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    Whether you aim to get fit, manage pain or heal from an illness, the Penny George Institute for Health and Healing can help using a holistic approach that focuses on the mind, body and spirit.

    Individuals come to our clinics and fitness center, or as hospitalized patients, to find:

    • a path to better well-being through stress management services, weight loss programs and nutrition consultations
    • solutions, ranging from acupuncture to exercise consultations, for chronic illnesses and chronic pain
    • relief from the symptoms of diseases like cancer and the side effects of treatments
    • and much more

    Our doctors, nurse practitioners, acupuncturists, and other experts have the highest credentials in their fields.

  • Now in Woodbury

    PGIHH-WestHealth-thumb.jpgPenny George Institute for Health and Healing practitioners now offer services at Allina Health Woodbury Clinic.


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    Make a gift to the Penny George Institute Foundation to ensure that more people have access to holistic health care focused on the mind, body and spirit. Give today. 

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    Seven heart-healthy steps in 24 hours

    Check out these quick and easy ways to manage your stress, and nourish your body and mind for better heart health, from Courtney Baechler, MD, of the Penny George Institute.

    Cancer survivorship: Achieving optimal health

    After being treated for breast cancer in 2014, Beth Lehman was ready for a fresh start in 2015. She just wasn't sure how to pull it off. That's where the Penny George Institute for Health and Healing's LiveWell Fitness Center came in. 

  • Guided imagery CDs

    Penny George Institute proudly presents our guided imagery CDs, which can help you reduce stress and learn breathing and relaxation techniques to manage pain. 

    Guided meditations are an excellent way to explore meditation practices with someone else leading you through the process. 

    Download one or all of our albums on CD Baby or iTunes today. 

    Guided imagery for stress reduction

    Guided Imagery for stress reduction

    Working with the gentle rhythms and cycles of the breath, become more aware of how breathing affects the body in order to maximize oxygen exchange and reduce stress. These techniques combine breathing exercises and muscle relaxation with the use of the listener’s imagination to find comfort and peace.

    Guided imagery for pregnancy

    Guided Imagery for pregnancy and birth

    Breathing exercises can help you quiet the mind and body, and guided imagery techniques can help you use your imagination to have a pleasant experience even in the midst of turmoil or pain. A calm mind is a clear mind. And a clear mind helps us navigate more easily through stressful circumstances. 

    Guided imagery for pain relief

    Guided imagery for pain relief

    The recordings inside this CD offer a variety of approaches to help you relax, calm your mind and ease pain. A quiet mind improves our outlook and ability to cope with pain.

    These albums were made possible through the generosity of Classical Minnesota Public Radio and the Abbott Northwestern Hospital Foundation.

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