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
Managing our weight is a challenge for many of us.
Integrative Therapies North Shore provides a variety of options for dealing with this challenge. We assist our clients in outlining their goals, as well as noting which stage of the change process they are in. We identify steps clients can take to help themselves continue this process of change.
A medical evaluation by the client’s physician is recommended to diagnose and treat any physical issues which may be contributing to the weight gain. Carol Drengenberg will help you explore previous patterns of weight gain and loss. Psychosocial issues often associated with weight gain, such as trauma, abuse, depression and dysfunctional relationships are identified and a treatment plan outlined.
For many of our clients, the first step in our weight-loss program is Stop Gaining Weight. That may sound strange to you, but for most people, it is too difficult to go from gaining weight to immediately losing weight. We need to first change some behaviors to stop our weight gain, and then maintain those new behaviors for a bit before beginning a weight loss program. We assess our clients and then discuss the weight-loss options available to them. Options within our clinic can include a customized weight-loss program, one of the Ideal Protein protocols, or referral to a licensed nutritionist colleague for specialized nutritional support and guidance.
With all of our weight-loss options we utilize the BCA — the body composition analysis — to track that the weight being lost is from fat stores, not lean mass. We identify the exercise appropriate for each weight-loss option, consulting with an individual's trainers as necessary and referring clients — if desired — to the Connecting With Wellness trainer for guidance.
Individual coaching, support groups and classes on nutrition, Cooking Quick, Healthy and Easy, stress management and exercise are offered to all of our weight loss clients. Our popular programs Don’t Wait to Look Great and Look Great Now! promote healthy self-esteem and a stylish new look! Following successful weight loss, we encourage our clients to continue in our maintenance program, reinforcing new and healthier behaviors to maintain the weight loss.
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Integrative Therapies North Shore
910 Skokie Blvd., Suite 211 • Northbrook, IL 60062
Phone: (847) 400-0100