In this video I briefly explain how I like to use the Indian Proverb which compares the person to a house with four rooms: physical, mental, emotional and spiritual.
These aspects of ourselves are interrelated, eg. when you’re feeling depressed (emotional room) it impacts you physically- you may not feel like eating well, or want to eat lots of comfort food, have low physical energy, it impacts your posture etc. It can effect your beliefs about yourself, others and your environment (spiritual room). It also affects how you think about things and exacerbates worrying and anxiety (mental room), which again has an impact physically.
When something is wrong in a room, it doesn’t necessarily mean that you’ll notice it in that room. These days, we can distract and busy ourselves really easily- work, great TV series, facebook… etc. If you’re not paying attention to say your emotions, or the way you think and talk to yourself, spending a lot of time distracted by doing things, then sometimes the only thing that grabs our attention are physical symptoms.
In this video I just outline this principle briefly and to hopefully help you see your health in a more comprehensive way. As the World Health Organisation (WHO) says:
“health is a complete state of physical, mental and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.”
What do you do in each of your four rooms every day? And which rooms do you spend the most time in?
Stay tuned for more information on what you can do in each of these rooms for optimal health and recovery from physical and mental health symptoms.
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