What is
Behavioral Fitness?

Behavioral Fitness Defined

To understand Behavioral Fitness we must first agree on a definition of fitness.

/ˈfitnəs/, noun

the condition of being physically fit and healthy
the quality of being suitable to fulfill a particular role or task
an organism’s ability to survive and reproduce in a particular environment

According to these widely accepted definitions of fitness, it follows that Behavioral Fitness would find one in a state of being mentally and emotionally fit and healthy. Moreover, the healthy mental state would enable, even propel an individual to complete roles and tasks, both small and large. Finally, Behavioral Fitness provides a foundation on which an individual, family, or even organization can gird itself for survival and position itself to flourish and grow.

What are we
searching for?

Most of us believe down to our core that we can be more, do more, give more, and receive more in return. We ache for someone to point us to our best self. In his famous work on motivational theory, “Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs”, American Psychologist Abraham Maslow (1908-1970) posed that psychological health is predicated on the fulfillment of innate and prioritized human needs, ultimately culminating in “self-actualization”. In this state we are fulfilled, self-aware, and connected to the world around us, to family, friends, co-workers, even strangers, and ideally, more connected to ourselves. But most of us are stuck in fear, self-doubt, anxiety, depression, and in isolation suffer the pain that a paucity of connectedness brings. So, how can we get ourselves unstuck and to whom can we turn to un-stick us? Allyson Mayo, DBH, and her team of professional colleagues and clinicians deliver on their promise of Behavioral Fitness; a state where individuals, families, organizations, and communities can work toward, realize, and continually optimize their best selves. We encourage you to join Dr. Mayo and her team on this journey of self-actualization.

Getting to
Point B!

To guide you to your state of Behavioral Fitness, we engage with you in mission-specific, in-person workshops, one-on-one sessions, and group conversations all facilitated by a Doctor of Behavioral Health (DBH). The desired result is for you to be empowered and motivated to take quick action in the changes you want to make to improve your life.

Our process is an educational experience designed to shift your resistant thinking toward new thought patterns, away from “I can’t! I’m scared!” to “I can! I’ve got this!” Once we identify those negative patterns of behavior, we’ll apply new tools and techniques that you can apply immediately to produce better outcomes. Whether you’re seeking help for yourself, your family, or your school or organization, we take a similar approach:

  • Conduct a comprehensive assessment of the current situation on the ground in order to identify the root causes contributing to mental, emotional, or organizational pain and dysfunction
  • Prescribe proprietary tools and programs for personal growth and overall health, mental and physical
  • Recommend workshops to help you practice your shiny new skills in a safe setting
    Provide personal one-to-one support to keep you on track toward achieving your life’s goals

Lights, camera, action!

In his “refreshing tour de force”, This Is It, former Harvard Innovation Labs Managing Director, Chris Colbert encourages us to envision our lives as a high-definition movie (in Dolby Sound).

“…at the end of your days you get to go into a movie theater with a pearly marquee that reads ‘Your Life’ and watch the full three hours of your life story. The question is whether you stand up at the end in proud applause or walk out of the theater shaking your head.”

So let’s make your movie together. We’ll watch it with a large popcorn with extra butter and a box of Snow Caps™. And at the end we’ll stand together and cheer. Let’s do this! Let’s get started, contact us today!

Why wait?

When we seek treatment for physical or mental impairment or injury we are oriented toward western modes of medicine and western ways of thinking. Here’s a perfect example.

Janet, a woman in her mid 40’s with a beautiful growing family and full life ahead of her, receives the dark diagnosis of Stage 4 metastatic breast cancer. She weeps silently then openly. Thoughts turn to her children. What will they do without her? How will her husband handle his demanding job and the kids? The room spins while her world collapses beneath her. Using her somber voice, her doctor advises her to get her affairs together, take a yoga class, practice mindfulness and learn to breathe, take the family on a dream vacation, explore who you are, why you were here, and how you want to be remembered. Janet’s first thought is “F@#* you! I’m dying over here and you’re telling me to go to Disney World!”

We believe that no one should wait for a death sentence to become more enlightened, more happy and connected with ourselves and the world around us, more innately aware of what we want from this one life we have and what we need to do to get our hands on it. That is the job of Behavioral Fitness.