Integrative Pathways to Healing

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction in Chicago

About Us

Betsy Murphy MS, RN, HNB-BC, C-IAYT

Integrative Pathways to Healing is owned and operated by holistic nurse and mind-body specialist, Betsy Murphy.  Betsy’s professional vision and intention is to integrate eastern and western knowledge and modalities to create optimal wellness and health.  An educator in the field of mind-body medicine, she teaches professionals, individuals, and corporations in private and class setting.

Board certified in holistic nursing since 2006, Betsy has studied and practiced yoga and meditation for many decades and has been in private practice for 15 years. She earned a master’s degree in Mind-Body Medicine from Saybrook University, and was educated in nursing at Loyola University, Chicago. Also, she is  a certified yoga therapist, trained by Integrative Yoga Therapy and Parayoga and an accredited teacher of MBSR from UMass Center for Mindfulness in Healthcare and Society.

What are all those initials?

RN: Registered Nurse, State of Illinois

MS: Master of Science, Mind-Body Medicine. Saybrook University.  Oakland, CA

HNB-BC: Holistic Nurse Baccalaureate, Board Certified

C-IAYT: Certified Yoga Therapist. International Association of Yoga Therapists


AHNA Beginnings Magazine, August 2014: Exploring Holistic Foundations for Alleviating and Understanding Compassion Fatigue.

Mindfulness for Stress Reduction in the Workplace. Improving Leadership for Health Care Professionals

American Nurses Association (ANA) Quality Conference. 2014

CENTILE Conference: To Promote Resilience Empathy Compassion & Wellbeing in Health Care Professionals. October, 2015

Sigma Theta Tau International Conference, 2017

International Association of Yoga Therapists

American Holistic Nurses Association

Integrative Yoga Therapy



“It’s cheaper to promote health than to maintain people in sickness.”

— Florence Nightingale

“Be the change you wish to see in the world.”

— Gandhi

“The natural healing force within each one of us is the greatest force in getting well.”

— Hippocrates

“Caring for others requires caring for oneself.”

— Tenzin Gyatso the 14th Dalai Lama

Matthew Taylor, PhD

“Betsy was VERY young when she started, but she’s been doing this integrative practice long before it was in vogue…follow a leader!”

— Matthew Taylor, PhD

Katie Oberlin

“I have experienced Betsy’s work as a yoga instructor and as a facilitator for the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction workshop. She is outstanding. Her knowledge is very deep, and she is able to give the extra added personal attention that is always appreciated. I have referred many of my Healing Touch clients to Betsy to help support their path to health and well-being. “

— Katie Oberlin
Healing Touch Instructor at Healing Touch Program


“I don’t know what I would have done without Betsy. She has been my yoga therapist for 8 years. Thank you my friend. Namaste.”

— Lisa P.

Kamyar Hedayat

“Betsy has an amazing presence and quality of serenity that she imparts to her clients and colleagues. Betsy has the strength of medical training as a nurse as well as her vast experience in other healing arts, giving her a keen sense of balance between Western and Eastern approaches to wellness. I highly recommend her work.”

— Kamyar Hedayat
Co-president; Co-founder at Systems Biology Research Group