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In this expert session, we delve into the topic of mental health and well-being with Kerstin Plehwe, an accomplished entrepreneur, motivational speaker, philanthropist, best-selling author, and dedicated mental health advocate. Kerstin begins by sharing her journey with mental health issues and highlighting the significance of recognizing signs of stress and exhaustion that can impact our overall well-being, regardless of gender or profession. She emphasizes the importance of prioritizing mental health in our lives to cope with life's challenges effectively.

Throughout this enlightening session, we will make use of the Mentimeter app for interactive audience participation. Kerstin may pose thought-provoking questions to engage participants and encourage open dialogue. At the end of the session, there will be an opportunity for feedback through a survey in the chat.

Mental health often goes unnoticed due to societal pressures and our increasingly hectic lives. Kerstin encourages us all to pay close attention to our individual stressors and their effects on both our bodies and minds. She emphasizes that understanding our mental health is crucial for preventing complications and promoting overall well-being.

Kerstin also discusses the role of nutrition in managing stress responses, sharing practical strategies for maintaining a healthy, balanced diet rich in essential vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. She emphasizes the importance of physical activity, which can significantly contribute to mental health and overall well-being.

Furthermore, Kerstin talks about the impact of digital addiction on our mental health and encourages the adoption of regular breaks from technology for the sake of our well-being. She advocates rethinking daily routines to prioritize mental health practices and minimize unhealthy habits that contribute to stress.

As a passionate advocate for self-care, Kerstin emphasizes the importance of practicing mindfulness, engaging in relaxation techniques like deep breathing, and seeking support from others when needed. She encourages everyone to make their well-being a priority by focusing on smart nutrition, social engagement, regular exercise, and healthy sleep habits. She will discuss the benefits of being outside in nature for both physical and mental well-being, as well as the importance of establishing rituals for self-care and personal growth.

Stay tuned for more thought-provoking tips from Kerstin Plehwe as we delve deeper into this essential topic. Remember, taking care of your mental health is an investment in a happier, healthier future.

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Kerstin Plehwe

It’s Ok Not To Be Ok.
Personal Excellence And Mental Health Strategies

Kerstin Plehwe, award winning entrepreneur, tedX speaker and bestselling author is a passionate advocate of women empowerment and one of the few top rated female inspirational speakers. Plehwe has been advising companies, personalities and organizations for more than 20 years. As a consultant and advisor, she is considered a powerful driving force and pragmatic visionary, whose goal is always concrete, realizable benefits for the customer.

Kerstin Plehwe: It’s OK not to be OK | MentalHealthDay.com

Summary

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Key Learnings

  • Recognizing Mental Health Signs: Be aware of symptoms of stress, exhaustion, and mental health issues to prioritize self-care and prevent complications.

  • Prioritizing Well-Being Habits: Implement six protective habits, such as smart nutrition, social engagement, relaxation practices, healthy sleep habits, physical activity, and mindfulness, for better mental health.

  • Embracing Nature and Mindfulness: Spend time in nature to strengthen the immune system and reduce stress indicators, while practicing mindfulness techniques for improved emotional well-being and focus.

Interaction

During the expert session, Kerstin Plehwe engages the audience through a personal storytelling approach, Q&A sessions, live demonstrations of relaxation techniques, and interactive exercises using the Mentimeter app. These activities encourage attendees to reflect on their mental health, share experiences, and gain practical strategies for prioritizing well-being. Throughout the session, Kerstin emphasizes the importance of self-care, mindfulness practices, social connections, healthy sleep habits, and physical activity, as well as the benefits of being in nature and practicing neuroplasticity to form new habits. The expert session concludes with recommendations for literature on mental health and a call to action to prioritize mental wellbeing.

Key Learnings

  • Recognizing Mental Health Signs: Be aware of symptoms of stress, exhaustion, and mental health issues to prioritize self-care and prevent complications.

  • Prioritizing Well-Being Habits: Implement six protective habits, such as smart nutrition, social engagement, relaxation practices, healthy sleep habits, physical activity, and mindfulness, for better mental health.

  • Embracing Nature and Mindfulness: Spend time in nature to strengthen the immune system and reduce stress indicators, while practicing mindfulness techniques for improved emotional well-being and focus.

Interaction

During the expert session, Kerstin Plehwe engages the audience through a personal storytelling approach, Q&A sessions, live demonstrations of relaxation techniques, and interactive exercises using the Mentimeter app. These activities encourage attendees to reflect on their mental health, share experiences, and gain practical strategies for prioritizing well-being. Throughout the session, Kerstin emphasizes the importance of self-care, mindfulness practices, social connections, healthy sleep habits, and physical activity, as well as the benefits of being in nature and practicing neuroplasticity to form new habits. The expert session concludes with recommendations for literature on mental health and a call to action to prioritize mental wellbeing.

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