Mindfulness Based Interventions For Holistic Health & Wellness
"You can't stop the waves but you can learn how to surf."
- Jon Kabat-Zinn
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"Nothing can dim the light which shines from within."
- Maya Angelou
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Treatments and Services We offer a wide variety of evidence-based services and treatments
Evidence-based counseling services include mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness-based stress reduction, dialectical behavior therapy, and acceptance and commitment therapy for adults with stress, anxiety, depression, and chronic illnesses. In network with IL Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO.
MBSR is an evidence-based practice effective in reducing stress, anxiety, depression, ADHD symptoms, as well as chronic illness and increasing physical and emotional health. Meditation and gentle yoga are integrated into the program as well as the science behind mindfulness. Insurance may cover the cost of the program. The course is for adults and meets for 1.5 hours once per week for 8 weeks.
Continuing education credits are available for licensed social workers or licensed clinical social workers in the State of Illinois. Continuing education units are also available internationally for Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teachers (RYT).
Dr. Kristen Brendel coordinates and leads mindfulness retreats for corporations, healthcare settings, schools, community mental health organizations, small groups, and non-profit agencies. Retreats are held at any location around the world. Continuing education units may be available for social workers and yoga instructors.
Dr. Kristen Brendel leads workshops on mindfulness-based practices customized for multiple settings including primary, secondary, and higher educational settings, healthcare settings such as hospitals and clinics, community mental health agencies, and with corporations to help employees become more proactive with work-related stress and increase productivity.
For clients who prefer coaching services, Per La Vita Wellness offers life coaching. These services include but are not limited to challenging clients to develop self-awareness, cultivate motivation and intrinsic motivation, identify realistic goals, and transform their strengths into realistic outcomes. Coach services include, career, health, fitness, spirituality, social, and financial goals. Please contact us for a free phone or email consultation.
Yoga Therapy is available for clients chronic illness such as cancer, chronic pain, stress, anxiety, chronic fatigue syndrome, migraines, fibromyositis, and depression. Sessions are with Dr. Kristen Brendel, PhD, LCSW, E-RTY and include gentle yoga poses and other services that are specific to helping relieve symptoms. Insurance may cover these services. Please contact us for more information.