GYMHA Global Newsletter – February Edition

Dear Valued Members and Wellness Enthusiasts,

Welcome to the February edition of GYMHA’s Global Newsletter, your monthly dose of insights, inspiration, and innovations aimed at enhancing your mastery of well-being.

As we continue our journey towards holistic health and happiness, this month’s edition is brimming with thought-provoking articles, exciting announcements, and practical guides designed to empower you in all aspects of your life.

In This Issue:

  • Mastery of Well-Being: Embark on a journey with us to explore comprehensive strategies for achieving and maintaining optimal wellness.
  • Announcing Our Newest Special Board Advisor: With great excitement, we introduce the latest luminary to join our board, bringing unparalleled expertise and vision to our mission.
  • The Role of Spiritual Care in Stress Management: Discover the profound impact of spiritual nourishment in cultivating resilience against the pressures of daily life.
  • Developing Mindfulness, Compassion, and Self-Compassion: Learn how to harness these powerful practices to forge a deeper connection with yourself and those around you.
  • The Benefits of Letting Go on Well-Being: Unveil the liberating effects of releasing what no longer serves you, paving the way for renewed energy and focus.
  • Music Therapy: Delve into the therapeutic benefits of music and how it can be employed as a tool for emotional and psychological healing.
  • Secrets to Fostering Engagement and Teamwork All Year Long: Strategies for cultivating a positive and productive team dynamic that thrives on collaboration and shared goals.
  • Positive Psychology and the Impact of Gratitude on Youth: An insightful look into how fostering an attitude of gratitude can significantly enhance the well-being of young individuals.
  • Emotional Detoxification: A Guide for Mindful Living Advocates and Wellness Seekers: A roadmap to emotional clarity and rejuvenation for those committed to a mindful lifestyle.
  • Actualize Your Dreams with SMART ENOUGH TO BE STUPID: Unpack the paradoxical wisdom behind embracing our limitations to unlock our true potential.
  • Outstanding Volunteer of the Month
  • Fully Funded Scholarships

As we delve into these topics, we invite you to approach each article with an open mind and a curious heart. Let this newsletter serve not only as a source of information but as a catalyst for transformation in your personal and professional life.

Thank you for being an essential part of our community. We look forward to embarking on this month’s wellness journey together.

Warmest Regards,

The GYMHA Global Newsletter team.

Empowering holistic health and happiness globally.

Mastery of Well-Being

By Anthony Neale

Why is my well-being important? Today, I’ll discuss why it matters and cover three key points. First, I’ll explore the consequences of neglecting well-being. Then, I’ll share the three steps to achieve well-being mastery. Lastly, I’ll delve into maintaining that mastery.

Let’s start by understanding what constitutes well-being. Consider your environment. Is it nurturing or toxic? Are you making excuses or too busy? Do non-nurturing habits or self-doubt hinder you? These factors can weaken your immune system, leading to weight gain, fatigue, and unhappiness.



Announcing Our Newest Special Board Advisor, Lynn Jones.

Hello Everyone,

We are thrilled to announce that Lynn Jones has been appointed as the new special board advisor for GYMHA. Lynn brings with him a wealth of experience in the Sales/Marketing arena and sports industry, having worked for many decades in various roles, including as a coach, senior management role, and consultant. Significant contribution to various voluntary organisations such as Surf Life Saving, Marine Rescue, and more.



The Role of Spiritual Care in Stress Management

By Chap. Prof. Matthew Ngobua

Spiritual care is essential for holistic care, targeting the body, soul, and human spirit. Just as the body and emotions can be injured, the human spirit can also suffer. To truly heal from stress, it is crucial to address spiritual issues alongside physical and psychological factors.



Developing Mindfulness, Compassion, and Self-Compassion

By Alysha Powell

Hello, everyone! I’m Alysha Powell, joining you from Southeastern America. Today, we’ll be discussing how to cultivate greater mindfulness, compassion, and self-compassion.

Let’s begin by understanding compassion. It’s about empathizing with the suffering and misfortunes of others. Remember when Jesus was asked about the greatest commandment? He said to love God with all our heart, mind, and soul, and to love our neighbors as ourselves. This means that loving ourselves is just as important as loving others.



Announcing Our Newest Special Board Advisor, Prof (Dr.) Raj Kumar Singh

Dear esteemed members of the public,

We are thrilled to announce the appointment of Prof (Dr.) Raj Kumar Singh as the newest Special Board Advisor for GYMHA. Prof. Singh is the Dean of Research and Development, Head of the Department of Commerce, and Chairperson of the Centre for Entrepreneurship, Innovation & Skill Development at the School of Management Sciences in Varanasi, India.



The Benefits of Letting Go on Well-Being

By Seetha Sagaran

Firstly, I would like to express my gratitude to Professor Jude and our GYMHA team for having me here today. Before I dive into the topic, I would like to acknowledge and pay my respects to the Aboriginal peoples of Australia, the traditional custodians of this land.

Now, let’s talk about the importance of letting go. Why is it so crucial? Allow me to share a personal story. Years ago, I went through a traumatic crisis that had a profound impact on me.



Music Therapy

By Dr. (hc) Roshan Mansukhani

Zoom glitches have become a common occurrence, but instead of dwelling on them, we should accept that these things happen. Just like music therapy helps us navigate different situations and develop resilience, we need to embrace it. While music relaxes us, music therapy listens to us. They may seem similar, but there’s a crucial distinction.



Announcing Our Newest Special Board Advisor, Dr. Rania Lampou

Dear esteemed members of the public,

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Rania Lampou as the Special Board Advisor for GYMHA. Dr. Lampou brings a wealth of experience and expertise to this role, having worked as a Global Educator, STEM Instructor, Director of Training, and former Board Member at GYMHA. She is also a Greek Astronomy and Space Company (Annex Salamis) member and holds a position in the Greek Ministry of Education & Religious Affairs.



Secrets to fostering engagement and teamwork all year long

By Dr. Mahima Bakshi

 Dr. Mahima reveals the secrets to fostering engagement and teamwork all year long. Discover the key activities that promote meaningful connections and prioritize mental health.

  1. Start your day by bonding with others through open communication. Share your feelings and experiences, building a strong connection from the start.



Positive Psychology and the Impact of Gratitude on Youth

By Emmanuel Akpan

Positive psychology focuses on the wellbeing of individuals, emphasizing positive aspects rather than just mental illness. Positive psychology examines the importance of gratitude, recognizing positive emotions and appreciating aspects of life.

The key principles of positive psychology include focusing on strengths, virtues, and factors that contribute to a fulfilling life. When we foster positive emotions in young individuals, we enhance their emotional wellbeing, build resilience and optimism, develop social skills, and improve their satisfaction with themselves.



Announcing Our Newest Special Board Advisor, Alysha Powell

Dear esteemed members of the public,

We are delighted to announce that Alysha Powell has been appointed as the new special board advisor for GYMHA. Alysha is a highly accomplished individual, having been awarded the 2021 Main St. Mentor and highly recommended by Alignable. Her impressive credentials include being the founder and CEO of APMEE Meditation, Healing & Wellness, LLC, and PeaceFlow Meditation Studio, as well as being a certified cognitive behavior life coach, mental health advocate, international speaker, author, educator, and corporate consultant and trainer.



Emotional Detoxification: A Guide for Mindful Living Advocates and Wellness Seekers

In our fast-paced world where stress is often a common backdrop to our daily lives, the concept of emotional detoxification has become increasingly relevant. Individuals passionate about mindful living and wellness recognise the importance of addressing not just physical toxins but emotional ones as well. In this post, we will explore what emotional detoxification entails and how to integrate it into your self-care routine effectively.



Announcing Our Newest Special Board Advisor, Seetha Sagaran

Dear esteemed members of the public,

We are pleased to announce that Seetha Sagaran has been appointed as a Special board advisor for the GYMHA. Seetha Sagaran is a renowned Personal Development Trainer, Lifestyle Consultant, Motivational Speaker, Author, and Mentor. With this appointment, she brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to our team.



Announcing Our Newest Special Board Advisor, Dr. Onochie Abraham Lawrence

Dear esteemed members of the public,

We are thrilled to announce the appointment of Dr. Onochie Abraham Lawrence as the special board advisor for GYMHA. Dr. Lawrence brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the role, having previously served as a board member and HR Manager at GYMHA, as well as being a lecturer at American International University West Africa in The Gambia.



Announcing Our Newest Special Board Advisor, Kunle Pelemo

Dear esteemed members of the public,

We are thrilled to announce the appointment of Kunle Pelemo as a special board advisor at GYMHA. Pelemo is a distinguished Global Goodwill Ambassador, Global Mental Health Strategist, Founder at Live And Not Die, and CEO at Kuntrol HQ Int’l Ltd.



Outstanding Volunteer of the Month

Dear Amb. Solomon Racheal Ifeoluwa,

It is with great pleasure and deep admiration that we extend to you a hearty congratulations on being named GMHA’s Outstanding Volunteer of the Month for January 2024. Your diligence, enthusiasm, and unwavering commitment to the cause we champion have not just benefited our organization but have also set a benchmark of excellence for volunteers everywhere.



Actualize your dreams with SMART ENOUGH TO BE STUPID

“Your real job in life is to figure out as soon as possible what that is, who you are meant to be, and begin to honour your calling in the best way possible”.

As quoted by Oprah Winfrey, If you’re breathing, you have a contribution to make to our human community. The real work of your life is to figure out your function- your path in the whole-as soon as possible, and then get along the business of fulfilling it as only you can. What I know for sure: There is no greater gift you can give or receive than to honour your calling. It’s why you were born. And how you become most truly alive.

“We’re all called. If you’re here breathing, you have a contribution to make.”

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Volunteers Opportunity

GYMHA relies on volunteers to create a thriving community. We welcome individuals who are willing to contribute their time, talent, and skills. Choose from various programs and activities to support. If you’re unable to volunteer but still want to help, any donation is appreciated. We also encourage you to share any valuable ideas or projects that benefit the community.

At GYMHA, we value the efforts of our volunteers in building and maintaining a strong community. We are always looking for individuals who are passionate about making a difference and are willing to lend their time, talent, and skills. Our programs and activities offer various opportunities for you to get involved and support our cause.

If volunteering is not an option for you at the moment, we appreciate any donation you can make to help us continue our work. Every contribution, big or small, makes a difference in helping us achieve our goals.

Furthermore, we welcome any valuable ideas or projects that can benefit the community and improve our services. We believe in working together to create a better future for everyone. Thank you for your interest in being a part of the GYMHA community. Together, we can make a positive impact and create lasting change.

Global News, Fully Funded Scholarship and Important Links

Empowering Young Leaders: One Young World | Pernod Ricard Scholarship (Fully Funded)

Newcastle University Scholarships in UK 2024 [Fully Funded] | Study in UK on Scholarship

  • Deadline Date: 30th May 2024

Apply Now: Newcastle University Scholarship

🌎 Erasmus Mundus Master’s Programme in Human Rights Policy and Practice

Apply Now: Erasmus Mundus Scholarship

🚀 University of Exeter PhD Research Excellence Program

  • Deadline: 19th Feb 2024

🔗 More Information: University of Exeter Scholarship

🌟 Harvard University MBA Scholarship 2025

  • Benefits: USD 102,200 grant, International internship, Accommodation and food covered
  • Deadline: May 31, 2025

🔗 Link to Application: Harvard MBA Scholarship

🌍 51 Fully Funded PhD Positions in Sustainable Goals

  • Deadline: Jan 31, 2024

🔗 Apply Now: PhD Positions in Sustainable Goals

🌟 Nordic Africa Institute African Scholarship Programme 2025

  • Deadline: 10 April 2024

🔗 More Information: Nordic Africa Institute Scholarship

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