The LifeREstyle Program is an holistic and comprehensive lifestyle solution. This means it is effective in supporting dramatic shifts in health and wellbeing for people experiencing a variety of conditions, especially mental health challenges. Some of these conditions not already listed on our other pages are outlined below, such as anxiety, schizophrenia, and eating disorders. If you are dealing with a mental health condition or physical ailment that you do not see listed in our pages, we encourage you to contact us and ask about your suitability for the program.
Furthermore, many conditions, such as depression and anxiety, have a high rate of comorbidity: a diagnosis in one condition often involves a concurrent diagnosis in the other. The LifeREstyle program doesn’t just address an individual’s official diagnosis. Rather, it works on all levels of a person’s health and wellbeing, meaning that those joining our program in response to depression, bipolar disorder, or addiction may also be working with challenges in another area. Taking this into account is part of our standard programming, in which each guest’s time with LifeREstyle is tailored to his or her individual situation. If you have any questions about your particular situation, we are happy to discuss this with you.
While occasional anxiety is a normal part of life, anxiety disorders such as generalized anxiety disorder can make life challenging and unpleasant. Anxiety problems affect millions of people in the US, and can manifest in symptoms such as restlessness, fatigue, difficulty concentrating, irritability, muscle tension, an inability to control worry, hyperventilation and breathing issues, and sleeping problems. The psychological and physiological components of the LifeREstyle Program are powerful agents of lasting change for those dealing with anxiety.
Schizophrenia affects a person’s thoughts, feelings, and behavior, sometimes causing them to lose touch with reality. The symptoms of schizophrenia can seriously disrupt a person’s life, which is why it’s so important to find a course of treatment that is focused on long-term health and fortification of mind and body. Without this, it’s all too common to become dependent on residential facilities and high doses of medication. The LifeREstyle Program’s emphasis on holistic wellbeing and fortification can make a dramatic difference for people dealing with schizophrenia who have been able to establish some initial stability in their mental health and wish to aim for lasting improvements in their psychological and physical wellbeing.
Eating disorders are patterns that lead to unhealthy lifestyles, both physically and psychologically. Anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa are both classed as psychological conditions that require treatment to overcome. They have different signs and symptoms but are often grouped together as sufferers have a common fear of gaining weight, go to great lengths to avoid it, and may experience a distorted body image. Co-occurring disorders of eating disorders and substance abuse are fairly common. This is why at LifeREstyle we take a dual-diagnosis approach to addressing conditions simultaneously, opening the way to recovery and to a healthy and happy life.
Signs of anorexia include constant worry about weight (even when below a safe weight for your age), eating less and less, smoking or chewing gum to keep weight down, obsessively standing on scales or checking your reflection, withdrawing from social situations involving eating, and avoiding mealtimes. Anorexic patients may go to extreme lengths to maintain a slim figure, including excessive exercise, laxatives, purging, diet pills and diuretics, and keeping their weight below a safe level for their age.
Bulimia nervosa is characterized by cycles of binging and purging, placing significant stress on the body. Signs of bulimia include constant worry about weight, binge eating, vomiting or using laxatives to get rid of calories, feeling tired and guilty, and staying the same weight in spite of efforts to diet.
Conversely, challenges with weight management and obesity are now serious problems in the developed world, with 36.5% of US adults being classified as obese.
The LifeREstyle Program’s clear structure and careful attention to diet and nutrition can make it a powerful part of recovery for those dealing with weight management issues or eating disorders or for those with a dual-diagnosis that includes an eating disorder.
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