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Integrative Therapies for Mental Health

Welcome to our comprehensive guide on integrative therapies for mental health practice. At NewPath, we understand the importance of taking a holistic approach to mental wellness. Integrative therapies combine traditional treatments with complementary approaches to provide a well-rounded approach to mental health care.

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Integrative Therapies for Mental Health

Welcome to our comprehensive guide on integrative therapies for mental health practice. At NewPath, we understand the importance of taking a holistic approach to mental wellness. Integrative therapies combine traditional treatments with complementary approaches to provide a well-rounded approach to mental health care.

What are integrative therapies?

Integrative therapies for mental health encompass a wide range of approaches that combine conventional treatments with complementary and alternative practices to support mental well-being. Examples of these alternative practices include:

  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  • Yoga Therapy
  • Music Therapy
  • Animal-Assisted Therapy
  • Medication Therapy
  • Therapeutic Bolsters

These can be tailored treatments to individual needs and ensure safety and efficacy.

What are the benefits of integrative therapies?

Integrative mental health therapies offer various potential benefits, which can complement traditional treatments and support overall well-being. Some of these benefits include:

  • Holistic Approach: Integrative therapies consider the interconnectedness of mind, body, and spirit, addressing mental health concerns from a comprehensive perspective. This holistic approach can lead to more profound and lasting improvements in mental well-being.
  • Reduced Symptoms: Many integrative therapies have been shown to alleviate symptoms of mental health disorders, such as anxiety, depression, PTSD, and ADHD. Techniques like mindfulness meditation, yoga, and acupuncture can help reduce stress, regulate mood, and improve cognitive function.
  • Improved Coping Skills: Integrative therapies often include skills-based interventions that teach individuals effective coping strategies for managing stress, regulating emotions, and navigating life’s challenges. These skills can empower individuals to cope more effectively with mental health symptoms and everyday stressors.
  • Increased Resilience: Engaging in integrative therapies can enhance resilience—the ability to bounce back from adversity—and cultivate a sense of inner strength and resourcefulness. This can help individuals better cope with life’s ups and downs and navigate transitions and setbacks more effectively.
  • Complementary to Conventional Treatments: Integrative therapies can complement traditional treatments such as medication and psychotherapy, enhancing their effectiveness and addressing aspects of mental health that may not be fully addressed by conventional approaches alone.
  • Long-Term Well-Being: Integrative therapies support long-term mental health and well-being by promoting healthy lifestyle habits, stress management techniques, and self-care practices. They help individuals build resilience and thrive in all aspects of their lives.

At NewPath, we are committed to providing comprehensive, compassionate care that honors the mind-body connection. Here are some integrative therapies that we offer to support your journey to mental wellness.

Offered as Private Sessions and Classes

Therapeutic Yoga

Therapeutic yoga is a specialized approach to yoga practice that focuses on using yoga techniques to address specific physical, mental, or emotional health concerns. Unlike traditional yoga classes, which may focus primarily on physical fitness and flexibility, therapeutic yoga sessions are tailored to the individual’s needs and may incorporate modifications, props, and therapeutic interventions to support healing and well-being.

Therapeutic yoga sessions are often led by yoga therapists with specialized training in anatomy, physiology, and therapeutic techniques. They work closely with clients to understand their unique health challenges and goals and design practices that are safe, effective, and supportive of their overall well-being.

Pilates Training

Pilates training is a form of exercise that focuses on strengthening the body’s core muscles, improving flexibility, and enhancing overall fitness and well-being. Pilates exercises emphasize controlled movements, proper alignment, and mindful breathing to promote a balanced and functional body.

Pilates training typically involves a series of low-impact exercises performed on a mat or using specialized equipment such as a reformer, Cadillac, or chair. It is suitable for people of all ages and fitness levels and can be adapted to accommodate individual needs and goals. Pilates offers a comprehensive approach to improving strength, flexibility, and overall physical and mental health.

Meditation Training

Meditation training involves learning and practicing various techniques to cultivate mindfulness, relaxation, and mental clarity. Meditation is an ancient practice that has been used for thousands of years in diverse cultures and spiritual traditions. Meditation training offers a powerful pathway to personal growth, self-discovery, and holistic well-being, providing tools to navigate life’s challenges with greater ease, resilience, and presence.

Offered as Classes Only

Introduction to Restorative Yoga Class

Restorative yoga is a powerful modality that integrates the ancient wisdom of yoga with modern therapeutic techniques to address physical, emotional, and mental well-being. In our introductory group, you’ll embark on a guided exploration of Yoga Therapy led by an experienced and compassionate instructor. They create a blend of gentle yoga postures, breathwork, mindfulness practices, and guided relaxation techniques.

Therapeutic Bolsters Class

Therapeutic Bolsters session – In this class, we will use supportive cushions called bolsters and many other therapeutic tools. The word bolster means “SUPPORT.” All of us need to discover what supports us, and I mean genuinely supports us!!! We will explore many ways of this in class through: -postures -deep stretch -structural rebalancing -myofascial release work (connective tissue) -breathwork -increased strength & flexibility  -and increased range of motion. You will walk away from each class with take-home supportive tools in mental, emotional, and physical ways, and many more. This class is for All levels, All bodies, and All hearts!

Yoga Therapy Sessions vs Private Yoga Classes

Yoga Therapy Sessions

Mind-body practice that focuses on the physical, emotional, and mental health needs of a client. A yoga therapist is familiar with a wide array of medical conditions and plans unique care. Good fit for physical pain, autoimmune, depression, anxiety, stress, and other concerns.

Private Yoga Classes

Focuses on movement, postures, and method, and the general physical practice of yoga. A Yoga Instructor will help you develop skills for effective exercise and goals. Good fit for learning yoga practices for improved health, balance, posture, flexibility, and relaxation.

Yoga Therapy Options

Beginner Bundle

$ 325
  • The Welcome Package
  • 75-minute yoga therapy
  • 60-minute yoga therapy

Welcome Package

$ 155 Includes two sessions
  • 1st session - intake and assessment, intention setting, and brief practice to get you started
  • 2nd session - creation of your personalized healing practice and treatment plan
  • Takeaways - instructional handouts along with tracking sheets to continue your practice at home

Support Sessions

Private Yoga Classes

Private Reformer Classes

Group Yoga or Mat Pilates

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