Aspect of the Self
Simply stated, an individual is composed of three basic, but very different aspects of the self. They are the physical or tangible aspects as they relate to the body, the intellectual and conscious aspects as they relate to the mind, and the emotional and intuitive aspects as they relate to the spirit. All three aspects of the self work together in perfect harmony when attention is paid to all three simultaneously.
Many individuals put a strong emphasis on the physical aspect of the self. The body is tangible, obvious, and we respond to it easily. More time and money is spent on enhancing the physical component than either of the other two aspects. This does not mean, however, that the body is healthy or strong. The body provides a place to house the spirit (often experienced as feelings) and the mind (often experienced as thought).
It may be important to some that their mind be prominent and well educated. The mind is important, as it is the part of the self that directs the other two aspects. The mind learns what to do and communicates the information to the body and the feelings. What the mind believes, the body manifests or acts on, and the emotions feel, or respond with. People store both healthy and destructive thoughts and beliefs and responds to life's circumstances in the most prominent manner. The mind provides access creativity and serenity which are necessary for such processes as prayer, forgiveness, acceptance, and passion.
The human emotions are the most feared aspect of the self, as individuals are reluctant and unprepared to manage them. Managing feelings is like trying to hold water in the palm of your hand. They are illusive and deceptive. A decision made under emotional stress and strain usually impacts emotions negatively. Negative emotions that are not managed are stored and repressed. Repression is destructive to a content self since all feelings, not only negative ones are stored away. Accessing feelings when they are needed now becomes difficult, leaving the individual numb and hopeless.
- Most essential is our core competence in recovery. We maintain an experienced team, advancing our company-wide objective for highly applicable and cost effective mental health treatment.
- We know how to manage a crisis. We provide a rapid response to any situation as we can quickly evaluate the problem, stabilize the condition and anticipate a positive outcome.
- We apply our skills and expertise to help motivate individuals and groups to work together for the betterment of communities.
- Our client community is diverse and varied. This diversity is reflected in our treatment staff, allowing for healthy therapeutic relationships to develop.
- We understand that other people's feelings are central to emotional well-being. Modeling this philosophy is essential for success. Our treatment programs focus on social awareness - the ability to understand and respond to the needs of others.
What Our Clients Say
Everyone made me feel welcome; the staff and clients, from my first day. If I felt lost or confused, I was pointed in the right direction or was given information to answer my questions. I had time to get adjusted to everything without feeling hurried.
Alumnus, June 2014
All aspects of the program were special. The staff was kind, well trained, professional, and experienced. Treatment was tailored to each person’s needs, complemented by group therapy. My transformation has been wonderful.
Alumnus, March 2013
InnerWisdom provided an approach to treatment that renewed my spirit, mind, and body. I would recommend the program to any of my family and friends. The environment is nurturing for anyone needing an environment for recovery.
Alumnus, Nov 2013
I am very grateful that my treatment was at InnerWisdom, Inc. This place is very special and that is because of the staff and caring environment.
Alumnus, August 2012
Fabulous treatment program! Can’t put into words how grateful I am to have had the opportunity to come here.
Alumnus, December 2012
Inner Wisdom has a Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) where patients meet in groups with a therapist on a daily schedule. Patients have a variety of mental illness diagnoses, including Bipolar Disorder, Schizoaffective disorder, Schizophrenia, and substance abuse, which interfere with their ability to live a full and productive life. Students will have the opportunity to shadow therapists, facilitate therapy groups and Psychoeducation groups, meet individually with patients, and understand the case management required by Medicare and private insurance companies. Students work under a variety of therapists and can observe different styles and strengths. A strong team approach is encouraged. Students have the opportunity to get direct experience with patients and to use their skills creatively in offering therapy.
Former Student Intern 2014