910 Skokie Blvd., Suite 211 • Northbrook, IL 60062 • Phone: (847) 400-0100
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Process of Change
Psychosocial Balancing Behaviors
Living in the Zone
Move ahead with positive change
Integrative Therapies North Shore is your one-stop shop for wellness. Click the links at right for Get Started Now! suggestions or visit us for an assessment and a self-help plan.
In this age of technology we can connect to all kinds of on-line resources for self-help. If you find that you are not taking advantage of available resources, go to our section on the process of change to learn more about moving ahead with positive change or schedule a session with one of our licensed counselors to help identify and remove blocks to your progress.
Interestingly, much of "self-help" takes place in groups! We are social creatures, and can learn much from the experiences of others and gain energy and hope by being with the right group. Find a group that seems to fit for you and plan a visit. You might consider taking someone with you for moral support. A group may make a significant difference in your life.
Some choices... many more available:
DBSA— Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance —www.dbsa.org
AA— Alcoholics Anonymous —www.aa.org
Alanon— Alanon —http://www.al-anon.alateen.org/ —
Support for Families Affected by Addiction
Male Depression —www.maledepression.com
Individual self-help resources
MyPainManagement.net Take a look at this site, even if you are not experiencing pain. Interactive modules on research-based writing techniques, visualization and imagery, relaxation strategies and more will help you learn new skills for health and wellness.
The "What Not to Wear" show on The Learning Channel or the TLC website will give you self-help guidance for Don’t Wait to Look and Feel Great!
Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Thirty-eight per cent (38%) of American adults use Complementary and Alternative Medicine. The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine defines CAM as a group of diverse medical and healthcare systems, practices and products that are not generally considered part of conventional medicine — also called Western or allopathic medicine.
Categories of CAM approaches include:
The boundaries between CAM and conventional medicine are not absolute, and specific CAM practices may, over time, become widely accepted.
"Complementary Medicine" refers to use of CAM together with conventional medicine, such as using acupuncture in addition to usual care to lessen pain. Most use of CAM by Americans is complementary.
"Integrative Medicine" combines treatments from conventional medicine and CAM for which there is some high-quality evidence of safety and effectiveness.
"Alternative Medicine" is the use of CAM in place of conventional medicine.
From National Institutes of Health — Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Contact us for more information on these options, as well as for a referral to our Integrative Medicine colleagues who include these modalities in their practices. Watch for our classes on these topics, which will offer information as well as teach self-care " CAM -interventions".
Get Started Now!
— Visit nccam.nih.gov — The National Center for Complementary
and Alternative Medicine
— Read Energy Medicine: Practical Applications and Scientific
Proof by C. Norman Shealy, MD, Ph.D.
— Contact CWW for information on CAM approaches available
with our staff
Get Started Now!
— Look over the resources on this page, trust your intuition and pick one
that feels right for you. Take the first step!
— Look at the following book titles. See if one might help you.
6 Questions That Can Change Your Life" by Joseph Nowinski, Ph.D.
When Difficult Relatives Happen to Good People" by Leonard Felder, Ph.D.
"Eat This, Not That! - The Restaurant Survival Guide" by David Zinczenko
"Mindless Eating: Why We Eat More Than We Think" by Brian Wansink, Ph.D.
"The Book for People Who Do Too Much" by Bradley Trevor Grieve
— Complete this action plan for one of your goals.
Integrative Therapies North Shore
910 Skokie Blvd., Suite 211 • Northbrook, IL 60062
Phone: (847) 400-0100