Ԫ Gabriel House of Care

Integrative Therapy Program

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ARTICLE TITLE: The Big Idea Behind Integrative Medicine
PUBLISHED: Huffington Post, 07/25/2016, 08:14 pm ET

“Wherever the art of Medicine is loved, there is also a love of Humanity.” — Hippocrates
Integrative medicine is an ecosystem of support for pursuing your own health and well-being. Inside that ecosystem is someone who cares about you.
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Going through extended medical treatment can be stressful. Anxiety, fear, depression and the presence of chronic pain are often part of this journey. We understand that and have developed several integrative therapy programs for you and your caregiver that will hopefully help reduce those negative aspects and increase your healing process.

 

Our programs include:


Nutritional Cooking Classes — offered twice a month, taught by licensed dieticians from Mayo Clinic, a hands-on class offering healthy recipes for patients with compromised immune systems or anyone wanting to form better eating habits.

Mindfulness Classes — taught by a licensed psychotherapist Ph.D. This class incorporates the medical model of utilizing meditation, relaxation and breathing to better cope with treatment and illness. An 8-week course is offered Tuesday evenings and a shorter class on Wednesday evenings.

Yoga classes — taught by several certified instructors ranging from chair yoga and simple joint movements to more full body movement classes. One instructor is a double lung transplant recipient and classes are held twice a week.

Chef’s Night In — brings community groups in three to four times a week to cook and serve dinner to all of our guests alleviating the stress of preparing meals.

Art Therapy Classes — painting on the patio is offered twice a month on the back porch. Supplies are provided for the classes.

Tai Chi — taught by an experienced instructor, Tai Chi is a slow moving meditative exercise designed to increase strength and flexibility, decrease joint pain and stress, reduce blood pressure and increase one’s sense of well being. It can be done seated or standing and no prior experience or equipment is necessary.

 

Some of these programs are based on sound medical research, like the mindfulness based stress management class and our yoga classes; others offer freedom from the burden of daily activities. Many physicians, social workers and other healthcare workers have supported these programs and believe, as we do, that they can assist in the positive continuum of care of patients and be a catalyst in healing.

There is no cost for these classes for guests or caregivers.

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Location: 4599 Worrall Way, Jacksonville, FL 32224
Main Number: (904) 821-8995