Welcome to Brain Mind Specialist
The World Health Organization (WHO) defines health as “a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity”.
Therefore a complete sense of well being involves the journey of nurturing our physical, mental ( thoughts and emotion ) and spiritual health.
Total mental health involves not only management of emotional issues but discovering and developing the strengths, abilities and talents which is inherent in every individual.
Brain Mind Specialist is committed to ensure that you attain holistic health which includes physical, emotional,social and spiritual.
“Life is difficult. This is the great truth, one of the greatest truths – it is a great truth because once we see this truth, we transcend it.”
Dr. M. Scott Peck
Dr. Vincent Wong
1) 03-79609021 ( Petaling Jaya Clinic )
2) 03-20312120 ( Kuala Lumpur Clinic )
Elyn Saks ( The Fight against Stigma of Mental Disorder )
Ted Talk by Elyn Saks, Professor of Law from USA. She is sharing about her struggles and victories in her journey as someone who has mental disorder called Schizophrenia.
People who suffer from mental disorder deserve respect and dignity. Let us continue the fight against discrimination and stigma towards those who are suffering from any type of mental disorder.
Among the common mental disorder includes Anxiety disorder , Depressive disorder , suicidality , Bipolar disorder and Schizophrenia.
“Any other organ in my body can get broken and there’s no shame, no stigma to it. My liver stops working, my heart stops working, my lungs stop working. There’s no shame when any other organ in your body fails, so why do we feel shame if our brain is broken?”
Quote by Rick Warren ( His son died from suicide due to mental disorder )
Principle : All pleasures is bought with the price of pain.
We pay the price either before we enjoy it or after we enjoyed the pleasure.
For good healthy pleasures, we pay the price before we enjoy it. The price of self discipline and self control. And a strong will to focus on what truly matters. Later, we are able to enjoy true peace in our minds and our hearts. Some could find peaceful solitude. Others may enjoy true happiness with people who matters in their life.
As for false pleasure, we enjoy the pleasures first and later ask ourselves “ What have I done?”. We pay the price of pain later. The price of painful regrets.
Excerpt from seminar by Dr. Ravi Zacharias
Rules for pleasure
Experiencing pleasures in life is like walking through a hotel corridor. I am heading towards a destination to attend a meeting. However, there are many rooms along the corridor. Imagine that these hotels rooms are not occupied and I am free to explore these rooms, from the Presidential suite to the junior suites.
And there are gyms, sauna and a relaxing swimming pool in the hotel. I may take a refreshing swim before I proceed for my meeting.
During these moments, I need to be mindful of the feelings of my loved ones and that some rooms may be strictly prohibited.
Besides, I should not indulge in my swim or sauna, otherwise I may not reach my meeting venue on time.
Dr. Ravi Zacharias, a renowned philosopher and apologist shared that there is indeed a guiding principles on experiencing pleasures in life.
He quoted from F.W. Boreham , 3 rules for experiencing pleasures.
1) Whatever that refreshes us but does not compromise our final goal/purpose in life is a legitimate pleasure.
2) Any pleasure that jeopardize the sacred rights of another person is an illegitimate pleasure.
3) Experience pleasures in moderate amounts and do not indulge.
Rule No. 1 :
Simple pleasures which help us to relax and gives us joy are legitimate needs. However, it should not compromise our value system or lead us away from our desired purpose in life.
So what’s the catch here? We need to discover “What is our final goal or purpose in life?”
Rule No. 2 :
We need to experience pleasures within the boundaries of mutual respect and observing the dignity of our loved ones as well as our fellow human beings.
Rule No. 3 :
We need to enjoy pleasures in reasonable and moderate degree and amount to avoid indulgence or addiction.
Pleasures without conscience are illegitimate pleasures
I will be giving a talk on “ Understanding Depressive illness and Suicide “ in Penang, Malaysia.
One of the guest speaker will be Mdm Irene Tan who has written a book entitled “ My Battle with Depression”.