Special Issue "Complementary and Integrative Movement Therapies for Children"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2019).
Interests: Yoga, Medical Yoga; Yoga Therapy; Depression; Anxiety; Mental Health; Infectious Diseases; Vaccines
Complementary and Integrative movement-based therapies are described as interventions that place the focus on changing one’s thoughts to change one’s behavior patterns. These therapies are often an exploration of multiple dimensions, including the physical body, energy, mind–body awareness, emotions, and spiritual feelings. Some of these, considered to be of increasing importance in the treatment of chronic diseases and functional disorders, include yoga, mindful movement, osteopathic manipulation, pranayama, art therapy, sound therapy, massage therapy, music therapy, and integrated movement therapy. With the use of these interventions, one can develop improved body awareness, leading one towards realizing the connections between the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual realms. This increased awareness allows one to recognize thoughts and emotions at an earlier, or subtler, stage, enabling earlier interventions, coping, and healing. This Special Issue will explore a range of complementary and integrative movement therapies in children and adolescents with the goal of further educating medical professionals on their use for treating disorders such as chronic pain, depression, anxiety, asthma, ADHD, obesity, autism, high-risk pregnancies, and sleep disorders.
Ina Stephens, MD, RYT, CYT, FAAP
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Yoga Therapy
- Integrative Health
- Mental Health
- Osteopathic Manipulation
- Sound Therapy
- Art Therapy
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy