A Healthy Family is a Happy Family and a Happy Family is everyone’s supreme desire! At the Mind Research Foundation, we are helping you proactively PREVENT your family from the unprecedented ill effects of today’s stressful life and offer you skills to live a truly fulfilling family life! We are taking the most modern and scientific approach to help you Weave a Well-structured & balanced life for your Family. We assure you that it is a craft that can be learned and we are ready & waiting to teach you and sail you into the most blissful family environment.
Family Thought Wellness Program (TWP)
The TWP is designed for families and individuals who are busy and occupied most of the time with their day-to-day activities and find little time to understand their own selves and their life partners. The TWP is a composite platform that provides a complete array of wellness and health services that can reduce the probability of developing chronic illnesses like Type 2 Diabetes, Cancer, Heart disease, and the like.
There has been intense research in the area of preventable chronic illnesses and the relationship they share with our thoughts and thinking. It has been found that people who are happy, optimistic, and joyful have a lower possibility of developing these illnesses.
This is what the TWP does to you and your family. It helps each one on an individual basis to understand and assist them with developing their thinking and being more aware of their own thoughts. Our thought awareness tools assist individuals in understanding their own selves and what their environment (including office, school, parents, teachers, friends, and other related people) expects from them. This bridge between expectations of the environment and the goals of the individual helps them lead a more joyful life. This also makes them more aware of their own stress points and helps them in understanding them better. We use scientific and proven methods that have been developed and tested to make individuals think better.
TWP is a cost-effective way of taking care of the overall happiness quotient of the entire family. We usually recommend our family health plans for:
TWP entitles the subscriber to a pre-determined number of entitlements, which can be cross-utilized by any member of the family. These plans come at a lower cost compared to the equivalent individual plans for the same number of family members and include the following:
Children model their parents’ behaviors, including those related to managing stress. Parents who deal with stress in unhealthy ways risk passing those behaviors on to their children. Alternatively, parents who cope with stress in healthy ways can not only promote better adjustment and happiness for themselves, but also promote the formation of critically important habits and skills in children.
Parents know that changing a child’s behavior, let alone their own, can be challenging. By taking small, manageable steps to a healthier lifestyle, families can work toward meeting their goals to be psychologically and physically fit.
As a parent, it’s important to model healthy behaviors for your children. Children are more likely to lead a healthy lifestyle and less likely to associate stress with unhealthy behaviors if the whole family practices healthy living and good stress management techniques. So, ask yourself ― How do I respond to stress? Do I tend to overeat or engage in other unhealthy behaviors, such as smoking and drinking alcohol, when I feel stressed? In what ways could my stress-coping skills be improved?
If you notice that your children are looking worried or stressed, ask them what’s on their minds. Having regular conversations can help a family work together to better understand and address any stressors children are experiencing. Low levels of parental communication have been associated with poor decision making among children and teens.1 Talking to your children and promoting open communication and problem solving is just as important as eating well and getting enough exercise and sleep.
Your home, work space and even social environment can influence your behaviors. Altering your environment can help alleviate stress. For example, cleaning up a cluttered environment can help. Look around your home and even your car and ask yourself, does this space feel clear and relaxing? Clearing up your home space for the family is something you and your children can control, and it teaches children to focus on those things they can control when feeling stressed.
The correlation between health, obesity and unhealthy choices is strong. When you and your family are experiencing stress, make a conscious decision to take care of yourselves. Get adequate doses of nutrients, physical activity and sleep. When you feel overwhelmed it is easy sometimes to fall into cycles such as eating fast food, plugging into sedentary electronic activities like playing video games or watching TV, or not getting enough sleep. Research shows that children who are sleep-deficient are more likely to have behavioral problems.2 And, parents have an extraordinary amount of influence on their children’s food choices.3 A healthy dinner followed by an activity with your family, such as walking, bike riding, playing catch or a board game, and topped off with a good night’s sleep can do a lot to manage or to lessen the negative effects of stress.
You may aspire for your family to make multiple important changes at once such as eating healthier foods, being more physically active, getting a better night’s sleep or spending more time together. However, if you are already overextended from juggling many different responsibilities, doing all of this at once can feel overwhelming. Changing behaviors usually takes time. By starting with changing one behavior, you and your family are more likely to experience success, which can then encourage your family to tackle other challenges and to continue making additional healthy changes.
If you or a family member continues to struggle with changing unhealthy behaviors or feels overwhelmed by stress, consider seeking help from a health professional, such as a psychologist. Psychologists are licensed and trained to help you develop strategies to manage stress effectively and make behavioral changes to help improve your overall health.