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Whole Health Videos

To learn more about the positive impacts of VA's Whole Health approach, watch the videos below.

If you want download copies of these files, they are available for you to do so. Downloaded files (available in .mp4 and .mp3 formats) are useful for closed circuit TV systems, presentations where a network connection is not available, or other purposes.

Image of person meditating near a lake. Photo credit to Simon Migaj.

The videos below are excellent starting points to learn more about the Circle of Health, for more videos and resources - please explore each of the components within the Circle of Health.

Whole Health Overview

Mindful Awareness (5:51)

Moving The Body (2:53)

Surroundings (4:12)

Personal Development (3:13)

Food & Drink (4:12)

Recharge (4:18)

Friends, Family & Co-workers (3:27)

Spirit & Soul (2:51)

Power of the Mind (3:44)

The Signs of Suffering

In addition to watching the videos below - you can read through the blog postings that accompany these videos. 

Guided Mediation w/ Christiane Wolf

Loving Kindness Mediation (11:00)

Tai Chi Instructor Cynthia Frusha from the Central Arkansas VA

Mindfulness of Breath by Dr. Brandon Yabko at VA Salt Lake City’s Mindfulness Center

Music Therapy & Movement (17:30)

Relaxation Exercise from WRIISC (40:00)

4 Ways to Cultivate Mindfulness

Compassion with Dr. Greg Serpa

Paced Breathing

Chair Yoga, Central Alabama Veterans Health Care System (10:00)

Progressive Muscle Relaxation (Lamanda Blackman CAVAHCS) (9:00)

Body Scan (Dr. Tim Avery, Palo Alto VAMC) (WRIISC, 8:00)

Breathing Practice (8:00, NCP)

Joint Mobility

Loving Kindness (Dr. David Kearney, VA Puget Sound) (22:00)

Take a Mini-Mental Vacation Visualization (Dr. Tracy Gaudet)

Mindful Breathing (Angela Johnson CAVAHCS) (3:00)

Exploring Acupressure (Juli Olson, Central Iowa VAMC)

Taking Time to Pause (Katherine Hilgren, St. Louis VAMC)

Healthy Posture and the "Rule of the 90's" (Dr. Jason Napuli, St. Louis VAMC)

Standing Twist (Mary Horne, Central Arkansas VAMC) (4:30)

Mind-Body Stress Management (Dr. Robert Dinenberg, St. Louis VAMC) (5:00)

Mindful Poetry (Dr. Kavitha Reddy, St. Louis VAMC)

Progressive Muscle Relaxation (13:59)

One Minute Mindfulness (1:00)

Lower Body Chair Exercise (23:06)

Relaxation for Headaches (3 audio clips)

Moments of Pause (5:02)

Acupressure for Stress Relief, Erika Marie from Kansas City VAMC (2:24)

Upper Body Chair Exercise, Katherine Hilgren St. Louis VAMC (18:26)

Music & Movement, Matthew G. Lloyd, a Neurologic Music Therapist at the VA Central Iowa Health Care System (18:04)

Scheduling Pleasant Activities (9:30)

The Guest House (5:25)

Breathing in the Moment (5:00)

Tai Chi from Memphis VAMC featuring Cynthia Mealer (14:00)

Being Grateful For Your Body with Christiane Wolf (14:57)

Soft Belly Breathing (5:30)

Time to Rest with Dr. Tracy Gaudet (5:29)

Gratitude Practice with Amy Honeck, Little Rock VAMC (8:07)

Mindful Body Scan (22:00)

Breathing For Stress Relief (6:53)

Are You Listening? (10:00)

Head and Neck Massage (20:00)

Breathing Space (3:00)

Eating for Whole Health: African Sweet Potato Stew, Allison Chikos, RD, CSG, LDN. Jesse Brown VAMC (1:08)

Acupressure for Head and Neck Relief, Dr. Lisa Lourey, Omaha VA Medical Center (4:25)

5 Minute Stress Management, Dr. Eric Dinnenberg - St. Louis VAMC (5:07)

Give Yourself a Break with Acupressure, led by Juli Olson, Iowa VA (3:54)

Chair Yoga with Mandy Johnson (8:58)

Breathing for Stress Relief, Cynthia Mealer (6:30)

The Guest House (5:25) 

Intention Setting with Alison Whitehead (5:10)

Head and Neck Massage with Dr. Sharon Weinstein (18:47)

Standing Twist, Mary Horne, Yoga Teacher from Central Arkansas VA (4:30)

Body Mechanics and Hip Hinge with Dr. Aaron Armetta (3:24)