Windhorse has been developing its innovative approach to recovery from psychiatric distress since 1981. The first Windhorse center was established in Boulder, Colorado by Naropa Institute faculty members Jeff and Molly Fortuna and Dr. Edward Podvoll, a psychiatrist and author of the book Recovering Sanity .
Through their work in East/West Psychology at The Naropa Institute, the Windhorse founders developed the skills of mindfulness/awareness which they integrated with their approach to assisting persons with severe mental distress. 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 2010 we also began offering services in San Luis Obispo, California.
To answer your questions about Admissions please call us: In Northampton, call Eric Friendland-Kays at 413-586-0207 x333, in San Luis Obispo call Lisa Teague at 804-548-8942 or learn more at Admission Process.
To answer your general questions about our organization feel free to call Jeff Bliss at 413-586-0207 x103
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