SIMS Training and Wellness Center, Inc.
In recent years there has been a significant increase in social and behavioral science literature which suggests that certain strategies for working with youth and their families can positively impact social problems such as delinquency, trauma, substance abuse and family violence. The rising demand for program quality has fueled a growing interest in evidence-based programs (EBPs) and assessment instruments.
SIMS Training and Wellness, a division of SIMS Consulting & Clinical Services Inc., has four primary functions:
- To focus on the training and professional development of behavioral health professionals using evidence-based programming
- To offer alternative services to the community as way to manage maladaptive symptoms such as stress, depression, etc.
- To provide individual, family and group therapy to individuals in the community who would like additional support and resources
- To provide comprehensive assessments using evidence-based assessment instruments
SIMS Training and Wellness Center is a nonprofit organization, which promotes safe, life-enhancing approaches by providing education, training and inspiration to people who have mental health and substance abuse disorders and to the professionals who serve them.
Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is based on the idea that an unseen "life force energy" flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. If one's "life force energy" is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy. Reiki treats the whole person including body, emotions, mind and spirit creating many beneficial effects that include relaxation and feelings of peace, security and wellbeing. Reiki is a simple, natural and safe method of spiritual healing and self-improvement. It also works in conjunction with medical or therapeutic techniques to relieve side effects and promote recovery.
Reflexology is also referred to as zone therapy. It is wellness or alternative practice, which applies pressure to the feet, hands, or ears with. Pressure applied to these areas effect a physical change to the body. Reflexology can relieve stress and pain in other parts of the body through the manipulation of the feet. It is hypothesized that the pressure received in the feet may send signals that 'balance' the nervous system or release chemicals such as endorphins that reduce stress and pain.