At PCH, we prefer to put names and faces to the philosophy guiding our approach whenever possible. To better accomplish that, we will begin sharing the firsthand perspectives of the people behind our treatment programs with monthly staff interviews.
Read more of our conversation with Yoga and Healing Touch Instructor, Jeanne Ortiz, and the eleven questions about her guiding philosophy and principles.
1. What does “mental health” mean to you?
Movement, breath and health
2. What’s your favorite mental health or well being quote?
Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional. -Buddha
3. What do you think is the most useful wellness resources?
Meditation- 10% happier app, Andrew. Weil MD.
4. What do you do to take care of your own mental health needs?
Movement, meditation, therapy
5. How would you describe PCH Treatment Center to a family or friend in need?
A place to be accepted for who you are or want to be.
6. What inspires you most at PCH?
The therapist are creative, caring and tough at the same time.
7. How have you coped with Covid in the last few years?
It’s been a lot, working out, therapy and laughter
8. Top three book recommendations and why?
Four Agreements- changed my life
Gone Girl- so many moving parts
Autobiography of a Yogi- inspired, spiritual & wonderful
9. How do you balance your job and PCH and time family/community time?
I try to do my best whilst I’m there and disconnect when I get home
10. What’s your favorite modality of treatment and why?
Healing Touch, because it’s tailored to each individual, it’s so healing and different for everyone
11. If you can invite anyone alive or no longer living to your dinner party, who would you invite and why?
My grandmother, cause I miss her wisdom and love 💕