Will Boyce - Director of Mountainside's Mind Body Spirit Program
Mountainside offers its clients a Mind Body Spirit Program that focuses on empowering each client with the confidence, knowledge and motivation required to make a personal commitment to be healthy. Through a series of interactive sessions led by Mountainside experts, clients explore the Mind-Body-Spirit connection, learn stress reduction techniques and take a deeper look at their own vision of health and healing. This unique program complements the core Mountainside treatment program and provides valuable insights to participating individuals. Mountainside also has a certified personal trainer on staff as well as a complete gym/exercise room.
In 2006 Mountainside was invited to China to tour many of the country's hospitals and chemical dependency centers. An impressive technique used throughout the country is the use of acupuncture to help minimize clients withdrawal symptoms and accelerate the detox process. It was quickly decided that this technique would greatly help the clients of Mountainside in a multitude of ways. Clients at Mountainside are offered acupuncture treatments by a leading professional to help with post-acute withdrawal symptoms and relaxation.
One component of the Mind Body Spirit Program is the Yoga and Tai Chi program run by Will Boyce. Residents who participate in this program receive attention in developing a regime that fits best with them, given their abilities. Will has a background in alcoholism and drug counseling is a certified hypnotherapist, a credentialed Kripalu Yoga Instructor and is also trained in Qigong, and Tai-Chi. This innovative and comprehensive program works collaboratively with the Counseling Department to ensure that complimentary approaches are being effectively used for each individual who participates.