Seminars for the General Audience
You, Taking Charge and Creating a Wellness Plan for Life-long Health
The health concerns of today's population generally fall into two categories, those who are yearning to
"feel better" and those who are yearning to "heal." Although health symptoms and conditions vary from
individual to individual, the uniting common thread among individuals is the sincere desire to improve
health and participate more fully and joyfully in life.
This desire has influenced individuals to explore alternative and complimentary medicine practices as a
means to getting well. The integration of alternative medicine with conventional medicine offers individuals
a comprehensive approach to achieving health and wellness.
Enhancing health, healing, and wellness doesn't just happen, it requires a plan. As with any objective or
goal in life, be it career, relationship or parenting, a practical plan offers direction in achieving
those goals. Developing a wellness/healing plan integrating alternative medicine approaches and practices
requires sound education, realistic guidance and heart-centered support.
- Gain knowledge and understanding of alternative medicine approaches and techniques
- Practice holistic skills and techniques, including relaxation exercises, imagery, guided visualization, meditation, autogenics and body/mind processing
- Identify personal health strengths and challenges
- Develop a personal wellness/healing plan integrating alternative approaches
- Receive guidance, support and hope in manifesting health
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The Principles and Practices of Mind-Body Therapies for Managing Stress,
Creating Health and Living a More Balanced Lifestyle
In the past two decades, research reports that the levels of stress in every demographic
age group in our society have significantly increased. Stress related problems and illnesses
are now the primary reason why individuals are absent from work and visit their primary care
physician. Understanding and learning how to manage stress are the most frequent recommendations
given by medical experts for improving one’s health and short/long term quality of life.
With the surge in evidence-based research in complementary and alternative medicine, modern medicine
is turning to mind-body therapies, approaches and techniques that focus on the mind-body connection,
as a way to help individuals reduce stress, improve health, and create a balanced lifestyle.
In this seminar, individuals will learn about stress, it’s effect on health, and how to
manage it effectively. Travis’s wellness model, a continuum of health, illness and disease,
will offer a paradigm for health and give participants an understanding of their current state of
health functioning. Principles of mind-body therapies will be reviewed, mind-body practices for
reducing stress and improving health will be taught and actions for creating a balanced life will be discussed.
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Coming Home to Body: A Seminar for Women
Body Wisdom is the concept of reconnecting to our bodies and accessing our inner resources
for knowledge and healing. Our bodies contain a wealth of information which often remain buried and distant from our conscious mind. With guidance and practice, we learn to open the door to our inner wisdom. We are then graced with energy, clarity, strength, peace, joy and healing.
In this workshop body/mind skills for "coming home to body" will be taught:
- Centering & Meditation
- Imagery & Guided Visualization
- Breathwork & Relaxation Exercises
- Journaling & Body/Mind Processing
- Developing a Conscious Relationship with your Body
- Accessing the Wise Women, the Healer Within
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A Healthier You: Embarking on a Journey of Lifetime Wellness
Inner health, in mind, body, psyche and spirit, is an experience of harmonic functioning, vibrant energy and peaceful balance. It is a feeling of overall goodness and contributes to personal happiness, relational happiness and enhances our ability to do good work in the world. Becoming a “healthier you”, begins with conscious intention, sound knowledge, the readiness to change, mature responsibility, commitment to take action and a reasonable plan with attainable goals. When we are able to stay present and true, moment to moment and day by day, to our healthy intentions, healthy behaviors and personal wellness plan, we can be successful in achieving our wellness goals and creating a lifetime of well-being.
Most of us need guidance in designing a personal wellness plan, direction on how to make it happen, and support in staying true to our intentions and healthy behavioral choices. Join us for this presentation and learn about a Whole Health model of wellness and the components of designing and implementing a personal wellness plan. Take the first step towards embarking on a Journey of Lifetime Wellness
Suzanne Nixon, EdD, is a wellness educator, integrative health coach, licensed psychotherapist and marriage & family therapist, and has a passion for helping people create health, find meaning and live with joy, peace and balance.
Held at: Potomac Massage Training Institute
5028 Wisconsin Ave, NW Ste LL., DC
Contact Tim at : 202.686.7046 x113 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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Women's Supportive Psychotherapy Group
Where can we explore our thoughts, feelings and insights?
Where can we express our joy and pain, and be understood?
Where do we receive support?
Where are we affirmed and validated?
Where are we unconditionally listened to?
How and where do we discover who we are?
This women’s psychotherapy group offers a safe place to explore these questions. Dr. Nixon
mindfully facilitates the group experience and holds the intent to help each woman in their
process of discovery and healing. Based on holistic principles of psychotherapy, facilitation
methods incorporate the psychological, physical and spiritual aspects of the self.
The benefits of group therapy as compared to individual therapy, are numerous. The shared
experience of exploration allows women to process and discover in a community of women.
We learn when we are in relation, not in isolation. When “alone” with our process, we are
limited, for we only have ourselves to offer understanding and insight. In a group experience,
we can share our story, be witnessed to, receive feedback and be supported in the journey of self discovery.
In group therapy, feelings and emotions can be expressed. When we are “out” in the real world,
we often must limit our self expression. Holding back or silencing our emotions can be distressful
and contribute to ill health, both psychologically and physically. Group provides a safe place to
let go, express feelings, receive support and begin to develop a sense of inner emotional harmony.
Group also offers the opportunity to “be in relation." Realization of how we communicate with others,
where our communication skills are clear and effective, and ways to effectively communicate can be experienced.
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