An article written for thesoothe.co on the importance of self-care for your mental health. Full article can be found HERE:
Social media is flooded with #selfcare content including luxury hotel stays, opulent spa treatments and people laying down somewhere exotic on curated feeds. It’s good for me! I deserve it! Because I’m worth it! scream the accompanying captions. But while self-care is obviously a good thing, its link to opulence, expense and superficial acts of gratification mean that the idea of self-care is being taken somewhat out of context.
Self-care is an important aspect of holistic health. It isn’t achieved through means of self-centredness and narcissism, but involves a thorough look at our psyche, brain and body. In other words, it’s a lifestyle. “People who genuinely practise self-care, take care of their physical health through exercise and eating healthy food, not for the purpose of falling under the socially constructed boxes of beauty, but for the nourishment of our bodies and brains,” says Maria Micha, psychologist, psychotherapist and hypnotherapist.
Maria’s warm, caring and compassionate approach to my therapy immediately put me at ease and I felt very comfortable with her. She has helped me enormously during the time I have been seeing her and I will continue to do so. She is a truly wonderful therapist and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her.
Maria helped me gain clarity about many difficult issues. With her guidance, expertise and techniques, my life has turned around – especially my relationships with loved ones. Within a few sessions, Maria helped me feel confident and calm. Now I am able to accomplish the things I once thought were out of my reach.
My husband and I were having problems with our marriage and while I was initially hesitant to even consider therapy my husband convinced me to give it a try. I have to say that Maria has helped us tremendously and guided us in overcoming the issues that were present in our relationship and our marriage is back on track.