Mind-Body, Spiritual & Consciousness-changing Approaches: Overview

Mind-body approaches use a variety of techniques designed to enhance the mind's capacity to affect bodily function and symptoms.

Examples discussed on our Mind-Body Approaches page:

  • Aromatherapy
  • Art therapy
  • Biofeedback
  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy
  • Hypnosis
  • Imagery and guided imagery
  • Meditation
  • Music therapy
  • Relaxation therapy
  • Support groups
  • Yoga

Spiritual therapies are therapies that focus on deep—often religious—beliefs and feelings, including a person’s sense of peace, purpose, connection to others, and beliefs about the meaning of life.

Examples discussed on our Religious and Spiritual Approaches page:

  • Intercessory prayer
  • Spiritual healing

Consciousness-changing therapies include psychedelic substances and other approaches that impact consciousness. Examples:

Browse or search the BCCT Therapy Summaries.

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