If you’ve got a client who frequently oversleeps, binges on junk food and alcohol, and passes up fresh air for hours in front of the television, there’s a good chance these bad habits will hinder any progress you make in therapy sessions.
According to Rubin Naiman, an expert in integrative medicine, therapists don’t often inquire about lifestyle habits. But by asking the right questions about diet, sleep, and exercise practices, you can uncover psychological states in your clients that might otherwise go unnoticed.
Maybe you’ve got a client who’s feeling depressed or anxious, but doesn’t know why. Or maybe one of your clients refuses medication and wants a more natural remedy. Rubin’s expanded mind-body approach could be the answer you’re looking for.
Watch this short video clip to find out why adjusting lifestyle habits isn’t just a complementary aspect of treatment—it’s the tactic therapists should be using first and foremost.
In our Webcast series Making the Mind-Body Connection in Talk Therapy, you’ll learn how to create a transdisciplinary approach for treating everything from anxiety to insomnia. Find out why commonly underdiagnosed physical health problems often have the biggest impact on a person’s mental health.