Combining NHS trained doctors and nurses with complementary practitioners, York House in Taunton provides a truly integrated approach to care.
Integrated medicine combines the scientific approach of orthodox medicine with the holistic care of the healing therapies to produce a more balanced and effective healthcare system which is centred around the patient.
Therapeutic intervention is provided by senior practitioners in a gentle, nurturing environment. By offering a combined approach to care, we can help the patient to restore balance of the mind, body and spirit so that optimum health can be regained.
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All our practitioners have worked for many years in their area of expertise, and share a deep understanding of the relationship between the mind and body. Many have been medically trained and all bring their individual approach to the care given. They work together closely as a team ensuring the patient receives the best possible care.
Karen Atkinson - Founder of York House. BSc (Hons) Nursing Studies, British Wheel of Yoga Teacher, Mindfulness Teacher, Member of Mindfulness Professionals, NHS Complementary and Alternative Practitioners Registration, Registered CNHC Practitioner, Dip. Massage, Dip. Aromatherapy, Dip. Indian Head Massage. Karen integrates her nursing and complementary therapy skills offering both physical therapy such as massage and remedial exercises and the mindfulness techniques of meditation and yoga. Karen sees people suffering from stress, pain and illness. She teaches coping strategies for daily life and advises on how to manage specific medical and psychological conditions to promote optimal health and well being.
Dr Vanessa Snowdon - Carr - Chartered Clinical Psychologist. Dr Snowdon-Carr is skilled in a range of therapeutic models, including Cognitive-Analytic Therapy, Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and Family Therapy approaches.
Dr Maya Spencer - Maya Spencer qualified as a doctor in 1979 and has worked as a Consultant Psychiatrist in Adult Mental Health in the NHS for many years.
Jane Foxon - Jane is passionate about food and the outstanding effects it can have on the bodyís health, both beneficially and detrimental. Jane also uses kinesiology to assess food sensivities and the suitability of different supplements for individuals, where appropriate.
Lisa Watts - Lisa works with adults and babies, specialising in Craniosacral Therapy, and offers a sports injury clinic and weekly baby massage courses.
Honor Ballantyne - Honor has been practising complementary therpies for 6 years. She firstly trained in Swedish massage and was drawn to Reflexology and is now an advanced reflexologist.
Trevor Hoskisson - Trevor is a Clinical & Analytical Hypnotherapist, Life and Health Coach, and Master Practitioner and Trainer of NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming). Trevorís work can help with a variety of conditions.
Anna Jolly - Anna is an Acupuncturist, Tui Na practitioner (Chinese massage) and aromatherapist.
Fran Hardiman - Fran uses the McTimoney method of Chiropractic as the primary intervention. She also uses cold laser and scenar pain genie devices to relieve muscle tension and speed healing of damaged tissues.
Dr Rebecca Hobbs - Beccy qualified as a doctor in 1982. She is a yoga teacher with the British Wheel of Yoga and is also a homeopath.
Pauline Drew - Pauline is a registered nurse who spent many years working in the NHS having qualified in 1982. She completed her Relate training in 2001 to become a relationship counsellor, and 2 years later gained a Diploma in Psychosexual Therapy.
Annie Ford - Annie is an Executive and Life Coach and also an aromatherapist. She brings a wealth of NHS experience to the team.
Donna Cole - Donna is a counsellor offering Humanistic, Person Centred, Psychodynamic and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. Donna specialises in working with children and young adults.
Alex Hughes - Alex is a registered general nurse and also a CBT therapist specialising in helping with drug and alcohol misuse.
SOME OF THE THERAPIES AND CONDITIONS WE TREAT ARE:
| Physical Therapy
Pain Management Techniques
Relaxation And Breathing Exercises
Weight Management Clinic
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Treatment For Anxiety And Depression
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction
Chronic Fatigue/Me Management
Work related stress
MINDFULNESS BASED STRESS REDUCTION
What is Mindfulness?
Mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) incorporates techniques such as meditation, gentle yoga and mind-body exercises to help people cope with stress. It helps them become more aware of their thoughts and feelings so that instead of being overwhelmed by them, they are better able to manage them. People who take a course in MBSR say that they feel more engaged in their work, more energised and less anxious. They sleep better and have fewer physical symptoms of stress.
The MBSR course takes place over eight weeks, with group sessions lasting around two hours, and involves daily home practices alongside the weekly sessions. The course teaches you techniques that can then be practised anywhere, any time, to fit into your lifestyle.
Karen Atkinson and Dr Maya Spencer run 2 seasonal courses for people suffering with chronic conditions of stress, pain and illness. 1:1 courses can also be arranged. Please contact us to find out when our next courses start.
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