Mind and body wellness support groups

Mind and body wellness

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.

Mind-body medicine typically focuses on intervention strategies that are thought to promote health, such as relaxation, hypnosis, visual imagery, and meditation. The field views illness as an opportunity for personal growth and transformation and health care providers as catalysts and guides in this process.

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine