When was the last time you did something nice for yourself? I don’t mean when you stopped at a fast food restaurant and grabbed a treat because you were too busy to make dinner. When was the last time you did something for yourself that was truly replenishing, soothing, or joyful? According to 2021 survey conducted by Avergo, nearly three in five (59%) people will only practice self-care if they feel stressed.
In a world filled with illness, anxiety, and stress, self-care matters. Most of us have a busy schedule to juggle, we wear many hats and have others who depend on us. We were also taught that if we put ourselves first we might be viewed as selfish. This is a big problem, especially when you are already dealing with an illness, burnout or stress. When you take this self-sacrificing and excessively busy lifestyle too far, your efforts become counterproductive. You sacrifice sleep and now you cannot focus. You quit doing things for yourself and now your overall well-being is suffering. You ignored that stiff neck or back and now it will not go away. Somewhere in the midst of helping others, you lost the ability say no additional responsibilities or even social gatherings you don’t have the emotional capacity to partake in.
Self-care goes way beyond your physical well-being. It also involves your mental, emotional, social, and spiritual health. In the survey conducted by Avergo, respondents cited these benefits of self-care: self-confidence boost (64%), increased productivity (67%), and happiness (71%). Check in with the activities that drain you the most and identify the ones that give you the most energy or replenish you. Next week’s article will dive deeper into self-care, for now define what self-care means to you. What are the activities that will work for your lifestyle? Figure out what makes you feel relaxed and practice your preferred form of self-care to receive maximum benefits. Make an appointment with yourself and schedule time for your self-care activity.
Promise Community Health Center Mental Health Team
Promise Community Health Center offers a range of mental health services. Our mental health team collaborates with our patients to assess current coping skills, address emotional needs and work through lifelong patterns. These services are available on-site and by Telehealth by our mental health department.
Promise Community Health Center is proud to provide bilingual mental health therapy in northwest Iowa. Our bilingual therapist can provide mental health services in both English and Spanish. Promise also provides our patients with a mental health interpreter who is qualified to interpret into Spanish for Spanish speaking mental health patients. Our goal is to make sure that our patients are able to do mental health therapy in the language they feel most comfortable speaking. We are happy to have bilingual mental health therapists and counselors and a mental health interpreter to provide accessible and affordable bilingual therapy in Northwest Iowa.
What can Promise Community Health Center in Sioux Center mental health therapists help with:
- Developing & exploring effective coping skills
- Addressing emotional needs
- Working through lifelong patterns
- Working through difficult life situations
- Developing better communication skills
- and so much more!
Our mental health therapists and counselors in Sioux Center provide many therapies including:
- Individual Therapy
- Child Therapy
- Adolescent Therapy
- Couples Therapy
- Women’s Issues Therapy
- Online Therapy
- Family Therapy
Our Promise mental health therapists are specialized and trained in many different therapies including:
- Anxiety Therapy
- Trauma Therapy
- A.R.T.- Accelerated Response Therapy
- EMDR- Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy
- Art Therapy
- DBT- Dialectical Behavior Therapy
- Generational Family Therapy
- Complex Trauma Therapy
- CBT- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
- Trauma Services Therapy
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Therapy
Our Sioux Center therapists and counselors are offering services to the following in our northwest Iowa communities:
- Children- Ages 8 and older
Some of our mental health therapy patients come from Sioux Center, Rock Valley, Inwood, and Rock Rapids. We also provide mental health therapy and counseling for patients from Boyden, Hull, Sheldon, George, Sibley, and Spencer. Patients needing mental health therapy or counseling also come from Le Mars, Orange City, Alton, Hawarden, and Hudson. Promise is proud to provide mental health therapy and counseling to northwest Iowa.