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True happiness is to enjoy the present, without

anxious dependence upon the future, not to amuse ourselves with either hopes or fears but to rest satisfied with what we have, which is sufficient, for he that is so wants nothing.

— Seneca

MENTAL RESILIENCE

At Dignity integrative, we consider mental resiliency to be of the four essential pillars of health, wellbeing, and longevity. 

 

Cultivating resiliency is the key ingredient for better mental health. And while traditional, of-the-moment strategies like meditation and mindfulness activities are indeed important tools for building resilience, we think there is more to it.

 

We focus on four overall components of mental resiliency:

 

  1. Mindfulness

  2. Learning

  3. Social connectedness

  4. Spirituality

 

Depending on your goals and specific challenges, we may recommend one or more techniques for cultivating resiliency, whether that is spending more time in nature, taking up a meditation practice, or simply finding a way to spend more time with loved ones.

Why Mental Health Is Important

Mental health is deeply interconnected with indicators of health and wellbeing.

 

Mindfulness techniques reduce stress hormone release and increase parasympathetic tone in your body, which is the opposite of the fight or flight response. Besides helping to cultivate mental calmness, improving mental health is correlated with:

 

  • Lower risk for diabetes, heart disease, and stroke

  • Reduced depression

  • Improved mood and energy

 

For more information, read Dr. Angelo Falcon’s post, Integrative Health, the Fourth Pillar: Mental Resiliency, or book a free, 15-minute consultation today.