From Dispair to Resiliency and Hope
In this century we are witnessing a mental health revolution which has evolved from seeing the inside-out nature of life. It is borne from a principle based model which states that thought creates our experience of reality. The ability to understand that we think, coupled with the understanding of the power of thought, gives each person freedom of thought, moment to moment, regardless of his circumstances. When a person understands that all negative feelings come from insecure thought, he takes his own thoughts/feelings, and those of others, less seriously. Feelings provide instant feedback – letting us know our level of understanding in any moment. This understanding has been used in prisons, housing projects, schools, hospitals, in business and by the police; throughout the United States, in Australia, England, Germany and now Canada. In our practice we have seen clients abandon suicidal thoughts, returning to an experience of well-being.
“We suggest that the term Mental Health should imply, at least, that the person is seldom bothered or upset, gets over his reactions easily when he gets bothered or upset, is graceful in his low moods, has a consistently warm feeling towards others, even when others are exhibiting maladaptive behaviour.
At best the term Mental Health would imply high levels of peace of mind, compassion, joy, lightheartedness, emotional buoyancy, creativity and responsiveness.”
George Pranksy, PhD