Understanding the tools we use.
BEHAVIOR CHANGE COUNSELING
At Empower Health & Behavior, we value the diverse spiritual backgrounds and beliefs of our clients. In addition to our designations, certifications, experience, education, and knowledge, we are proud to mention that our founder is an Ordained Minister at The Universal Life Church (ULC), a non-denominational religious organization that embraces individuals from all spiritual backgrounds. We believe in the importance of honoring each person’s freedom to practice their religion and express their spirituality in their own chosen way.
As Integrated Health and Behavior Practitioners (IHBPs), we integrate these universal principles with mind-body practices to guide and support individuals from all walks of life. We recognize that everyone is unique, and we respect and support every individual’s choices, beliefs, and goals. Our aim is to create a safe and inclusive space where individuals from diverse backgrounds can feel comfortable and empowered as they overcome obstacles and pursue their personal well-being.
Nutritional Therapy uses evidence-based scientific approaches to promote ideal health, peak performance, and optimum vitality through personalized nutritional planning. We can help steer your body toward a more efficient system by addressing the nutritional balance. We give practical solutions to fit into your lifestyle.
Pairing with an Integrated Health and Behavior Practitioner typically works in a specific, structured format, although they will ultimately work with you to create a custom action plan. To do this, you will work together to define your vision, identify barriers, set challenging yet achievable goals, review your available resources, create a plan of action together, then follow up with ongoing support and modification.
Behavioral Nutrition is an interdisciplinary field that combines elements of psychology, counseling, nutrition, dietetics, and public health. The focus on mental health, habits, and lifestyle choices concerning dietary behaviors is becoming increasingly recognized as essential to addressing issues like obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and other diet-related conditions.
In the past decade, there’s been a growing awareness and understanding of the relationship between mental health and physical health, which has led to a surge in interest in fields like Behavioral Nutrition and Nutritional Psychology. Consumers and health professionals recognize the importance of a multi-dimensional integrated approach to health and wellness, including physical, psychological, and behavioral aspects.
Extensive research provides robust evidence highlighting the profound impact of our dietary choices on our psychological well-being and overall mental health. Each person experiences a distinctive diet-mental health relationship (DMHR) that is unique to them. It is noteworthy that diet not only affects our physical well-being but also holds the potential to catalyze positive changes in our mental state. Our dietary intake patterns have far-reaching effects on our psychological, cognitive, behavioral, sensory-perceptual, interoceptive, and psychosocial experiences. Furthermore, these patterns can influence our clinical outcomes, underscoring the intricate connection between what we eat and how we feel mentally.
Athletic performance is about achieving desired results and the crucial aspect of recovery. The speed at which an athlete can return to regular training or routine significantly impacts their overall performance. Recognizing the pivotal role of nutrition in enhancing every facet of athletic performance, our program offers personalized nutrition plans to maximize your potential and expedite recovery.
However, our program goes beyond nutrition alone. By addressing thought patterns, emotions, and behaviors, these therapeutic techniques enable athletes to sharpen their focus, effectively manage performance anxiety, cultivate resilience, and optimize mental well-being. Through the combination of tailored nutrition plans and therapeutic interventions, our program empowers athletes with invaluable tools to overcome challenges, enhance mental clarity, and excel in their respective sports. Incorporating our program into your training regimen can unlock your full potential, maximize your recovery, and embark on a transformative journey toward athletic excellence. Achieve optimal performance and expedite your recovery process by leveraging our comprehensive approach to athletic development, which includes tailored nutrition plans and therapeutic techniques.
THE TOOLS WE USE:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Our programs incorporate the power of CBT to enhance your results further. CBT explores relationships between a person’s thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. During CBT, the practitioner will work with you to uncover unhealthy thought patterns and how you may be causing self-destructive behaviors and beliefs. CBT explores the intricate relationships between your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. Your practitioner provides support, insights, and strategies from a multidimensional perspective by addressing these underlying factors. We empower you to make positive changes, establish healthier habits, and achieve long-term success.
We specialize in addressing various needs to support your overall well-being. Whether you’re seeking guidance in improving your relationships, about to get married/divorced, exploring new career paths, managing stress and preventing burnout, overcoming feelings of loneliness, finding work-life balance, excelling academically, optimizing athletic performance, achieving physical fitness goals, or adapting to significant life changes, we are here to provide personalized strategies and support. Our approach is tailored to your unique circumstances and goals as we work together towards personal growth, well-being, and a more fulfilling life.
Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT)
We integrate Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) to help you achieve personal or professional goals, develop skills, and overcome obstacles focusing on the interconnection between thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. REBT proposes that our interpretations and beliefs about events, rather than the events themselves, contribute to emotional distress and problematic behaviors.
In REBT, individuals learn to identify and challenge their irrational beliefs, known as cognitive distortions. These distortions can include demandingness, catastrophizing, low frustration tolerance, and global evaluations of self-worth. Individuals can replace these irrational beliefs with more rational and adaptive thoughts by recognizing and disputing them.
REBT utilizes various techniques to facilitate cognitive restructuring. Socratic questioning, logical disputing, and empirical challenges are some methods used to help individuals evaluate their beliefs and replace them with healthier alternatives. REBT is an active and directive approach emphasizing personal responsibility and self-empowerment.
Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
We often use Solution-Focused Brief Therapy SFBT, which focuses on identifying and building solutions rather than dwelling on problems. It emphasizes setting goals, identifying strengths, and exploring past successes to develop strategies for achieving desired outcomes. The focus is on creating practical and achievable steps for positive change.
Personal Training, Acupuncturists, Massage Therapists, Reiki, Breath work, Mindfulness, Art Therapy, Sound Therapy, Herbalism, and Yoga. Integrated Health and Behavior embraces a balanced approach to fostering your overall well-being.