Mind-body services at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center improve lives by:
- Providing the highest quality of mind-body services to increase calm, confidence, clarity and comfort
- Educating faculty, staff, students, and patients about mind-body therapies
- Conducting research on mind-body therapies and their optimal role in health and healing and integrating them into your personalized care
Benefits of Mind-Body Therapies
According to the the National Institutes of Health, National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, mind body therapies focus on the interactions among the brain, mind, body, and behavior. The mind can affect physical functioning and promote health.
Types of Mind-Body Therapies
- Autogenic training
- Cognitive behavioral therapy
- Creative and expressive arts therapies (art, music, or dance)
- Dialectical behavioral therapy
- Guided imagery and self-hypnosis
- Heart-centered practices
- Progressive muscle relaxation
- Relaxation response
- Support groups
- Tai chi
Mind-Body Therapy FAQs
- I don’t have a psychiatric diagnosis. Can I still benefit from mind-body therapies?
Yes. You do not need to have a diagnosis to learn new skills and new ways of learning to manage your attention, thoughts and emotions. Almost everyone can benefit from learning and strengthening these skills.
- I have a real disease. It’s NOT just “in my head.” Why would I benefit from a mind-body therapy?
Real diseases cause suffering and stress. Mind-body therapies are excellent tools for helping reduce both suffering and stress, and learning or strengthening resilience and coping skills. Many studies have shown the benefits of mind-body therapies for reducing pain and improving other symptoms such as fatigue, nausea, itch, and insomnia.
- I am healthy but my loved one is suffering. Could mind-body therapies help me?
Yes! Caring for a loved one who is suffering is stressful. It demands clarity, compassion, wisdom, mindfulness, and careful attention to details of medical care and relationships. Mind-body therapies can strengthen your capacity to stay clear, calm, and compassionate in the face of suffering so you can be an even better caregiver.
Find a Mind-Body/Stress Management Class
Visit the classes page for information on upcoming class sessions. Our qualified instructors offer a variety of learning experiences including yoga, tai chi, meditation, mindfulness, and more.
Schedule an Appointment
Call Ohio State’s Integrative Medical Clinic at 614-293-9777 to make an appointment with one or more of our mind-body specialists.
The Center for Integrative Health and Wellness offers free online resources related to Biofeedback, Guided Imagery, Heart-Centered Practices, Mindfulness, and Relaxation.
Insurance Coverage for Mind-Body Therapies
Insurance coverage varies by carrier. Check with your health plan to see if these services are covered for you, and if you need your doctor to give you a referral. There is no insurance coverage at this time for any type of class, but many of our online resources are available at no cost.
Additional Mind-Body Therapies at The Ohio State University