The Mental HEALTH Spectrum



It is well accepted that we need to exercise and eat well to keep our bodies fit, but do you ever wonder what you should be doing to take your mental health more seriously?

  • Ever wondered about the state of your mental health? Ever wondered if you are just dealing with the normal ups and downs of everyday stress or you are perhaps a ‘bit crazy’?
  • Did you know that most ‘physical’ problems and many chronic illnesses can be simple manifestations of an imbalance in your mental and emotional state?
  • Did you know that most so-called mental ‘illness’ is simply the result of early (and often long forgotten) trauma?
  • Did you know that recent neuroscience has discovered how this trauma can be effectively dealt with through a combination of simple bodywork and psychological techniques?

This innovative mental HEALTH spectrum is designed to help you place yourself accurately across the spectrum of mental health from ‘dysfunctional’ to ‘healthy’.

Click to download the Mental HEALTH Spectrum

Use the complete spectrum to assess whether or not there could be value in learning more about what makes you ‘tick’ and how to take greater charge of your physical, emotional and mental health. Simply circle the number in the top section that seems to fit best overall as an ‘aggregate’ of your current situation.

8 thoughts on “The Mental HEALTH Spectrum

  1. Karen Lakeland

    Over the years of being around Gerry and the concepts he teaches, it shines through how much of a gift he has at reading people and communicating with folk in their language and really hearing them are on all levels. A FANTASTIC Teacher indeed in my opinion.
    THE KNOWLEDGE looks as though great self discovery is there to be had by all in easy to understand learning. I like the colourful self diagnostic chart and am pleased to note that I am not entirely crazy! It seems that THE KNOWLEDGE can support people on all the levels of the Spectrum if thats what a person chooses. How empowering is that? To know and more importantly, understand that its not up to someone else to ‘fix’ you is a true gift! This has long been my firm belief with Massage and its applied here to Life situations.

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  2. Andy Swan

    Great tool really helped me have a much better understanding of where I am why certain behaviour s keep repeating. Thanks to Gerry and the Transactional analysis work I have used the tools to make transformational change in my life. It had not always been easy but it is so worth it.

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  3. Wendy Mills

    Hi Gerry, This is a great visual, but I’m not sure if I’m missing something. Do I judge which number I am simply by reading the text in the boxes below, or should there be other questions which would give me an aggregate score? Also, what is DSM V, as in a DSM V diagnosis?

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  4. Gerry Pyves

    Two great questions, Wendy – thanks.

    1. HOW DO I USE IT?
    The spectrum is designed to be really simple to use – just read the text under each heading and see which resonates most. If you find two descriptions each have elements that seem to fit, you’re probably on a boundary. Having 3 numbers per description gives you the chance both to understand the general area on the spectrum you sit – and be a bit more specific (close to a boundary either side, or slap bang in the middle). It also lets you refer back to the spectrum and assess whether you’ve moved and chart your progress over time.

    2. WHAT IS DSM V?
    The full title is: “Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition” This is put together by the American Psychiatric Association and is used to ‘pin down’ exactly what mental health disorders people may be suffering from. It comes under a lot of criticism because it is used by health professionals to ‘label’ people in a way that is not helpful. Many other psychological Associations have different approaches. It is however, the go to reference ‘ bible’ of most mental health professionals.

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    1. Wendy Mills

      Thanks Gerry. I was over complicating things! It is a very easy system to use and I can easily recognise where I sit on the spectrum currently. Thankfully you don’t have to reach for your DSM V with me! I can also see how it could help with clients as well.

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  5. Jenny Wilson

    Thank you to Gerry and the No Hands Team for all the teaching, I can see clearly with myself how No Hands and having some transactional analysis teachings at mastery foundation can help move s person “up the ladder” of the spectrums. The Knowledge is powerful to me I find knowing more calms me down. Hope to join this course next year.

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