When it comes to making healthy lifestyle changes, many people know to focus on making nutritious food choices and incorporating more movement into their lives. However, an essential aspect of weight control involves understanding and managing thoughts, attitudes, behaviors and habits that can interfere with implementing and maintaining healthy behaviors.
With nearly 40 years of experience helping people live healthier and more satisfying lives, our Core Program is renowned for providing a research-supported approach to weight management that helps participants develop a healthier relationship with food and their bodies and to adopt healthy behaviors that stay with them for a lifetime. We believe that ‘lifestyle change’ is about more than diet and exercise – it is about creating positive habits that nourish both body and mind and managing various roles and commitments in a way that supports long term sustainable healthy living.
What sets us apart from other programs is our strong emphasis on scientifically-supported principles of behavior change and our highly trained and experienced behavioral health staff. We have a robust schedule of behavioral classes that is being continually updated to incorporate the latest research. In addition, our licensed clinical professionals:
- Provide a comprehensive behavioral assessment to understand and address factors that maintain excess weight and unhealthy habits
- Meet participants where they are and collaboratively develop a plan that builds on existing strengths while enhancing knowledge and skills to help participants meet their individual goals
- Help participants explore their unique relationship with food, why overeating, emotional eating, or binge eating may be occurring, and develop new and adaptive ways of coping with difficult emotions, handling life stressors, and navigating their food environment
- Utilize state-of-the-art, evidence-based techniques, such as Mindfulness-Based Eating Awareness Training (MB-EAT)– a powerful approach that helps participants re-learn hunger and satiety cues to enable satisfying and pleasurable eating as well as provide participants a new way of relating to food, their body, and their experience
- Conduct twice weekly support groups to help participants address challenges as they arise and provide a forum for community and connection with other participants
- Offer add-on programs designed specifically to treat binge eating and emotional overeating or assist with diabetes management
- Provide ongoing psychotherapy as desired (for an additional fee)
- Help participants develop a plan for ongoing support at home, see Continuing Care
Healthy Starts Here.