The Vegas Strong Resiliency Center is pleased to make a variety of evidence-based integrative services available at no cost to the Route 91 community. Virtual platforms offer convenient access and all providers are vetted with a review of their training and experience working with trauma.
It is important to note that integrative services are intended to be used in coordination with evidence-based treatment or as a follow up to treatment. Prior authorization by the Resiliency Center Behavioral Health Coordinator is required and can be requested by using the form on this page. The following services are currently offered:
Mindfulness is a meditative practice that emphasizes a person’s acceptance of their experience in the present moment, without anxiety, fear, or judgment. This trauma-informed intervention can assist in creating a sense of security or safety and help increase self-awareness and empowerment while reducing stress and anxiety.
For those who have been approved, online sessions are offered monthly with Catherine and Elizabeth Scherwenka through Eventbrite.
Trauma Recovery Yoga
This science-based somatic method integrates many carefully researched and proven techniques in a very specific yoga sequence that inspires a sense of safety and connection. It is easily adapted for all levels, ages, and capabilities. It can be done on a mat or chair at the level that is comfortable for you or you may simply observe and listen.
Trauma Recovery Yoga is known to help with insomnia, anxiety, panic attacks, suicidal thoughts, hypervigilance, flashbacks, and other effects of trauma being held in the body. It is designed to rebalance the parasympathetic and sympathetic nervous systems and enhance the overall feeling of well-being.
The instructor’s sequence is recorded while protecting the privacy of participants. Links to the recorded instruction are available to participants for additional individual practice at their convenience.
For those who have been approved, online Trauma Recovery Yoga sessions are offered every other week with Leland Holgate Sr. of Warriors for Life America through Eventbrite.
Art therapy methods use active art-making and creative processes, integrated with the human experience. It has been found to be effective in trauma treatment by reducing psychological trauma symptoms and depression.
Integrative art support groups use art and mindfulness as methods of self-care, led by a registered art therapist. Participants must supply their own art supplies of their choosing (i.e., paints, markers, clay, pencils, or mixed media).
For those who have been approved, online Art for the Heart sessions are offered every other week with Eden Pastor of Eden Art Therapy through Eventbrite.
Integrative music support groups utilize connections to music to encourage positive changes in mood and overall well-being. This can include creating music with instruments of all types, singing, moving to music, or just listening to it. The groups are provided by certified and licensed music therapists.
Some of the documented benefits of music therapy include improved self-esteem, decreased anxiety, increased motivation, increased verbalization, and stronger connections with other people.
For those who have been approved, online sessions are offered weekly with one of two licensed and board-certified music therapists through Eventbrite—Emily Rawlings, LPMT, MT-BC, on Tuesdays and Becky Wellman, PhD, LPMT, MT-BC, on Wednesdays.
Center for Mind-Body Medicine
The facilitator of this group program uses techniques of self-awareness and self-care to help overcome the feelings of helplessness and hopelessness that follow traumatic events, as well as increase the ability to sleep, manage stress, and improve mood, often significantly decreasing depression and anxiety. As a result, participants are able to balance the fight or flight response, relax the body, and quiet the mind.
The CMBM program has been used effectively for reductions in symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder and depression, as well as to enhance optimism and compassion for others.
If you are interested in participating in any of these services, please complete the request form below and someone from the Resiliency Center will be in contact soon. (Click here if the form below is not displaying correctly.)