Identity

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The big distinction about wellness psychology is that it is largely a manifestation of your identity, who you believe yourself to be. If you consider yourself a well person, it goes a long way toward producing well habits and a well mind. Your identity is your self image, your self concept, your beliefs and your values. Choosing beliefs and values that are consistent with well behaviors leads to a well mind.

For example, if you were told as a child that if you washed your hair and went outside with a wet head, you'd get sick, there's a good chance you either don't do that, or when you do, you either get sick or worry that you will. This belief, imposed on you by well-meaning but misguided advisors, has no grounding in fact, so merely noticing when you dredge up stuff like this and challenging it to see if it's really true for you can eliminate interference to normal function caused by faulty thinking. You'll actually heal better and faster when you catch yourself in these limiting beliefs and adjust them.

Your identity is based on your sense of self, which largely came from the beliefs of such well-intentioned people who shaped your early life - as Dr. Larry Markson says, your Mothers, Fathers, Teachers and Preachers, MFTP. Discovering the beliefs that prevent you from expressing yourself as you wish, and replacing them with beliefs that empower you and help you grow, lead to a well psychology.

Examine your values, what you consider to be important, and be sure they match your ideals. Honoring your innermost needs and wants instead of denying them creates an internal environment of self-acceptance, integrity and inner peace. Love, respect, honesty, freedom - everyone has a different formula, and investigating yours can help you feel more comfortable in your own skin.

Office Hours

Bronx Location

Monday:

10:00 am-7:30 pm

Tuesday:

10:00 am-7:30 pm

Wednesday:

10:00 am-7:30 pm

Thursday:

10:00 am-7:30 pm

Friday:

10:00 am-6:30 pm

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

Closed

Our Locations

2488 Grand Concorse Suite 425 Bronx, NY 10458


Office Hours

New York Location

Monday:

Closed

Tuesday:

Closed

Wednesday:

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Thursday:

Closed

Friday:

9:00 am-7:00 pm

Saturday:

By Appointment

Sunday:

By Appointment

Ozone Park

9701 101st Ave. Ozone Park, NY 11416


Office Hours

Rego Park Location

Monday:

Closed

Tuesday:

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Wednesday:

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Thursday:

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Friday:

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Saturday:

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Sunday:

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Regol Park

9745 Queens Blvd Suite 608 Rego Park, NY 11374


Office Hours

Manhattan Location

Monday:

Closed

Tuesday:

Closed

Wednesday:

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Thursday:

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Friday:

Closed

Saturday:

7:30 am-3:00 pm

Sunday:

7:30 am-3:00 pm

Manhattan Location

300 East 56th Street, New York, NY, 10022