Optimal Wellbeing is a state of complete mental, physical and social wellbeing and not merely the absence of symptoms.
It refers to the highest level of health and wellbeing an individual can realistically attain.
In order to reach a state of optimal health and wellbeing, it is important to identify and manage many key issues in our daily lives.
For instance, recently, have you experienced any problems related to stress, sleep, or emotions such as anxiety or anger?
Do you want to change or improve any aspects of your personality or lifestyle such as interpersonal relationships, self-confidence, communication skills, management of stress or time, and self-control of eating or use of gadgets?
If yes, finding the right course of intervention and experts can be a daunting task! We are a group of Mental Health professionals working towards overall wellbeing.
Stress is the body’s response to change. Because life involves constant change – ranging from everyday routine changes such as traveling to your place of work to adapting to major life changes such as marriage, divorce, or death of a loved one. Maintaining a balance and managing stress can be challenging. It is important to recognize the degree to which we are affected by stress in order to deal with it effectively.
Our Stress Management Module, based on Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) and Mindful Based Therapy, will equip you to handle stress through strategies such as Effective Time Management, Healthy Coping Styles, Problem Solving skills, Practical Goal Setting ,Relaxation Techniques for a healthy and balanced Lifestyle.
Anxiety is the feeling of fear or apprehension about the future. Those with anxiety are unable to stop or control worrying, they are restless, nervous, and have trouble relaxing. Other symptoms include increased heartbeat, difficulty in concentration and disturbed sleep.
Using Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), we help with management of anxiety using techniques to challenge the dysfunctional negative thoughts and teach behavioural strategies such as Relaxation Methods to overcome anxiety.
Management of Social Anxiety
Social anxiety is the fear of negative evaluation, criticism, or rejection by others during social interactions. Management of social anxiety is essential to help individuals enhance their social skills and build confidence in order to be effective in various social relationships and situations.
In our Social Anxiety Management module, we focus on the individual’s improvement using cognitive techniques (to identify and challenge the anxious thoughts) and behavioural techniques such as Relaxation exercises, Graded Exposure, Modelling and Group interventions leading to an improvement in social skills and social adjustment.
Assertive behaviour is standing up for your own, or others’ rights, in a calm and positive way without being aggressive or passively accepting the ‘wrong’ you perceive. Assertiveness skills training involves learning this socially appropriate, interpersonal behaviour on how to express thoughts and feelings in a direct, honest and appropriate way, thereby leading to your wellbeing.
We achieve this through Cognitive Behaviour Therapy involving techniques such as Relaxation methods, Role-play, Communication Skills Training and Group interventions.
How common and effortless it is to eat in an uncontrolled, unaware, mindless manner! If you’ve ever continued to snack despite being full, cut calories despite being hungry, or allow emotions to guide eating, you’ve experienced mindless eating first-hand. The opposite, Mindful eating, is to eat more consciously so you can consume just enough to be satisfied – without eating too much or too little, while learning to eat the things you love in a sensible way. It’s about breaking old, mindless eating habits and carefully gauging your appetite to eat just when you are hungry and to stop when you are satisfied. This is a skill that helps you to get to – and maintain – a healthy weight.
Our Mindful Eating Module uses Mindfulness Based therapy to teach you various skills which will end mindless eating, improve eating habits and enable a balanced relationship with food.
Sleep is essential to our physical and mental wellbeing. But despite its importance, a troubling percentage of people find themselves regularly deprived of quality sleep and are notably sleepy during the day. Most people experience insomnia (sleeplessness) – having trouble falling asleep, having trouble getting back to sleep, waking up prematurely or experiencing poor quality sleep – at some point in their lives. Sleep deprivation involves problems with the quality, timing and duration of sleep, resulting in daytime distress and impairment in daily functioning.
Our Sleep Management Module uses techniques from Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) to deal with the unhelpful thoughts, emotions and behaviours that underlie problems with sleep. We help you modify maladaptive habits and follow Sleep hygiene tips to significantly improve your sleeping routine.
Failing to manage anger can lead to a variety of problems: saying things you regret, yelling at your kids, threatening co-workers, sending harsh emails, developing health problems, or even resorting to physical violence. However, not all anger issues are serious: your anger might involve wasting time thinking about upsetting events, getting frustrated in traffic, or venting about work more often than is necessary Managing your anger doesn’t mean never getting angry. Instead, our Anger Management module, using Cognitive behaviour Therapy and Mindfulness Based Therapy, helps you recognise negative anger triggering thoughts and situations and learn to modify them. We teach you relaxation methods and coping skills to manage and express anger in an acceptable way so as to limit the negative effects on your wellbeing.
Internet Addiction Management
Internet addiction is a behavioural addiction in which a person becomes excessively dependent on the use of the internet as a maladaptive way of coping with life’s stressors. The most prevalent forms of Internet Addiction include Video game addiction, cybersex or online sex addiction, online gambling addiction, uncontrollable use and irresistible preoccupation with the use of gadgets, smartphones, and addiction to social networking sites, such as Facebook, Instagram, etc.
Internet addiction can have devastating effects on the individual’s wellbeing and social and occupational areas of functioning with a considerable neglect of real-life duties, relationships and problems. Getting help may be challenging but can make a huge difference in your quality of life.
We do understand the importance and productive use of internet and gadgets in our work, education and leisure. Hence, we provide a personalised treatment plan based on the Cognitive Behaviour Therapy model which embraces controlled use of the internet and gadgets, leading to a balanced lifestyle.
Academic Stress Management
Stress is just one of the main obstacles that students experience. Appropriate amount of stress which is manageable can help students improve their motivation, concentration and academic performance. However, disproportionate amounts of stress, if not dealt with, can lead to detrimental effects on students’ life leading to poor self-confidence, low mood, anxiety and poor academic performance. Unchecked stress can affect students’ physical, social and emotional wellbeing.
Although the majority of this stress often stems from their coursework, other factors such as attitudes and beliefs of self, family, and friends, can also increase stress and lead to undesirable academic and personal outcomes.
Our Stress Management Module uses Cognitive Behaviour Therapy techniques which helps the student deal effectively with stressful thoughts, feelings and situations, leading to a change in their attitude, improved self-confidence and greater productivity. Parental Counselling is also essential to support and help the student.
Work Stress Management
Every job includes some inherent difficulties and the employee is expected to adapt. Job difficulties alone do not cause stress or burnout. Rather, it is the worker’s lack of control over the work situation which leads to uncertainty, frustration, reduced motivation, fatigue, reduced productivity, eventually resulting in burnout.
Other factors that can lead to work stress include the following:
- Chronic work overload
- Unfair treatment
- Impossible expectations from superiors
- Unsupportive or hostile co-workers
- Lack of recognition or rewards
- Conflicting values with your company, superiors, or co-workers
- Unpleasant work environment
- Lack of clear direction about organizational priorities
Our work-stress management module, using Cognitive Behaviour Therapy techniques and Mindfulness-Based Therapy, is effective in increasing your sense of control in the workplace with assertive behavior, better time management, communication skills, and problem-solving skills to resolve job-related conflicts and issues. Management of stress can reduce job-related symptoms such as low mood, irritability, anxiety, low self-esteem, insomnia, and fatigue and lead to increased productivity and a balanced lifestyle.
Comprehensive Assessment of your problems helps us to recommend the most suitable personalized treatment plan to expedite your progress towards optimal health and wellbeing.In Therapy Sessions, we use established methods and a holistic approach to modify undesirable behaviour patterns and promote positive personality development.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Focus on challenging and changing cognitive distortions in thoughts, feelings and behavior using practical techniques and exercises to make changes in the way you think and behave, to help you feel better.
Mindfulness Based Therapy
The focus is on your present moment to moment experience. It involves concentrating on increasing our awareness of the thoughts, feelings, and actions without interpretation and judgement. Practicing mindfulness methods involve Meditation, Guided Imagery, Body scan, Breathing Techniques to relax the body and mind, and help reduce stress.
Allows individuals to develop self-awareness by listening to others with similar issues and learning to express themselves in the presence of others. It brings about a reduction in poor self-confidence as well as an improvement in social and communication skills, leading to better interpersonal relationships and social adjustment.
Role Play / Behavioural Rehearsal
This method involves rehearsal and practice of behavioural responses such as communication skills and social skills in order to be ready to use them in real life.
The art of practicing yoga helps in increasing awareness and control of the individual’s mind and body. It helps in managing stress and anxiety, relaxing the body and mind.
Relaxation and Breathing Techniques
These techniques help reduce muscle tension and stress throughout the body and mind. Other practices such as guided imagery (focusing the mind on positive images and thoughts), meditation (focusing attention), and deep breathing exercises are included.
Optimal Wellbeing is a state of complete mental, physical and social wellbeing and not merely the absence of symptoms. It refers to the highest level of health and wellbeing an individual can realistically attain.
Daily life hassles may sometimes take a toll on everyday living leading to an unhealthy lifestyle, poor self- control, poor communication skills and self-defeating behavior patterns resulting in problems related to stress, anxiety, anger, sleep, social relationships, work, etc.
In order to reach a state of optimal health and wellbeing, it is important to identify and manage many key issues in our daily lives. Through therapy one can explore options onto eliminating or controlling troubling symptoms and enhancing the quality of life.
Here at Optimal Wellbeing Clinic, we are a group of Mental Health Professionals including a team of clinical psychologists and psychologists working towards Emotional Wellbeing.
In Therapy sessions, we use established methods and holistic approach to modify undesirable behavior patterns and promote positive personality development.
In Cognitive Behaviour Therapy or Mindfulness Based Therapy , a comprehensive assessment of your problems helps us to recommend the most suitable personalized treatment plan to expedite your path of optimal health and wellbeing.
Depending on the specific type of psychotherapy that is being used, the goal is to help people feel better equipped to manage stress, understand patterns in their behavior that may interfere with reaching personal goals, have more satisfying relationships, and better regulate their thinking and emotional responses to stressful situations
We also provide Group interventions, Yoga, Relaxation and Breathing techniques.
Although the terms counseling and therapy are often used interchangeably, there is a difference between psychotherapy and psychological counseling. Counseling focuses on specific issues and is designed to help a person address a particular problem, such as addiction or stress management. The focus may be on problem-solving or on learning specific techniques for coping with or avoiding problem areas. Counseling is also usually more short-term than therapy. Psychotherapy is more long-term than counseling and focuses on a broader range of issues.
- Stress Management
- Job Stress Management
- Academic Stress Management
- Anxiety Management
- Management of Social Anxiety
- Assertiveness Training
- Mindful Eating
- Sleep Management
- Anger Management
- Internet Addiction Management