Online Wellbeing Chat
Hello and welcome to Lightbody Health Online Wellbeing Chat Group
ENGAGE - TALK - LISTEN
Our online wellbeing chat is a place for you to talk about what is ultimately good for you and good for all aspects of your mental, physical, emotional and social health.
Free from judgement, we are here to support you on your journey to better health.
Each week we talk about a different aspect of wellbeing and ho we can improve our own by talking it through together.
Many of our participants have shared that it's great to have "real talks" and find our service very beneficial.
Talks are currently held on Zoom every Monday 9-10am and every Wednesday 6-7pm.
Please click the "Join now" button above to join our dedicated Facebook group or search for "Lightbody Health Wellbeing Chat Room" on Facebook for more information.
If feelings of stress, sadness, or anxiety are causing physical problems, keeping these feelings inside can make you feel worse. It’s okay to let your loved ones know when something is bothering you. However, keep in mind that your family and friends may not always be able to help you deal with your feelings appropriately. At these times, ask someone outside the situation for help.
It can sometimes be really difficult to talk about your feelings with friends or family. It's common to feel worried about upsetting people you care about, and feel nervous about what people will think, or how it might affect your relationships.
You may feel more comfortable opening up to friends or family than professionals, or you may find it easier to approach a professional (such as your doctor) first. There's no right or wrong way round. But the people closest to us can often be a valuable source of support.
Talking can be a way to cope with a problem you’ve been carrying around in your head for a while. Just being listened to can help you feel supported and less alone. And it works both ways. If you open up, it might encourage others to do the same.
It’s not always easy to describe how you’re feeling. If you can’t think of one word, use lots. What does it feel like inside your head? What does it make you feel like doing?
Many people feel more comfortable when these conversations develop naturally - maybe when you're doing something together.
If it feels awkward at first, give it time. Make talking about your feelings something that you do.
Emotional health is an important part of overall health. People who are emotionally healthy are in control of their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. They’re able to cope with life’s challenges. They can keep problems in perspective and bounce back from setbacks. They feel good about themselves and have good relationships.
Being emotionally healthy doesn’t mean you’re happy all the time. It means you’re aware of your emotions. You can deal with them, whether they’re positive or negative. Emotionally healthy people still feel stress, anger, and sadness. But they know how to manage their negative feelings. They can tell when a problem is more than they can handle on their own