Experts

May 12, 2015
Charred white pine and lichen growth following 1971 Nina-Moose burn in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. From the book, border Country, Photographs from the Quetico-Superior Wilderness.
May 5, 2015
CENTER GRADS bring integrative healing to veterans at the VA hospital.
February 13, 2015
Valentine’s Day puts love on the brain. Throughout the world, people dedicate the day to celebrating relationships. But we ought to be paying more attention to them, researchers say. Relationships are important to our health and wellbeing every day of the year – not just February 14th. “Healthy relationships enable us to be who we are,” says Mary Jo Kreitzer, Ph.D., RN, Director of the Center for Spirituality & Healing. “They nurture us and they help us grow. They help us become better people.”
May 17, 2014
For us Northerners, who have just lived through the cold and long nights of winter, the thought of spring brings on a torrent of adrenalin as full and fast as the snowmelt-flooded streams. With the longer days and warming temperatures comes new growth—a procession of wildflowers, each emerging at the optimal time to out-compete the neighbors for sunlight and fertilizing insects.
May 16, 2014
Hospital patients recover faster when they can view nature. Working with plants can improve concentration, encourage relaxation, and improve self-esteem. Digging in rich, black soil just feels good. But why?
January 10, 2014
Nature can provide you with more than fresh air and a nice view. In fact, nature can enhance your overall health and wellbeing. The Center for Spirituality & Healing’s Jean Larson, Ph.D., was featured in the December issue of Minnesota Health Care News and discussed nature’s health benefits…
October 2, 2013
In the world we live in, there seems to be a constant striving for perfection and this begins at a very young age.
June 19, 2013
Karen Lawson, M.D., director of Health Coaching at the Center for Spirituality & Healing, was featured in the May issue of Global Advances in Health and Medicine. Her article, which is titled “The Four Pillars of Health Coaching: Preserving the Heart of a Movement”, discusses the role of health coaching in health care settings, its past, and the potential it holds in the future. Health coaching is a relatively new and developing profession designed to meet the needs of people who wish to improve their well-being in the midst of complex healthcare options. At its foundation, health coaching is practiced from a holistic perspective that sees each patient as a healthy being, wise and the ultimate expert in their own healing journey.
June 3, 2013
With more than 5,000 music therapists in the U.S. today, music therapy is a practice that is growing in demand, popularity and relevance in today’s health care. Today’s music therapists work in a variety of health care facilities including psychiatric hospitals, rehabilitative facilities, medical hospitals, outpatient clinics, day care treatment centers, agencies serving persons with developmental disabilities, community mental health centers, drug and alcohol programs, senior centers, nursing homes, hospice programs, correctional facilities, halfway houses, schools, and private practice.

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