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Holistic and Complementary Therapy Programs

"So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand." -Isaiah 41:10

Using Complimentary Health Modalities

Complementary therapies add an extra dimension of care to our commitment of nurturing the body, mind, and spirit. These non-invasive, holistic practices do not replace medical, social, or spiritual care. Rather, they promote comfort and wholeness for those in bereavement.

Creative Arts Therapies
There are times when words are simply not enough to communicate or to provide the support that we need. Creative Arts Therapies help both children and adults find a voice to express emotion, to communicate important messages, and to be supported in their unique, and often difficult, journeys.
Art Therapy
   Art Therapy is often integrated into the bereavement care. Through the use of art media, images, and the creative art process, children and adults explore and express emotion in safe, non-verbal, and symbolic ways.
Music Therapy 
   Music is a powerful element of life – it energizes, soothes, restores, and nurtures. When used within bereavement sessions, it becomes a powerful tool for physical, emotional, and spiritual care.
Biofield Therapies
   Therapeutic application of the biofield is a process during which the practitioner place his or her hands either directly on, or in close proximity to, the physical body of the person being treated, while engaging the biofield from the practitioner's hands with the recipient's biofield for purposes of either promoting general health or treating a specific dysfunction. (Taken from the report to the NIH on Alternative Medical Systems and Practices in the US).
   Examples of Biofield Therapy can be seen in Therapeutic Touch (TT), Reiki, Healing Touch (HT), Qigong, Huna, Mari-El, Shen Therapy, Polarity Therapy, & Natural Healing.
   Biofield therapy is being extensively researched and is used by many healthcare professionals as a nonevasive means of healing. Bereavement counselors have found that this form of therapy aids in opening emotional blockages that prevent the client from progressing through their grief journey.
Massage Therapy

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Pray for peace through the powerful intercession of Jesus, Mary, St. Michael and St. Francis.