Health and Wellness Integration

Direct Focus Solutions takes a holistic approach to wellness through enhancing your body-brain connections. The approach produces stronger emotional wellbeing and a healthy brain, body and mind cycle. For example, the gut’s connection to our nervous system can have a significant impact on your mood, behaviours and emotional wellness (Deans, 2014). Similarly, poor emotional wellbeing can reduce your motivation to engage in healthy physical activities.

Several members of the DFS psychological team have adopted components of Personal Integrative Therapy (PI Therapy) in conjunction with cognitive therapy to order to improve client outcomes. This is a holistic, integrative treatment for anxiety and depression first pioneered by Dr Adrian Lopresti. For example, through incorporating diet and nutrition within treatments for depression and anxiety, mental well-being can be enhanced and healthy changes in lifestyle promoted (Lopresti, 2013).

The five domains of PI therapy we address are:

  • Psychological
  • Dietary/Nutritional
  • Lifestyle/Environmental
  • Biological/Medical
  • Social/Spiritual

To build the links between your neurological and physical needs, our team provides referrals and works collaboratively with specialist doctors  in integrative medicine. For instance, a doctor specialising in gut and physical health.

DFS is also affiliated with the Two and You Collective: an organisation providing various types of yoga and tailored personal training programs to support you in reaching your wellness goals. Their therapeutic space also holds a range of yoga classes for children to promote health at an early stage.

If you would like more information, please contact us at 02 9190 6937 or visit twoandyoucollective.com to check out their classes and time tables.