Aurora Ocampo, MA, RN, CS
Ms. Ocampo is a trained and experienced practitioner of complementary
modalities including biofeedback, Therapeutic touch, and Reiki.
She is also certified in clinical imagery and aromatherapy. Ms.
Ocampo has studied and worked with well known leaders and expert
in these fields including J. Achterberg, PhD (guided imagery), J.
Anselmo, holistic nurse consultant (biofeedback), D. Krieger, Ph.D.
(therapeutic touch), R.J. Buckle, PhD candidate (aromatherapy),
B. & R. Schwab (clinical imagery).
Through her active involvement in holistic nursing practice, she
was instrumental in introducing and integrating these healing modalities
in Beth Israel Medical Center, NY by offering training programs
and providing direct patient care. She strongly believes that these
healing techniques which utilize the body/mind/spirit, strengthen
the body’s innate capacity to heal and thus enhance its response
to the conventional methods of treatment. In her role as the clinical
nurse specialist in the surgical nursing division of Beth Israel
Medical Center, Ms. Ocampo began to incorporate these healing practices
into relaxation group sessions for patients and the nursing staff
with the belief that supporting and nurturing them in this way is
one of the best ways to provide the highest quality of care of the
She has done numerous lectures, presentation and workshops in self-care
utilizing these complementary therapies to promote health maintenance
and disease prevention. Ms. Ocampo has been featured in several
television programs: CBS’s Dan Rather Evening News featuring
the Holistic Surgery Program, a collaborative initiative
between Surgical Services at Beth Israel Medical Center and the
Center for Health and Healing designed to support and assist patients
through the surgical experience; CNN’s “News from Medicine
on Humanistic Care”; and CNBC’s “Alive and Wellness
” hosted by Carol Martin demonstrating biofeedback and imagery
in pain management.