One of the best things we can do for our bodies is to “get out of the way”! Believe it or not, our body can actually do a great job of healing itself, or functioning quite optimally when it’s allowed to do so. The body does this by reacting to what “stresses” are put upon it and finding homeostasis through temporary changes or more permanent adaptations. Even the brain will
I am sure you would agree that effective communication plays a significant role in relationships with clients, customers, patients, partners, family members, colleagues, friends, etc. But what about when those individuals are away from you? Do you fill that void effectively and systematically or do you leave it to chance? Maximizing success in life and in business is dependent upon a complete relationship. To optimize your success you must see
Some nonagenarians compete in triathlons while other ninety-year-olds face jail time. Some octogenarians study the game of Chess on the streets of New Orleans and others in their eighties travel across the country headed for baseball diamonds. Some septuagenarians are affected by dementia, live in memory care centers and receive aid with their daily activities; meanwhile, others in their seventies can be found in University lecture halls, sitting on faculty
It is frustrating enough to experience the hopelessness, despair and other negative feelings associated with a substance use disorder. A co-occurring mental health disorder can lead to even more confusion. You know you need treatment, but do not know whether to turn to a mental health program or substance abuse program. Discover how you or your loved one can find help and hope at a dual diagnosis treatment program.
We all want less stress and more energy. When we address stress and our stress triggers, we can get a handle on what to do to avoid those triggers. We know traffic is a trigger that we don’t have control over so when in a jam, play some music or a book on tape that diverts your attention to something pleasant.
The term mental illness is quite broad with multiple connotations. Individuals who suffer from “mental illness” are often stigmatized and denigrated for their difficulties and struggles. According to the National Alliance of the Mentally Ill (NAMI), the term mental illness can be defined as a medical condition that disrupts a person’s thinking, feeling, mood, ability to relate to others and daily functioning. Still other sources define mental illness as a
This article provides an overview of how psychologists with specialized expertise can assist patients with Multiple Sclerosis, and work as part of their comprehensive and interdisciplinary treatment team.
Psychologists can play a vital role in the comprehensive care of Alzheimer’s disease, and in addressing the biological, psychological and social factors associated with medical illness.
By treating pain from a biopsychosocial model you will maximize not only your pain relief, but your ability to engage in life to your fullest potential. But how can you treat pain from a biopsychosocial model? How do I target the psychosocial aspects and incorporate that into my overall pain management treatment plan? Enter, the psychologist.
This article discusses potential pre- and postnatal complications that some women and couples face during their journey of building a family, including infertility, baby blues and postpartum depression, and loss. Working with a psychologist can help individuals cope with and preserver through these unique and complex emotional experiences.