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The natural healing force within each one of us is the greatest force in getting well.
Hippocrates (Greek physician, 460 BC- 377 BC)


Dr. Chabot is available to work with clients who wish to develop strategies for reducing stress along with the negative impacts stress has on their health. She utilizes the following well-etablished and effective mind-body stress reduction techniques and practices to help clients help them selves.

Mind-body medicine is based on our understanding of the profound interaction between the human mind and body. When we understand the nature of the mind-body relationship each one of us becomes our own "greatest force in getting well."

The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine at the National Institute for Health offers the following description: "Mind-body medicine focuses on the interactions among the brain, mind, body, and behavior, and on the powerful ways in which emotional, mental, social, spiritual, and behavioral factors can directly affect health. It regards as fundamental an approach that respects and enhances each person's capacity for self-knowledge and self-care, and it emphasizes techniques that are grounded in this approach."

While empowering and helpful for nearly any medical or psychological condition, mind-body approaches are particularly beneficial for the following:

Anxiety/Depression • Stress • Hypertension, Coronary Artery Disease • Migraine Headaches • Chronic or recurrent pain including fibromyalgia, low back pain, irritable bowel syndrome • Insomnia • Fatigue • Overeating

…..healing… consist(s) only in … allowing, causing, or bringing to bear those things or
forces for getting better (whatever they may be) that already exist in the patient.

Dr. Eric J. Cassell in The Nature of Suffering and the Goals of Medicine

 

Individual Consultations

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)
MBSR includes instruction in mindfulness meditation, a form of attention training. With practice, we learn to move away from habitual thoughts and reactive behaviors and to live more fully in the here and now.

Guided Meditation and Visualization
We useGuided Meditation and Visualization to increase vitality, resiliency, self-compassion and other positive emotional states.

Biofeedback
Heart Rate Variability Biofeedback is an opportunity to directly explore the relationship between our thoughts, feelings and physiology as reflected in heart rate variability (HRV) and discover the role that plays in our health and wellness.

Gentle Yoga and Breathing Exercises
Gentle yoga and breathing exercises help us develop greater awareness to the body, to release chronic muscular tension, and to improve strength, flexibility and oxygenation.

Peggy Huddleston's Prepare for Surgery, Heal Faster
One hour individual workshops given by Wendy Chabot, M.D. to prepare patients for surgery, using the methods developed by Peggy Huddleston and presented in her book and CD, Prepare for Surgery, Heal Faster.

One-hour workshop includes the book, Prepare for Surgery, Heal Faster and its companion Relaxation CD. Individual Workshop is $125. Workshop is given in person or by phone. A family member or friend may accompany you for free.

Please visit our Announcements page for more information.

Workshops/Training for Groups

Dr. Chabot also offers the following group training programs and workshops.

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Training
With MBSR training, we come to recognize our habitual patterns of thought and behavior, and naturally release those that do not serve us. Learn to live more fully in the present with numerous health benefits validated by medical research studies.

6 Weeks to Healthier Sleep
Behavioral and relaxation therapies have long lasting beneficial effects and are considered first line therapies by sleep experts.

Peggy Huddleston's Prepare for Surgery, Heal Faster
Workshops given by Wendy Chabot, M.D. to prepare patients for surgery, using the methods developed by Peggy Huddleston and presented in her book and CD, Prepare for Surgery, Heal Faster. Please visit our Announcements page for more information.

Meditation is Medicine
This introductory series on meditation will meet regularly to explore various forms of meditation so that participants may find the technique they feel to be the most enjoyable and beneficial.


 

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WORK WITH INDIVIDUALS
   
 

Health and Wellness Coaching

Health and Wellness
Consultation

utilizing the following
techniques and practices :

Mindfulness Based
Stress Reduction
(MBSR)

Guided Meditation

Biofeedback

Gentle Yoga

 

  WORKSHOPS/TRAINING
   
 

Mindfulness Based
Stress Reduction
(MBSR)

6 Weeks to Healthier Sleep

Prepare for Surgery,
Heal Faster

Meditation is Medicine

  ANNOUNCEMENTS
   
 

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