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Alternative therapies describe a creative approach to recovering or coping with serious illness or injury. This can include pet therapy, recreational therapy, yoga, expressive therapy, and other methods that address the emotional and social aspect of healing.

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Alternative mental health therapies in Nashville, Tennessee

There is more than one way to find healing, and we'll find what works best for you.

At TriStar Health hospitals, we are proud to offer you many alternative therapies to choose from. We work with you to build a treatment plan that's right for you, keeping your well-being and safety always at the forefront of your care.

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We understand how alone you can feel when you have mental or emotional pain. We are always here to help you and your loved ones. Our 24-hour help line is a good place to start.

We understand how alone you can feel when you have mental or emotional pain. We are always here to help you and your loved ones. Our 24-hour help line is a good place to start.

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What are alternative therapies for mental health?

Alternative therapy, also known as complementary therapy, is used as an additional support to conventional one-on-one and group therapies. It helps relieve feelings of anxiety and stress that can arise during treatment, as well as helping you process emotions and establish new and beneficial habits.

Alternative therapies we offer

When you come to us for help, we approach your personal well-being with you. You are a unique individual who deserves treatment that fits your specific needs, and that's what we'll help you find.

Art therapy

Art therapy is focused on the creation of work that is oriented toward self-expression and understanding. During a session, you work with a credentialed art therapist to create and interpret drawings, paintings and others forms of art that help you relax and process emotions and thoughts that may arise during other forms of therapy.

Mindfulness therapy

Mindfulness is the meditative practice of self-awareness and regulation. It asks you to be present in yourself, your sensations and feelings without getting lost in interpretation and anxiety. By doing so, you increase your mental resilience and ability to handle stressors in your life.

Music therapy

Music therapy uses instrumental and vocal music activities to help patients heal and recover from trauma or health conditions. Music therapists incorporate interventions such as music-assisted relaxation, songwriting, lyric analysis and instrument improvisation. This helps you express yourself and process feelings of anxiety, anger or worry.

Recreational therapy

Recreational therapy, also known as therapeutic recreation, uses a variety of activities that can address your physical, mental and emotional needs. In this form of complementary therapy, licensed therapists lead you and others in activities like arts and crafts, games, sports and even acting. This helps lessen the stress than can arise during treatment.

Yoga as therapy

Yoga, like mindfulness, helps you connect mind, body and breath, in addition to encouraging the release of tension through physical motion. This form of alternative treatment can help you find relief from anxiety while also improving your balance, flexibility and health.

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