Located on a 12-acre campus nestled in Durham, North Carolina, Structure House’s residential weight loss program is designed to offer individuals an opportunity to receive holistic care as they work towards accomplishing life-changing feats. Offering a unique, yet effective, approach to weight management, Structure House provides treatment that integrates scientifically-supported principles of nutrition, exercise, and psychology that will help participants adopt new behaviors that will contribute to a healthier and more satisfying way of living.
Knowing that each individual who comes to Structure House for care has his or her own specific health and weight loss goals, the residential program is structured so that all participants can receive individualized care that will help them reach those goals during the time they spend in programming. By employing a team of experts in the respected fields of medicine, fitness, nutrition, and clinical psychology, each Structure House participant is afforded his or her own treatment team who will work diligently with him or her to develop a personalized program that is tailored to meet his or her individual needs. Crafted from the most recent research in the science of weight loss and physical and emotional health, these individualized programs will combine nutritional, fitness, medical, and clinical interventions in a holistic Best Practice Model that is proven effective for achieving weight loss.
When taking part in the residential treatment program offered at Structure House, each participant will reside independently in a fully-furnished, private apartment that is designed to offer a sense of comfort and peace; a sense of being home away from home. Knowing that a sense of security and overall wellbeing is necessary in order to foster an environment that is conducive to healing, the staff at Structure House will do everything in our power to ensure that each participant’s stay with us is a safe, comfortable, and productive one.
Participants of Structure House’s residential program are afforded opportunities to engage in a number of therapeutic interventions that are designed to help them achieve their goals for healthy weight loss and improved mental health. The therapeutic treatment methods incorporated into the care offered at Structure House are implemented based on each participant’s identified needs and wishes and may include the following:
- Individual therapy
- Family therapy
- Group therapy
- Experiential therapy
- Medication management
In addition to the previously mentioned therapies, individuals who take part in the residential programming offered at Structure House are afforded the opportunity to engage in a wide array of activities during the time they spend in our care.
At Structure House, it is our goal to help everyone who walks through our doors realize their capacity for change and then guide them along the path to making those changes. Our highly-trained, qualified, and specialized staff are devoted to helping improve the lives of those who come to Structure House and we pride ourselves in the compassionate care that we consistently offer.
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Historically, our new participant program has been a 4-week experience with flexible options for completing 4 weeks consecutively or non-consecutively. In many ways, this approach is very powerful as it allows each week to build upon the other. This begins with learning our philosophy and practices and identifying your unique needs based on individual assessments (week 1), gaining more knowledge and experience with key concepts and finding ways to challenge yourself (week 2), thoughtfully applying concepts to yourself and strengthening new behaviors and habits (week 3), and solidifying specific goals and behaviors while planning to transition home (week 4).
Yet, we recognize more than ever the demands of modern life that make it challenging to step out of your life for a month. And it is important to us that individuals don’t feel they aren’t “doing enough” if they are not able or don’t desire to complete a month-long program. Quite the contrary! Our aim is to meet you where you are in as many ways as we can, including how you utilize our program.
So we invite you to experience our Foundation Week. It’s very similar to “Week 1” of our New Participant program, but designed with the understanding that it may be a stand-alone week for you. So we built the Foundation Week schedule to provide 5 days (Monday through Friday) of intensive programming to teach you the program philosophy and core principles, help you experience whole-person self-care via nutrition, fitness, medical, and psychological education and activities, and identify effective and do-able goals and behaviors for healthy living that you can translate into your life at home.
Foundation Week includes:
- 10 Foundation Classes that teach the Structure House approach
- Daily options for movement and physical activity that offer variety in terms of specific physical conditioning (strength, cardiovascular, flexibility) and fitness level
- Daily Electives based on your needs and interests, in the areas of Nutrition, Psychology, or Fitness
- 2 support groups (optional)
- Individualized 25-minute assessments with fitness, nursing, nutrition, and therapy staff
- 25-minute personal fitness training
- 25-minute behavioral session with therapist
While there is always more to learn, and you may decide to visit us again, we want to make sure we are offering a stand-alone week-long experience that can help you build a solid foundation for health and weight management that can be sustained and expanded upon for the rest of your best life.
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No matter what shape you are in, we guarantee that our fitness experts at the LEC will be able to get you moving in a way that works for you!