adaptation mechanisms in therap…xplains how this allostatic understanding of the brain and body may inform mental health treatment. If practiced in the right contexts, mindfulness meditation, cognitive behavioral therapy, and other non-drug programs designed to encourage constructive thoughts, attitudes, and behaviors could engage the brain’s adaptation mechanisms in therapeutic ways.
This is exactly why I went into clinical psychology.
I love being able to collaborate with clients and develop strategies for them to overcome issues and pursue a more fulfilling life.
By creating new habits (thinking/behaving differently), people must adapt to these new demands. Through this adaptation, they're able to grow--grow out of their old life and into a new one.
Humans are designed to adapt. Sometimes, we just need a nudge in the right direction.