Changing Negative Thinking Patterns
What the mind believes, the body manifests." You are what and who you think you are. Negative thinking patterns initiate negative lifestyles with negative activities. You cannot live a healthy and productive life if you think in negative terms.
A successful individual wellness program begins with the identification of the negative thinking patterns that may have caused the initial problem(s). It is necessary for the professional therapist, counselor, pastor or organized treatment program to help the individual explore their personal attitudes. A trained professional can help individuals identify the most effective methods for changing their thoughts and attitudes. Holistic methods and treatment options can be adopted and used in place of the previously useful, but limited methods of treatment?
Theories About Causes of Illness
There is no single cause of mental illness, anxiety, depression, or other related life struggles. Rather, physical and environmental triggers may combine to give rise to the symptoms of problems in certain people.
Some researchers believe that certain symptoms are learned responses, that people are taught to fear situations or objects. Some psychoanalytic theories suggest that symptoms may stem from an unconscious conflicts, illnesses, fright, or emotionally laden events that happened to a person as a child. Research has shown that there is a genetic component, as well.
Life events and the way individuals have learned to respond to these events may make it more likely to experience depression. Some medications for other illnesses can cause depression or mania, as can a medical illness. Stress can bring on depression or mania in susceptible individuals.
Finally, in studying psychiatric illnesses, scientists are learning the importance of genetics and brain biochemistry. Biochemical imbalances seem more and more to be a significant part of the problem.
Mental illnesses, anxiety, depression, and life struggles are illnesses and problems that can be treated very successfully with a combination of psychotherapy, group therapy, support groups, and medication. It is important to note that many individuals can return to a near normal way of life if treatment is consistent and appropriate. Medication, coupled with a behavior modification program can bring surprising results.
Anti-anxiety medications, anti-depressants, mood stabilizers, and other medications aimed at alleviating symptoms are widely available today.
Self-help support groups, group therapy and psychotherapy help people feel less isolated by sharing feelings and thoughts with others who have been through similar experiences.
Anxiousness and changing moods are part of everyone's life. This fact should help us understand those in need and not discourage them from seeking treatment.
Anxiety, for example, keeps many Americans feeling frightened and alone. Depression is the underlying cause of many suicides. Manic depression is a psychiatric illness which, when treated, allows people to return to creative and productive lives. With proper treatment, suffering can be greatly reduced. There is more than just hope for success; there is abundant evidence of it. Lives can be reclaimed. Help is within reach. "Change your mind (thinking) and your behavior (activity) and change your life."
- 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