DMHAS: IM-What's Happening

DMHAS Integrative Medicine Activities: Supporting Mind, Body and Spirit
What's Happening?


Connecticut Valley Hospital Integrative Medicine Committee

An all-volunteer group of staff that has a passion for integrative medicine.

In addition to normal hospital duties members:
  • Complementary and Alternative Medicine Committee formed Jan 2009
  • Became Integrative Medicine Committee 2010
  • Reports to Medical Staff Monthly
  • Advocated for Formal Trainings in Vibrational Healing, Yoga, Mindfulness, Reiki
  • Co – Chair added 2014
  • Expanded Activities Tremendously 2014 - 2015
CVH Committee activities:
Alternative Modalities and Wellness Activities available at CVH
  • Animal Therapy    
  • Aroma Therapy
  • Comfort/Sensory Rooms
  • Compassion Practice
  • Dance/Movement Therapy
  • Herbal Supplements/Nutrition
  • Mindfulness Meditation
  • Animal- Assisted Therapy
  • Reiki/Energy Work
  • Spirituality
  • T’ai Chi
  • Vibrational Healing
  • Walking Meditation
  • Restorative Yoga
Statewide Behavioral Health Integrative Medicine Collaborative
  • Established in February of 2016 by DMHAS Commissioner Delphin-Rittmon  
  • Mission:
    • To further the department’s commitment to providing person-centered approaches grounded in science.
    • To promote and coordinate statewide integrative medicine activities within Connecticut’s  behavioral health service system.
  • Collaborative Work Groups:
    • Research
    • Education and Professional Development
    • Conference Planning
    • Web Page Development
  • Activities:
    • Collect and report on the research findings related to Integrative medicine approaches.
    • Explore and promote the use of standards for integrative medicine practice in behavioral health settings.
    • Gather quarterly to offer behavioral health professionals with an interest in integrative approaches the opportunity to share knowledge and resources; coordinate efforts; and develop and nurture professional partnerships.
  • Chair: Tracey Sondik
To learn more about the Collaborative or to join, please contact Lisa.Wolf@ct.gov

To learn more about these approaches to care or to find providers using integrative modalities in your community visit www.Connecticut.networkofcare.org.






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