Wendy Hawkins, LCSW

Empower! Educate! Evolve!

Women’s Mental Health

Women’s Mental Health

Women's mental health

Healthy Women 2018

Each year Mother’s Day kicks off National Women’s Health Week and what better way to celebrate than to explore Women’s mental health for an overall sense of well-being and healthy lifestyle.  I talk about the Mental Health Toolbox frequently and that’s because I believe in and advocate for intentional self-care. The toolbox can be a tangible kit or it can be abstract. Either way, one of the best tools we can put in that toolbox is the ability to purge our thoughts.

Getting Started

I strongly recommend developing the therapeutic habit of journalling. This can be done in many many ways that can be creative and fun as well as enlightening for an overall sense of positive well-being. To improve women’s mental health as well as assist the evolutionary process, I encourage my clients to develop a routine or practice to their journalling to track progress or stagnation. Once we develop a habit we’re more likely to continue using it. Here’s some videos with ideas that might inspire you to get started or will help fine tune your current journalling practice.

Topic Ideas for Journalling

One of the challenges many of my clients say they have is “what do I write about”? And my answer is ANYTHING!! Anything that comes across your mind. Now for me, that’s super easy but for some that can be a struggle. Here’s some topic ideas that could give you a blank canvas of writing to self-discovery that’s can be super therapeutic.

Bullet Journalling

One of the most fun ways to explore yourself is through bullet journalling. I’m actually working with a local small business in Kansas City who is helping me to develop a self-care journal that I will make available to my clients as well as to others who are interested in beginning the process of journalling. Take a look at this video to get some ideas on how to get started.

Women’s Mental Health

As women we must be consistent with our self-care. We have to utilize tools in our toolbox and we have to continually add new tools. We have to seek out support. We have to empower other women into being the best version of who they are. We have to be patient, kind and loving to ourselves and to others. The most important thing is to get started. I know you can do this. I believe in you!

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