Today movement medicine (exercise) is an evidence-based treatment for many mental health conditions. At Turning Point Psychology, we regularly recommend movement as part of our client therapy.
What is movement medicine?
Movement Medicine is an evidence-based treatment for many mental health conditions. This therapy relies on physical movement to release feel-good chemicals in the brain. While this therapy can be light and gentle, it is also much more than just physical exercise.
Participants learn how to use certain moves to hack into their natural feel-good chemicals to improve their mood and outlook on life.
Get moving with expert help?
As a registered psychologist and certified fitness instructor, I know it can be tough to get motivated to exercise. But the benefits of physical activity are hard to ignore. That’s why I regularly recommend movement as part of my client’s ongoing therapy.
As I always say, ‘Action brings motivation!’
Moving mind and body
Our take on Movement Medicine is about finding fun and safe ways to get moving.
Not only does exercise boost your mood, but other benefits include:
- a reduction of mental health symptoms
- enhanced quality sleep
- weight control
- greater physical flexibility
- improved pain management
- better chronic disease outcomes (e.g., reduced likelihood of type II diabetes, heart disease and more).
We know exercise is crucial for mental health, so we’re committed to helping our clients reach their mental fitness goals through therapy and movement.
Get started on the road to a healthier mind and body. Book a psychology appointment with us today.
Check out our Movement Medicine in action
If you live in the Margaret River region, we lead fitness classes at the Margaret River Recreation Centre.
You can guarantee that connecting, bonding, exercising and having fun are our top priorities. Why not ask about exercise classes with Lorraine Aldridge if that’s something you may like to try?
Santa’s helpers ‘sleighing’ it.
Fun and core strength keeps you going.
Festive fun in Loz’s gym.
Having fun keeps things real.
Serious workout. Hilarious fun.
Fitness at your own pace.
Ready to talk to someone?
Your mental fitness is our priority, so we ensure that our counselling equips you with the tools and support needed to make positive changes in your life.
We also believe that self-determination is a lifelong journey, and we are here to help you make your life happy, rewarding and successful.
Unit 7/2 Rosa Brook Road
(cnr Bussell Hwy and Andrews Way)
Margaret River WA 6285
11-13 Victoria Street
Bunbury WA 6230
Disclaimer: Information on this website is not be used as a substitute for consultation with a professional psychologist or other professional health or medical provider.