learning & Education
People say that 'knowledge is power' and 'the key to life is to keep educating yourself'. They also say 'the only thing that is constant in life is change' and that 'change is hard at first, messy in the middle and gorgeous in the end'. These quotes all sum up key therapeutic elements, and these basic ideas may be viewed in the Model of Change diagram, which illustrates the process of change (as based on Prochaska and DiClemente's five stage model of change).
There are therapeutic practices which have been proven to work, and many researchers and theorists have spent much time identifying effective treatments for mental health challenges. Learning about an illness gives you more opportunity to help understand it and manage yourself through it; learning about available evidence-based treatment pathways can also help you make an informed decision about which treatment methods may suit you.
Lynda is extremely proactive in assisting people to understand the local mental health service system, and to help those negotiate a suitable pathway for themselves or their family member or friend. There are many more options made available recently, and My Mind Matters is committed to assisting you as best and professionally as possible.