In Exercise, Dr. Kate F. Hays demonstrates her approach to using exercise as a therapeutic tool. Physical exercise has been linked to mental health as well as physical health and may be used as another therapeutic tool for helping clients with stress, depression, and low self-esteem.
In this session, Dr. Hays counsels a young woman on her use of exercise, helping her to set realistic exercise goals and overcome a lack of motivation.
Kami reports that she is 50 pounds overweight and that all of her female siblings are overweight. She gained weight after a breakup with her longtime boyfriend. Kami's goals are to be an aerobics instructor and a plus-size model. She has been in therapy since she was 10 years old.