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:

REGISTRATION OPEN for Fall Session 2024.
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.
This 8- week structured class and full day mindfulness retreat, along with ongoing practice, trains attention and cultivates awareness, helping us to utilize of our inner resources and providing us with the positive coping tools we need to become strong and resilient in both body and mind.

This 8-week class is designed for those who have completed an MBSR class; who are looking to share their journey with others and connect with the practice of mindfulness on a deeper level. It is a time to explore the possibility of integrating the practice of mindfulness into one’s life in a more consistent, practical and meaningful way.

Stressed Teens Class – REGISTRATION OPEN for Fall Session 2024.
This class is an 8-week, (MBSR-T) Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, class specifically designed for teens. This class (offered both in-person and via Zoom) is an evidenced-based, adapted version of the adult 8-week MBSR program founded by Jon Kabat-Zinn.

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

Tuesday, September 10th 2024
6:00pm – 7:00pm

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