Research has always shown that healthy relationships are the foundation of health and well-being. The problem is, we often struggle with relationships and other aspects of well-being, or wellness, in a way that results in mental health problems. Often, due to busy work lives or intense social obligations, we slowly begin neglecting our basic needs to maintain our mental health. We often encounter people who were never taught about their basic needs by family or teachers.
For example, if we’re not getting quality sleep (i.e., enough restful sleep) we tend to be irritable, moody, and struggle at work and in our relationships. Or, we all know what it’s like to feel lonely, and then struggle to reach out to connect because we don’t think it will change anything if we do. These examples apply to many of us, and they’re happening every day. This is why we encourage our patients to focus on rebuilding a lifestyle of wellness. Because the research shows that focusing on these basic needs actually helps us succeed in other areas of life, and helps us prevent and manage mental illness.
What is Wellness?
According to U.C. Davis (https://shcs.ucdavis.edu/wellness/what-is-wellness) wellness is “Wellness is an active process of becoming aware of and making choices toward a healthy and fulfilling life. Wellness is more than being free from illness, it is a dynamic process of change and growth.”
Wellness, in the context of your unique life circumstances, includes healthily interdependent relationships, physical health maintenance, spiritual understanding, mindful living, honesty, integrity, and so many more important facets that make up our character or personhood
The PCI approach is wellness-oriented. The entire team, from the support staff to the clinical staff, is focused on the highest possible standard of care. From the moment you call to schedule an evaluation until the time you finish your healing journey with us, you will interact with some of the most mindful, genuine, and focused people you will ever meet who are all attuned to your recovery and personal growth needs. Because our treatment philosophy is relationship-driven we believe that every interaction with a client or their family member is important. Our end goal at PCI is a lifestyle of wellness. It’s much easier to “look good” or “act okay”, but making the inside look and feel as good as the outside, that’s wellness.