Experiential Learning Labs

A multidisciplinary approach to stress management, sleep, pain and vitality

What is the Open Door Experiential Learning Lab?

Open Door has developed a program of successful strategies for stress management, sleep, pain and vitality to incorporate into your daily life. Our program works with your nutritional, physical and mental health to mobilize your own inner resources. The Lab employs pragmatic lessons that will help integrate these three aspects of your life AND help you set the stage for optimal health and vitality.

How Does Open Door’s Team Teach the Labs?

Open Door has a four-part strategy that educates you on causes and indications of each topic.  Then, we addresses causes with simple solutions. Your role is to bring questions and engagement that will enliven and personalize the learning process.

Each week we will:

1.     Present a comprehensive introduction covering one of our four modalities and directed by an Open Door specialist.

2.    Practice skills corresponding to the Lab modality presented.

3.    Work on the Lab curriculum personally and in groups as we tie it all together and acknowledge the benefits of each modality.

4.     Prepare homework and suggestions to reinforce basic concepts.

During and after the Lab, individualized sessions with instructors can be scheduled to address areas of particular concern, deepen understanding of triggers, and solidify skills.

Four weeks after completing the Lab, we will follow up with you to assure benefit and assess next steps as needed.

We look forward to working with you!



Open Door has created a simple 6-week curriculum to examine the nature of stress and to learn strategies to minimize its impact. Our team has targeted three primary areas: mindfulness, physical activity, and nutrition. We believe fostering these skills will increase your capacity to manage stress. Our guided curriculum includes discussion, practice, and independent work between classes. Your progress will be measurable using the provided workbook and through a follow up session one month.


Week 1 - Mindfulness and Mental Health
Week 2 - Nutrition and Stress Reduction
Week 3- Somatics and Physicality for Stress Reduction
Week 4- Mind/Body Connection
Week 5 -Integration
Week 6- Follow-up

Kate Gamble, BFA, MSPT
Britton Mann, Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
Holly Westling, RN,MS,CNS
Miriah Wall, MS, CMHC, CYT