Medical conditions such as Type II diabetes, hypertension, and cardiovascular disease are often the result of lifestyle choices. Poor diet, lack of exercise, excessive use of alcohol and poor stress management exacerbate these conditions. Although doctors encourage patients to adapt healthier lifestyles, patients are often unprepared emotionally to make significant and lasting lifestyle changes.
Identifying Emotional Obstacles
Although education is important, most people already understand the need for healthier habits. However, most people are unable to start and/or maintain healthy habits, mostly for psychological reasons. Feelings such as anxiety, depression, frustration, guilt, loneliness, shame and stress interfere with our ability to eat healthier and exercise. When we are overwhelmed emotionally, food is often used for comfort and/or escape.
Start Creating Healthy Habits
Psychotherapy will help you address the emotional issues that prevent you from taking control of your health and wellness. Proper stress management and dealing with conflict effectively are essential for keeping focused on building healthy habits. We are here to support and guide you to a healthier life.