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Psychology

Psychology is the scientific study of mental processes and behaviour in human beings and their interactions with the physical and social environment. It aims to describe sensations, emotions, thoughts, perceptions and other states that motivate human behaviour. To talk about Psychology is also to talk about health, well-being and prevention of mental and physical disease.

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Health behaviours are important not just because they have a direct impact on health, but also because they can become habits and affect a person's vulnerability to disease throughout their lifetime.

Integrative Therapy and Psychology

Scientific evidence indicates that when we change our thoughts we are also modifying our biology, and it is a well known fact that the psychological and emotional repercussions exceed the biological impact.   Not everyone responds to the same stress factor in the same way.  Psychological factors can modulate the response of our body's defense system-- in other words, the immune system-- and affective disorders have a lot to do with this.   In this sense, it is important to point out that the brain is  our body's front line of defense against illness and aging. 

The Integrative Therapy at Hospitales San Roque offers patients and their families bio-psychological support and training in managing emotions, using the latest psycho-neuroimmunology (PNI) tools and techniques used at the world's most cutting-edge centers, and which have proven effective in helping reduce stress and strengthen the immune system, a process that is of key importance in helping cancer patients recover.

Cancer patients are not the only only ones to benefit from this therapeutic approach; other beneficiaries include patients suffering from chronic illness: cardiovascular disease; auto-immune disease; degenerative processes; obesity; diabetes and psycho-affective disorders (depression, anxiety, stress) among others.

Based on this new biopsychosocial paradigm, there is no real division between the mind and body, which implies a thorough knowledge of the patient and not just the his or her illness, thus empowering the patient as an active agent of their own healing. 

The process of therapeutic intervention

Attaining and maintaining a good life can become a legitimate and ethically desirable professional objective, among other reasons because it is a common objective of all humans.  Happiness, plenitude, optimism, cheerfulness, inspiration and mindfulness are the new terms used to describe novel concepts about the way in which Psychology can help society in furthering personal development and growth through the therapeutic work inherent in Clinical Psychology.

Psychotherapy comprises those techniques used to work with the emotions in order to ease discomfort and draw elements of strength, learning and resilience from adversity in order to mitigate and prevent future harm and promote greater personal development.

Therapeutic work transcends the traditional clinical setting; it includes both health care and prevention, education and self-knowledge.   Psychology goes beyond the health-illness dichotomy. 

Health behaviours are important not just because they have a direct impact on health, but also because they can become habits and affect a person's vulnerability to disease throughout their lifetime.

Integrative Therapy and Psychology

Scientific evidence indicates that when we change our thoughts we are also modifying our biology, and it is a well known fact that the psychological and emotional repercussions exceed the biological impact.   Not everyone responds to the same stress factor in the same way.  Psychological factors can modulate the response of our body's defense system-- in other words, the immune system-- and affective disorders have a lot to do with this.   In this sense, it is important to point out that the brain is  our body's front line of defense against illness and aging. 

The Integrative Therapy at Hospitales San Roque offers patients and their families bio-psychological support and training in managing emotions, using the latest psycho-neuroimmunology (PNI) tools and techniques used at the world's most cutting-edge centers, and which have proven effective in helping reduce stress and strengthen the immune system, a process that is of key importance in helping cancer patients recover.

Cancer patients are not the only only ones to benefit from this therapeutic approach; other beneficiaries include patients suffering from chronic illness: cardiovascular disease; auto-immune disease; degenerative processes; obesity; diabetes and psycho-affective disorders (depression, anxiety, stress) among others.

Based on this new biopsychosocial paradigm, there is no real division between the mind and body, which implies a thorough knowledge of the patient and not just the his or her illness, thus empowering the patient as an active agent of their own healing. 

The process of therapeutic intervention

Attaining and maintaining a good life can become a legitimate and ethically desirable professional objective, among other reasons because it is a common objective of all humans.  Happiness, plenitude, optimism, cheerfulness, inspiration and mindfulness are the new terms used to describe novel concepts about the way in which Psychology can help society in furthering personal development and growth through the therapeutic work inherent in Clinical Psychology.

Psychotherapy comprises those techniques used to work with the emotions in order to ease discomfort and draw elements of strength, learning and resilience from adversity in order to mitigate and prevent future harm and promote greater personal development.

Therapeutic work transcends the traditional clinical setting; it includes both health care and prevention, education and self-knowledge.   Psychology goes beyond the health-illness dichotomy. 

Therapeutic Approach

We use the most widely accepted and widespread theoretical orientation in modern psychology: cognitive behavioural therapy. This is a practical therapy that focuses on solving the problems on the here and now.

We have been trained by one of the most prestigious schools of this school of thought which focuses on the link between cognitive aspects (ways of thinking that make us interpret situations in a certain way, which sometimes hinder us from facing our everyday challenges), aspects related to our behaviour when dealing with such situations (escape, avoidance, rationalisation, deviation, denial, etc.) and emotional reactions displayed as feelings (anger, frustration, rage, anxiety, wrath, etc.).

The “Gold Standard” of this therapy is its assessment of a person’s current situation. By identifying the causes or factors that sustain the problem, those problems can be tackled through specific tools and abilities.

This cognitive behavioural therapy is practical. Its aim is to modify inappropriate behaviours that cause distress and discomfort, while developing other more appropriate behaviours that create more pleasant feelings in a person’s daily life.

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