Mental Health

Excellent Mental Health Means Total Mental Freedom®

The way to excellent mental health is Mental Freedom®

Mental Freedom occurs when your mind is working for you instead of against you. You have learned to take responsibility for your life, and you’ve stopped taking responsibility for everyone else’s. Your relationships are healthy, your thoughts serve you and you know how to transform painful emotions into neutral or even positive ones. You have become the person you really want to be. You have effectively opened your heart, freed your mind and transformed your life to become bigger than anything that will ever happen to you. If this describes you, fantastic! You are living a rich, full life, and people around you probably wonder how you do it.

There are not many people who can claim to be living their lives with Mental Freedom. I was so fortunate to begin studying the work of Dr. William Glasser’s Choice Theory psychology in 1987. I knew it was special then, but I never dreamed how important his ideas would become to me.

I was also fortunate that I didn’t suffer any childhood trauma, which gave me a strong foundation not many people get. My parents were happy and had enough money to provide everything we needed and most of what we wanted. I also had supportive, encouraging friends and extended family members. My trauma didn’t come until adulthood after I’d learned Choice Theory.

Once I experienced my husband’s illness and eventual death, parenting teenage boys without him, seeing my son serve in Iraq twice, breaking both my ankles and being in a wheelchair for months, I was able to take what Glasser taught me and condense it into the six principles of Mental Freedom.

Dr. Glasser wrote in his booklet, Defining Mental Health as a Public Health Issue, “You are mentally healthy if you enjoy being with most of the people you know, especially with the important people in your life such as family, sexual partners and friends. Generally, you are happy and are more than willing to help an unhappy family member, friend, or colleague to feel better. You lead a mostly tension-free life, laugh a lot, and rarely suffer from the aches and pains that so many people accept as an unavoidable part of living. You enjoy life and have no trouble accepting other people who think and act differently from you. It rarely occurs to you to criticize or try to change anyone. If you have differences with someone else you will try to work out the problem; if you can’t you will walk away before you argue and increase the difficulty. You are creative in what you attempt and may enjoy more of your potential than you ever thought possible. Finally, even in very difficult situations when you are unhappy—no one can be happy all the time—you’ll know why you are unhappy and attempt to do something about it.”

Learning the principles and applying the techniques of Mental Freedom does not mean you no longer experience painful emotions or challenges in your important relationships. However, it does mean that when you practice these six principles in your life, you will become increasingly better at decreasing the length of time you experience that pain.

You would be developing a Mental Freedom practice—much like meditation, yoga or mindfulness practice. This is a daily practice designed to help you rid yourself of the challenges that plague your mind, the things that distract you from your productivity and the worries or regrets that keep you awake at night. You may think you are unique and the only person like this, but almost everyone has a painful secret they don’t want others to know about. It’s typically a painful relationship—possibly the relationship you have with yourself. You may be struggling with your life partner, having challenges parenting your child, shouldering the blame of an abusive relationship—past or present—or maybe you are hating yourself for your perceived shortcomings. You want to keep it secret because there is too much guilt and shame connected to it, and you have a vested interest in maintaining a façade of normalcy, or maybe even perfection, in your life. Struggling with the important relationships in your life doesn’t fit that narrative. In fact, you may be the person everyone else comes to for help and advice. What would happen if the people who look to you for assistance find out that you struggle, too? I know what would happen. They would be relieved that you are also human. It could help those same people stop striving for the false perfection they see in you. But, I get it, you want to maintain the image of yourself as the person who has everything under control.

The way I see it, you have three choices: You can keep doing things exactly as you have been—struggling and suffering in silence. You could start isolating more, so those who would be willing to support you don’t see how fragile you really are. Or you can learn something that will help you cope better with the people around you that you cannot change. How long have you been trying to change this situation? How much longer are you willing to keep smashing your head into the proverbial brick wall?

Why not check out Mental Freedom? It’s not something you will regret. In just six sessions, you will learn all the information you will need to be mentally free. You decide how much, if any of it, you will implement in your life. Implement all six principles for maximum freedom. Anything you decide you don’t want to do is fine, but you will be compromising some aspect of your mental freedom. Sometimes you might be willing to give up some of your Mental Freedom for something you want even more. This is a personal choice. I’m just so excited to get this information out to as many people as possible because I know how much it’s helped me, and so far, everyone else who has had their own Mental Freedom experience. Try it now while we are still offering introductory pricing during our research period. Sign up for your very own Mental Freedom Experience here.

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