has been developing its innovative approach to recovery from psychiatric
distress since 1981. Naropa Institute faculty member and psychiatrist, Dr.
Edward Podvoll, and many students including Jeff and Molly Fortuna established
the first Windhorse center in Boulder, Colorado. Dr. Edward Podvoll and his
students formed the first “team” around a client. As the approach evolved, Dr.
Edward Podvoll authored the book Seduction of Madness, now known as Recovering
Sanity. Today, the cultivation of mindful attention to
body, mind and environment and the development of true compassion are core
values of the Windhorse philosophy of healing.
Windhorse Associates (our original name) was incorporated
as a private, non-profit nondenominational health care organization in
Northampton, Massachusetts in 1993. In 2008 we changed our name to
Windhorse Integrative Mental Health (IMH). In 2010 we opened a site in San Luis
Since the inception of the Windhorse approach, a number of sites
have followed the healing philosophy of the book. Windhorse IMH is a member of
this alliance, which has grown to seven active sites worldwide. The World Wide
Windhorse Council meets monthly to share experience and innovation.
For more information please call Admissions
Northampton at (413) 586-0207 ext. 333, or Admissions San Luis Obispo at (805)
548-8951. We can also be reached via email at marketing[at]windhorseimh.org.
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