August 18, 2022

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Yoursay Class: Heal Your Soul, Let’s Heal Our Soul!

Thursday (28/7/2022) afternoon, Yoursay held a discussion with the theme “Heal Your Soul” with mentor One Percent (@satupersenofficial) by on line via zoom. The event, which was attended by approximately 130 participants, aims to explore mental and mental problems, mental disorders, and how to treat them so that they can recover as before.

This discussion was held at 14.00 WIB, with Ms. Hiromi acting as moderator, and Ms. Ghassani Salsabila, S.Psi (One Percent Mentor, Master Student in Adult Clinical Psychology University of Indonesia) who was invited to be a resource person.

At the beginning of the discussion, Ms. Ghassani (that’s how we greeted her) presented material about the stages of healing. Clearly, he conveys the stages healing starting with acceptance, insight, action, self-esteem, healing, then meaning as the final stage.

“In undergoing this healing stage, I suggest not to rush. The important thing is to go through the process first,” suggested the source.

Next, Ms. Ghassani explained some simple activities that are recommended as a healing process for mental and mental disorders. The recommendations for simple activities are relaxation through breathing, contemplation with meditation and yoga, art therapy, and reflection.

“This relaxation is important so that we get to know ourselves better. Maybe all this time we are confused, because we don’t fully know ourselves, we haven’t accepted the process of our journey,” he said.

Kak Ghassani also mentioned several ways that can be done to reflect on yourself, namely through journaling (writing problems, like to a book diaries), self-talk (talking to oneself), discussion (telling to trusted others).

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“This reflection is not without purpose. With reflection, we can get to know our own personality, recognize our strengths and weaknesses, recognize the values ​​and principles we adhere to, recognize the state of our bodies,” he explained to the audience.

The issue of self-appreciation did not escape the discussion this afternoon. It is important to appreciate yourself by doing self-care as needed. There are several ways that can be done as a form of self-appreciation, namely paying attention to your basic needs, feeding yourself, asking yourself out on a date, and making your body happy.

“Application of tips self-love in everyday life can be done with become mindful, act on needs, not wants, protect yourself (take care of yourself) and self care,” he added.

After the presentation of the material was completed by Ms. Ghassani, it was quite concise and clear, Ms. Hiromi as the moderator gave the audience the opportunity to ask questions. When the question and answer session was opened, some of the discussion participants began to ask questions.

“Are there any tips for choosing healing best to solve a problem so that healing we are not just healing, but can also provide useful solutions in solving a problem that occurs?” asked one of the participants named Trio Wahyu Saputra via the message column.

“Actually there is no definite answer about the best healing. Because everyone has different problems, different intensity of problems, and different problem solving. If it is enough with self talk, then the business is done. However, if it’s not finished yet, then you can use the discussion method, tell your problem to a professional person,” answered the source clearly.

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Next question from Rivaldi Adi Saputra. He asked about tips to reduce overthinking. Briefly, the resource person answered, the right steps to reduce overthinking is with routine self care, express feelings to yourself, because the majority of people become relieved after problems are expressed even to themselves. The next step is to write down the problem that you think about.

“Indeed, by writing, our problems do not disappear, but at least, after writing we become calmer and fresh, while trying to find a solution,” said Kak Ghassani.

The discussion, which ended at 15.20 WIB, went smoothly. The audience enthusiastically and enthusiastically followed the discussion from beginning to end.