Health & Wellness
Health & Wellness Counseling
Health and Wellness Counseling helps client make positive and lasting behavior changes to their health. Clients are guided through the process of creating a vision for their well-being, setting goals, developing a positive mindset and fostering healthy habits. Some common goals that clients work toward are regular exercise practice, healthy eating, improved sleep hygiene, and reduced stress, among others. A Health and Wellness Counselor guides clients every step of the way and encourages them to draw on their own strengths, resources and skills. Health and Wellness Counseling incorporates the principles and methods of a wide variety of counseling theories, such as motivational interviewing, positive psychology, solution-focused therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and mindfulness approaches.
Contact Hailey Shaughnessy to schedule a Health and Wellness Counseling session.
Studies show that not only are your mental health and mood dependent in large part on physical factors like exercise, but also unchecked stress, anxiety and depression can affect physical health, increasing blood pressure, heart disease and even risk of death. Yoga helps a client tap into their inner wisdom and reduce suffering. Operating under the assumption that your body is a repository for all life’s experiences, both positive and negative, Yoga gently opens tensely held parts of the body so pent-up feelings, fears and resistances are revealed and transformed. When combined with traditional psychotherapy or counseling, yoga can be highly successful in reducing the symptoms of: grief, eating disorders, addictions, PTSD, sexual abuse, stress, and phobias.
Contact Hailey Shaughnessy or Katherine Walsh to schedule a Counseling session that incorporates Yoga.
Expressive Art Therapy
Expressive Arts Therapy, also known as creative arts therapy, is the use of the creative arts as a form of therapy. Unlike traditional art expression, the process of creation is emphasized rather than the final product. Expressive therapy is predicated on the assumption that people can heal through use of imagination and the various forms of creative expression. Expressive arts therapy is the practice of using imagery, storytelling, dance, music, drama, poetry, movement, and visual arts together, in an integrated way, to foster human growth, development, and healing. It is about reclaiming our innate capacity as human beings for creative expression of our individual and collective human experience in artistic form.
Contact Katherine Walsh to schedule an Expressive Art Therapy session.
Holistic Fitness Plan
Many people find sticking to an exercise routine difficult. They start out with good intentions but end up losing momentum. Fitness plans are not one-size-fits-all. If you don't have a personalized fitness plan that takes into account the whole person you may find that you: 1) don't have enough time to do the chosen exercise routine, 2) don't see the results you want and get discouraged, 3) overstress your body resulting in injuries or soreness that prevents you from continuing, or 4) hate the exercise routine you are doing and avoid doing it. In order to create your Holistic Fitness Plan we perform the following tests: physical fitness assessment, resting metabolism rate test, body type analysis, personality assessment, lifestyle appraisal, and a goal evaluation. By identifying your distinctive characteristics and needs, you will be able to achieve your fitness goals in the most enjoyable and effective way possible. Based upon the results of your testing and interview you will be provided with a fitness plan as unique as you are.
Contact Hailey Shaughnessy to schedule an appointment.