RCBM believes that Mind and Body wellness are inextricably linked particularly a personalized and integrative approach to mind and body health. For this reason, it is important to consider how an individual's psychiatric and physical well-being can both be addressed in an effort to treat the whole person. A major focus of mind and body wellness can be achieved through mindfulness.
Mind and body medicine focuses on the connections of the brain to the body and how our emotions, verbalizations, behaviors, and spirituality directly affect our health and well-being. It is a cognitive and behavioral therapeutic practice that enhances our awareness of our thoughts and actions in order to improve our level of self-esteem and self-confidence in order to live the life we want.
Mind and body medicine often utilizes specific therapies such as individual and group psychotherapy, yoga and stress management techniques, progressive muscle relaxation, and hypnosis. There have been a number of clinical studies that indicate these alternative therapies can help patients cope and manage pain, minimize stress and anxiety, and gain an overall sense of control over one’s mind and body.
Many of our clinicians believe in this practice and use it in session and their daily lives. The clinicians involved in the Mind/Body program include:
Program Director Melissa Oleshansky, PhD, RYT
Medical Nutrition Therapist Beverly S. Price, RD, MA, E-RYT 200, C-IAYT, CEDRD-S
Psychopharmacologist Derek Susalla, PA-C
Cognitive-Behavioral Sleep Specialist Emma Buzzard, MA, LPC
Health Coach Julian A. Prosser, LLMSW
Health Coach Jennifer Lindsay, LMSW
Mind/Body-Focused Treatment Services
Mind and body wellness are inextricably linked. For this reason, it is important to consider how an individual's psychiatric and physical well-being can both be addressed in an effort to treat the whole person.