Mind-Body Medicine

 “When the mind, body, and spirit work as one, anything is possible.”                      – Chris Angel

 

What is Mind-Body Medicine? Mind-body medicine uses the power of thoughts and emotions to influence physical health. As Hippocrates once wrote, “The natural healing force within each one of us is the greatest force in getting well.”

 Types of Mind-Body Medicine:

Art Therapy: Use of basic art materials to discover how to restore, maintain or improve physical and mental health.

Color Therapy: The use of electronic instrumentation and color receptivity, according to the work of Jacob Lieberman, to integrate the nervous system and body-mind.

Counseling/Psychotherapy: A broad category of therapies which treat individuals as a whole. Treatments and sessions are focused on integrated care on all levels, for individuals, families or groups.

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR): An accelerated information processing method using alternating stimuli—either eye movements or sounds–to desensitize and reprocess emotional wounds and install a healthier belief system.

Guided Imagery: This holistic modality assists clients in connecting with their inner knowledge at the thinking, feeling, and sensing levels, promoting their innate healing abilities.

Hypnotherapy: The use of a state of focused attention, achieved through guided relaxation, to access the unconscious mind.

Interactive Imagery: Fosters active participation, disease prevention and health promotion, returning the focus of wellness to the individual.

Meditation: A method of relaxing and quieting the mind to relieve muscle tension and facilitate inner peace.

Music Therapy: An expressive art form designed to help the individual move into harmony and balance.

Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP): A systematic approach to changing behavior through changing patterns of thinking

Stress Management: Any therapy or educational practice with the objective of decreasing stress and enhancing one’s response to the elements of life that cannot be changed.

T’ai Chi (Chuan): A movement practice, and Chinese martial art, which enhances coordination, balance and breathing, and promotes physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being.

Yoga Therapy: The use of yoga postures, controlled breathing, relaxation, meditation, and nutrition to release muscular and emotional tension, improve concentration, increase oxygen levels in the blood, and assist the body in healing itself.