To mark World Mental Health Day, which falls on Saturday, October 10, wellness centre The LightHouse Arabia in Al Wasl, Dubai will host a free online seminar called Your Mind Matters, from noon to 1pm. Led by grief and trauma specialist Farah Dahabi, the webinar will equip those attending with an understanding of the difference between good mental health and mental health disorders, for instance, how to discern between a few unhappy days and clinical depression. It will also provide tools to identify if a loved one or colleague is becoming emotionally unwell. Register at www.lighthousearabia.com/events.
Hundred Wellness Centre launches new treatments for children and adults
Elsewhere in Dubai, the Hundred Wellness Centre in Jumeirah will offer three new treatments starting October 10. Rapid Transformational Therapy, developed by British therapist Marisa Peer, combines principles of hypnotherapy, psychotherapy, neuro-linguistic programming (to combat phobias), cognitive behavioural therapy (for problem-solving) and neuroscience to help people create powerful, positive and permanent changes. The sessions will be led by Rapid Transformational coach Helen Pleic, who will focus on freeing people of critical thoughts and self-sabotaging behaviour. The centre’s first Child Empowerment Programme, meanwhile, will teach young children how to cope with different life experiences. Antje Hosseinzadeh, a neuro linguistic programming practitioner and coach, will lead the sessions. The centre will also offer emotion and relationship coaching catering to individuals, couples and families.
Meditation app Mindhouse is now available in the UAE
If you want to give your emotional well-being a boost from the comfort of your home, download Mindhouse, a meditation and yoga app from India that is now available to access in the UAE. The app functions like an online studio, providing live classes for meditation, breathing techniques and yoga, plus access to a library of pre-recorded content. Built for both beginners and advanced meditators, the app recommends sessions based on the user’s selected goals, be they sleep, patience, focus or relaxation. The app also tracks daily progress against set goals and enables users to chat with instructors. Mindhouse is the brainchild of Zomato co-founder Pankaj Chaddah and former Zomato chief of staff Pooja Khanna, and it works on a subscription model, with a quarterly plan for Dh60 and annual plan for Dh120. New users will get a month-long free subscription.