Wellness Services

 

Northern Michigan Psychiatric Services offers a variety of Health and Wellness Services for your child including; health and wellness evaluations, individualized fitness and wellness programming, mindfulness and meditation practices, and healthy living and mindfulness classes.

Developing a healthy lifestyle early on is essential for your children’s body and developing mind. Research has shown that healthy behaviors including; regular exercise, proper nutrition, adequate sleep, thoughtful use of technology and meditation actually fights off illness, prevent chronic disease, increases self-esteem, reduces emotional stress and anxiety, decreases symptoms of depression, enhances mood, prevents social isolation, improves cognitive skills such as, attention, focus and memory, and improves academic success.

Health and Wellness Evaluations

Comprehensive Health and Wellness Evaluations are available for your child, teen or young adult – performed by a Physical Therapist and Certified Wellness Consultant, utilizing developmentally appropriate and standardized testing measures to assess level of fitness, risk for disease and overall lifestyle. Following the evaluation, detailed Wellness Reports are provided including wellness recommendations to help promote lifelong healthy living skills for body and ind including, exercise, nutrition, thoughtful use of technology, sleep hygiene, mindfulness/stress management tools and weight management.

Individual Fitness and Wellness Programming

The Physical Therapist/Wellness Consultant is available to work one-on-one to create a customized wellness plan for your son or daughter. Wellness plans may incorporate recommendations for weight management, healthy nutrition, sleep hygiene, thoughtful use of technology and stress management, mindfulness and meditation, and fitness programming (strength training, flexibility and aerobic exercise). Parents are encouraged to be actively involved in their child’s wellness programming in order to achieve maximal success.

Healthy Living and Mindfulness Classes:

FREE Introduction and Orientation
to Jon Kabat-Zinn’s powerful and evidenced-based 8- week Stress Reduction Program;

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction
Live-Online Via Zoom

Sunday, January 16th
9:30am – 10:30am

MBSR is a highly structured, eight-week, evidence-based program that offers secular, intensive mindfulness training to assist people with a host of stress-related physical, emotional and psychological conditions.

Stressed Teens is an 8-week, (MBSR-T) Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, class specifically designed for teens. This class is an evidenced-based, adapted version of the adult 8-week MBSR program founded by Jon Kabat-Zinn.

This class is designed for teens, pre-teens and young adults who would like to learn more about, or deepen their mindfulness practice through weekly guided meditation and mindful movement or yoga. All movement and meditation practices are designed to meet the development needs and unique stressors of this age group. Teens participating in Mindful Movement/Yoga and Meditation, each week, will be involved in:

15 -20 minutes of guided meditation
40 minutes of mindful movement or yoga

This 60 minute virtual class incorporates 40 minutes of mindful movement/yoga followed by 20 minutes of sitting or lying down meditation, with the option to stay for an additional 15 minute silent meditation.

It is appropriate for adults who have either participated in an MBSR – Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Class or have some prior experience with meditation and yoga.

Meditations Include: The 10-Breath Meditation, Brief 4-Minute Sitting Meditation, The Body Scan Meditation,

Meditations include;
The Body Scan, Focused Awareness, Standing and Lying Down Yoga Sequence, Open Awareness, Loving Kindness and Mountain Meditation