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Behavioral Medicine

Monday, July 6th, 2009

BEHAVIORAL MEDICINE

This is a rapidly growing therapeutic system which is founded upon the ever increasing amount of scientific evidence — technically called Psychoneuroimmunology — that the ways in which people behave, think and feel, have both subtle and profound effects on the body. Thus things like negative thoughts and feelings may themselves be a source of illness. The best known of these, and the most highly researched, is emotional stress as a cause or at least a contributing factor to disease. So, therapists working with this model employ an array of stress reduction techniques to help people with painful and/or serious illnesses, as well as working on negative thoughts and feelings to prevent the development or progression of illnesses, and to restore wellness.

Karen Clark-Schock, PsyD, ATR-BC – Behavioral Medicine, Hypnotherapy, Psychotherapy, Art Therapy – Paoli, Chester County, PA

John Salerno, PhD, MSW – Behavioral Medicine, Biofeedback, Psychotherapy – Central NJ (Hunterdon, Monmouth, Ocean County)

The Hypnosis Center, LLC – Hypnotherapy, Hypnosis, Smoking Cessation, Weight Loss, Treating Depression, Phobias and Pain Control – Metro New York City (NYC) area

Penny Goldberg, L.C.S.W., B.C.D. – Licensed Pyschotherapist, Couples Therapy, Marriage Counseling, Imago Relationship Therapist, Behavioral Counseling – Main Line of Philadelphia PA

Express Yourself Health and Wellness Coaching, LLC – Sonia Decker, M.A. – Holistic Health and Wellness Coaching, Stress Relief and Stress Management, Success Coaching, Individual Coaching, Group Coaching – Central and Northern New Jersey – Union County NJ, Morris County NJ, Somerset County NJ, Middlesex County NJ, Essex County NJ, Hudson County NJ

Dr. Elizabeth Webb, Ph.D. – Homeopathic Medicine, Holistic Healing, Intuitive Counseling, Herbal Nutrition and Medicine, Color and Mineral Therapy, Past Life Regression and Hypnotherapy, Foot Reflexology, Reiki – West Chester, Chester County PA, Southeastern Pennsylvania, Delaware

Behavioral Medicine includes:

Biofeedback Training
A technique in which one learns to consciously monitor and gain control over automatic, reflex-regulated body functions by using information obtained from various types of instruments and electronic devices. Biofeedback is a holistic, non-invasive, client-centered method of training the body to self-regulate physiological functions. The biofeedback therapist can coach the client in learning new skills, to reduce stress, eliminate headaches, control asthmatic attacks, recondition muscles, and relieve pain.

Hypnosis, Hypnotherapy
Therapist-facilitated techniques utilizing skills of relaxation,meditation or imagery to help a client with changing behaviors, such as habits. These techniques have a measurable effect on the reduction of the stress response in the body. Most Hypnotherapists are Licensed as Psychologists, Nurses, or Psychiatrists.

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction
Developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn, this training involves techniques for stress reduction, and pain management. Often taught in classes, but may be experienced individually with the assistance of a teacher.

Stress Reduction Training
Refers to a group or individual program that may include a combination of education, awareness exercises, relaxation training, and integration of massage, expressive therapy, verbal therapies, visualization techniques, depends on style and training of the practitioner. Usually taught by an educator, nurse or psychologist.