Healing Arts

People have used prayer and other spiritual practices for their own and others' health concerns for thousands of years.  Prayer has even been identified as a complementary therapy by the National Center for Complementary/Alternative Medicine (2005).  The

Claudia Landau with patient

Claudia Meyer performs Healing Touch on one of
her patient vists.

Pastoral Care Department coordinates with the Healing Arts Program to offer holistic services to meet patient and staff needs, including prayer, Healing Touch, Reiki, and Mindfulness Meditation.

These energy based therapies utilize the hands to direct healing energies to restore harmony and balance in the energy system.  Through a heart centered and caring relationship, a healer creates an optimum environment for self healing to occur.  Energy based therapies stimulates bioelectromagnetic and physiological changes in the patient at a cellular level to promote not only the physical, but the emotional, mental, and spiritual aspects of healing. 

For more information about the services offered, please contact the Pastoral Care office at (518) 262-3176 or the Healing Arts Program at (518) 262-4575 during regular business hours (Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 4:30pm).