Programs

Movement

Meditation

Webinar for COVID-19

4 Class Series via Zoom

Tuesday 5:30 -6:30

October 6th, 13th, 20th, & 27th

Cost $100.00

Includes access to Movement Meditation Online Program: Manage Stress in the Times of Covid-19 ($25.00 value).

  • Minimize stress

  • Cope with uncertainty

  • Increase resilience when
    dealing with challenges

  • Receive guidance and support

Class Content

  • Benefits of having a movement meditation practiceBenefits of having a movement meditation practice

  • Techniques for working with attention, movement, and breath

  • Principles of establishing a movement meditation practice

Classes will be led by
Marcel Allbritton
PhD, C-IAYT, Yoga Therapist at NOCMBH.

Movement meditation practices are appropriate for anyone regardless of age, health, or level of fitness.

    Email info@nocmbh.com

    to register

    Movement Meditation Online Program

    Manage Stress

    in the Times of Covid-19

    Program Benefits

    • Do the practices from the safety of your own home
    • Access tools to minimize stress in the mind & body
    • Effectively deal with feeling overwhelmed
    • Have questions answered via email

    Description

    • The program includes six 10-12 minute meditations
    • Designed to be done seaterd in a chair
    • involves attention, breath, and gentle movements
    • Can be accessed on a computer, tablet, or phone

    Program Cost

    $25.00

    • Provides access to website which includes guided meditations, explanations, and principles for practicing
    • Includes discounted price for upcoming webinar

    Studies show that movement meditations can help improve self-regulation and reduce the risk of burnout. This program was designed by Marcel Allbritton, PhD., C-lAYT who is a Yoga Therapist at NOCMBH and Carrie Heeter, PhD, RYS-200, a research scientist and meditation teacher.

    642 Magazine Street, Suite 304
    New Orleans, LA 70130

    Movement Meditation Online Program

    Manage Stress

    in the Times of Covid-19

    Program Benefits

    • Do the practices from the safety of your own home
    • Access tools to minimize stress in the mind & body
    • Effectively deal with feeling overwhelmed
    • Have questions answered via email

    Description

    • The program includes six 10-12 minute meditations
    • Designed to be done seaterd in a chair
    • involves attention, breath, and gentle movements
    • Can be accessed on a computer, tablet, or phone

    Program Cost

     

    $25.00

    • Provides access to website which includes guided meditations, explanations, and principles for practicing
    • Includes discounted price for upcoming webina

     

    Studies show that movement meditations can help improve self-regulation and reduce the risk of burnout. This program was designed by Marcel Allbritton, PhD., C-lAYT who is a Yoga Therapist at NOCMBH and Carrie Heeter, PhD, RYS-200, a research scientist and meditation teacher.

    642 Magazine Street, Suite 304
    New Orleans, LA 70130

    Clinical Yoga Therapy

    The therapeutic application of the system of yoga to assist individuals with their health problems.

    Considers the multiple dimensions of a person (body, breath, emotions, personality, etc.) and is different for each person.

    Often includes a focus on movements, breathing, and meditation.

    You don’t need to be strong, flexible, young, or in-shape to do yoga therapy.

    Q: How does yoga therapy work?

    A: Yoga therapy works by balancing the human system. By providing you with an individualized routine, yoga therapy allows you to make continual improvement. The individualized routine or practice is constantly adjusted as your human system changes and as your circumstances change.

    Q: What are some of the benefits of yoga therapy?

    A: Yoga Therapy promotes true healing by helping to reduce symptoms and forming a more positive association with your health issue.

    Q: How long and how often are sessions?

    A:The first session is a 90-minute non-invasive evaluation of the patient’s health. Follow-up sessions (every 4-6 weeks) are 60-minutes in length and are used to continually optimize the efficacy of the therapy.

    Mind Body Skills Training

    Description

    A structured, 7-week group program that teaches stress reduction and self-care mind-body skills.

    Intended Participants

    • Clients seeking training in mind techniques to manage brain/body stress reactions for disease prevention and health maintenance.
    • Clients with stress from or stress-influenced physical conditions
    • Clients in ongoing insight-oriented therapy with other mental health professionals who would benefit from
      learning behavioral skills that enhance non-judgmental self-observation, de-centering, and grounding in the present.
    • 360-image_r4_c1Clients with chronic pain who would benefit from learning techniques to facilitate turning down central pain generators that perpetuate chronic pain conditions.
    • Clients with addictive disorders who would benefit from learning mind techniques to regulate brain/body pulls toward compulsive substance use.
    • Clients with other conditions such as anxiety and depression (especially with negative ruminative thinking) who would benefit from learning mind techniques designed to help them manage these automatic brain/body thoughts, feelings and physical/somatic sensations.

    Program Overview

    All sessions are 1.5 hours long and consist of 45 minutes of lecture information and discussion and 45 minutes of skills practice

    Session I360-image_r8_c3

     

    Overview of the brain/body stress reaction and information on how life’s experiences can shape the developing brain’s reactions to stress.

    Skill – Introduction to breath-work.

     

    360-image_r8_c1Session II

    Review of the physiology of the stress response and further discussion on the long-term effects on health. Progressive Muscle Relaxation (PMR) and information about how muscle tension increases the body’s stress response.

    Skill – Progressive muscle relaxation

     

    360-image_r7_c3Session III

    Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation. Teaching non-judgmental observation of thoughts, feelings, and body sensations and shifting attention to the present.

    Skill – Body scan

    360-image_r8_c2Session IV

    Learn to let go of thoughts with mindfulness. Instruction on how to manage wandering thoughts through non-judgemental observation.

    Skill – Awareness of breathing

     

    360-image_r7_c1Session V

    Understanding emotions with mindfulness. Increase ability to observe emotions through connecting to body sensations. Also understanding the connection between thoughts and emotions.

    Skill – Variations on mindful breathing

    Session VI

    Led by Marcel Albritton, PhD, C-IAYT 

    Recognizing resistance. Learn how to recognize and let go of resistance in the mind and body.

    Skill – yoga

    360-image_r7_c2Session VII

    Building a practice. Discussion of how to integrate these exercises into your life. Continue to discuss how to work through unpleasant emotions.

    Skill – Breathing space, unpleasant events calendar

    360-image_r1_c3Appointments

    The Mind-Body Health Program enrolls 6-8 clients and repeats every 7 weeks.
    Please call 504-355-0509 for appointment.

    7-Session Group Program

    7-Session Group Program is $525.
    Insurance is accepted.

    Massage

    NOCMBH highly recommends regular massage as a means of inducing the relaxation response, detoxifying myofascial trigger and tender points and sustaining optimal mind-body health.  NOCMBH has partnered with Spa Atlantis (phone: 504-566-8087) to offer reduced fees for NOCMBH clients.