The Benefits of Staying in a State of Despression

July 3rd, 2017 by tracey

Human beings stay in toxic relationships, jobs they hate and emotional states that destroy them because they receive many benefits at an unconscious level from hanging onto their problems.

Human Needs Psychology was founded by Anthony Robbins and Cloe Madanes and together they formed the Robbins Madanes Training Centre. Through their work with millions of people over three decades they discovered that all humans have six basic human needs. Human Needs Psychology focuses on these six basic human needs and how to fulfill these needs at a high level to find happiness and fulfillment. The six human needs they discovered are 

Certainty

Uncertainty/Variety

Connection/Love

Significance

Growth

Contribution

The first four needs, Certainty, Uncertainty/Variety, Connection/Love and Significance, are essential for human survival.  They are the fundamental needs of the personality – everyone must feel that they have met these needs on some level.  The last two needs, Growth and Contribution, are essential to human fulfilment.  They are the needs of the spirit. Not everyone finds a way to satisfy these needs; however those that do will find lasting happiness and fulfilment.

The six Human Needs are the most effective way to find personal fulfilment and track the level of happiness and fulfilment in any human relationship. When you understand how a person satisfies their most important needs, you understand what brings them pleasure and what brings them pain.

The Six Human Needs Explained

CERTAINTY – We need certainty that we can be comfortable – to have pleasure and avoid pain. We want to feel safe in our environment and our relationships and feel secure and certain about the future. What constitutes certainty varies for each individual. One person may feel certain living in a shelter and collecting social security, and another person may only feel certain if they are earning a six figure salary.

UNCERTAINTY/VARIETY – We need variety and challenges that exercise our emotional and physical range.  Our bodies, our minds, our emotional well-being all require uncertainty, exercise, suspense, variety and surprise. The excitement that comes from uncertainty and variety is necessary to feel alive. For some, variety may be satisfied by watching TV or a movie and someone else may need to jump out of a plane to have this need fulfilled.

SIGNIFICANCE – We all need to feel special, important, needed and wanted. Significance comes from comparing ourselves to others. In our quest for significance we are always involved in hierarchical pecking orders, checking out who is superior or inferior to us. Someone who is significance driven will need to feel they are number one and respected at all times, which can make it difficult for them to have healthy relationships. We can feel significant by achieving great things or destroying ourselves and others.

CONNECTION/LOVE – We all need to feel connected and loved by other human beings.  At some level everyone strives for and hopes for love.  This connection can be with a romantic partner, friends, family, the community or the workplace. We can connect in a positive, loving friendly manner, or we can also connect at a very high level through conflict.

The final two needs are growth and contribution, the needs of the spirit, and are essential for human fulfilment. When our needs for love, growth and contribution are satisfied, they tend to encompass all of our needs.

GROWTH – Everything is either growing or dying.  We need to constantly develop emotionally, intellectually and spiritually.

CONTRIBUTION – We all desire to go beyond our own needs and give to others. Everything in the universe contributes beyond itself or is eliminated

Although everyone experiences the same six Human Needs we all find different ways of satisfying those needs and these needs can be met in ways that are positive or negative. We often hang onto or stay stuck in our problems simply because they fulfil our human needs at a high level in a negative way.

A person who is stuck in a depressed state will be fulfilling at least 3 of their human needs at high level in a negative way.

Their need for connection/love is fulfilled at a 10 (1 being low and 10 being high) when they connect to anyone and everyone that will listen to their problems and how hard life is for them. They also connect back to themselves at a very high level when they choose to withdraw and hide from the world. If they are in a mental health plan they connect with a mental health professional at least once a week to focus more on the “problem” rather than a solution, energising the problem until it becomes bigger than Ben-Hur and consumes their whole life.

Labelled by the medical profession with an “illness” that gives them permission to be exempt from life, behave badly and not pull their weight meets their need for significance at a 10. They become front and centre in the lives of friends, family, work colleagues and loved ones. Those closest to them walk on egg shells trying to protect them by being supportive and helpful, when in reality they are providing a platform for these people to feel even more significant in their identity as “the person with depression”.

Mood swings, bad behaviour, drinking alcohol, angry out bursts, withdrawing and melt downs fulfil a depressed person’s need for uncertainty/variety at a 10, as in these states they are on a self- induced emotional roller coaster ride. They also fulfil their need for certainty at a 10, because they can be certain at an unconscious level that by staying in this state, they will feel connected and loved, significant and have lots of uncertainty and variety in their world.

Human needs psychology also states that when we fulfil three or more of our human needs at a high level in a negative way, we are stuck in an addictive and destructive behavioural pattern.

Why on earth would a person in this state want to wake up, step up and own it when four of their human needs are being met at a 10?

Join us on the Happy Mind Movement FB Live chat this Thursday at 1pm to find out how this destructive pattern can be reversed

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How to Balance Serotonin Levels Naturally

June 17th, 2017 by tracey

I have witnessed many times over through my personal experience and my work as a coach that the symptoms of anxiety and depression are a result of an unhealthy lifestyle, past experiences, beliefs, values, the way we view the world and our thinking.

I believe an unhealthy lifestyle is the cause of the chemical imbalance in the brain that leads to depression, and can be easily rectified with a change in diet, eliminating alcohol and drugs, incorporating daily movement and quieting the mind through meditation.

A personal development journey is also required to find out who you really are and what makes you tick. On this journey you get to eliminate limiting and sabotaging beliefs, change the way you view the world and the way you think, and find out who you are and what you truly value to create a new story and lead an amazing life. When you know what your truth is and have the courage to stand in it, there is no fear or darkness in your world.http://www.dreamstime.com/-image21587109

On the live Facebook chat we will be addressing the chemical imbalance in the brain by discovering and unpacking the link between food and mood and how you can utilise it to achieve mental and physical wellbeing.

The link between food and mood is so profound that in recent years many in the medical and health professions have nicknamed the “gut” the second brain.

Research shows a strong link between Hypoglycaemia and mood disorders. Hypoglycaemia is a physical state where blood sugar levels rise very quickly due to overconsumption of simple carbohydrates which are generally made up of gluten, wheat and sugar. When blood sugar levels rise, so do serotonin levels.

http://www.dreamstime.com/-image5446752Serotonin is our happy hormone and the increase of this hormone is why we feel good after eating simple carbohydrates. The down side of this is that the body metabolises simple carbohydrates very quickly resulting in a fast drop in blood sugar levels and serotonin resulting in low mood, sugar cravings and possibly even the shakes and sweats resembling a panic attack in extreme cases. The rise and fall of blood sugar levels generally results in an addictive and destructive cycle of craving junk food resulting in weight gain, anxiety and depression.

This cycle, however can easily be broken by replacing simple carbohydrates with complex carbohydrates, protein and good fats to stabilise blood sugar levels and mood. Complex carbohydrates break down slowly, releasing glucose gradually into the blood stream and protein helps the body build more muscle and activates the liver to use fatty acids for fuel Good fats and oils are essential in maintaining good health, both mentally and physically. Omega 3 and Omega 6 can have a significant impact on mood disorders, as both help with brain development.  Vitamins B6, B12, niacin(B3) and folate, vitamin D, iron, magnesium and zinc also play an important role in stabilising the mood and raising serotonin levels.

Simple carbohydrates include foods such as bread, biscuits, cakes, white rice and pasta.

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Complex carbohydrates are those foods which have had no human interference, such as brown rice, buckwheat, quinoa, polenta, unprocessed grains and fresh fruit and vegetables.

Animal proteins such as eggs, cheese, milk, meat and fish are considered complete proteins because they provide sufficient amounts of all essential amino acids.

Plant proteins such as lentils, chick peas, soy beans and beans are classified as incomplete proteins and need to be combined with nuts and seeds to make complete proteins.

Mono-saturated fats include olive oil, nut oils, avocados and most nuts.

Polyunsaturated fats can be found in sunflower, corn and walnut oils, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds, walnuts, brazil nuts and pine nuts.

Omega 3 is found in salmon, tuna, mackerel, sardines, soybeans, kidney beans, walnuts, flaxseeds, flaxseed oil and, to a lesser degree, in dark green vegetables.

Omega 6 comes from the plants sesame, sunflower, safflower and corn. It can also be found in smaller amounts in chicken, turkey, olive oil and almonds.

Folate can be found in strawberries, spinach, broccoli, oranges, whole grains, legumes, brown rice, chickpeas, black eyed peas, pinto beans, soy beans, parsley and beetroot.

Vitamins B6, B12 and niacin are found in iron rich foods such as meat, chicken, fish, eggs and legumes, and some calcium rich proteins such as milk, yoghurt, cheese, almonds and sunflower seeds.

Vitamin D can be found in fish with bones such as sardines and salmon, shiitake mushrooms, fat free and low fat milk, fortified soy milk and egg yolks.

Iron rich foods include red meat, sea vegetables, oats, chick peas, lentils, parsley, sesame seeds and pumpkin seeds.

Magnesium rich foods include sea vegetables, lima beans, millet, brown rice, almonds and spinach.

Zinc rich foods include oysters, mussels, corn, brown rice, brazil nuts, sunflower seeds and cashews.

I am looking forward to connecting with you on the live chat this Thursday at 1pm EST time.

If you can’t make the call and have some questions you would like to ask, please email tracey@happymindformula.com

If you missed the Facebook Live Chat watch the replay HERE

 

 

 

Resolve Your Internal Conflict Now

October 24th, 2013 by tracey

Anxious AbeHave you ever started a new job, relationship or activity and found yourself with an internal push pull going on? It feels as though there is a big tug of war going on inside of you and each time you try to move forward you feel blocked or sometimes even paralysed by anxiety.

This feeling is generally related to incongruency with the path you are taking and your values system. Values are like filters. They are how we decide whether our actions are good or bad, or right or wrong and they are how we decide how we feel about our actions.            

Identifying and understanding your values is a challenging and important exercise. Your values are a central part of who you are – and who you want to be. By becoming more aware of these important factors in your life, you can use them as a guide to make the best choice in any situation

When you consider your values in decision making, you can be sure to keep your sense of integrity and what you know is right, and approach decisions with confidence and clarity. You’ll also know that what you’re doing is best for your current and future happiness and satisfaction. 

Click HERE to find out more about our FREE Online Coaching Program 

Module 5 “Values Elicitation” will be released on Friday 1st November 2013

All you need to do is register on the left hand side of this web page and you will receive Module 1 in your inbox today

What are you waiting for?

 

 

 

How to Improve Low Self Esteem in Teenagers

November 30th, 2012 by tracey

New Australian Book Fights Teenage Anxiety and Depression Showing How to Improve Teenager’s Low Self Esteem

 QUEENSLAND, Australia November, 2012 

 According to a study conducted by PMC of the United States National Institute of Health, there is a link between self esteem and body image. The study focused on adolescents aged 11-18 years and found “a strong and significant association” between teenagers with low self esteem and body dissatisfaction, and suggests the “importance of addressing body image concerns”. A scary thought, when young people are consistently subjected to images in all forms of media of actors and models who have been photoshopped or are dieting and exercising to an unhealthy level.

The reality is, teenage body dissatisfaction is out there – and more effective ways to improve teenager’s self esteem need to be considered to prevent a generation of adolescents from low self esteem and depression. Happy Mind Formula is a book written by Australian author and NLP and Time Line Therapy Practitioner to help Aussies of all ages understand anxiety and depression.

It’s a book that educates and inspires people to beat their anxiety and depression through personal development and managing their health through food and movement. The book states that by managing their health, self esteem and confidence improves relieving symptoms of anxiety and depression, which makes this book an ideal resource to help combat the body issue pressures adolescents face today.

The Happy Mind Formula book focusses on non-prescription treatments for anxiety and depression, and this focus is what drew Bridget T. to grab a copy of the insightful book. Bridget is a nutritionist and a Food Body Lifestyle Guru. Bridget knows first hand the pain of being overweight and bullied as a child, but she says low self esteem, excess weight, anxiety and depression are problems with solutions. Early on, she decided she didn’t want to be classified as an overweight teenager and adult and she “set about finding a sensible way to enjoy food, never be hungry and lose weight”.

Bridget labels Happy Mind Formula a “God send”. “Depression and anxiety are incredibly debilitating conditions and when you are in them you just ‘don’t know what is wrong with you’,” Bridget says. “It can keep you stuck and trapped and spiralling down. Books like yours [Happy Mind Formula] give insight into the WHYs and HOWs and in doing so empower people to find their way out of the darkness. Thank you for such holistically brilliant work.”

 Author Tracey Carmichael describes the Happy Mind Formula book as jam packed with sensible, practical strategies making it easy for the reader to implement changes into their lives. It is no wonder, then, that despite her being an accredited dietician and a professional nutritionist, Bridget still found Happy Mind Formula extremely valuable as an alternative solution to anxiety, depression and low self-esteem that began in her childhood due to body dissatisfaction. For more information on improving low self esteem of teenagers, visit www.happymindformula.com/

 Sources: * http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2923488/

More Effective Ways to Manage Anxiety and Depression

November 7th, 2012 by tracey

Mooloolaba Life Coach Reveals More Effective Ways to Manage Anxiety and Depression QUEENSLAND, Australia November, 2012 –Beyond Blue Australia has revealed some very alarming statistics about mental health. According to a report by the well-known mental health organisation, the most common mental illnesses in Australia are anxiety and depression, which are predicted to be the world’s largest health problem by the year 2020.  It is expected that within the next 8 years 100,000 young Australians and 1,000,000 adults are expected to be seriously anxious and depressed(1).

The statistics are alarming.  But even more alarming is the reality that, despite the availability of such information, cases of anxiety and depression continue to rise. According to Holistic Health Library, 15% of depressed people will commit suicide.  And yet, the same article revealed that 80% of depressed people are not getting appropriate treatment(2).

Appropriate treatment is crucial, yet experts cannot agree on the most appropriate form of treatment.  There is extensive debate over the suitability and effectiveness of prescription drugs for anxiety and depression, with around 85 million sedative hypnotics prescribed in 2008.   People who take this type of medication for anxiety and depression often experience debilitating effects such as addiction, suicidal and homicidal tendencies, and explosive and dangerous actions, among others(3).

The rate that anxiety and depression cases are increasing, and the way drugs are being heralded as the most common, and often the only option – these are the realities that prompted Mooloolaba life coach and natural therapist Tracey Carmichael to start Happy Mind Formula.

Tracey Carmichael is an NLP Practitioner and a Time Line Therapy Practitioner.  Tracey has herself experienced bouts of anxiety and depression which she has successfully overcome.  In January 2012, Tracey wrote the book ‘Happy Mind Formula’ and built a resource website at www.happymindformula.com/  in an attempt to provide alternative ways to manage anxiety and depression.

Tracey believes that medication is not the “first and only option” for people suffering from anxiety and depression. In fact, her 20 years researching experience in the field of mental illness hasve led her to affirm that there are many factors which contribute to mental health such as “learned behaviour, traumatic experiences, food intolerances, alcohol and drug abuse, overconsumption of energy drinks and low self-worth”, which are not solved by resorting to drugs.

Through the Happy Mind Formula, available in Tracey’s book, website and life coaching sessions, Tracey aims to inspire and educate people on how crucial it is for them to be responsible for their own mental health.  She encourages her readers and her clients to think about making appropriate changes to the way they live their life and helps them to create action plans to effect the changes.

Tracey’s solution to the disturbingly serious issue of how to manage anxiety and depression is simple – the Happy Mind Formula of “when we change, everything changes.”

To learn more about managing depression and anxiety, visit Happy Mind Formula’s website at www.happymindformula.com/.

Sources: (1) http://www.beyondblue.org.au/index.aspx?link_id=7.980&tmp=FileDownload&fid=2415

(2) http://www.holistichealthlibrary.com/depression-and-anxiety-on-the-rise/

(3) http://www.cchr.org/sites/default/files/education/anti-anxiety-booklet.pdf

 

 

Harness a Happy Mind Naturally

October 19th, 2012 by tracey

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 By 2020, depression is predicted to be one of the world’s largest health problems. Depression is described as a mental illness that changes a person’s thinking, feeling or behaviour and causes distress and difficulty in functioning. Some of the symptoms are low energy levels, low self esteem, erratic emotional states; changes in appetite and sleep patterns, reduced pain tolerance, reduced sex drive, poor concentration and memory, reduced motivation and capacity to experience pleasure.

Symptoms of Depression can appear as a response to learned behaviour, traumatic experiences, food intolerances, extended periods of stress, abuse of alcohol and drugs and low self esteem. “Depression is not a Prozac deficiency!” say Tracey “It is an SOS signal from within, an alert to listen your body and re-evaluate your life. Your mind and body is giving you clear feedback about your lifestyle and environment and alerting you that is time to make some real changes”                        

                                                      Top Ten Tips to Relieve Depression Naturally

1. Take 100% responsibility for your life – and take action to improve your mental and physical well being

2. Get Moving – Research shows that exercise can be just as effective as medication in treating depression – commit to 30 minutes per day.

3. Seek Help – with a Mental Health professional, Psychologist or NLP Practitioner to help you work through limiting beliefs and negative emotions.

4.  Meditate daily – Medical professionals all over the world are using meditation to treat depression. Meditate for 15 minutes twice per day

 5. Take up Yoga – Yoga unlocks trapped emotions in the body having a direct effect on the consciousness and has been shown to be just as effective in treating depression as Prozac

6. Eliminate Alcohol and Drugs– Alcohol is a depressant in itself and recreational drugs are designed to alter the mind, but when your mind is already confused and chaotic these drugs will exacerbate an already delicate mental state.

7. Re-evaluate Your Life– and find out what is important in your life. Are relying on material possessions, external events, and money to bring you happiness?

8. Clean up your Diet – Wheat, gluten and sugar affect the brain chemistry and blood sugar levels causing mood swings. Eat lean protein, fresh fruits and vegetables, nuts and seeds to stabilise moods.

9. Set boundaries – lay down limits with people or commitments that are holding you back from achieving optimum mental and physical wellbeing.

10. Learn – swap your fictional books, gossip magazines and time in front of the TV for personal development reading, DVDs or audios.

If you would like more information contact tracey@happymindformula.com or 07 5444 1044 

Alternative Ways to Manage Depression and Improve Mental Health

October 12th, 2012 by tracey

For Immediate Release

 Sunshine Coast 11th October 2012

Life Coach Introduces Alternative Ways to Manage Depression and Improve Mental Health

QUEENSLAND, Australia October, 2012 – With BeyondBlue reporting 1 million Australian adults and 100,000 young people are living with depression, it’s no wonder Australians are seeking alternatives to the ‘prescription’ method of dealing with the mental illness and are looking for natural and importantly, sustainable ways to manage depression, increase happiness and secure a greater sense of mental wellbeing.

Tracey Carmichael thought that there was something missing in the Mental Health System. With over 15 years experience as a natural therapist, Tracey decided to share her clinical experience of conquering mental illness in a book titled Happy Mind Formula and to offer support through her life coaching business to those who wanted to live a happier life once and for all. The unique and well-respected book details different techniques and strategies for how to manage anxiety disorders, depression, other emotional problems and finally put an end to the mood swings that so many people experience.

 As the founder and director of Happy Mind Formula, Tracey cringes at the thought of so many Aussies resorting to medication immediately upon being diagnosed with an emotional disorder. “There are so many elements that can contribute to our mental health such as learned behavior, traumatic experiences, food intolerances, alcohol or drug abuse, overconsumption of energy drinks or simply low self-worth. Perhaps GPs and mental health professionals do not have the time to go through all these areas with the patient but I don’t think it’s right that many people are unaware of the other factors that can contribute to emotional disorders,” says Tracey. Tracey’s book, Happy Mind Formula, is helping many Aussies manage their mental health through more natural ways such as food, exercise, and personal development.

It provides an action plan for each person to be in control of their life and how they live it. Tracey says, “I am motivated and inspired each time I see an article or program on the alarming rates of depression and how it is increasing in our society.   The facts and figures on anti-depressant and anti-anxiety medications being prescribed is nothing short of alarming.” Tracey believes that people go through a depressive state in their lives due to a variety of problems or stressors, but believes people can learn to conquer it without prescription medication and reorient their lives towards reaching happiness. Tracey’s motto is: Responsibility + Actions = Results to enrich all aspects of life. For more information contact Tracey on  07 5444 1044                                                                       

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End Your Relationship and Find Happiness

October 5th, 2012 by tracey

For Immediate Release      

Sunshine Coast 5th October 2012                          Contact Tracey  tracey@happymindformula.com

Sunshine Coast Woman Begs Unhappy Locals To End Their Relationship With depression now ranked as one of the most common mental illnesses experienced by Australians, it is estimated by experts that 1 in 5 Australians will experience depression at some stage in their lives, and Sunshine Coast residents are not immune.

Whilst many people with depression seek help from medicos who are often too quick to prescribe potentially dangerous medication like Xanax, one local Sunshine Coast woman who herself suffered with anxiety and depression for most of her life, has found that the answer lies not in ‘taking’ something but in ‘giving it up’.

And what she found specifically was that it was her relationship with addictive foods such wheat, gluten and sugar was one of the root causes of her unhappiness, and now she is on a quest to educate others about going through the ‘food-based break up’.   And as with any relationship that ends, there’s always doubt it will be better on the other side, but Tracey Carmichael is living proof that there is!

“Whether you are depressed or not you will experience positive benefits from ‘breaking up’ with these foods and ditching them from your diet. Once the break up takes place, people will experience a lift in mood, increased energy levels, better sleep patterns, decreased anxiety, less bloating and decreased intestinal and weight loss problems” Says Tracey who is now 12 years into her ‘new’ relationship with food.

• A study from the University College London UK, found people who eat a diet in processed foods have a 58% higher risk of depression

• Dr Sherry Ann Rogers says “In the 26 years I have been in medicine, if I had to choose the number one food that has caused the most depression, it would be sugar. The second most common food to cause depression is wheat.”

• Melbourne University released a study showing that gluten and wheat based products caused addiction withdrawal symptoms for over 70% of the 200 people tested

• Wheat, gluten and sugar along with alcohol and caffeine have a direct affect on blood sugar levels resulting in Hypoglycaemia and dramatic mood swings – and most people have no idea

Hypoglycaemia is the dramatic spike and fall of blood sugar levels. During a hypoglycaemic episode the blood sugar levels skyrocket, causing a spike in serotonin our “happy hormone” and after a brief euphoric period sugar levels then crash; resulting in irritability, anxiety and depression. These highs and lows create a dangerous and addictive cycle.

Now in control of her depression, Tracey Carmichael founded the Happy Mind Formula on the Sunshine Coast as she believes local people needed to know this valuable information so they can take control of their own depression and get off addictive prescription drugs.

With over 15 years as a Natural Therapist and Weight loss consultant, Tracey now shares how eliminating these foods dramatically improved her mental health, and how anyone can do it too in her acclaimed book  “Happy Mind Formula”.

Tracey uses the book to educate people on not only the WHY, but the HOW to making this life changing step, end their relationship with damaging foods and come out the other side happier and healthier.  It even covers food lists, food to avoid and over 150 gluten and sugar free recipes and food combinations.

If you like more information on how foods make us sad and fat contact Tracey on  07 5444 1044

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Australia’s Largest Health Problem Goes Unabated

September 21st, 2012 by tracey

MEDIA RELEASE Immediate Release

With Xanax addiction reaching epic proportions; the numbing of Australians goes unabated   Said to be more addictive than cocaine, Xanax is the anti-anxiety drug in the medicine cabinet of millions of Australian homes. Many feel it is being over prescribed here by doctors unaware of the drug’s dark side.

Last year a staggering one million prescriptions for the drug Xanax alone were issued to treat anxiety and some symptoms of depression in Australia.

As the founder and director of Happy Mind Formula, Tracey Carmichael cringes at the thought of so many Aussies resorting to medication as the first and only option upon being diagnosed with an emotional disorder. “There are so many elements that can contribute to our mental health such as learned behaviour, traumatic experiences, food intolerances, alcohol or drug abuse, overconsumption of energy drinks or simply low self-worth. Perhaps GPs and mental health professionals do not have the time to go through all these areas with the patient but I don’t think it’s right that many people are unaware of the other factors that can contribute to emotional disorders,” says Tracey.

• By 2020, depression is predicted to be one of the world’s largest health problems

• Mental illness affects one in four females and one in six males

• It is predicted that 30% of young people will have had an episode of mental illness by the age of 25 years.

Tracey Carmichael thought that there was something missing in the Mental Health System. With over 15 years experience as a natural therapist, Tracey decided to share her  experience of conquering mental illness in a book titled Happy Mind Formula and to offer support through her life coaching business to those who wanted to live a happier life. The unique and well-respected book details different techniques and strategies for how to manage anxiety disorders, depression, mood swings and low self-esteem that so many people experience.

Tracey’s passion is teaching people to take responsibility and action to achieve optimal mental health. The Happy Mind Formula helps readers to understand just how much power they have to help themselves. Tracey shares the blueprint for the way she lives her life and creates an action plan for reader to follow.

This enlightening read is a great resource for anyone suffering anxiety, depression, mood swings and low self esteem. It helps people to source the necesary support, understand why this support is important, and discover how to break the cycle of drepression and anxiety. For more information contact Tracey Carmichael 07 5444 1044

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Everbody is Right; but how can that be?

June 11th, 2012 by tracey

Does that statement make the hair on your neck stand up? It may, particularly if you have been in conflict recently with someone in your life. Or perhaps you have someone who is trying to drag you along through life and be perfect just” like them”

 

Did you know we are bombarded by 2,000,000 bits of information per second from our outside world.

2,000,000 bits per second!!!!!

This massive amount of information is received via what we hear, see, touch, smell and taste.

The human mind however, can only process 134 bits of information per second and only 7 bits of this information, plus or minus 2 bits are actually utilised.

Just imagine that you and your friend or partner are experiencing the same experience and you are both receiving 2,000,000 bits of information per second, processing 134 bits and only utilising 7 bits plus or minus 2 bits.

Good grief who is processing what?

We all process information differently depending on whether we are visual, auditory, kinesthetic or digital.

Visual

People with a visual preference, will tend to:  

•Be organized, neat and well-groomed. Why? Because they want to look good. And what do they expect from you? Yes, the same thing!

 •Use visualization for memory and decision making – often getting insights about something.

 •Be more imaginative and may have difficulty putting their ideas in words.

 •Speak faster than the general population. Why? Because they have a picture(s) in their mind and if it is a moving picture, there is a lot to tell in so little time!

 •Prefer in-person interactions – to see the other person and his/her reactions.

  •Want to see or be shown concepts, ideas or how something is done.  

•Want to see the big picture.  

•May not remember what people have said and become confused if you give them too many verbal instructions. However, if you can draw a map or picture for them, then they can see what you are saying.  

•Remember faces more easily than names.  

•Be distracted by visual activity and less so by noise.

Auditory

People with an auditory tonal preference, will tend to:  

•Be more aware of subtle change in the tone of your voice and be more responsive to certain tones of voice.

 •Perceive and represent sequences and are able to remember directions or instructions more easily.  

•Learn by listening and asking questions.  

•Enjoy discussions and prefer to communicate through spoken language rather than the written word.

 •Talk through problems and like to have someone available to serve as a sounding board for their ideas.

 •Need to be heard.

 •Be easily distracted by noise.

Kinesthetic

People with a kinesthetic preference, will tend to:

 •Speak slower than the general population. Why? Because they need time to get in touch with how they feel about the topic.

 •Be more sensitive to their bodies and their feelings and respond to physical rewards and touching.

 •Learn by doing, moving or touching.  

•Dress and groom themselves more for comfort than how they look.

 •Make decisions based on their feelings.

 •Stand closer to other people than those with a visual preference – to feel the other person’s energy, whereas the person with a visual preference will stand back to see more of the other person (body language, etc.).

Digital

Digital is devoid of the senses. People with an auditory digital preference, will tend to:  

•Have a need to make sense of the world, to figure things out, to understand.

 •Talk to themselves and carry on conversations with you in their mind. Often they will say they remember discussing something with you, when you actually did not have the conversation. They did, however, in their mind!

 •Learn by working things out in their mind.  

•Not to be spontaneous, as they like to think things through.

 •Have logic play a key role in the decision process as do facts and figures.

 •Memorize by steps, procedures, sequences. 

The information we receive is directly related to how we are wired to process our outside world. It is not about being right or wrong; it is about understanding and accepting how we and others perceive and function in the world.

Having a clearer understanding of how different our models of the world are, helped me to stop judging others, let go of being right and trying to change others. It gave me freedom to be me and to stop worrying about what others thought of me.

I hope it helps you too!

 Tracey Carmichael – is Life Coach and Author of Happy Mind Formula – Your Action Plan to Mental and Physical Wellbeing. During Tracey’s 15 years as a Natural Therapist she discovered a missing link between depression and happiness. Through her own personal experience she discovered a formula to break this debilitating condition. With a holistic approach to food, movement and exercise she was able to create positive change in her own life and in the lives of her clients. Her passion is to share this message with the world to help people understand that they do have the power to move from depression and happiness. www.happymindformula.com

Tracey can help you to communicate effectively and change or embrace your world to experience it in the best possible way for you. For more information on coaching packages email tracey@happymindformula.com