Who we are
Recent advances in medical research have led to a new way of thinking about health and illness. This conceptualization, which has been labeled the bio-social model, views health and illness as the product of a combination of factors including biological characteristics (e.g., genetic predisposition), behavioral factors (e.g., lifestyle, stress, health beliefs), and social conditions (e.g., cultural influences, family relationships, social support).
At Athoz – Center for Thought Care our aim is to promote health through behavioral changes and prevent illness in other ways using a combination and analysis of these three factors. Our aim is to help people lead a healthy life by facilitating people to make changes in their everyday lives. Practitioners emphasize education and effective communication as a part of illness prevention because many people do not recognize, or minimize, the risk of illness present in their lives. Moreover, many individuals are often unable to apply their knowledge of health practices owing to everyday pressures and stresses. Athoz aims to bridge that gap by striving to understand how biological, behavioral, and social factors influence health and illness and uses research and knowledge to promote general well-being and understand physical illness.
The experienced team of Thought professionals at Athoz is specially trained to help people deal with the physiological and emotional aspects of health and illness. We work with many different health care professionals to conduct research and provide clinical assessments and treatment services. We focus on prevention research and interventions designed to promote healthier lifestyles and we try to find ways to encourage people to improve their health and also use their skills to try to improve the healthcare system.
We aim at communicating effectively with patients in ways that overcomes barriers to understanding, remembering, and implementing effective strategies for reducing exposures to risk factors and making health-enhancing behavior change. Through an astute mix of techniques and technology our team of Thought managers investigates how disease affects individuals’ emotional well-being and how these stressors can lead to them.
We are concerned with providing therapeutic services for the patients as well as care-givers. We aim to change health behaviors for the dual purpose of helping people stay healthy and helping patients adhere to disease treatment regimens with the help of applied behavior analysis for that purpose.