Marin General Hospital: Center for Integrative Health and Wellness

Greenbrae, California

Located in Greenbrae, California, Marin Health (General) Hospital’s TAM Program has been ongoing since 1993. The TAM (Total Atherosclerosis Management) Program is a comprehensive, scientifically-based therapeutic approach to lifestyle change with the intention being to stop the progression of coronary heart disease and other vascular diseases. The core support group portion of the TAM Program is an Attitudinal Healing support group.

Over a 20-year period, the TAM Program graduated more than 800 individuals through 75 programs under the nurturing and careful guidance of Dr. Mark Wexman (Partner, Cardiovascular Associates of Marin). TAM’s unique design enables them to educate, empower, and motivate the individual to adopt new lifestyle habits in support of their recovery from or prevention of heart disease.

Five-year follow-up data demonstrates that participants with known coronary artery disease who remained compliant with the program had remarkably high (88%) event-free status and further benefited with a 96 percent 5-year survival rate.

This program is fee-based.

Hawai’i State Hospital

Kaneohe, Hawaii

Since 1995 Attitudinal Healing has been presented to the residential patients of the Hawai’i State Hospital in Kaneohe, Oahu, Hawai’i. Created by Diane Cirincione, Ph.D., the course covers a core curriculum on basic problem-solving skills and developing basic tools to shift one’s thinking and attitude. This course is also adaptable for adults with developmental disabilities. For further information please contact: Trish Ellis

Wilcox Memorial Hospital

Kauai, Hawaii

Three days of Attitudinal Healing workshops were conducted at the Wilcox Memorial Hospital on Kaua’i for professionals in the field of healthcare. Groups represented included physicians; behavioral health specialists; nurses; occupational therapists; administrative support; social workers; oncology specialists; educators; nutritionists; physical therapists; and chiropractors.