Power of the Mind: Additional Resources

Organizations to promote better breathing

Organizations for Clinical Hypnosis

Organizations for Imagery

  • Academy for Guided Imagery (AGI): Provides 1) guided imagery training for clinicians, counselors, health educators, and coaches and 2) self-care products and programs for the general public who are struggling with a chronic, difficult, or painful illness.
  • The Center for Healing & Imagery: Offers experiential, small group trainings for professionals.
  • The Healing Mind: 1) Offers CDs to help the general public manage a variety of health conditions through guided imagery. 2) Collects, shares, and supports research on mind-body and guided imagery effects on health and self-care.
  • Health Journeys: Offers guided imagery, hypnosis, and other mind-body audio products on a wide variety of topics to the general population.  Gives a 15% discount to members of the military, Veterans, and their families.
  • The Center for Mind-Body Medicine: Teaches mind-body medicine techniques that enhance each person’s capacity for self-awareness and self-care to health professionals around the world.

Organizations for Biofeedback

Organizations for Meditation

Organizations for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

  • National Association of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapists:1) Supports, promotes, teaches, and develops CBT and those who practice it. 2) Certifies therapists. 3) Maintains a directory of certified therapists.
  • Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies: Multidisciplinary organization that provides 1) clinical, research, and teaching resources for professionals, and 2) educational resources for students.
  • Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavior Therapy: Organization, established by Aaron T. Beck, who developed CBT, which provides training, therapy, and resources.  Offers training specific to the use of CBT with military populations. There are partial workshop scholarships available for professionals who work with military populations.
  • International Association for Cognitive Psychotherapy (IACP): Facilitates the world-wide development, utilization, and growth of cognitive psychotherapy.
  • Society of Behavioral Medicine: Provides a multidisciplinary, interactive network for education, research collaboration, and clinical and public policy concerns to promote the study of the interactions of behavior with biology and the environment, and improve the health and well-being of individuals, families, communities, and populations.

Organizations for Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

Organizations for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)

  • EMDR Institute, Inc.: 1) Provides training in EMDR for professionals and resources (books, CDs, DVDs, etc.).  2) Maintains a list of EMDR Institute-trained clinicians by state.
  • EMDR International Association (EMDRIA): Membership organization of mental health professionals.  1) Sets standards of practice, training, certification, and research.  2) Provides information, education, and advocacy.  3) Maintains a list of EMDR therapists by location.
  • EMDR Network: Provides information on EMDR for therapists and clients and includes a section for clinicians who work with survivors of wars and disasters.
  • Trauma Recovery, EMDR Humanitarian Assistance Programs: Coordinates projects throughout the U.S. and internationally. 1) Educates the public on trauma effects. 2) Provides support for professionals working with underserved populations. 3) Treats victims post-disaster and in war zones.

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs PTSD Treatment Programs

Organizations for Creative Arts Therapies

  • National Coalition of Creative Arts Therapies Associations (NCCATA): Facilitates collaborative advocacy, research, and education within the creative arts: art therapy, dance/movement therapy, drama therapy, music therapy, poetry therapy, and psychodrama.
  • American Art Therapy Association Professional organization: 1) Provides standards of professional competence, and develops and promotes knowledge in, and of, the field of art therapy. 2) Provides links to locate qualified art therapists.
  • American Music Therapy Association: Develops the therapeutic use of music in rehabilitation, special education, and community settings. 1) Advances education, training, professional standards, credentials, and research in support of the music therapy profession.  2) Provides an e-mail address to locate qualified music therapists.
  • North American Drama Therapy Association: Organization for professionals and students.  Establishes and upholds standards of professional competence and ethics.  Develops criteria for training and registration. Sponsors publications and conferences and promotes the profession of drama therapy through information and advocacy.
  • American Dance Therapy Association: 1) Supports the profession of dance/movement therapy through advocacy, social media, a journal, a newsletter, annual conference, continuing education events, and local chapters.  2) Maintains a database of qualified therapists by state.

Author(s)

”Power of the Mind: Additional Resources” was written by Shilagh A. Mirgain, PhD and by Janice Singles, PsyD. Additional contributions were made by Charlene Luchterhand MSSW, LCSW (2016).

This Whole Health tool was made possible through a collaborative effort between the University of Wisconsin Integrative Health Program, VA Office of Patient Centered Care and Cultural Transformation, and Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation.


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