Alternatives for Therapy & Wellbeing
Second Nature Wellbeing for Life offers person-centered alternatives for therapy for women with long-term health challenges in Bloomington Indiana and the Indianapolis area. Lifestyle choices, self-care, as well as physical and mental wellbeing are part of overall health and the healing process: We support and encourage mindful, engaged self-care as there is no better healer than oneself. It is hoped that providing individualized therapy and support at your location will provide ease and convenience for those who find movement challenging, are easily tired due to chronic pain, neurological conditions or cancer treatment, or require in-home therapy for therapeutic rehabilitation and other circumstances.
We respect traditional medicine and healing traditions for their depth and scope, as well as origin and unique attributes, and do not blend modalities during therapy sessions. Similarly, we do not overlay psychotherapy—a westernized model of therapy—on yoga therapy sessions or when providing lifestyle therapy or mentoring.
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With its focus on both physical and mental awareness, yoga is therapeutic both as a traditional practice for health and wellbeing—and as a gentle, alternative therapy for therapeutic rehabilitation, movement therapy, and long-term support. Customized yoga therapy programs are provided by a C-IAYT Yoga Therapist specializing in NeuroSupportive Yoga Therapy™ for neurological conditions such as multiple sclerosis, ALS and Parkinson's, as well as yoga therapy for chronic pain management, cancer recovery, and rehabilitation.
Second Nature supports women in life and living through the practices (non-physical and physical) of yoga therapy and lifestyle therapy—emphasizing stability, self-reliance, and resilience. We are sensitive to cultural customs as well as the need for a safe space: yoga therapy sessions are provided in-home.
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Individualized support, delving into unhelpful lifestyle habits or patterns of thinking and providing a compassionate, open space for discussion and reflection on subjects such as anxiety and stress, disordered eating, neurological conditions, cancer treatment and recovery. Mentoring and lifestyle therapy sessions include yoga therapy which is appropriate for women—respecting their body, health circumstances and life-stages. Yoga for women is sensitive to cultural customs as well as the need for a safe space, offering private yoga therapy sessions in their own home.
Wouldn't it be wonderful to see food sources as natural healing sources, both for the body and mind? Whole Person Nutrition does just that: the whole person is considered, not simply the body. Nutrition consultations range from balancing lifestyle and learning the basics of wholesome, healthful eating, to recognizing and managing emotional or disordered eating. We do not prescribe supplements or follow fad diets—instead, supportive lifestyle therapy options are provided which may include nutritional therapy and guidance.
Comprehensive Therapy Programs are a long-term option for neurosupportive therapy, therapeutic rehabilitation, palliative care, cancer recovery or while in treatment, and chronic pain management. Rather than offering short-term therapy with little support or follow-up, we provide extended, personalized support over months or years, creating a client relationship that adapts and changes as needs change.
Traditional Thai Therapies consider the body as a whole rather than isolating an area for treatment, drawing upon the scope of traditional Thai medicine and therapies which include manual therapies, herbal therapies, and lifestyle change. Our therapeutic Thai bodywork (nuad borarn) is based in the Thai medicine tradition and is focused on treatment and healing—not popularized, acrobatic techniques. Nuad boran is a versatile therapy for those with neurological conditions, persistent pain, paralysis, muscle atrophy, and reduced range of motion.
Strength does not come from physical capacity.
It comes from an indomitable will.