What is Health and Wellness Psychology?
More physicians, MDs, and medical practices are focusing on the importance of health psychology worldwide. Health psychology is the science of combining a social, biological, and psychological lens to view overall health and wellness. The integration of these aspects of the self helps to determine underlying issues while using a multifaceted approach to preventative care through health and wellness promotion.
Such topics discussed in Health and Wellness Therapy include, but are not limited to:
- Health Promotion and Behavior Change
- Health-Compromising Behaviors
- Stress and Coping
- Relationship Problems
- Sleep and Rest
- Diet and Nutrition
- Environmental Effects
- Physical Health and Genetics
- Religion and Spirituality
- Lifestyle Choices
- How Best to Treat a Specific Illness
Health psychology integrates the relationship between culture and society. By determining key risk factors in health, patients may improve quality of life and develop healthier lifestyles. From relationship issues to genetic predispositions to chronic illness, a patient can improve his/her disposition and wellness by addressing key issues that can be changed, improved, or accepted.
How does Health and Wellness Therapy Help?
Looking at these factors with regards to social, biological, and psychological factors, allows us to fully treat and understand patient issues. Health and wellness therapy helps patients make healthy choices for themselves and learn how to maintain a high level of comprehension regarding important lifestyle decisions as well as the impact of their daily choices. Helping patients make health conscious decisions can improve their mood, quality of life, relationships, stress, and more.