The Resident Wellness Track:
A Holistic Path to Reclaiming Your Life
The Resident Wellness Track: A Holistic Path to Reclaiming Your Life
Start Your Journey to Renewed Health and Happiness Today, at Honey Lake
Clinic, the #1 Christian Mental Health Program in the United States
Start Your Journey to Renewed Health and Happiness Today, at Honey Lake Clinic, the #1 Christian Mental Health Program in the United States
The Residential Wellness Program at Honey Lake Clinic offers our patients a holistic approach—mind, body and spirit—in treating obesity and depression at the same time. We are focused on helping you restore your health and wholeness.
At Honey Lake Clinic, you can achieve weight loss and receive holistic treatment for depression or other mental health and mood disorders.
If this is you or someone you love, give us a call. We can help.
If you suffer from depression and are overweight, you’re not alone.
Millions of Americans have been diagnosed with depression, and many who suffer also battle obesity. More often than not, these two conditions go hand in hand, the complex physical and psychological ties between them compounding one another.
Honey Lake Clinic—the only fully licensed, Christian, residential behavioral treatment program in the United States—offers our patients the opportunity to treat both, at once.
Why Treat Both Simultaneously?
Research has documented the tremendous benefits of healthier living, nutrition and exercise in treating depression. An integrated approach—helping people to lose weight and feel better about themselves while treating their depression—is clinically sound and can be most effective.
When you are overweight, you feel self-conscious about your appearance or your physical limitations. Being overweight negatively impacts other organs and systems in your body, causing shortness of breath, aches and pains, trouble sleeping, and digestive problems—all of which contribute to feelings of sadness and despair.
When you are depressed, you are less motivated to care for your body, watching your diet and maintaining an exercise routine. You’re far more likely to grab something fast than something healthy, and to choose being sedentary over being active.
Residential Wellness as Unique as Honey Lake Clinic
Our Residential Wellness Program tackles weight loss and obesity from a mental health perspective. We treat obesity in the context of co-occurring conditions like depression, anxiety and PTSD.
Honey Lake Clinic’s whole-self wellness approach is based upon balance, and structured around the three pillars of movement, fuel, and soul, which directly support mind, body, and spirit.
- Movement is fundamental to life. When we cease to move, we cease to live. Noted American Neuroscientist and Nobile Prize winner, Dr. Roger Sperry, says, “Movement is literally the greatest nutrient to the brain, because 90% of stimulation and nutrition to the brain comes from the movement of the spine.”You feel movement’s benefits. Movement increases the blood flow to your heart and raises the feel-good endorphins in your brain.
- Fuel nourishes the body. Our bodies don’t run without fuel. And proper nutrition, focusing on both macro- and micro-nutrients, is key to replenishing our cells and tissues, not to mention, a well-balanced diet makes you feel better.You feel nutrition’s benefits. Balanced and proper nutrition lowers high cholesterol, reduces high blood pressure, improves your ability to fight off illnesses, and increases your energy levels among many other tangible benefits.
- Soul care is the often-overlooked, life-giving, element of health and wholeness. Engaging the God of the Universe, Author and Finisher, Creator and Sustainer of Life, and Great Physician, is not an add-on or elective here at Honey Lake Clinic. Spiritual care is integral to what we do.You feel spiritual renewal’s benefits. Real transformation starts here: the God who made you, loves you. Because God holds all truth—having knit us together in the womb, ordained each of our days, and given our lives value, purpose and meaning, when you combine the power of the Holy Spirit with physical activity and nutrition—movement and fuel—you see results.
Your Wellness Experience at Honey Lake Clinic
When you arrive at Honey Lake, you’ll be offered an initial nutritional consultation with our licensed and registered Dietitian/Nutritionist as well as an initial physical consultation with our Certified Personal Trainer. They will tailor a personalized program for you, individualized to meet your personal needs and goals.
Your private coaching will include education and equipping to successfully implement a healthy and actionable eating and a low-impact to moderate intensity movement plan, working with you to overcome hurdles and make sustainable healthy changes in your lifestyle.
Everything from walking—you can start your day with a beautiful early-morning group walk around Honey Lake—to aqua fitness in our pool, to core, strength and aerobic training, you’ll implement a plan during your stay here that will be sustainable for you once you leave.
Your Treatment at Honey Lake Clinic
Your treatment will build upon the three pillars of movement, fuel and soul care. Fitness classes, nutrition classes, and mindfulness classes are included in each week’s schedule. Initial and ongoing assessments will help you track progress. Each step of the way, your goals are in view.
Your ability at Honey Lake Clinic to incorporate a wide variety of therapeutic programs and options into your care is truly unique. The Residential Wellness track, in chorus with other forms of therapy—Neuroscience, Equine-Assisted, EMDR, Art therapy, Massage, for instance—not to mention the many and varied relaxing on-site amenities you will enjoy here—truly lead to healing.
At the heart of Honey Lake Clinic’s treatment program is the Christ-centered therapeutic environment, community, curriculum, and structure. While this highly structured healing community represents a microcosm of the larger society and family system, it also provides a safe, supportive environment where you can address the dynamics of your struggles. Here in this safe setting, you can explore, learn, and practice alternative, and more productive means, of dealing with those dynamics.
Program Elements Include:
- Wellness Walks
Get body and mind awake, taking in fresh morning air and sunshine, oxygenating, and recalibrating spine and circadian rhythm, balancing cortisol and stress hormone levels.
- Individual Sessions
Ideal for implementing and going over goals and plans, answering questions and overcoming hurdles and obstacles.
- Group Fitness Classes
High-Intensity Interval Training classes for calorie burn, incorporating weight training for strength and muscle tone, team building and circuit training.
- Group Mindfulness Classes
Formulating practical applications, learning to manage stress and anxiety, breathing, meditating, grounding, imagery and mindful movement.
- Personal Training
Individual and personalized training, exercises for your individual fitness track, building proper form and safety.
At Honey Lake, we’re committed to providing you with
compassionate care and the practical equipping necessary to
significantly improve the condition which brought you to
our program. We’re here for you.
At Honey Lake, we’re committed to providing you with compassionate care and the practical equipping necessary to significantly improve the condition which brought you to our program. We’re here for you.
A faith-informed model, experienced staff, licensed professional caregivers, individualized treatment—all in a beautiful and tranquil 650-acre lakeside setting—what are you waiting for? Make the call. Regain control of your life today.