There is no doubt that the last year has been tough and it has presented a whole new range of challenges for many people. Since the start of the pandemic, mental health issues have become more prominent and pronounced in society with a reported notable increase in the use of mental health services.
Prolonged periods of stress can negatively impact mental health and consequently physical health. As stated by the Mental Health Foundation ‘Taking a proactive, long-term, preventative approach to poor mental health is the best way to avoid people reaching crisis point and developing longer-term health problems.’ We at the Institute of Pranic Healing UK & Ireland completely agree with this and it is for this reason we are so passionate about empowering people with tools and techniques to increase mental and physical resilience.
The tools and techniques that you learn on Pranic Healing courses provide a robust preventative measure against life events that can so often throw us off course. The beauty of the Pranic Healing system is that it touches upon every aspect of your life; health, relationships, finances and spirituality and there is the option to dive into each of these aspects. Not only do you learn practical self-healing techniques to remove stress, boost your immune system and much more, but there are also courses that take you on a journey to help develop your spirituality.
Many people might question the importance of spirituality but the reality is, this is a very important aspect in helping develop robust coping strategies. There is a large body of evidence that all point to a positive relationship between spirituality and mental health in relation to a number of mental health problems. The word ‘spiritual’ has different meanings for different people but in short, spirituality refers to the practice of developing a kind, loving and compassionate heart, intelligent mind and powerful will to do good with a dynamic approach to life. The Pranic Healing practices help to develop these characteristics which also helps to increase the feeling of being more connected to your higher self.
The outcome of developing your spirituality in a balanced way is that you will find that you start to see life more clearly, more positively and have a deeper sense of purpose and oneness. This will mean that when difficult situations and life challenges arise, you have a greater ability to rise above them, look at them objectively and not get pulled down in the quicksand of life’ that can end up negatively affecting your mental and physical health.
Through the course of 2021, there is a fantastic opportunity to take yourself on a spiritual journey to help develop these attributes and skills by joining courses such as Achieving Oneness with the Higher Soul in April and Arhatic Yoga Preparatory Course in September.