Alternative and Complimentary Services

Alternative and Complimentary Services

Benefits of Alternative and Complimentary Services

Overall general benefits include:

  • Stress reduction
  • Emotional and mental stability
  • Enjoyment and appreciation of life
  • Confidence and control over one’s life
  • Improving relationships with self and others
  • Reducing severe and chronic pain
  • Aids in overall flexibility and strength
  • Alleviates daily stresses and tensions
  • Improves concentration and attention span
  • Balances and detoxifies the systems of the body
  • Develops balance, coordination, postural alignment and body awareness
  • Good for depression, anger, anxiety and various psychological ailments
  • Insight and understanding about one’s thoughts, feelings and actions
  • Good for chronic pain, pain management and various physiological symptoms
  • Improves self-awareness, self-knowledge, self-confidence, and overall vitality
  • Assists in positive changes in mood and helps to both ground and root the mind

Types of Alternative and Complimentary Services:

Yoga Therapy

Yoga therapy is a uniquely ancient and therapeutic approach that can address a broad range of physical, mental, and emotional concerns. It involves the process of adapting yoga very specifically to the various needs of each student. It is a multidimensional approach that empowers each student to feel comfortable in their own body.

Students can expect a yoga therapy session to be as follows:

  1. The first session is for assessment and consultation.
  2. By the second session, an appropriate home practice has been created and it is taught to the student step by step.
  3. The third session focuses on fine-tuning the home practice through question and answer.

After these three initial visits, weekly sessions will follow for practice refinement and maintenance.

Yoga therapy can be practiced alongside any other form of treatment and requires active participation by the student in their therapeutic plan. Both individual sessions and group sessions are offered.

Energy Medicine

Reiki is a form of therapy that uses simple hands-on, no-touch and visualization techniques, with the goal of improving the flow of life energy in a person. Reiki (pronounced ray-key) means "universal life energy" in Japanese, and Reiki practitioners are trained to detect and alleviate problems of energy flow on the physical, emotional and spiritual level.

Students can expect a Reiki session to be as follows:

  1. The first session is for assessment and consultation.
  2. The second session is for specific treatment.

After these two initial visits, weekly or monthly sessions will follow for good health.

Reiki can be practiced alongside any other form of treatment and requires active participation by the student in their therapeutic plan. 

Mindfulness and Meditation Training

Mindfulness and meditation training is offered by trained professionals. These sessions will teach you how to meditate and how to incorporate mindfulness​ into your daily life.

Students can expect a mindfulness meditation session to be as follows:

  1. The first session is for assessment and consultation.
  2. The second session is for training.

After these two initial visits, weekly sessions will follow for practice refinement and maintenance.

Mindfulness Meditation Training can be practiced alongside any other form of treatment and requires active participation by the student in their therapeutic plan

Wellness Groups and Classes

Yoga therapy groups, mindfulness meditation groups, and energy medicine groups are offered throughout the academic year in week series formats. In addition, educational wellness classes are offered to assist students in learning various holistic modalities.