Holistic healing can be encapsulated into three properties: The whole person, natural elements, and personal empowerment. It is the perspective that our health and wellness are a function of all the aspects that we are - and how we interact with our environment. It is the empowerment which means that we take responsibility for our own well-being. Thus, we are the result of our choices and actions every day.
Juniper Canyon's holistic treatment approach is unique in that we use the power of the wilderness along with personal growth to empower woman to become the person they want to become. With the natural connection to our environment strained, we believe in giving our women the skills they need to bring more balance into their lives.
We designed Juniper Canyon to treat the whole person. "There is something about the wilderness that has a cleansing affect. Something in the sound of the wind through the trees, the feel of sunshine on your back, the trail stretching out and beckoning you to endless possibilities. As the twilight deepens and the shadows grow in the angles of the mountains around you, the wildness speaks to your spirit and you can begin to feel your soul expand, your inner light to grow." (anonymous) The Juniper Canyon curriculum centers on the stages of change through the healing of the intellect, physical, social, emotional, and spiritual self.
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Research suggests the positive effects of yoga on depression and anxiety. "A recent study from the Duke University Medical Center concludes that having a regular yoga practice can be as effective as an antidepressant for relieving mild depression." Juniper Canyon women practice Yoga for their morning routine for the purpose of building strength, awareness, and harmony in both the mind and the body.
We acknowledge the powerful effects that meditation can have on the mind and the body and regularly conduct meditation practices. We know that habitual meditation practice and training of the mind allows us to focus and redirect our thoughts. It allows us to increase awareness of ourselves and our surroundings. We see it as an effective way to reduce stress and memory loss, improve concentration and attention span, and develop positive mood and outlook, self-discipline, and healthy sleep patterns.