Life offers many challenges, and sometimes the personal resources and support systems you have just aren't enough to bring you into balance. Crisis, trauma, anxiety, depression, grief, anger, fears and phobias, addictions, self-sabotaging habits and bad relationships can all be overwhelming and drain the joy out of life. Existential and spiritual issues can also disturb your equilibrium. When you find yourself out of balance in any of these ways, I'm here to help.(Read more....)
I have studied holistic nutritional healing for many years, actively applying what I've learned to maintain and improve my and my family's health. The more I learned, the more apparent it became that personalized improvements in diet and lifestyle are essential components of any healing or optimization plan. As a mind-body therapist, I realized that talking about diet and lifestyle with my clients was a necessary and fundamental conversation to have whether we were addressing physical, mental or emotional health concerns. That's why I enrolled in the Institute for Integrative Nutrition’s 12-month health coaching certification program.(Read more....)
True health requires connection and balance between and within the realms of mind, body, and spirit.
There are many mind-body practices that foster connection and facilitate balance. Integrative Mindworks incorporates Clinical Hypnotherapy, various forms of Energy Balancing therapies, and Yoga Therapy to help enhance and maintain connection and balance in clients' lives.
Hypnotherapy is an empowering process through which the conscious mind is relaxed a bit to allow freer communication with the subconscious mind. During hypnotherapy, you enter a state of focused awareness, or ‘trance’ (which feels similar to being absorbed in a daydream) and then address a given issue with your deep (subconscious) mind, accessing your own inner guidance, reworking old programming, and reinforcing desired beliefs, attitudes and behaviors.
This can create spectacular life changes. For example, it can positively affect various systems of the body, enhance any skill or ability, remove roadblocks to prosperity and success, and release stored trauma.(Read more....)
We are all electrochemical beings with magnetic fields. We live in a world with those same properties. According to the ancient medical traditions of India and China, our own, personal field interpenetrates and surrounds the tissues of our physical body, its energy constantly traveling through a myriad of channels, supporting and sustaining the cells, tissues and organs. Although we expend this energy, there is a constant, cosmic 'feed' that renews our own field as much as we allow it to.(Read more....)
Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT)
Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) is a form of energy psychology. Its creator, Gary Craig, distilled EFT from the discipline of Thought Field Therapy, developed by psychologist Dr. Roger Callahan. EFT employs fast and effective techniques that combine the principles of acupressure with that of modern counseling to free up and release emotional trauma and physical and emotional pain. It is useful in defusing self-sabotaging thoughts and behavioral patterns, dissolving fears and phobias, and breaking up general stagnation and self-limiting beliefs about any given topic. The premise behind EFT is that all negative emotion is the result of a 'glitch' or short-circuit in the body's electromagnetic energy system. It joins other, better known disciplines such as chiropractic, acupressure and acupuncture in this Eastern-based approach to wellness and healing. EFT can be self-administered or facilitated by a practitioner. In private client sessions I use EFT as a stand-alone process or combine EFT with hypnotherapeutic processes incorporating therapeutic dialogue and guided visualization.
Yoga Therapy addresses all aspects of your being using mindful movement and conscious breathing as the vehicle. It is a multi-level process that leads you to explore the continuum between movement and stillness, effort and repose, will and surrender. This quest creates strength, flexibility, balance and connection within and between mind, body and spirit, teaching you to relax deeply, listen inwardly and honor what you hear. The result: greater serenity, equanimity and wellness. In the spirit of the word 'Yoga', which means 'Union', Integrative Mindworks incorporates the modern disciplines of Pilates and Somatics into that of traditional yoga to create a powerful therapeutic tool for total well-being.
Traditional Yoga originated in India and dates back thousands of years. People practice the art of yoga to strengthen and stretch the body while quieting the mind, bringing both aspects under conscious control. There have always been various types of yoga using mind, body and breath in different ways, yet all seek to integrate and balance the multi-dimensional beings that we are while bringing us deeper self-knowledge. The paths are many, but all lead to one place: reunion with our essence.(Read more....)
Pilates pronounced pih-lah-teez) is a ‘core conditioning’ system devised by Joseph Pilates in the early 1900's that builds physical strength and flexibility, enhancing structural and postural alignment. A highly effective and incredibly versatile exercise regimen, it enables students to gain awareness of, strengthen and balance the deep muscles of the body (the abs, back, pelvis and thighs) which support all movement. Joseph Pilates originally used his techniques to rehabilitate ill and injured hospital patients during the early 1900s.(Read more....)
Somatics is a slow and gentle, but powerful and effective neuromuscular re-education process that releases chronic muscular tension and replaces pathological neuromuscular patterns with healthy ones. It works by reprogramming the brain's control of the body. Somatics is particularly useful in correcting a wide range of conditions, including such common problems as back, neck, jaw, hip and shoulder pain, sciatica, scoliosis, knee and foot pain, poor balance and stiff walking gait.(Read more....)
Customized Nutrition Response Testing (INRT)
Wellness and Resilience can only exist when the total level of stressors from all parts of life stay below a certain threshold. This makes ongoing self-care crucial. 'Self-care' translates into making positive diet and lifestyle choices--having both the proper types and amounts of nourishment, activity, and rest.
A well-nourished body provides the foundation for optimal physical and mental health. But our body’s nutritional needs are as unique as our fingerprints, and one person's food is another's poison. What's more, unlike our fingerprints, our nutritional needs change over time. That means no one diet or eating plan is right for everyone, and what suits you at one point in your life may not at another.
How can you know which foods and beverages are optimal for you now?(Read more....)