Ever feel like you’re missing something on your road to well-being? According to Samantha Barnett, a psychotherapist in White Plains and Mount Kisco, there is a checklist when it comes to well-rounded health, and it’s surprisingly short. Barnett’s new Mind Body Plate service packages that trifecta—physical, mental, and nutritional wellness—into a four-week “kick-start” program consisting of one hour in therapy, one hour-long private yoga lesson in your home, and another hour of coaching from a certified holistic health coach by phone each week.
Start the day with a tasty Mind Body Plate recipe that provides two to three servings of vegetables. Pair with fresh fruit or gluten-free bread with mashed avocado.
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Berry Green Smoothie
2 large handfuls of kale and/or spinach
Blend and enjoy!
“Oftentimes, I’ll suggest to a client that they incorporate yoga or health coaching as a supplement to therapy, because when you’re coming from a healthier, centered state of being, you can make more mindful life decisions,” Barnett says.
In therapy, she adds, “We’ll focus in on the biggest problems you’re having, but also learn key concepts on how to change your perspective so you can experience life differently.” Busy people often become prisoners on their own mental carousels, she explains; learning (or building upon) the basics of intentional movement, breath-work, and self-grounding through yoga helps bring consciousness back to the body and what you are feeling in the present.
The integrative nutrition expert, in turn, addresses personal concerns like sluggishness or brain fog, sleeping problems, or trouble losing weight. “If you’re eating garbage every day and coming to therapy, you’re still going to feel like crap,” Barnett says. Your coach will help you work towards your goals by changing the foods you’re eating, and teaching you how to listen and respond to your body. You’ll leave with recipes, lists of “good” foods, and concepts like how to pack healthy meals for the week on a tight schedule.
At $1,350, the program is an investment—though less expensive than all of these services à la carte—but, Barnett says, “You leave [with a lot of tools], like what to do when you’re feeling in a rut. You walk away changing your belief system on how you’re nourishing your body and mind.” Visit www.samanthabarnett.org for more info, or call (914) 393-2029 to register.