Some of the most perplexing questions about the purpose of life and why you exist are interesting to study and debate but can plague your thoughts when you live with a mental illness. At Wyckoff Wellness Center in Wyckoff, New Jersey, Michael Gentile, MD, uses meditation and metaphysical psychiatry to help you explore your thoughts and beliefs and define your place in the world. Call Wyckoff Wellness Center or schedule a consultation online today to learn more.
Metaphysics is the study of ideas that are beyond the explanation of the laws of physics. It encompasses spirituality, perceptions of reality, and the interconnectedness of life. Metaphysical psychiatry goes beyond the traditional scope of psychiatry to create a spiritual method of healing.
The human brain is extraordinarily complex, and the application of metaphysical psychiatry provides a framework to discuss mental health and explore your wellness in relation to your reality.
Dr. Gentile understands that mental health consists of much more than the presence and activity of neurotransmitters. Mental health conditions ranging from depression to psychosis affect your perception of reality and your connections to the world around you.
During your appointments, you discuss and explore all aspects of your tangible experience to uncover the spiritual truth of your being. Dr. Gentile provides a safe and nonjudgmental environment for you to share your experiences, concerns, thoughts, and feelings. He asks questions to help you consider different aspects of your life and reveal your truth.
Many of the big questions about reality and the meaning of life can be distracting and distressing, especially if you feel disconnected from your family, friends, and other social structures that provide a framework to understand your place in life.
Metaphysical psychiatry provides an opportunity to explore obsessive or persistent thoughts or feelings around these topics. With work, you can learn to manage your thoughts before they can become distracting and contribute to symptoms of mental health conditions such as depression and anxiety.
Meditation teaches you to calm and clear your mind and can improve your mental health in several ways. First, when you’re dealing with distressing thoughts and emotions, meditation can help you calm yourself and follow a healthier train of thought.
Additionally, meditation often focuses on learning to be present in the current moment. If you have an anxiety disorder that triggers persistent worries about the future or ruminations on the past, meditation can help you build the skills to bring your thoughts and focus back to the present.
If you’re interested in a multidisciplinary approach to psychiatry that allows you to explore your perceptions of reality and develop the skills you need to thrive, call Wyckoff Wellness Center or make an appointment online today.