What is Behavioral Health?At Miskawaan Health Group (MHG), behavioral health describes the connection between behaviors and the health and well-being of the body, mind and spirit. This would include how behaviors like eating habits, drinking, exercising impact physical or emotional reactions impact physical or mental health. Types of BHT done at MHG include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral therapy (DBT) and Nutritional Psychology.
Who Can Benefit from Behavioral Health Therapy (BHT)?BHT can benefit people with a wide range of challenges. Your beliefs and attitudes of the mind are one of the most protective factors that you have against illness.
How is BHT done?Our experienced doctors will assess your specific concerns and challenges to determine your therapy needs to support the healing process.
Cognitive Behavioral therapy (CBT)
Cognitive Behavioral therapy (CBT) is a short-term, goal-oriented psychotherapy treatment that takes a hands-on, practical approach to problem-solving. Its goal is to change patterns of thinking or behavior that are behind people’s health challenges, and so change the way they feel and improve overall health. It is used to help treat a wide range of issues in a person’s life, from sleeping difficulties or relationship problems to drug and alcohol abuse or anxiety and depression. CBT works by changing people’s attitudes and behavior by focusing on a person’s thoughts, images, beliefs and attitudes. CBT changes how these cognitive processes relate to the way a person behaves and provides a way of dealing with emotional problems. It is important to emphasize that advances in CBT have been made on the basis of both research and clinical practice.
Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT)Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) treatment is a type of psychotherapy or talk therapy that utilizes a cognitive-behavioral approach. DBT emphasizes the psychosocial aspects of treatment. The theory behind the approach is that some people are prone to react in a more intense and out-of-the-ordinary manner toward certain emotional situations, primarily those found in romantic, family and friend relationships. DBT theory suggests that some people’s arousal levels in such situations can increase far more quickly than the average person’s, attain a higher level of emotional stimulation, and take a significant amount of time to return to baseline arousal levels. DHT helps a person control emotions in various social situations.
Nutritional PsychologyNutritional Psychology is the area of study that examines the relationship between our dietary intake patterns and our mood, behavior, and mental health. Mental health professionals already address the psychological, cognitive, psychosocial, and behavioral knowledge that contribute to positive mental health. However our current model is not considering dietary intake patterns as a contributor to the rise in mental health issues around the globe. There are food additives called excitotoxins which can alter our brain chemistry. When the body is supported by optimal nutrition, the psychology will improve.
The benefits of Behavioral Health
Miskawaan Health Group is an innovative functional medicine clinic which treats the root cause of illness using natural and integrative therapies. Our experienced medical doctors use cutting edge diagnostics and sophisticated integrative therapies to help you achieve your health and anti-aging goals as quickly as possible.
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