Complementary Services

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Cheyenne McCarter, LICSW  

Cheyenne began her study of yoga and meditation over 25 years ago. Early in her career as a clinical social worker she pursued training in hypnotherapy and cognitive behavioral therapy. Her interest in helping war veterans lead her to also receive training in the treatment of trauma survivors.

Instruction is available in the complementary medicine techniques of yoga and meditation.These techniques are compatible with a wide range of religious orientations. Duplicated scientific studies have confirmed that gentle yoga and meditation can provide physical and emotional benefits. These practices have been used for thousands of years to promote well-being. Research has established hypnotherapy and cognitive behavioral therapy as established treatments for a wide range of conditions such as chronic pain, depression, anxiety, and trauma related symptoms.

  • Meditation: Three decades of western scientific research have demonstrated that this ancient practice can be helpful in managing a variety of symptoms including (but not limited to) anxiety, depression, sleep disturbance and chronic pain. Self-knowledge can be enriched, new perspectives learned, and greater peace of mind can be attained.
  • Yoga: This practice can enhance flexibility and mobility, reduce pain and increase one’s sense of over-all vitality and well being.
  • Hypnotherapy: Instruction in accessing trance states can help in decreasing the severity of symptoms related to many different types of anxiety. Trance states can also be used to deepen self-knowledge, enhance the review of life experiences, and improve mastery over intrusive traumatic memories.