World Mental Health Day

A Quiet Mind and an Open Heart

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As World Mental Health Day approaches, it is important to remember that 1 in 4 adults and 1 in 10 children are likely to have a mental health problem in any given year.

Needless to say, that as a psychotherapist I deal with many psychological and emotional issues on a daily basis; and although many of these are due to traumas and difficult childhood experiences, we should not forgot that we all have the capacity to empower ourselves by talking care of how we use our minds. This is why I also teach Mindfulness courses for beginners and for those who want to rekindle their meditation practice.

The benefits of Mindfulness meditation cannot be underestimated.

  • reduces stress
  • regulates and even recalibrates the nervous system
  • helps to rewire and restructure the brain
  • improves relationships by increasing our capacity for empathy
  • better focus
  • more cognitive flexibility
  • improves self compassion, self appreciation and self honour

to name but a few, but more importantly Mindfulness helps us live in the here and now, the only place and the only time where mental health can be available to us. With regular practice, Mindfulness leads to calmness, peace, and well being. In my mind, the key to mental health is a quiet mind and an open heart.

My next course starts on Monday October 2nd at 7.15pm in Putney, SW15. Cost £72. Click here for details.

Sabu Bhugobaun, Psychotherapist/Counsellor

MA Psychotherapy, Dip. Psychotherapy, Dip. Counselling, Adv Cert. Counselling Skills. I help people who are suffering from all kinds of issues. I help people befriend their inner world, feel their feelings, and come to a new understanding of who they are, what they stand for, and how this might take expression in the world. I am trained to the standards of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy and accredited with the Association of Psychospiritual Practitioners. I have 19 years of clinical experience providing highly effective support to adults for a wide range of issues including anxiety, depression, abuse, trauma and PTSD, eating disorders, addictive behaviour, anger, childhood related issues, relationship issues, bereavement, mid life crisis, and more. I believe in the strength of the supportive therapeutic relationship to facilitate growth and healing. My core model is Integrative Psychosynthesis which includes aspects of many other therapeutic modalities. I also teach mindfulness to clients who wish to learn, and I run Mindfulness courses. Call 020 8780 9449 for a preliminary chat or email Or visit my website.