Behavior Change Program

Don’t let personal obstacles hold you back. At Pritikin, you'll clear a path to wellness and weight loss.

The link between our emotions and our health cannot be overstated. In the Pritikin Behavior Change Program, you will learn how to use the power of your mind to improve your health.

Behavior Change Program

Don’t let personal obstacles hold you back from achieving your health goals. Pritikin's lifestyle experts will help you develop a more emotionally nourishing way of life. And you’ll return home with a “can do” attitude.

“Everything begins in the mind,” emphasizes Dr. Coral Arvon. “When we change our minds, we truly can change our lives.”

Director of Behavioral Health and Wellness and psychologist Coral Arvon, PhD, conducts small-group workshops as well as one-on-one counseling that can help make your lifestyle commitments stick and enhance overall well being.

Many guests appreciate the counseling entitled “What’s eating you? Take charge of your feelings and your food.”

Behavior Change Program at Pritikin

During your stay at Pritikin, you’ll have an opportunity to work with Dr. Coral Arvon to change behaviors that may be holding you back. Stop binge eating at night. Learn to manage stress. Break through emotional obstacles.

Also very popular are workshops on stress hardiness, managing your anger, relieving chronic anxiety, improving your relationships with others, and developing an overall healthy mental outlook, which is a key component in developing a healthy body.

Research has documented the most effective behavioral methods to achieve lasting results. Our lifestyle-change experts have incorporated these methods into our program. You will:

  • Discover keys to long-term weight loss and lifestyle change
  • Identify relapse triggers
  • Learn strategies to cope with high-risk situations
  • Learn to break the pattern of self-defeating thoughts
  • Improve your belief in your ability to change
  • Learn to manage stress

Don’t let personal obstacles hold you back from success. Whether it’s current problems or old deep-seated emotional issues, our psychologist as well as our physicians, dietitians, and exercise coaches, also experts in lifestyle change, can help you work through them, clearing your path to wellness and weight loss.

Learn To Love Exercise

While at the Pritikin Health Resort, you'll begin to weave healthy habits like exercise into the fabric of your daily life. You'll return home with new behaviors and a plan to succeed. Pritikin Adult Fitness Camp

Enhance Your Stay With Additional Behavior Change Services

During your core Pritikin stay, you’ll gain a wealth of tools to help you change unwanted behaviors that may be preventing you from reaching your health and weight-loss goals. However, some guests wish to enhance their stay with additional one-on-one coaching that addresses specific, personal concerns. We therefore offer additional personal services to help you meet your goals.

Behavioral Services
Call , extension 2751 to book your appointment

 Lifestyle Counseling  

Book a private one-on-one session with our psychotherapist to create your own customized lifestyle-change plan: plus, get detailed guidelines on how to implement it.
45 minute session $195

 Couples Counseling  

An effective therapy for helping couples enhance their lives together. At Pritikin, the counseling not only helps instill safety, trust, and passion in your relationship, it also increases connective ways to enhance your Pritikin lifestyle together.
90 minute session $380

 Cognitive Behavioral Therapy  

Get control of- and change- those distressing, irrational thoughts that have kept you from making healthy choices in all areas of your life.
45 minute session $195

 Worry No More  

Learn how to lose your worries and set up a plan that works not only here at Pritikin, but also at home.
45 minute session $195

 EMDR- Eye Movement Desensitization Re-processing (E.M.D.R.)  

This treatment can help unblock trauma or difficulties interfering with your lifestyle progress.
90 minute session $380

 Smoking Cessation  

Quitting smoking is one of the most valuable steps you can take to improve your health. Work one-on-one with our Director of Behavioral Health and Wellness and develop your own customized program.
Pritikin is the perfect place to kick the habit; you're free of familiar triggers that make change difficult. Your new Pritikin Program will help ensure that you won't gain weight while quitting.
Four 45 minute sessions $690

 Anger Management  

Whether you feel you have no voice, you hold in anger or you explode, if you have no filters, or let it out abruptly, we can help. Research shows that people who don't have resilience and don't roll with the punches get sick 40% more often. Relationships suffer and mental and physical health deteriorate. We'll help you get a grip on your emotions so you can control them and they will no longer control you.
Two 45 minute sessions $390 | Four 45 minute sessions $690

 Group Session Therapy- Compulsive Overeating  

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The All-Inclusive Pritikin Program includes

  • Hotel Accommodations
  • Comprehensive Medical Health Evaluation and Fitness Assessment/Monitoring by our board-certified physicians
  • Five Nutritious, Gourmet Meals and Snacks Daily
  • Customized Fitness Classes led by university-degreed exercise physiologists
  • Education Classes taught by internationally renowned physicians, nutritionists, and psychologists
  • Healthy Cooking Classes led by Pritikin's award-winning chefs
  • Use of all Resort facilities

Two factors set Pritikin apart from other health resorts:

  1. Its scientifically documented results, published in more than 100 studies in top medical journals like the New England Journal of Medicine; and
  2. Its education program, which teaches people how to sustain these results when they return home

*Programs are subject to change. We reserve the right to cancel up to 5 days in advance.

Health Resort

Take life to the next level, and be all that you can be. That's what a vacation at Pritikin is all about. Live better. Look better. Best of all, feel better.

All-Inclusive Program

Since 1975, 100,000+ people have come to Pritikin. We are the longest-running, most scientifically documented health resort in America.

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Our newly renovated guest rooms at the health resort are spacious, serene, and amenity-rich. Each has a gorgeous garden view.

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