Mental Health for Truckers
Professional Truck Drivers
According to Wordnik, "mental health" can be defined as
"A state of emotional and psychological well-being in
which an individual is able to use his or her cognitive and emotional
capabilities, function in society, and meet the ordinary demands of
Wikipedia goes farther by saying that this could be "an
absence of a mental disorder."
One such mental disorder is "Anxiety or
fear that interferes with
Obviously, it is not only necessary but absolutely
imperative that professional truck drivers have the full
measure of their mental faculties at all times in and around their
Good trucker mental health helps ensure safety on the
Where is the Line?
There are countless situations in
which truckers find
themselves which could lead to anxiety but cast no doubt on having a
healthy mind. Having a heightened awareness of a situation and
to avoid trouble does not imply interference with "normal functioning."
- Lady truckers are wise to be on
their guard when
walking in dark truck stops alone at night.
- Some truckers prefer not to go
into New York City or
Neither of these situations implies that trucker mental
health is bad. The truckers are merely exercising appropriate caution
or acting on
Previously, we described a
driver (Steve) in our truck
driver training school class who froze up behind the wheel of
a truck. Mike was in the truck with him, another student and the
instructor that day.
Steve had just started to drive one of the
semis onto an interstate highway
from a parked position along the on-ramp when he froze up mentally.
instructor saw the student's distress and ordered him to stop the truck.
What affected Steve's mental
health that day, we don't know. We don't even recall if he got his CDL
with our class.
Perhaps you can think of other such situations.
Is there anything that truckers can do to help with
are not qualified to render medical advice; however, we urge truckers
seek -- whenever possible -- natural alternatives to prescription
(which almost always have
Furthermore, we recommend using pure
therapeutic grade essential oils for mental health.
Below, we have listed (in alphabetical order)
oils used for mental health. Each
person's needs and biochemistry may be different from someone else's.
Also, the list of essential oils for emotional
balance below is one of several lists that we have grouped under "trucker
health" in the Health
and Wellness section on our site. The other lists are:
Because of their unique Seed to Seal®
the success we have personally experienced in using them, we
unapologetically recommend pure therapeutic
oils from Young Living for mental health.
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Essential Oils for Mental Health
Acceptance Essential Oil
Acceptance™ stimulates the mind with oils
blended to promote feelings of accepting ourselves and others,
regardless of perceived barriers. This blend also helps overcome
procrastination and denial.
Brain Power Essential Oil
A member-favorite blend with a rich,
invigorating scent, Brain Power™ is perfect for inhaling or diffusing
to enjoy its uplifting aroma in the home, office, or on the go. Apply
Brain Power topically to moisturize the skin and enjoy its inspiring
scent. Formulated with Royal Hawaiian Sandalwood, Cedarwood,
Frankincense, Melissa, Blue Cypress, Lavender, and Helichrysum
essential oils, this blend includes the naturally occurring
constituents cedrol, alpha-pinene, guaiol, and linlool.
Common Sense Essential Oil
Common Sense™ is a proprietary blend of
Living essential oils and oil blends formulated to enhance an
individual's reasonable and rational decision-making abilities.
ESSENTIAL OILS: Frankincense, Ylang Ylang,
Ocotea, Ruta, Dorado Azul, Lime, Goldenrod.
Feelings Kit - Essential Oil
Feelings features six 5-ml essential oil
formulated by D. Gary Young to promote emotional clearance and self
renewal. This collection includes Valor, Harmony, Forgiveness, Inner
Child, Release and Present Time.
Highest Potential Essential Oil
Highest Potential™ is an exotic blend
increase your capacity to achieve your highest potential. It combines
the uplifting and inspirational qualities of Australian Blue with the
power of Gathering to help bring greater unity of purpose. Jasmine is
added to enhance self-confidence, while ylang ylang calms, soothes, and
Live with Passion Essential Oil
Live with Passion™ revives the zest for life
improves internal energy with a combination of essential oils
formulated specifically to help people recover an optimistic attitude.
Magnify Your Purpose Essential
Magnify Your Purpose™ is a specially crafted
essential oils that stimulates creativity, desire, focus, and
motivation. It helps foster a positive attitude, encouraging you to
rise above adversity, seize the initiative, overcome procrastination
and self-pity, and magnify your life's purpose.
Motivation Essential Oil
Motivation™ helps enable a person to
procrastination while stimulating feelings of action and
accomplishment. It enhances the ability to move forward in a positive
Transformation Essential Oil
Transformation™ is now reformulated to
blue spruce, palo santo, and ocotea. These powerful essential oils
empower you to replace negative beliefs with uplifting thoughts,
changing your overall attitude, emotions, and behavior.
Essential oils may be used for many reasons other
helping with mental health. Always follow directions on how to use
* These statements have not been evaluated by the
and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose,
treat, cure or prevent disease.
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