Our approach to wellness is based on the science of how the body influences the mind and the mind influences the body. We understand that you can’t neglect the body when treating mental conditions, and that you can’t ignore the mind when treating physical ailments. Mixed in there is some spirituality to also ensure we’re leading rich, vibrant lives full of purpose and meaning!
Wellness refers to how healthy various parts of us are and how well those parts are integrated with one another. For example, if your life goal is to be fit and raise a great family, and you eat right and exercise daily but have so much stress, you yell at your kids a lot, then your wellness balance is off. These days, we know that many mental ailments are grounded in the body–in chemistry, gut health, and more–and that many physical issues are spurred or made worse by stress, anxiety, depression, and trauma in the mind.
In addition, many major studies have equated the health of your relationships and social life with nutrition and exercise as primary determinants of your overall health, happiness and longevity. Think you can be optimally fit while having difficult relationships? The stress that results from relationship dysfunction would suggest otherwise.
Many medical doctors refer to stress levels, sleep hygiene, nutrition and exercise as primary factors affecting your health. We add mental and relationship/social health to that equation in line with modern scientific research on what creates the conditions for optimal health and wellbeing.
Ultimately, your optimal wellness is determined by having a strong, happy self, a flexible and resilient mind, a healthy body, fulfilling, connected relationships, and an individual sense of purpose and meaning in your life. That is the body-mind-relationships-spirit combination that allows you to attain and live at your greatest potential. Whether it’s physical issues holding you back, or mental ones like depression or anxiety, a lack of purpose and sense of self, or unhealthy relationships, our integrative approach to your personal health and wellness addresses your issues from a multidisciplinary standpoint that is science-based and effective.