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The philosophical foundation of LivingWell*:
Clinical research has shown us that the mind and body are not two separate entities, but an interactive whole in which our neurophysiology and biochemistry continually change. These changes affect our thoughts and feelings about what we are experiencing (internally and in relation to the external world); and how we respond (thoughts, speech, and actions) or, more often, react to what we are experiencing affects, in turn, our neurophysiology and biochemistry. Understanding that the nature of reality, including human reality, is dynamic and constantly changing offers a hopeful perspective. Practices of mindful awareness and creative expression seek to facilitate our awareness of this dynamic which can lead to our making positive, healthy changes in our approach towards and experience of life.
Holistic practices such as massage, acupuncture, and yoga deal more directly with the physicality of our experience, promoting and supporting overall mind/body health and well-being. At LivingWell we believe these approaches, along with the more traditional western approaches to treating mental health issues, addiction problems, and stress-related illnesses and conditions, complement one another. If a treatment approach we believe would be helpful is currently not available at LivingWell, we will refer you to a trusted provider in the community who does offer the recommended treatment.
*LivingWell is a community of independent practitioners who share a common philosophy regarding the promotion and maintenance of health and well-being. It is not a corporation, professional organization, or separate legal entity.