Mind Body Medicine

What is Mind Body Medicine?
           Mind Body Medicine is based in the understanding that there is an intrinsic connection between our mind, body, and spirit. By cultivating and noticing this connection we can then modulate our thoughts, sensations, and feelings. Mental or emotional stress leads to physical changes in the body, and physical sensations leads to mental or emotional changes.
           The goal of Mind Body Medicine is to create balance in the nervous system so you can cultivate a sense of resiliency and peace in any situation. We all have a set of hard wired responses to our experience of the world and by finding your inner strengths, understanding your values, and with daily practice, these responses may be rewired.  Mind Body Medicine will help to train you to live in a way that would most benefit your well being as a whole-person.

What is Biofeedback?
Biofeedback is one tool under the Mind Body Medicine umbrella. Biofeedback uses external feedback from various sources such as a mirror, verbal feedback from Kari, or visual feedback from computer sensors, this information will help you start to recognizing your own bodily signals. By gaining recognition of your body signals you can self regulate physiological reactions that are usually considered unconscious or automatic.

What to expect from your visit with Kari?
Mind Body Medicine is a collaborative process between us. Together we will identify your treatment goals, your assessment strategies and home practices to move you toward those goals. The first step of Mind Body Medicine involves self-awareness, you will be invited to monitor your physical sensations, mood, emotions, thought patterns, and habitual behaviors. You will be asked to engage in daily home practice that mirrors the in-office training.

Health is more than just the absence of disease or the elimination of a symptom.

Kari may use one or more of the following techniques in your visit:
• Biofeedback
• Meditation and Mindfulness Training
• Autogenic Training
• Guided Imagery
• Breathwork
• Journaling
• Relaxation Techniques
• Physical and Postural Exercises

The number and frequency of visits varies for each patient, Kari encourages weekly sessions for 6 weeks. After the initial 6 visits some people continue weekly visits and some will start to space out visits. Most people will require 10-30 visits to fully internalize the concepts of Mind Body Medicine. If you want to run a race, you train. If you want to balance your nervous system, the same dedication and practice is needed.

Mind Body Medicine visits with Kari are 50 minutes in length for return visits. First visits are 90 minutes.

 

Mae Integrative Medicine does not accept insurance. I will happily provide a superbill for you to submit for out of network coverage.

Discounts are available for Bastyr University students.

Inquire for Sliding Scale Rates if financial need exists