Health and Wellness | Couples Therapy

Health and Wellness | Couples TherapyHow do you enjoy a fuller, more balanced experience of yourself and your relationship?  How do you deal with set-backs and uncomfortable feelings between you?  Do you know what may be good for your wellness, but struggle to make lasting changes?  Are you wishing you and your partner could make a healthy change together?

Perhaps you have strong feelings about your partner’s approach to wellness.  How can you support your partner in a healthy lifestyle without them experiencing you as nagging, judging, or controlling?  We help you with strategies to be allies in your mutual desire for healthy habits, or to relate respectfully while making different choices.

Living in a world with constant pressures to perform, and not enough time, it is widely accepted that we use quick fixes such as caffeine to stay awake or drugs to go to sleep.  There is a deep societal acceptance for these fixes so they become part of our routine.  While they may carry us through day-by-day, there are cumulative and unfavorable consequences to our health and wellness.

At some point in our lives we may receive a wake-up call when either a loved one or we face a serious challenge through illness or injury.  When this happens, it will force changes in how we experience and take care of our mind, body and spirit.  This will also have a profound impact on your partner and your relationship.  Indeed, often our whole worldview changes as we wonder what our priorities now need to be.  This is often combined with grief about how we have set priorities in our life so far.  Whether you are dealing with a serious condition at the moment or you want to make some changes, there is no time like the present.

Perhaps it is not a case of life or death, but rather an uncomfortable feeling that your life is not fully lived.  Whatever you particular situation, we venture to guess that you desire to have more energy, sleep better, manage stress and be in control of your health.  As psychotherapists and wellness coaches we look at the entirety of your life, and guide you as you discover what is important to you and how to maneuver the obstacles on the road to feeling healthy on your own terms.

The problem is not a lack of choices in conventional, alternative and integrative medicine, and all kinds of exercise.  There are almost too many choices.  What we see is that the fundamental problems clients initially face is a lack of belief that they deserve to have optimum health, doubt that it can get better, and lack a support system to keep healthy choices in place.

Feeling stuck and not knowing how to develop regular routines to help you get better, stay well and thrive can feel deflating and overwhelming.  We want you to know that you can change your life wherever you start from and whatever your circumstances are.

There is no single answer to the challenge of wellness.  The solutions are unique to you.  We do, however, believe that eradicating negative self-talk, developing compassion for self and others, and pursuing activities that bring pleasure, along with some type of physical exercise, are keys to a life well lived.

No matter what your situation, we meet you where you are, support you as you discover where you want to go, and help you get there.

Questions for Thought

 Below are a few questions that are intended to help you consider your personal situation more closely.  If you are ready to improve and live your life to the fullest, we encourage you to contact us to discuss how we can best help.

  • Do you eat one balanced hot meal per day?
  • Do you engage in exercise that allows you to break a sweat at least two times per week?
  • Do you get 7 or 8 hours of sleep per night?
  • Do you drink less than 5 alcoholic drinks per week?
  • Is your height appropriate to your weight?
  • Do you have a good network of friends that you can rely on?
  • Do you do something fun at least once per week?
  • Do you set aside some quiet time for yourself on a daily basis?
  • Have you had a general medical examination in the last year?
  • Are you experiencing pain that you have not talked to your doctor about?
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