Body Mind Connection
Just as the leg and arm refer to different parts of the same body, the body and mind refer to different parts of the same whole. Every thought you think and every emotion you feel is also an experience of the body. Separation of the body and the mind is only useful and possible when describing the function of each aspect for the sake of definition. When forgetting about the body's mental and emotional connections, one can rarely recognize the creative role that the mind plays in all disease processes. Herein lays the basic principle of the holistic model of wellness.
One can teach the mind to create a reality different than that from which it currently operates. This new thought process allows the body to learn to respond in ways that are unlike previous experiences. If the previous thought patterns were negative and pessimistic, the wellness quotient will be low, and an illness is eminent. If the wellness quotient is high, the state of health will be positive, and healing from a current illness more probable, or a possible future illness minimized or diverted.
In the 1890s, over one hundred years ago, Ivan Pavlov showed that a physiological reaction could be induced by an idea. Dogs were taught to salivate at the sound of a bell. In the early 1900s, W. B. Cannon showed that when animals were restrained from running from danger, their digestive systems were seriously disrupted. In the 1940s, Hans Selye found that physical illnesses and emotional distress produced physiological reactions that could cause physical harm.
Today, studies have shown that the brain and nervous system are fully integrated with the rest of the body. They have further shown that there is a connection between the nervous system and the immune system, that nerve cells connect directly to the organs of the immune system, that stress affects the immune system, that the nervous system and the immune system speak the same chemical language, and that social and psychological factors are associated variations in illness and health. A lack of social support is statistically associated with illness as strongly as cigarette smoking or a high cholesterol level is.
- 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