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    How much do your services cost?

    Fees for services will differ for each provider and each service.

    • Each of the mental health providers working at Somatic Solutions Counseling are in-network providers for Cigna and Medicaid, can take victims compensation, and offer affordable cash pay rates. We are also in-network with many other insurance panels. See
      www.somaticsolutionscounseling.com for more information.
    • Melinda Kay is in network with a variety of insurance companies, see her website for more information. https://www.melindakay.com/
    • Our holistic professionals are mostly self-pay. However, massage and self-defense providers, and at times our yoga teachers, have been able to take victims compensation. Other services such as trauma-sensitive yoga may be able to use health savings or flex spending payments with a medical letter of necessity from your doctor. Ask your victims advocate or medical doctor for more information go to: www.vagaro.com/sacredfieldshealing

    How do I sign up for wellness-classes such as dance, yoga, etc?

    Most of the wellness and holistic classes offered at The Body-Based Mindfulness Center are offered through Sacred Fields Healing. These classes include dance, yoga, mindfulness, self-defense, etc. You can sign up for classes through www.vagaro.com/sacredfieldshealing.com

    Do I have to be good at yoga or mindfulness in order to attend a class?

    Nobody is good or bad at yoga, mindfulness, meditation, etc. These practices are simply that –practices to remain engaged over and over again. Some days we feel focused and alert during our practice. On other days our minds wander, and we feel frustrated, noticing this and bringing our minds back is the practice. Each moment and each experience is welcomed as part of the moment-to-moment practice. It is through your regular practice that you feel better.

    What is the difference between a mental health group and a holistic class?

    If you see the MH-Group listed on The Body-Based Mindfulness Center calendar on this webpage or The Body-Based Mindfulness Center Facebook page, it is because this group is offered by a one of our clinical team providers through either Somatic Solutions Counseling or Melinda Kay, LCSW and will have a mental health therapeutic processing component to it. Signing up for these groups will be done directly with your provider or you can email [email protected] or call 719-619-8331.

    What is Mindfulness?

    Mindfulness is about paying attention, on purpose, in a particular way, in the present moment, without judgement. Mindfulness practices are proving to be of benefit to people who have survived stressful, overwhelming, and traumatic events. Research findings show that mindfulness can help with problems and symptoms often experienced by survivors. Mindfulness could be used by itself or together with standard treatments proven effective for PTSD.

    What is Body-Based Mindfulness?

    We view body-based mindfulness as the act of paying attention, on purpose, in a particular way, in the present moment, without judgment to what we consider all 5-bodies of our being. These include our mental body, emotional body, physical body, energy body, and our spirit. Our providers offer mindfulness-oriented practices that support the healing process in all 5-bodies of being.

    What is Trauma Recovery?

    According to a web-dictionary search, recovery means the following:

    • a return to a normal state of health, mind, or strength.
    • the action or process of regaining possession or control of something stolen or lost.
    • the process of combating a disorder (such as alcoholism) or a real or perceived problem

    See more here for our guiding principals for trauma recovery by visiting: www.naadc.org/recovery-definitions or read the working definition of “recovery” by SAMHSA below:

    “A process of change through which individuals improve their health and wellness, live a self-directed life, and strive to reach their full potential.”

    Four major dimensions that support a life in recovery:

    • Health: overcoming or managing one’s disease(s) as well as living in a physically and emotionally healthy way;
    • Home: a stable and safe place to live;
    • Purpose: meaningful daily activities, such as a job, school, volunteerism, family caretaking, or creative endeavors, and the independence, income and resources to participate in society; and
    • Community: relationships and social networks that provide support, friendship, love and hope.

    Definition of “recovery-oriented guiding principles”

    • Recovery emerges from hope: The belief that recovery is real provides the essential and motivating message of a better future – that people can and do overcome the internal and external challenges, barriers, and obstacles that confront them.
    • Recovery is person-driven: Self-determination and self-direction are the foundations for recovery as individuals define their own life goals and design their unique path(s).
    • Recovery occurs via many pathways: Individuals are unique with distinct needs, strengths, preferences, goals, culture and backgrounds, including trauma experiences that affect and determine their pathway(s) to recovery.
    • Recovery is holistic: Recovery encompasses an individual’s whole life, including mind, body, spirit, and community. The array of services and supports available should be integrated and coordinated.
    • Recovery is supported by peers and allies: Mutual support and mutual aid groups, including the sharing of experiential knowledge and skills, as well as social learning, play an invaluable role in recovery
    • Recovery is supported through relationship and social networks: An important factor in the recovery process is the presence and involvement of people who believe in the person’s ability to recover; who offer hope, support and encouragement; and who also suggest strategies and resources for change.
    • Recovery is culturally based and influenced: Culture and cultural background in all of its diverse representations, including values, traditions, and beliefs, are keys in determining a person’s journey and unique pathway to recovery.
    • Recovery is supported by addressing trauma: Services and supports should be trauma-informed to foster safety (physical and emotional) and trust, as well as promote choice, empowerment and collaboration.
    • Recovery involves individual, family and community strengths and responsibility: Individuals, families and communities have strengths and resources that serve as a foundation for recovery.
    • Recovery is based on respect: Community, systems, and societal acceptance and appreciation for people affected by mental health and substance use problems – including protecting their rights and eliminating discrimination – are crucial in achieving recovery.