Integrative Medicine Therapies are also termed mind-body therapies and focus on interactions among the mind, body and behavior. The goal is to develop personal harmony and balance and promote healthy living.
Mind And Body Therapy
Guests learn to cultivate greater awareness of the unity of mind and body, as well as, the ways that unconscious thoughts, feelings, and behaviors can undermine emotional, physical, and spiritual health. Through the use of alternative therapies guests learn how to connect with their inner self which promotes healing and improves their sense of well-being.
Integrative Medicine Therapies include the following:
- Full Body Massage
- Yoga Therapy
- Diet and Nutrition
One form of meditation that guests learn is termed mindfulness meditation. Guests receive instructions in techniques of individual reflection and self-awareness of their present experiences in an open non-judgmental manner. This helps to respond better to health challenges and offset the adverse effects of stress. Guests are encouraged to incorporate these techniques in their lifestyles upon discharge from Alpha Healing Center.
The mind and emotional states are recognized factors in stress and stress-related disorders. A variety of holistic approaches such as Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, yoga, meditation, and relaxation have been shown to relax and quiet the mind to relieve muscle tension and facilitate inner harmony. This positively affects a range of physiological processes, such as lowering blood pressure and reducing overall arousal and emotional reactivity generated by stress.
Music and Art Therapy
These are expressive art forms designed to help the individual move into harmony and balance. Through the use of music and art, individuals explore emotional, spiritual and behavioral issues. Musical and artistic skills are not necessary, as the process, rather than technique, is emphasized.
Yoga is a mind-body practice that originated in India more than 4,000 years ago. Yoga combines physical postures, controlled breathing and meditation. Yoga has many styles, forms and intensities and guests can learn the form they feel most comfortable with. The practice of yoga releases muscular and emotional tension, improves concentration, and assists the body in healing itself. Yoga can help reduce risk factors for chronic diseases, such as heart disease and high blood pressure. Yoga might also help alleviate chronic conditions, such as depression, pain, anxiety and insomnia.
Hypnotherapy for Addiction
Hypnosis is very useful and a most effective form of psychotherapy , especially in Addiction as it deals with the Subconscious . As it foremost helps in reducing anxiety of the client, gets his/ her sleep pattern back to normal. Than hypnosis helps in resolving deep emotional turmoil, reprogramming the Subconscious beliefs and emotional triggers which may be the reason for Addiction. It also helps in giving the client and the therapist a insight into whether the conventional psychotherapy is working and to what extent regarding the craving. Overall it helps the client to develop deep understanding about their own strengths and weaknesses and accordingly work on them.
Guests learn to examine their own spirituality strengths and the deficits caused by the disease of addiction. In this regard is helpful to view spirituality not only as an attribute which we possess but also as an activity that we practice. Thus, spirituality becomes an expression of reflection and practice. In this context guests can practice activities that can regulate the spiritual self. These abilities are our capacity to make conscious choices, our ability to take growth producing risks, our facility to develop healthy relationships and our capacity to experience wonder and participate in awe. Our staff is respectful of personal beliefs and values of our guests and is sensitive to the diversity of culture, faith and world view of all our guests. There is no expectation or imposition of any faith or belief systems upon our guests and their families.