Stress and chronic illness, stress and pain, stress and autoimmune conditions like rheumatoid arthritis, PCOS, celiac disease, diabetes, Crohn’s Disease, IBD, Hashimoto’s disease, lupus, even cancer are exacerbated by stress and some symptoms certainly are relieved by effective emotional and problem solving coping.
Cardiovascular disease and especially hypertension are managed with stress reduction techniques such as mindfulness, meditation and relaxation training are all part of the process towards optimal health. Behavioral medicine is an important component to managing chronic illness issues including cancer.
Short term health psychology treatment is a helpful adjunct to medical care for chronic illness and offers new learning for adjusting to new diagnoses, like infertility, or managing long term illness.
Biofeedback with Heartmath, mindfulness-based stress management and reduction, emotional freedom technique (EFT) and aromatherapy, meditation and relaxation training are all part of the process.
We work in collaboration with physicians as allied health professionals in the Hackensack Meridian Healthcare System.
We also partner in a healthy lifestyle and exercise programs with The Atlantic Club, through their PREP Program.
Our clinicians are long time supporters of a healthy lifestyle and brave-hearted initiatives including the Jersey Shore Tri Gals.