Hi, my name is Dr Joyce Edeki.
I am a medical doctor by training and have specialized in the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders. I work as a freelance Consultant Psychiatrist in the National Health Service (NHS) as well as the independent sector in the UK.
I am a child of the living God. I have known God’s love for most of my years and I am passionate about what I believe God has called me to do here on earth. I believe in God, the person of His son, Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit. I trust in the dynamic ability of the scriptures to effect change in any situation.
I am ever fascinated about the overlapp between my belief and my profession. This is a major influence in creating a forum such as this.
I enjoy sharing my thoughts and experiences with other people and I write and sing gospel songs. My inspiration comes from the Holy Bible.
It is hoped that persons using this forum will engage in meaningful and healthy debates about issues concerning life in general. Areas that are of much interest to me include the interphase between spirituality and humanity. Mental health problems and how the use of scriptures can bring about lasting change as well as enable us as humans to live a more balanced life rather than a life of being on the edge. Irrespective of what life throws at us we can still live a balanced life. While this may not be a totally new way of looking at issues of life, one thing is sure, and that is learning to master the mind. This is the fundamental element about self control. Life has a habit of throwing the worst at us when we least expect, and even though we may not have a say as to how this comes about, we can choose how we react to the situations thrown at us.
If we are empowered in this way, never again would we feel at the mercy of life events! It sounds pretty easy and yet difficult to achieve. It is all about altering our mindsets and shifting certain characteristic patterns of reactional style.
If you have always done things in a certain way then you will always get the results you get. If you can dare to try something different then your outcomes (results) may equally change.
We can be more resourceful and manage our lives better so that we can at least keep mental illness at bay. Research has shown that the common denominator in the aetiology (predisposing, precipitating and perpetuating factors or related factors) of mental illness is STRESS and how we PERCEIVE this. If we can be in control of stress management in our lives then we are half way on the road to enjoying life maximally.
So do read through the content of this blog and leave a comment. Have an open mind and be willing to learn and share.