Mind Body Medicine

Hippocrates, the father of medicine, gave one of the earliest known references to mind body medicine. He once wrote:

“The natural healing force within each one of us is the greatest force in getting well.”

Mind Body Medicine is based on the inseparable connection between the mind and the body. It is known, but not always well understood, that there is an interaction between our thoughts, our bodies, and our outside world. One fundamental principle of mind body medicine is that our physical health is influenced by our thoughts, feelings, and behavior, and conversely, thoughts, feelings, and behaviors can be influenced by physical symptoms.

Stress and stress management are mediating variables in the area of mind body medicine. Mind body interventions help reverse the negative impact of stress, and the concurrent thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that come from stress overload.

Supportive counseling, incorporating mind body interventions, can help you gain strength, awareness, and a capacity for self-care. Improving overall health and well being is the goal, as well as enhancing and complementing medical treatments.

Contact me today to schedule a consultation to learn how counseling and mind body medicine can help you achieve your goals.