"When we speak of the change in a person produced by therapy, we are indicating, if not consciously pointing out, certain indefinable physical differences: a difference in the tempo and pitch of speech, a difference in the physical composure, a difference in the degree and kind of attention available. The attitude of the person toward himself and toward the world has changed and, with it, the body gestalt, outline and substance." --Mary Starks Whitehouse (1963)
The body is a remarkable reflection of mental health and change becomes apparent. The body and mind are one, so inevitably change produces important and recognizable health benefits. Setting oneself free from the unknown dynamics of internal forces and past struggles can sometimes be the key to a renewed sense of self and a greater dedication to physical health. Mental angst takes a physical toll on the body, just as freedom and happiness produce greater physical well-being.