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Mind-Body Therapies

There are numerous tools that help to still the mind and body. We offer relaxation training, mindfulness training and hypnosis to develop your own personal practice. Some of the benefits include:

  • Lasting decreases in physical and psychological symptoms
  • An increased ability to relax and achieve inner peacefulness
  • Reductions in pain levels and an enhanced ability to cope with chronic pain
  • Greater energy, enthusiasm for life and optimistic attitude
  • Improved self-esteem and improved relationships
  • More effective coping with short term or chronic stress


Mindfulness originates from ancient Buddhist practices and is the cultivation of present moment awareness. Research shows mindfulness to be effective for stress reduction and improving overall health and quality of life.


Hypnosis is a natural state of relaxation during which one is completely in control and alert, yet deeply relaxed and open to positive suggestions. This state of consciousness may be achieved while engrossed in a book or movie. Hypnosis permits better and easier access to feelings, memories, creativity, problem solving capabilities and inner wisdom. 

Potential benefits of hypnosis:

  • Relaxation and Stress Management
  • Performance
  • Sleep
  • Acute and chronic pain and health problems
  • Self-esteem
  • Weight, Food and Body Image
  • Anxiety and Phobias


TAT is a complimentary healing method developed by Tapas Fleming, based on the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine. It involves the use of a simple pose known as the occipital hold which accesses pressure points on the face and head. It can be done in a traditional therapy setting and addresses unwanted habits, limiting beliefs, traumas, or self-sabotaging behaviors that interfere with the quality and enjoyment of one’s life. Attention is placed on emotional or physical conditions contributing to disharmony, and the client is guided through a process that supports the release of trapped energy, negative beliefs, or the “charge” of a trauma, and assists with rebalancing, integration, facilitating a sense of wholeness, safety, and peace.

Henry Grayson’s Adaptation of Emotional Freedom Technique also assists in clearing energetic blockages from the body and mind. The client uses light touch on their meridian points while holding an intention of healing. EFTA helps to identify limiting beliefs, negative thought patterns, and traumas while providing a sense of peace and relaxation. Both TAT and EFTA can be taught for personal use and are wonderful tools to add to a repertoire of healthy coping skills.

Relaxation Training

Our bodies are designed with an innate survival system to quickly detect a threat and respond by freezing, fleeing or fighting. The result is a set of multi-systemic reactions including:

  • Shallow breathing
  • Cold or sweaty hands 
  • Slowed digestive system 
  • Heart palpitations
  • Vision and hearing sensitivity
  • Muscle tightness

Diaphragmatic breathing is the means to turn off the alarm system and signal the mind and body to quiet down and resume normalcy.

Your Next Step

Call us at 781-862-0890 or email us by using the contact tab on the right. 

Center for Life Solutions
114 Waltham Street, Suite 25, Lexington, MA 02421
781.862.0890  (Phone) | 339.970.3754 (Fax)

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