HOLISTIC NURSE CONSULTATION
Clients can choose to meet with a Holistic Registered Nurse who will provide comprehensive education and assist with navigation of available complementary/integrative healing modalities available to them from Clarity Holistic Health, as well as the community. We help you get the answers you need about the latest healthcare options available.
"There is so much research available to us now regarding complementary and integrative healing modalities like Yoga Nidra, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, Guided Imagery, Hypnotherapy, Reiki and more. Educating clients about that research and what it means for their choices of healthcare options is tremendously exciting." - G. Jill Cook RN, Clarity Holistic Health
I am frequently asked what Holistic Nursing is. By definition it is defined as "all nursing practice that has healing the whole person as its goal" (American Holistic Nurses's Association, 1998). It is a specialty practice that draws on nursing knowledge, theories, expertise and intuition to guide nurses in becoming therapeutic partners with people in their care. This practice recognizes the totality of the human being - the interconnectedness of body, mind, emotion, spirit, social/cultural, relationship, context, and environment.
The holistic nurse is an instrument of healing and a facilitator in the healing process. Holistic nurses honor each individual's subjective experience about health, health beliefs, and values.
Holistic nurses may integrate complementary/alternative modalities (CAM) into clinical practice to treat people's physiological, psychological, and spiritual needs. Doing so does not negate the validity of conventional medical therapies, but serves to complement, broaden, and enrich the scope of nursing practice and to help individuals access their greatest healing potential. (1)
(1) American Holistic Nurse's Association
Location: Gilbert, AZ
GRIEF SUPPORT - INDIVIDUAL SESSIONS
Moving forward after significant loss takes courage and stamina. Trying to do everything on your own is rarely easy and when it comes to grief and loss, the challenges can seem insurmountable at times. Adjusting to major life changes is a journey that takes time and support from others to make it happen. You may be navigating situations you have never encountered before. While there are similarities, no two people experience grief in quite the same way and that is why individual grief support can be especially helpful. Grief takes many forms. It may be the death of a
GUIDED IMAGERY/HYPNOSIS CAN HELP
- Stress Reduction
- High Blood Pressure
- Smoking Cessation
- Preparing for Surgery
- Invasive Procedures
- Post Surgical Recovery
- Chemical Addictions
- Phobias and Fears
- Pain Associated with Illness or Medical/Dental Procedures
What is guided imagery?
Guided imagery is a traditional mind-body technique that is also considered a form of hypnosis. Visualization and guided imagery offer tools to direct one’s concentration on images held in the mind’s eye. These therapies take advantage of the connection between the visual brain and the involuntary nervous system. When this portion of the brain (the visual cortex at the back of the head) is activated, without receiving direct input from the eyes, it can influence physical and emotional states. This, in turn, can help elicit physiologic changes in the body, including therapeutic goals.
What else has this therapy been used for?
Because guided imagery is a mind-body therapy, any stress-related health concern, including pain related to muscle tension, insomnia or symptoms related to anxiety or depression, may be alleviated via this approach. Associated conditions, such as skin rashes or irritable bowel syndrome, are also amenable to guided imagery. It has been shown to be beneficial in treating autoimmune disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis and Crohn’s disease, and can be useful to alleviate chronic allergies and hives.