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Within each person there is a powerful, innate capacity for self-healing that can be activated by the right kind of attention and support.
From conventional therapies and mind-body skills to supplements and lifestyle behaviors, we’ll support you on your path to resilience—not only helping you recover, but flourish.
Allow me to introduce you to Natural Mental Health, the place where I spend most of my time when I’m not out exploring the country.
At NMH, we believe natural approaches are the future of better mental healthcare. What do we mean by natural? In many ways, natural just means a more personalized approach that’s in-tune with what a full system (body, mind, and heart) needs to thrive. We focus on empowering, scientifically sound methods to ignite that self-healing and hope you believe that you have that innate capacity- even if it appears dim right now.
By clicking on either link below, you will leave my website and jump over to the Natural Mental Health site.
Discover your Resilience Type with the Resilience Quiz! After completing the quiz, you can get your free tailored mini-course, full of integrative practices and supplement ideas to help you reclaim your most resilient self.
Henry Emmons, MD is an integrative psychiatrist who weaves together mind-body and natural therapies, mindfulness teachings, and other holistic approaches for common mental health problems like depression and anxiety. He is a co-founder of Natural Mental Health, offering trusted information and holistic products to help individuals of all ages optimize their mental health and build resilience in mind, body, and spirit; and of JoyLab.coach, a podcast and program designed to develop the elements of joy.
Henry is a sought-after presenter and a respected consultant on such topics as integrating natural and mindfulness therapies in psychiatry, the interface between spirituality and mental health, and personal and professional renewal. He has developed several transformational programs, including A Year of Living Mindfully and The Inner Life of Healers through the University of Minnesota’s Center for Spirituality and Healing; Resilience Training at the Penny George Institute for Health and Healing; and Pathways to Joy with Natural Mental Health. He is also a founding board member of the International Network for Integrative Mental Health.
Henry is the author of four books:
Dr. Prasek is an integrative therapies researcher and educator, focused on the use of technology solutions to reduce symptoms of chronic stress, anxiety, and depression. Her expertise and in-the-field work is particularly centered around the use of online programs to communicate and deliver mental health practices in more accessible ways.
Dr. Prasek is also an innovator in digital intervention design, creating one of few design models that both health professionals and organizations can use to create and deliver leaner and more effective digital health programs (more on that here).
Her research and practice is also bolstered by an MA in Health Communications and an MA in Holistic Health Studies, and she is certified in a variety of wellness systems & practices (NASM CPT, E-RYT 500, PYT-500, Healing Touch, Reiki, & group fitness). Her work has been supported and shaped by organizations and awards such as: Stanford’s Compassion and Technology Award, SOFIA public health award, the National Science Foundation, MIN-CORPS, and several research fellowships. She also served as a Dalai Lama Fellow, a global initiative that aims to build and support a network of social innovators who skillfully blend ethics, contemplative values, and compassion into social innovation. The fellowship is personally authorized by the Fourteenth Dalai Lama.
Lorri Weisen is artful at creating clarity out of chaos. She specializes in systems, finances, strategy, and “connecting the dots” within an organization to help them grow and flourish. She is skilled at coordinating structure and creating foundational principles—the essential ingredients of a successful company. A former entrepreneur, Lorri is a self-proclaimed tech-nerd with the experience and capacity to implement, oversee, and execute multiple projects simultaneously and with great efficiency.
Lorri is also a certified nutritional health coach, writer, and explorer who lives full-time on the road in a teardrop trailer named Gratitude. You can follow her journey around the country over on her Instagram page @nomadic_healthcoach.
Elena Hollenhorst is a digital creative, dancer, choreographer, and dance educator. She trained at the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance and has a BFA in Dance from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. As a RYT-200 certified yoga instructor, Elena has taught extensively in the Twin Cities and abroad. She is the founder of Peasful Plate, an online plant-based cooking platform.