Wellbeing is not necessarily synonymous with happiness. Happiness can come and go, whereas wellbeing is a consistent state of wellness, satisfaction and contentment. An individual’s wellbeing is an ecosystem of sorts, based not only on mental and physical wellness, but also complex social factors and perceived security. Mental wellbeing is described by the World Health Organization (WHO) as “the state in which the individual realizes his or her own abilities, can cope with normal stresses of life, can work productively, and is able to make a contribution to his or her community. Here at Prosperity House; we want to help balance your ecosystem by guiding you through steps to regaining your life, focusing on but not limited to:
- Personal relationships
- Feelings of safety
- Standard of living
- Sense of achievement and purpose
- Feeling part of the community
- Future security
We offer a confidential and dependable environment in which you can talk about your problems and feelings. Our staff and volunteers are some of the most empathetic people we know, some of which are survivors as well. We understand that privacy and preservation of your dignity is of the upmost importance. At Prosperity House we will strive to make you as safe and comfortable as you can be and let you move at your own pace. Types of counselling include but are not limited to:
- Individual Counselling
- Group Counselling
- Intuitive Counselling
- Stress Management
- Relationship and Conflict Resolution-individuals/couples and workplace
- Facilitate identification and release of negative belief systems/conflict shock imprints
- Psychic Counselling.
The word Reiki is made of two Japanese words - Rei which means “God’s Wisdom or the Higher Power” and Ki which is “life force energy”. So Reiki is actually “spiritually guided life force energy.”
Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by “laying on hands” and is based on the idea that an unseen “life force energy” flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. If one’s “life force energy” is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy.
Our Reiki practitioner’s methods of spiritual healing will instill a sense of self improvement, well being, and mental clarity to help you on your path of refinement.
Yoga is a great way to stay healthy in brain and body, combining mindfulness with movement and helping you breathe through your stress. Think of it as moving meditation. As part our well rounded alternative healing program, we offer Yoga sessions to help guide you to a higher cognition of mind, body, spirit, and whatever difficult process you’re trying to overcome.
Breathing techniques are regularly recommended for relaxation, stress management, control of psychophysiological states, and to improve organ function. Yogic breathing through mediatation, defined as a manipulation of breath movement, has been shown to positively affect immune function, autonomic nervous system imbalances, and psychological or stress-related disorders.
The meaning and act of meditation can be subjective. There is not necessarily a right and wrong way to meditate. However following certain guidelines can help you reach the goal in which you wish to obtain with meditation. Meditation can be what you want it to be as long as it helps in bringing you a sense of inner peace, enlightenment, and overall well-being. We offer small group guided meditation classes to help you to quieten the mind by focusing on the breathe. Mindfulness of breathing makes us accessible to depths of awareness and clear seeing. The practice helps free us from reactivity which arises in fear, anger and confusion.
Acupuncture has been part of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) for thousands of years. It involves inserting fine needles into specific points on the skin or applying various other techniques to the acupuncture points to restore balance and encourage the body to heal itself.
Acupuncture is based upon the Eastern philosophy of chi (also spelled qi), which is the Chinese term for the supposed life force or vital energy that animates living things. In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) chi flows through pathways in the body known as meridians. Illness results from the flow of chi through the meridians being blocked, or by the two types of chi (yin and yang) being out of balance. Acupuncture is the practice of placing thin needles at acupuncture points, which are said to coincide with points at which meridians cross, to improve the flow and restore the balance of chi.