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Whole Health

VA Whole Health is a cutting-edge approach to care that supports your health and well-being. Whole Health centers around what matters to you, not what is the matter with you. This means your health team will get to know you as a person, before working with you to develop a personalized health plan based on your values, needs, and goals.

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Care we provide at VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System

Our whole health approach empowers and equips you to take charge of your health, well-being, and quality of life. Whole health goes beyond your illnesses, injuries, or disabilities, and focuses instead on your values, goals, and overall health. It includes self-care and complementary therapies along with conventional medical care. Our whole health program includes:

*PENDING*

Explore your Mission, Aspiration and Purpose, complete a Personal Health Inventory and create a Personal Health Plan on the pathway to Whole Health.

For more information and enrollment: call 424-232-7921

Mindfulness is the practice of cultivating present moment awareness in a non-judgmental and friendly way. VA Greater Los Angeles offers a number of Mindfulness-Based Interventions offering proven approaches to reduce stress, alleviate depressed mood, and enhance well-being.

 

Mindfulness Meditation

Mondays, 10 a.m.

For more information and enrollment: call 310-694-6045

Compassion is the feeling that arises when you are confronted with suffering and feel motivated to relieve it. Self-compassion is meeting one’s own suffering with tenderness and courage. VA Greater Los Angeles is the first VA site to demonstrate the improvement in physical, social and mental well-being in Veterans through a self-compassion training program.

Meditation is a set of techniques used to increase awareness, reduce stress, promote relaxation, and enhance personal and spiritual growth.

Mind Over Illness

Mondays, 11 a.m., at Sepulveda VA Medical Center, bldg. 200 - 2nd floor, Conference Room B&C

For more information: call 310-478-3711, ext.32089

iRest Guided Imagery Meditation

  • Mondays, 2 p.m.

To join: call 404-397-1596, access code: 199 683 2860#

  • Wednesdays, 10 a.m.

To join: call 404-397-1596, access code:199 603 9524#

  • Fridays, 1:30 p.m.

To join: call 404-397-1596, access code: 199 529 9122#

 

For more information: call 310-478-3711, ext.36265

 

Meditative Movement

  • Tuesdays, 8:30 a.m.
  • Thursdays, 9 a.m.
  • Fridays, 10 a.m.

For more information on how to join over VA-Video-Connect: call 310-478-3711, ext.36265

Classes to help you prepare you and support you in quitting smoking.

 

Tobacco Cessation Group,

Mondays, 12:15 p.m.

For more information and enrollment: call 310-694-6045

 

Stop Smoking—Support & Medication

  • Tuesdays, 11 a.m.

For more information on how to join over VA-Video-Connect: call 818-895-9569

  • Thursdays, 1 p.m.

For more information on how to join over VA-Video-Connect: call 310-478-3711, ext.54393

  • Fridays, 10 a.m.

For more information on how to join over VA-Video-Connect with individual phone calls for those who cannot join by video: call 818-895-9569

 

 

Allowing the body to sleep, rest and relax is directly connected to physical, mental and emotional health and wellbeing.

 

Sleep Well

Mondays, 10 a.m.

To join: call 404-397-1596, access code: 199 324 8743#

 

Manage Stress: for Women

Wednesdays, 11 a.m.

To join: call 404-397-1596, access code: 199 404 7232#

 

Ways to Relax

Thursdays, 7:30 p.m.

 To join: call 404-397-1596, access code: 276 0290 4052#

 

For more information: call 310-478-3711, ext.32089

Learn skills for building health, wellness and resilience. 

Diabetes Shared Medical Appt

1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 10 a.m.

To join: call 404-397-1596, access code: 199 100 6601#

For more information: call 310-478-3711, ext.32089

Eating Well with Diabetes

1st Tuesdays, 10:00-11:30 a.m., at West Los Angeles VA Medical Center, Bldg 500, Rm 3055

1st Thursdays, 10:00- 11:30 a.m., at  Sepulveda VA Medical Center, Conf Room B/C

3rd Tuesdays, 10:00- 11:30 a.m., Virtual class (phone or video)

For more information: call 310-478-3711, ext. 49464

Staying Active in Older Adulthood

Wednesdays, 10 a.m.

To join: 404-397-1596 and dial 2764 991 8742

For more information: call 310-478-3711, ext. 32089.

Wellness Support Group

Mondays, 11 a.m.

For more information and enrollment: call 310- 694-6045

 

Whole Health to Manage Anger

To join: call 404-397-1596, access code: 199 334 0776#

For more information: call 818-401-3543

An ancient Chinese martial art combining slow-flowing movements with breathing, awareness and visualization. Shown to improve physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health.

  • Mondays, 8:30 a.m., 10 a.m., 11 a.m., and 1 p.m.

To join virtually or more information: call 310-478-3711, ext.40847

To join virtually or more information: call 310-478-3711, ext.40847

  • Fridays, 8:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.

To join virtually or more information: call 310-478-3711, ext.40847

 

Intro to Tai Chi

Thursdays, 8:30 a.m., and 1 p.m.

For more information and enrollment: call 310-478-3711, ext.40847

 

Women’s Intro to Tai Chi

Fridays, 12:30 p.m.

For more information and enrollment: call 310-478-3711, ext.36265

Yoga is a mind and body practice with origins in ancient Indian philosophy. The combination of postures and breathing techniques are beneficial for physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health.

 

Intro to Yoga

Mondays & Wednesdays, 10 a.m., at West Los Angeles VA Medical Center, outside of Bldg. 220.

To join virtually or more information: call 310-478-3711, ext.43230

 

Intermediate Yoga 

Mondays, 12:00 p.m., at West Los Angeles VA Medical Center, outside of Bldg. 220.

To join virtually or more information: call 310-478-3711, ext.43230

 

Gentle Yoga/Chair Yoga

Wednesdays, 12:00 p.m.,

at West Los Angeles VA Medical Center, outside of Bldg. 220.

To join virtually or more information: call 310-478-3711, ext.43230

 

Restorative Yoga (gentle, easy movements with meditation)

  • Tuesdays, 12 p.m.

To join virtually or more information: call 310-478-3711, ext.43230

To join virtually or more information: call 310-478-3711, ext.43230

 

Women’s Trauma-Informed Yoga

Thursdays, 12 p.m., Ask your provider for “MOVE Exercise Recommendation” Consult.

To enroll: contact your primary care team to request a consult.

For more information: call 310-478-3711, ext.43230

 

Chair Yoga/Dance for Seniors/Veterans

Fridays, 10:15 a.m.

For more information and enrollment: call 310-478-3711, ext.53276.