People seek therapy for many reasons, including mental health, boosting their self-esteem, and confronting traumatic events from the past. Therapy can also improve your physical well bring by improving mental health.
Poor mental health can impair your capacity to resist chronic illnesses and make sound judgments. This is backed by figures stating that suicide rates in Greater Glasgow are over 20% higher than in the rest of the country.
Stress could make you more susceptible to developing chronic diseases like hypertension or diabetes. Anxiety and depression are also linked to increased risk of smoking, drinking, poor nutrition, insomnia, and obesity.
Other examples of complications may include:
Heart disease – High blood pressure – Weakened immune system – Asthma – Obesity – Gastronomical problems – Premature death
Boost Immune System
People with mental health issues are susceptible to having compromised immune systems. The hormone cortisol raises the risk of heart disease and has links to anxiety and depression; the hormone levels increase during times of stress. Stress is known to increase blood pressure and can cause arrhythmia.
You can reduce your stress levels by using the services of a trained practitioner of stress Therapy in Glasgow. A healthy immune system brings the benefits of a healthier and longer life.
Improve Emotional Health
Therapy can help people identify their feelings and why they feel a certain way. Mental health problems often bring negative thoughts, which can interfere with decision-making, leading to poor choices in everyday life. As you work with your therapist, you will begin to identify and analyse your feelings, leading to an action plan to assist you in daily life.
As your feelings of confidence and self-worth improve, so will your relationships with friends and family. With strengthened skills to help you deal with unpleasant feelings or darker moods, your physical well-being will also improve.
Our counselling services in Glasgow will help you identify negative thoughts and stop them from impacting your mood. By improving your mental health, you can reduce or negate feelings of anxiety or depression. Anxiety and depression cause various physical symptoms, including headaches, sleep disturbances, fatigue, and muscle tension. By learning the triggers of these feelings, you can gain control over your mental state and using healthy coping skills will positively affect your physical health.
Increase Physical Activity
The more positive you feel, the more likely you will get out of bed and exercise. People suffering from depression sometimes find the idea of exercise unattractive. Regular exercise has natural mental health benefits by boosting energy levels and improving mood positivity.
Exercise also increases serotonin levels which help in reducing anxiety or depression. By teaming up with a therapist providing you support, you will be more motivated to engage with essential activities for your overall health.
Reduce Physical Symptoms Caused by Anxiety
Mental health symptoms can often show up as physical symptoms. Mental fatigue, muscle tension, hair loss, and weight gain or loss are common mental illness symptoms that can harm your overall health. Although there are therapies for muscular tension and treatments for hair loss, therapy can help address underlying issues. Moreover, therapy for mental health issues will help you reduce mental exhaustion, which reduces stress throughout the body that may contribute to these physical symptoms.
If you think that you could benefit from our therapy sessions, or you would just like some more information, then please get in touch with one of our friendly team and we will happily answer any and all of you questions.