If you live in New York and you’re looking for new ways to connect with yourself mentally, emotionally, and spiritually, we have got you covered!
In this article, we’re going to take a look at 7 self-care places in New York that can boost your mental well-being, providing you with some much-needed comfort this winter so that you can get your life back on track. These places will help you quit winter emotional eating, connect with the power of plants, ease your stress and more.
Come check ‘em out with us!
Wholistic Food Therapy
Wholistic Food Therapy is a therapy service run by Sarah Thacker. You’ll find it on Broadway, and its aim is to help you “find freedom from emotional eating.”
Sarah uses a holistic approach to healing, and she targets your emotions, anxiety and any extreme life changes that may have affected your relationship with food. Interactive and personal, Sarah is a licensed mental health counsellor regulated by New York State.
What else? Freedom from emotional eating courses are available, as well as the official Wholistic Food Therapy book.
Address: 1201 Broadway, New York, NY 10001
Shambhala Meditation Center
The non-profit Shambhala Meditation Center (otherwise known as Shambhala New York City) is your one-stop shop for meditation practice. You can pair up with an individual meditation instructor, take Shambhala training and other programs, and immerse yourself in the community.
There’s a podcast available too, and it’s the Shambhala Meditation Center’s aim to offer urban meditation and discussion to anyone and everyone who wants to bring some much-needed calm into their lives.
What else? Unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic has forced Shambhala NYC to suspend all in-person gatherings until further notice. However, you can still participate via Zoom!
The Horticultural Society of New York
What better way to relieve stress than by connecting with others via gardening and plant-based activities?
This is exactly what The Horticultural Society of New York offers. According to their mission statement, they “cultivate plants, people and purpose.” You’re free to visit their gardens and plazas throughout the city and immerse yourself in the healing aspect of plants and gardening.
And when spring swings around again — take it from us, this will be amazing.
What else? The Horticultural Society of New York offers horticultural therapy along with educational classes and programs.
Address: 148 W 37th St #13, New York, NY 10018
New York Creative Arts Therapists/Art Spa
New York Creative Arts Therapists offers art therapy to creative thinkers who are looking to soothe their minds. Here, there is something for everyone, from adults to children to professionals.
The aim is to use creative arts psychotherapy to achieve greater clarity of mind and thought so that you can see your personal and professional issues clearer. Due to the pandemic, you can book an online session and work with a company that has 10 years worth of experience.
What else? New York Creative Arts Therapists currently has a huge waiting list, so you’ll need to book soon if you don’t want to be disappointed.
Addresses: 190 N 10th St #301, Brooklyn, NY 11211
2 St. Nicholas Avenue, #40 and #45, Bushwick
11 Peekskill Rd, #4, Cold Spring
The Alchemist’s Kitchen
The Alchemist’s Kitchen takes a holistic herbal approach to healing. Here, you can connect yourself with the power of plants via the help of professional herbalists who produce top notch herbal remedies and plant beauty products.
You’re free to ask a herbalist anything you want, and they have an online shop where you can browse a wide range of products, including products that will help you sleep better, and lifestyle books.
What else? The Alchemist’s Kitchen specializes in hemp-based CBD products and invite you to learn more about the cannabis industry and the regenerative effects of CBD with them.
Address: 119 Crosby St, New York, NY 10012
The Well is an alternative therapy service that offers high-end holistic healing to New Yorker’s. They offer drop-in classes, private classes and group classes, and their products include vitamins, essential oils and even apparel. They also sell COVID-19 masks and offer curated gift guides for your friends and family.
What else? The Well currently offers a number of virtual services which start out with an introductory consultation. Among their services are sports therapy and health coaching.
Address: 2 E 15th St, New York, NY 10003
Looking to relax and restore your body, and ease your stress via a holistic massage?
That’s exactly what Hudson Wellness offers. Located on Broadway, Hudson Wellness believes that the key to a vibrant life is a healthcare routine that begins with a focus on wellness. Led by medical experts, they offer acupuncture, physical therapy, massage therapy, and more.
What else? They currently offer super-fast COVID-19 tests.
Address: 281 Broadway, New York, NY 10007
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