One of the problems of living with chronic health challenges is that it is common to begin to feel helpless, especially if one has spent years trying every medical and alternative treatment without success. Feelings of helplessness also stem from missing meaningful work and play activities as a result of not feeling well.
Environmental mastery is the antidote to feelings of helplessness. It is a state of mind rather than a behavior, and in this blog you will learn about the nature of this state. Environmental mastery is the sense that we are able to have an influence on the events in our lives. What this means is that it is not necessary to actually be in control; it is simply necessary to have the sense that we are capable of acting on our own behalf.
Over time, this blog will provide a clear picture of the connections between emotional distress, physiological stress, environmental mastery, and health. Also, you will get a close look at how the skills leading to environmental mastery can be developed through means of various evidence-based practices.