In 2013, Wexner Heritage Village became the first clinical setting in the Midwest to provide patients and their families Urban Zen Integrative Therapy – a revolutionary program that combines yoga, reiki, breathing techniques and aroma therapy to reduce pain and anxiety, ease nausea and improve restfulness.
While the program was initially introduced to Zusman Hospice patients, their families and caregivers, it is now being incorporated into care for those throughout the WHV campus, including the residents, their families and caregivers on long-term care units at Wexner Heritage House; Wexner Rehabilitation patients; at The Cottage, our residential unit for those with Alzheimer’s Disease and other dementia-related conditions; and at Creekside at the Village, our independent and assisted living facility.
As a result of its commitment to Urban Zen Integrative Therapy (UZIT), and in partnership with the Yoga on High Teacher Training Institute, Wexner Heritage Village has become a model for other healthcare organizations and a national training hub for the program, hosting dozens of practitioners for workshops.
Following are several documents compiled by UZIT Project Manager Lauren Sobol that provide a detailed analysis and review of the real impact of Urban Zen Integrative Therapy at Wexner Heritage Village.
2013 Analysis and Review
2014 Analysis and Review
2015 Analysis and Review
View the video, Touch to Touch, of Lori's experience at TEDxColumbus.
Lori Guth Moffett is Wexner Heritage Village’s Urban Zen Integrative Therapy Program Director.
She became a registered yoga teacher and reiki master in 2004 and has been a Urban Zen Integrative Therapy practitioner since 2009.