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Educational Programs


A major component of Crouse Hospital’s Institute for Integrative Medicine is educating the public and healthcare providers about the benefits of complementary treatments to reduce pain, decrease stress and enhance well-being.

Mindful Living and Stress Reduction Program

No one is immune to stressful events. It is our physical and emotional reactions to these events that determine how much we “suffer.” By learning how to control our responses, with mindfulness and balance, we can improve the quality of our lives.

The Mindful Living and Stress Reduction (MLSR) program is an outpatient behavioral course that guides participants in learning how to face the stressful events that arise every day, in a way that results in more balance and stability. The class meets one evening a week for 90 minutes for four consecutive weeks, and includes a full-day Saturday retreat.

Program May 16 - June 6, 2013

Coming to the Table: A Mindful Eating Workshop

In March 2013, Pauline Cecere and Nicole Christina presented a half-day workshop on how to eat mindfully and have a healthy relationship with food.
Coming to the Table

Pathways to Wellness

In October 2011, Crouse Hospital presented its first-ever "Pathways to Wellness: An Integrative Medicine Fair." The half-day event featured presentations by local IM practitioners, demonstrations of Yoga, Reiki, Tai Chi and meditation; and one-on-one complimentary treatments and consultations. A second annual event is being planned for this fall.

2011 Pathways to Wellness

Educational Seminars

In June 2007, Crouse Hospital launched an educational seminar series, free and open to the public, on a variety of topics related to integrative medicine.

An Integrative Lifestyle for Optimal Health
Herbal Medications: Myth or Magic
Integrating Hypotherapy to Achieve Well-being
Integrative Medicine: What Really Works
Integrative Pharmacy: Supplements & Medications for Optimal Health
Know Thyself: Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Stress & Depression
Medical Acupuncture: Ancient Healing in Modern Times
Mindful Living & Stress Reduction
Nutrition for Life
Positive Power of Humor
Taijiquan and Qigong: Energy Movement for Wellness
Therapeutic Massage
Traditional Chinese Medicine
Yoga for Health

Continuing Medical Education Conference

In the fall of 2008, Crouse Hospital presented the area’s first integrative medicine conference for healthcare providers. Topics included Integrative Medicine in Palliative and Hospice Care; Epigenetics: Environmental Influences on Health; The Integrative Pharmacy; The Base of Evidence for Integrative Medicine: An Oncology Perspective; and Mindfulness in Medicine, Embodied Awareness and Personal Renewal for Physicians and Healthcare Providers.


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