Feniks partnered with The Foundation for Positive Mental Health to provide free access to the Feeling Good App – an evidence-based wellbeing programme. This simple mental skills training programme teaches how to calm your mind and develop a positive mindset, enabling greater emotional resilience to deal more effectively with the challenges of everyday life.
Feeling Good is the first such resource available to the Polish community in Scotland!
What is Feeling Good?
The app contains a safe, effective, and non-stigmatising programme, Positive Mental Training, which is widely used within the NHS for increasing wellbeing and recovery from stress, worry, and low mood.
Feeling Good’s mind-body programme is derived from Olympic sports psychology and takes you through a set of 12 physical and mental exercises. This allows you to switch to a positive state of mind, letting go of the negative emotional triggers which underpin distress, whilst simultaneously increasing your concentration and focus. You do not have to complete all 12 exercises in order to feel a difference; benefits are reported within the first few weeks of listening.
What are the benefits of the app?
- Immediately helps calm the body and mind
- Most users find a difference in their mood within the first few weeks of use
- Rapidly promotes deeper sleep and concentration
- Aids recovery from mental distress
- Develops all-round mental wellbeing
- Different to mindfulness as it combines physical relaxation with positive outcome-focused visualisations
Feniks was set up in 2007 as a charity supporting integration and aiming at improving the wellbeing of the Central Eastern European Community in Edinburgh. We seek to help individuals and families who have moved away from their homeland in facing the challenges which can result from immigration. Difficulties may arise in one’s personal life or work which necessitate contact with a therapist. In addition, deeper psychological issues may surface which require such contact on a longer-term basis.
Piotr Motyka: Audio edit