What is the "Mind-Body Connection"?

The mind-body connection is the understanding that our brain can directly influence your body and it's health through thoughts, habits, beliefs, and emotions. The nervous, endocrine and immune system all share a common chemical "language" that allows communication in your body through messengers like hormones and neurotransmitters.

When you are stressed, for example, your mind can directly impact your bodily health. If you've ever felt your hands shake from excitement or nerves or butterflies in your stomach waiting to see someone you care about, you've experienced the mind-body connection.  Our goal at Phoenix Integrated Health Professionals is to provide an opportunity to create balance between body and mind health so that the body as a whole can function more efficiently, giving you a better overall quality of life.

(Image from Bodily maps of emotions, Lauri Nummenmaa, Enrico Glerean, Riitta Hari, and Jari K. Hietanen. PNAS January 14, 2014. 111 (2) 646-651; https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1321664111)

What are the benefits of understanding and using a mind-body approach in my life?

Mind-Body approaches are taught and encouraged by Dr. Janine at Phoenix Integrated Health Psychology because of the scientifically researched and proven positive impact on overall mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual wellness. Dr. Janine encourages clients to add a varitety of wellness services into their lives alongside counselling or psychotherapy to promote overall wellness in all areas of their life.