Imagine that a program could alleviate PMS as effectively as Prozac, ameliorate the discomforts of menopause, reduce chronic pain in women with endometriosis and other pelvic conditions, empower women during the process of preparation for pregnancy, alleviate the suffering of infertility as well as potentially increasing conception rates, and increase the probability of safe deliveries of healthy full-term babies in mothers experiencing complicated pregnancies.
The Mind-Body-Spirit Program, run by Dr. Lauri Gebhard, a clinical health psychologist with over 15 years experience, offers these benefits to women by providing a complementary short-term treatment approach designed to enable women to develop a new repertoire of therapeutic interventions which utilize the mind to change physiology and promote the resolution of physical menopause, PMS, gynecologic cancer, fibromyalgia, headaches, weight loss, insomnia, smoking, and pelvic pain/endometriosis. Based on empirical findings, this program employs the most current modalities including: autogenic training, body scanning, hypnosis, mindfulness, EMD-R, cognitive restructuring, somato-emotional release, and biofeedback. These powerful modalities allow women to relax, transform negative thought patterns, and express emotion which can potentially facilitate the resolution of physical conditions.
How does the mind-body approach impact physical conditions? Since mind and body are intertwined, research has shown that efforts to heal the mind have a positive effect on the body. Stress wreaks havoc on the body. The heart gets overstimulated, hormonal outputs get imbalanced, the neuromuscular system gets tight, and the immune system is weakened. Evidence now indicates that women’s reproductive systems are negatively affected by stress and ongoing emotional upset. When women integrate mind-body approaches into their lives, they alter their physiology in favor of health.
The Mind-Body-Spirit Program offers the following clinical services:
- Autogenic Training
- Body Scanning
- Focused Breath
- Thought Field Therapy
- Guided Imagery
- Cognitive Restructuring
- Relationship Coaching
- Somato-Emotional Release