The mission of Nurture Healing is to inform, inspire and empower people to create greater wellness in their lives and in the world.
The Nurture Healing materials and workshops were created to provide tools and skills to help people align with greater wellness. When we nurture our bodies with health promoting conditions, we are better able to reclaim and enhance our health. Aligning with wellness not only effects our own health, it also empowers us to make choices that bring greater health and balance into the world. By aligning ourselves with health and wellness, we bring positive change into our families, into our communities, and onto the planet.
Every move toward greater wellness matters.
Nurture Healing was established by Joanna Garritano, MD as a response to the rising epidemic of chronic health problems. Despite some of medicine’s finest contributions to humankind, we are currently experiencing a sharp increase in the number of people with complex chronic health issues. In fact, nearly one out of every two adults in the United States, (that’s over 117 million Americans), face a chronic health challenge—conditions such as diabetes, autoimmune disease, allergies, asthma, digestive problems, depression, chronic headaches, chronic pain, hypertension, heart disease, and cancer to name a few. Today, over 80% of health care visits are people with chronic health conditions. For many of these patients the conventional medical approach is unable to provide a cure for the condition. Instead many treatments and medications are designed to reduce symptoms without alleviating the disease and without addressing the root problems that give rise to these illnesses in the first place.
This is where tools, skills and lifestyle interventions can help. When we use certain skills such as mindfulness, food choices, relaxation, stress reduction, movement, and the practice of joy – we can often enhance our health and almost always increase our sense of wellbeing. When we acquire wellness skills, and take actions that promote health and wellness, we allow our bodies the proper conditions in which to restore the greatest possible degree of well-being. Aligning with wellness also help us to come into greater resonance with world around us.
Whether we realize it or not, we each have within us an inherent strength and resilience. By becoming active participants in creating health and wellness, we tap into our own inner strength and we can help to trigger greater balance and harmony in our own lives and in the world.
You are welcome to contact Dr. Garritano directly if you are interested in participating in a wellness workshop or if you are interested in having Dr. Garritano as a speaker at your event.