Mom Burnout? Professional Distress? Stretched Thin? Dr. Tomi Mitchell Wants to Help
When our lives are overwhelming, the boundaries between work, family, and self become blurred. Our state of balance is nonexistent, and we are left with trying to compensate where we might have dropped the ball. This is nothing to be ashamed of, we weren’t meant to do it all. Dr. Tomi Mitchell of Holistic Wellness Strategies has a way to rebalance, refocus, and establish yourself in self-care, resilience, and healing across a number of tiers to make your mental health shine.
Mental Health is important, vital, and necessary. It is nearly impossible to function without it. One of the leading causes of depression and other mental health conditions is believed to be caused by burnout. When you are being stretched a million different ways without taking a break to check in with yourself, things can become concerning and damaging to your health. Physical, mental, and emotional health are dependent on each other. Healing comes when those and other factors in our lives are balanced so we can find satisfaction and purpose.
Dr. Tomi Mitchell is a board-certified family practice physician and wellness coach with her own practice. Her platform is used to shed light on the pain points that people face. This includes, but is not limited to: lack of self-care, poor self-esteem, anxiety, depression, and self doubt. Her practice has an approach to mental wellness that can help eradicate these issues. The wellness wheel is a circular chart that shows the various effects of different environments and how those play a role in our mental health. The wheel begins clockwise with emotional, physical, environmental, financial, spiritual, intellectual, occupational, and ends with social. These segments of the wheel connect us with ourselves, our environment, others, and our purpose. This is what truly makes us feel healthier, more capable, and resilient to outside negativity and troubles.
Our lives are meant to be enriching, fulfilling, and healing to our mind, body, and spirit, and Dr. Mitchell is one to guide and challenge her patients gently to activate change, and new ways of thinking. “My methods are personally used; I have been in the same places that my patients have been in. I had to overcome so many challenges in my life, and it was injurious to my mental health. Being told from an early age and into adulthood that I wasn’t any good really weighed on me, especially when it comes from people who were supposed to be teaching and encouraging me. I worked hard to prove myself, definitely pushing myself to the brink of exhaustion. After years of damaging self-sacrifice, guilt, and the weight of traumatic experiences, I had to find change, what I truly wanted, and who I was. I encourage my patients to practice self care because you cannot pour from an empty cup,” Dr. Mitchell says.
“When you’re feeling burnt out, no longer sure of your purpose, struggling with stress, anxiety, low self esteem and depression, but still putting a front that you have it all together, this is where I can help. I have been there and have overcome it. When you’re trying too hard to be the perfect parent-spouse-professional and you’re tired of trying to figure out how to be your “best self”, you need to seek help,” Dr. Mitchell encourages.
Dr. Mitchell loves to help high achieving people without purpose, find their way. “I was once one of those people, but things are so much better now and I want to help others that have been in similar situations.” Career driven people with families that want to rebalance and shift their responsibilities into something fulfilling is possible. “I wasn’t always the most energetic, highly intelligent, passionate woman you see today. I started out running multiple businesses, balancing being a wife and mom, and trying to achieve many things at once to a depressing level. Anyone can make this positive change and I can help every step of the way.”
Dr. Tomi Mitchell has become an incredible help to herself and a number of people. Her expertise, and passion is what makes her practice so successful. Mental health is incredibly important and should be talked about. Wellness begins with the mind and body and it should not be taken lightly.