving others to whom we are connected). It is known as a powerful technique in purifying one’s body, mental state, and releasing bad memories or feelings. With the release of negative energies, emotional balance is privileged as the blocks of self-realization, happiness and fulfillment disappear, making room for new insights and inner peace. With regular practice in daily life, the Ho’oponopono practitioner gains the freedom not to obey negative memories. This can make you a calmer, more positive person in the face of adversity and problems in your path. It is suitable for everyone!

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Therapeutic Yoga

Yoga therapy involves the entire body, including the mind. There is a connection between your mind, body and spirit. Healing just one of these does not lead to total recovery. It’s important to heal all three areas. Yoga therapy helps you do just that.

 

It is a practice that incorporates breathing techniques, yoga poses, meditation and mindfulness into yoga teachings and practice. This is so you can experience both mental and physical improvements, so you can experience all benefits. Designating a class as “therapeutic” implies that an instructor has additional training and years of experience with different forms of therapy that can be implemented through yoga practice. This could be the application of musculoskelatal (bones and muscles) knowledge, brief counseling, mirroring, breath work incorporated in the teaching of yoga. Our therapeutic yoga sessions are good for beginners and people of all ages and fitness levels. You can either schedule a group or individual session with us.

Prenatal Yoga For Beginners

Prenatal yoga can be a great way to prepare for childbirth. Much like other types of childbirth-preparation classes, prenatal yoga is a multifaceted approach to exercise that encourages stretching, mental centering and focused breathing. Prenatal yoga is safe and can have many benefits for pregnant women and their babies like:

  • Improved sleep
  • Reduced stress and anxiety
  • Increase the strength, flexibility and endurance of muscles needed for childbirth
  • Decrease lower back pain, nausea, headaches and shortness of breath
  • Prenatal yoga can also help you meet and bond with other pregnant women and prepare for the stress of being a new parent or you can ask to schedule an individual session

 

A typical prenatal yoga class might involve:

  • You’ll be encouraged to focus on breathing in and out slowly and deeply through the nose. Prenatal yoga breathing techniques might help you reduce or manage shortness of breath during pregnancy and work through contractions during labor.
  • Gentle stretching. You’ll be encouraged to gently move different areas of your body.
  • While standing, sitting or lying on the ground, you’ll gently move your body into different positions aimed at developing your strength, flexibility and balance.
  • Deep relaxation.
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Wellbeing Screening

Wellbeing is an essential component of excelling in life. Maintaining your wellbeing requires intentionality, reflection, and a commitment to choosing thoughts and behaviors that help you to be at your best. Most times it is difficult to identify these areas alone and that is when a professional wellbeing screening becomes vital.

 

Health is more than the absence of disease! In order to live a long, productive, and fruitful life, it is important to function optimally. To achieve optimal functioning one must:

  • Assess various areas of life and behavior
  • Identify the areas that need improvement
  • Create an effective living plan that promotes wellbeing

Wellbeing screening provides us with an overall look at our day-to-day functioning in terms of happiness, life satisfaction, mental and emotional health.

  • Life Satisfaction
  • Resilience
  • Happiness
  • Depression
  • Stress Levels
  • Longevity
  • Healthy behaviors
  • Mental and physical illness
  • Social connectedness
  • Productivity

And Many More…

  • It helps to improve quality of life by identifying stressors
  • It provides strategies to adopt and maintain healthy behaviors
  • It helps us to reflect on and determine what our goals and desires are and then put a positive plan into place to work towards achieving those desires, thus increasing happiness as well as motivation in life