Three New Courses coming soon!
Phoenix Behavioral Health is now offering three new courses beginning September 20th through to November 22nd. We begin with a five-week course that addresses anxiety, depression, and stress management in which participants will learn how to identify and manage the symptoms associated with these states and better understand the impact of thinking styles and behavioralRead More
How to set SMART Goals in 2022
The Ultimate Guide To Goal Setting Hi all, Happy New Year! Out with the old, in with the new. I hope everyone had a happy, safe, and relaxing holiday season. Hopefully everyone got what they wanted and more. The time with loved ones and making good memories. Another year has passed, and another one hasRead More
The HeartMath Institute
The HeartMath Institute offers a unique system based on scientific research and validated techniques for people interested in personal development and improved emotional, mental and physical health. These techniques have shown to be helpful in assisting individuals in becoming less reactive, developing clarity of thought and making better decisions, especially under pressure. In addition interventions have shownRead More
Substance Use and Early Recovery
Early recovery is typically defined as the first year during which an individual is actively engaging in abstaining from alcohol or other drugs. During this time there are a lot of changes that are taking place physically, mentally and emotionally. Navigating the process of recovery from substance misuse can be challenging and requires a commitmentRead More
Conscientious Eating: Mental Health, Inflammation and the Brain
The quality of our food, and how we eat it, exerts critical effects on both mind and body and how well we age. The Vagus nerve, Splanchnic & mesenteric nerves, and cortisol allow the mind/brain to influence or control things in the gut, and also influence how we think and feel. Our immune systems are largely housed in the gut and the interplay between the gut and the brain is complex and very important. This relationship is bidirectional; not only does theRead More
What Is Sleep Hygiene?
Sleep hygiene refers to the steps that you take to prepare yourself for a good nights sleep. The effects of poor sleep can be detrimental to not only our general well being but, as mentioned in last weeks article, but insufficient and/or poor quality sleep can result in weight gain, fatigue, irritability, sleepiness throughout theRead More
What Happens During Your Sleep Cycle?
Sleep progresses in a series of four or five sleep cycles of non-REM and REM sleep throughout the night. The first sleep cycle is typically around 90 minutes in length, with the succeeding cycles averaging around 100-120 minutes, although they are usually shorter in children. Each cycle progresses from stage 1 to 2 then toRead More
Welcome To Phoenix Behavioral Health
Welcome to Phoenix Behavioral Health. We are located in Norfolk at 31 Pine Street, Suite 207. We provide mental health counseling as well as coaching services to individuals, couples, and groups. Please let us know what type of topics you would like to discuss/explore and we will be happy to provide additional information regarding theseRead More