A therapist is offering her guidance and advice for free this summer in a dedicated self-help blog.
Narina Riskowitz, a therapist and coach in neuro-linguistic programming, has published an online article detailing seven steps to enjoy better mental health and wellbeing.
I write a blog post every month anyway so I thought I’d come up with seven self-help practices as I’m taking a break from running workshops during the summer, although I will still be seeing clients.Narina Riskowitz
Ms Riskowitz, who works at the Remedy Centre for Health in Ashton and the Towngate Complementary Therapy Clinic in Leyland, is targeting the tips at the growing number of people suffering from anxiety and depression.
It was as she prepared to take some time off during the summer holidays that the therapist, who has worked around Preston for seven years, decided to dedicate one of her monthly blog posts to self-help practices.
She said: “In my one-to-one work as a therapist I see increasing numbers of people experiencing anxiety and depression.
“I write a blog post every month anyway so I thought I’d come up with seven self-help practices as I’m taking a break from running workshops during the summer, although I will still be seeing clients.
“These are tips to help people feel more empowered and able to take positive action.
“Summer is a good time to try this as people can get out, enjoy the good weather and generally they have more free time.”
The blog’s main points include; embracing the moment, relaxing, learning something new or being creative, breaking a routine, watching your thoughts, finding meaning and purpose, and letting go - each explained in detail, as well as offering links to further information.
Far from fearing the blog will put herself out of work, the therapist is simply keen to see people recover from mental ill health.
Ms Riskowitz added: “It’s important to share these things with people.
“I like to share information and resources, and I think it creates an awareness too.
“It’s more empowering if people can help themselves.
“I don’t like to cultivate dependency with my patients.
“My philosophy is to get people better and going back to good mental health, then I can help the next person.”
• To read the blog, visit: brightfuturenow.co.uk