THE MIND AND THE BODY
WE ARE MORE CONNECTED THAN WE THINK. TRAUMA IN ONE PART OF OUR BEING AFFECTS US IN EVEN OTHER, UNRELATED AREAS.
PERFECTION IS ACHIEVED NOT WHEN THERE IS NOTHING MORE TO ADD, BUT WHEN THERE IS NOTHING LEFT TO TAKE AWAY.
TODAY YOU CAN CHOOSE TO LIVE A HEALTHIER, MORE MEANINGFUL LIFE
Mental wellness is about the wholeness of our minds, and learning how best we can take care of the mind. Most of us recognize that taking care of our physical bodies is a good step. But how many times do we neglect our minds and our mental wellbeing--the very part of us that forms our core? Our approach to counseling is separate and distinct from traditional forms of psychotherapy or behavioral therapy. We believe that the key to lasting health and mental wellness is recognizing that the whole person--body and mind--is interconnected such that trauma in one part of our being affects us in even other, unrelated areas. Understanding this is key because we cannot address mental stressors including depression, marital conflict, addictions and the like without looking at the whole person.
As such, sometimes in the counseling journey we may find that nutritional gaps in the body, physical trauma, alcohol and other substances have a direct impact on our mental wellbeing. Therapeutic approaches that study the mind while neglecting the role that the body plays on our mental processes and emotions is incomplete. It is engaging the mind as an isolated entity--and it is not isolated. At TotalGenesis we believe in understanding and treating the whole person. This is one of the things that makes the TotalGenesis Counseling Center unique and it's one of the things that our clients most appreciate. Depending on your unique needs we may plan out a nutrition, supplemental, or substance cessation program together with you to go hand-in-hand with your counseling journey. We have access to Registered dietitians and nutritionists, nurses, medical doctors and even naturopaths that act as consultants to support the TotalGenesis mission.
What this means is that we will listen carefully to your unique story. We will understand that your mind is deeply connected to your body and your body to your mind. Not everyone will need this unique approach to be paired with their counseling plan. But if you find that physical elements are contributing to your mental stressors, we will together work on a plan that will get you where you want to be. This can be as simple as incorporating more sleep in your schedule, or supplementing with vitamin D to improve mood; it could also be as intensive as detoxing from alcohol and other dependencies. Your unique needs are different and often, the only times they surface is when we sit down to dig deeper, share keenly and embark on a journey together to discover God's unique path to freedom for you.