Maintaining the Benefits After TMS Treatment

//Maintaining the Benefits After TMS Treatment

Maintaining the Benefits After TMS Treatment

By |2019-09-11T13:08:49+00:00March 27th, 2019|Categories: Blog|0 Comments

Self Care

It is important to take care of your own well being. Take some time for yourself, whether this be having a bubble bath in the evening, reading a book or painting your nails. Meditation is a useful way to improve self care, as it will allow for relaxation, reflection and self awareness. It has been suggested that self awareness is essential in the healing process, as it can lead to a deeper understanding and provide clarity on your own feelings. In addition to this, meditation can improve sleep, creativity and productivity.

Nutrition

What you put into your body has a significant impact on your mental health. Although foods high in sugar provide a transient burst of energy, this will wear off, resulting in fatigue and a low mood. Choosing fresh, healthy food over processed, sugary food reduces inflammation, and improves the immune system, in addition to improving your overall mental health.

Exercise

Research has found that exercise can reduce stress and have a beneficial impact on mental health.  So, good news if you love to exercise! Allow yourself some time to go to the gym or go for a run, and you may find that this simple activity improves your mood. If exercise hasn’t been your thing in the past, it may seem like a daunting prospect, but it doesn’t have to be a chore! Why not learn some easy stretches, go for a twenty-minute stroll every evening, or join a yoga class with a friend?

Maintaining a positive attitude

Disputing negative beliefs is important and can take practice. Learning to counter this negativity and replace these thoughts with positive ones is an essential step towards becoming resilient. Remember that you don’t have to be perfect at everything.

Talk

Make sure to keep your social support network around you. Discussing your feelings with family or friends can help to alleviate worries, as voicing your feelings can help to put them in perspective. This will also ensure that you feel connected to those around you and avoid a sense of isolation. If you don’t have a close support network, why not join a social club, or start volunteering for a local charity?

Continuous Care

mindfulTMS Neurocare has a continuous care program, which can help to maintain the benefits of treatment. For more information, write to us at connect@mindfultms.com

About the Author:

A qualified clinical psychologist who has practiced in Kolkata and Bangalore. She has completed Graduation and post graduation from Calcutta University with specialization in Clinical and Forensic Psychology and did one year of internship in Calcutta Medical College.
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