What is Integrative Medicine?
The Consortium of Academic Health Centers for Integrative Medicine defines it as the practice of medicine that reaffirms the importance of the relationship between practitioner and patient, focuses on the whole person, is informed by evidence, and makes use of all appropriate therapeutic approaches, healthcare professionals, and disciplines to achieve optimal health. MindSpa embraces the principles of integrative medicine.
What is Mental Fitness?
Mental fitness means having a positive sense of how we feel, think, and act, which enriches our lives. It’s expressed as being mentally alert with greater clarity, emotional balance, and a sense of well-being. It’s a major component of healthy aging and human performance. MindSpa enhances mental fitness through interactive computer programs and other tools and methods that support cognitive development and effectiveness.
What is Mindfulness?
A mental state achieved by focusing our awareness on the present moment; includes our prevailing thoughts, feelings, body sensations, and environment. Practicing mindfulness means being in the present moment rather than the past or future. Thousands of studies have documented the physical and emotional benefits of mindfulness. Popular techniques include meditation, yoga, conscious breathing, being outdoors, and the use of biofeedback.