Institute for Integrative Medicine Newsletter
205 Townepark Circle, Suite 100, Louisville, KY 40243
502-253-4554
info@integrativemedicine4u.com
www.integrativemedicine4u.com
Front desk hours:  Monday to Thursday 9am-5pm, Friday 9am-12noon

           MID-JANUARY 2016                    
EDUCATIONAL CLASSES & OPPORTUNITIES COMING SOON! 
Mid-January 2016
On behalf of everyone at IIM we hope that 2016 is one of your best years yet!  ...filled with lots of love, belly laughs, peaceful hearts, great health, amazing friends and family, good fortune and Divine connection at the center of it all!
Our theme this month is:  NEW YEAR - NEW YOU!  Start the New Year by creating your optimal health of Mind, Body & Spirit! It's a great time to reflect on patterns in your own life and see what areas you might want to change, improve, tweak or eliminate all together.  Enjoy our Health Tip this month and learn just how to do this. 

This month we are recognizing Dr. Peter Buecker - Meditation MD - as our Practitioner of the Month.  If you haven't yet, drop in on one of Dr. Pete's Friday evening Meditations - such a great way to end your week!  You also might want to check out his book:  No Magic Pill - Be Happier and Healthier Now, Just As You Are.

Recently, several of us here at IIM were invited to speak about wellness to a company looking to energize its personnel.  What a wonderful way to spread the word about embracing our optimal health!  Keep us in mind when offering educational workshops and motivating talks... it's part of what we do!

A New Year - A New You! - a great time to join us in one of our ongoing classes!  It will do your body, mind, soul and Spirit good!  There is something for everyone!

On behalf of all the IIM practitioners, we wish you and your family a very happy, healthy New Year!

~ Love, Kim

 

                 ~ Kim Evans and the Practitioners at IIM
         502. 253.4554 / info@integrativemedicine4u.com

             website link:  www.integrativemedicine4u.com
Watch Our IIM Health Tip of The Month:
NEW YEAR ~ NEW YOU!
Start the New Year by creating your optimal health of Mind, Body & Spirit!


 
Here's An Additional IIM Health Tip of The Month:
EATING HEALTHY IN THE NEW YEAR ...


This month Betty Greaver has an additional Health Tip to share!
How many of you saw the article in the 12/20/2015 issue of the Courier Journal titled "Kentucky Highest in Cancer Deaths"?  Experts quoted in the article say the biggest culprit is lung cancer, but states death rates also rank in the Top 10 nationally for breast, colorectal and cervical cancer.  What a sad report!  Dr. Robert Pendergrast in his book, "Breast Cancer:  Reduce Your Risk With Foods You Love" reports:  "The American Institute for Cancer Research and the World Cancer Research Fund have jointly published an expert report, most recently updated and modified in 2007, that consistently links dietary choices high in vegetables and fruits with lower cancer risk.  The consensus opinion of the report is that one third of all cancers are preventable by diet."

It's a New Year and time to create a New You!  Begin with small, doable changes such as increasing fruits and vegetables to decrease this horrible statistic.

 

Feel free to contact me for more information on Nutrition and Healthy Eating classes.

Betty Greaver, RN, LMT, Holistic Health Coach

502.295.6251
UPCOMING LAB DATES AT IIM ~
JANUARY - FEBRUARY 2016

Need your LABS checked?
 
Upcoming Lab Dates at IIM:
Wednesday, January 27th
Wednesday, February 3rd
Wednesday, February 17th
Next VASOLAB Opportunity:  Thursday, April 14th

502.253.4554

Also... consider a visit to the Infrared Hot Sauna!  Always a good idea with the change of seasons.  502.253.4554


Now Available:  Carotid-IMT

Next Quarterly Opportunity:  Thursday, April 14th

502.253.4554

What is C-IMT?
C-IMT or Carotid-Intima Media Thickness assessment is an easy and painless procedure now available to you.  C-IMT is without risk or side effects and is more predictive than any other screening available.  For decades ultrasound has helped physicians "see" developments and problems inside people's bodies.  Combining ultrasound images with recent computer software advancements, we can measure and analyze critical regions inside our blood vessels like never before.  Measuring the C-IMT allows us to take a literal snapshot of a person's vascular health.  This analysis is sophisticated enough to assess your individual risk.  It can detect the early stages of heart disease, even in teenagers.

Now you can take a proactive approach and be screened for cardiovascular abnormalities quickly, conveniently and inexpensively.  If detected early, Cardiovascular disease can be prevented.

Make your health a priority.  $165 includes consult with Kim Evans.  FSA/HSA eligible expenses.  Schedule your visit for Thursday, April 14th!

502.253.4554

IIM PRACTITIONER OF THE MONTH
JANUARY 2016
IIM Practitioner of the Month

Peter J. Buecker, MD
Meditation, MD - Mindfulness, Meditation, & Stress Relief
Quiet Mind, Calm Body, Peaceful Life

502.689.1949

Email:  DrPete@Meditationmd.com
Web:  www.MEDITATIONMD.com

 
FRIDAY EVENING MEDITATION - 6:30 PM
Come as you are, Leave as you choose to be... Everyone is welcome!

Awaken to Possibility.  For the perfect end to your stressful week, and a blissful beginning to your weekend, join Dr. Pete for Friday Night Meditation.  This is a guided practice appropriate for any level of meditator, including beginners.  It is said that each person who awakens makes it that much easier for the next person to do so.  Awaken to your own possibility, and help the world in which we live to awaken to hers.  Donations gratefully accepted, but not required.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT WELLNESS HOUR 6:30-7:30 PM 
2nd Wednesday of the Month - Feb. 10th
Dr. Pete's Wednesday Night Wellness Hour will focus on a different topic each session.  After sharing his thoughts on the chosen topic (stress, Integrative care, meditation techniques), the focus will then move to a Question & Answer format.  All are welcome.
Suggested donation $10.

MEET DR. PETER BUECKER
"
A native of Louisville, Kentucky, I am a practicing Orthopedic Surgeon who is most interested in this day and age in what I call whole human healing.  It is estimated that about 70% of ailments that afflict people in our society are related to the effects of chronic stress and other imbalances in the mind-body (or body-mind) connection.  My passion is to aid people in relieving pain, suffering, and other forms of physical, mental, and emotional discomfort in life in effective, authentic, and lasting ways."

" I discovered meditation during a tumultuous time in my own life, and have been fortunate to have studied or been on retreat experiences with many of today's most relevant teachers.  Additionally, I am currently completing a PhD in Mind-Body Medicine.  I have had the pleasure of teaching mindfulness and meditation to a wide range of students, and aided many people suffering from a variety of conditions and symptoms to make profound gains in their conditions and rediscover joy and peace in their lives.  The journey has been nothing short of amazing."

"I am passionate about what I do, and believe that all who are willing to explore self-healing can benefit in transformative ways.  My style is to distill a wide body of information and experience into a simple and easily applicable set of concepts and practices that anyone can easily assimilate and use.  I am, at heart, a pragmatist.  For me, it's about offering people something they can readily and meaningfully apply within the context of the lives they are currently living (which is the only place any of it ever really works or makes sense anyway).  I warmly welcome anyone, regardless of experience or knowledge level, to any of my classes or sessions."
~ Peter Buecker, MD  Founder,
 Meditation, MD


Join Dr. Pete for Wednesday Night Wellness Hour
or Friday Evening Meditation!



Location:
  IIM 205 Townepark Circle, Suite 100, Louisville, KY  40243
Cost:   Donations gratefully accepted... but not necessary to join in.
Contact:   Peter Buecker, MD  502.689.1949   DrPete@Meditationmd.com
CHECK OUT THESE EDUCATIONAL OFFERINGS AT IIM! 
JANUARY - FEBRUARY 2016
IIM Practitioners make wonderful Wellness Speakers & Wellness Workshop Leaders!


So, you just heard a colleague say... "I wonder who we can invite to be our Wellness Speaker for the Event"... Or "Do we know anyone who can educate us on stress management, nutrition, healthy living?"  Our IIM Practitioners are ready and willing to make your Wellness Event a success! 
Give us a call! 
502.253.4554 We'd love to help...



Kim Evans & Kimberly May - both have completed Wellness Speaking engagements for members of our community this first month of the year!


JUMPStart Your Life!  NEW YEAR 2016


Jumpstart Your Life!

Just in time for 2016 - jump into a life that inspires you! 
Join Kimberly May, Wellness Coaching Specialist
for an online group coaching class. 

call Kimberly May for more info - 502.593.9017 or check out her website:  www.inspirewellness.net


Do you have a goal or vision for your life that you've not reached or acted on?
Do you want to feel better, have more energy, get in touch with your heart, create a vision for your life, or discover your purpose?
It's time to Jumpstart Your Life and get going on your goals!

                                     *Learn to listen to your heart/intuition
                                *Get in touch with your passion and purpose
                          *Create action steps to move forward on your dreams
                                     *Celebrate your success with the group
              *Learn proven techniques that help you to experience greater health,
                                                  joy and happiness!

We will have a monthly conference call starting in January, with handouts and assignments designed to help create your vision and goals.  Then be in touch with the group on how you're progressing, get inspired and get coached on living your best life!


Kimberly May is founder of Inspire Wellness LLC, and a Life/Wellness Coach Specialist at the Institute for Integrative Medicine.  She has over 15 years experience in the health and wellness field, providing wellness coaching and leading wellness workshops for companies large and small.  Kimberly combines her corporate management background with her experience in wellness and coaching to help others to create better health, peace of mind, and greater performance.

"Kimberly is an inspiration, a powerful, positive re-enforcer, who has helped me grow spiritually.  She has boosted my confidence and helped me become mindful and learn how to love myself!" ~ Amanda O.


Jumpstart Your Life!
Location:   IIM  205 Townepark Circle, Suite 100, Louisville, KY  40243
Cost:  Call Kimberly for details...
Contact:   Kimberly May, Inspire Wellness, 502.593.9017  www.inspirewellness.net
SAVE THE DATE! ~ January 23rd, 2016
Yamuna Body Rolling
with Melanie Tinsley,
RN, BS, Certified Yamuna Instructor

Special Workshop in January:

IN THE BED WITH YAMUNA!
Saturday, January 23rd 10:00-11:30 AM
The month of January is all about getting started with Yamuna before your toes touch the floor...
Join in this wonderful winter workshop which gets us moving and realigning right from the comfy, warm confines of our bed!  Who wouldn't want to know just how to wake your body from head to toe before climbing out of bed...

The practice of Yamuna is a great way to begin listening to your body.  It is a stress free way to start positive dialog between your mind and your body, increasing your body awareness and sustainability.  Using specially designed Yamuna balls you can find relief from pain...
and the hope and possibility of healing while lessening the wear and tear on the body and promoting sustainability.  Learn more about Yamuna:   www.yamunausa.com

Celebrate Yamuna in the bed... before your toes touch the floor!
Location:   IIM 205 Townepark Circle, Suite 100, Louisville, KY  40243
Cost:  $25/Equipment provided.  Bring your body!
Contact:   Melanie Tinsley  502.419.6170  Register now, or...Walk-ins always welcome!
 New Offering at IIM ~ Yoga Class Series for Men!

Light Works Yoga introduces
Beginner's Yoga for Men
with John Malloy
Tuesdays 7:00-8:00 PM

"I encourage you to step out of your noisy world and onto a yoga mat!"


Meet John Malloy:  "As an executive at one of the leading utilities in the nation, I came to yoga many years ago to escape the busyness and noise of this world to seek a more spiritual and grounded life.  Yoga brings together the mind, body, and spirit, thus a more integrative wellness way of life.  Now in my 50's, yoga continues to be a vital part of my life providing universal healing and elimination of discomfort.  In my yogic years, I have found an inner peace that ultimately led me to becoming a yoga instructor.  As an educator by nature, teaching yoga allows me to pass on this stillness of the mind to those seeking a higher and thus better quality of life.  Through yoga we can all strive to be in this world, but not of this world!  I encourage you to step out of your noisy world and onto a yoga mat!  Namaste!"


Join John Malloy ~ Tuesday evenings ~ Light Works Yoga at IIM
Location:  IIM - 205 Townepark Circle, Suite 100,Louisville, KY  40243
Contact:  Angie Megibben 502.321.0557 Check this out:  www.light-works-yoga.com
SAVE THE DATE! - February 29th, 2016

Get Up! Stand Up! for Your Upright Posture
A Feldenkrais Playshop
with Dorothy Henning, Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner

Monday, February 29 ~ 6:30-8:00 PM
One of Dorothy's most popular workshops!  Watch for details in February's newsletter!


Improve your posture... Move more easily...Relieve chronic pain...Manage stress.

The power of The Feldenkrais Method lies in its ability to access your brain's innate potential to change and improve.  By exploring through these gentle easy-to-do exercises, you will sharpen your 'body sense' and reawaken the pleasure and ease of moving!  After class, some things participants have said are... that they feel free in their joints, more stable and balanced, that they stand taller, are more calm and focused, and that chronic pain seems to have melted away.  Feldenkrais is for EVERYBODY, young and old alike!

Join Dorothy for Feldenkrais "Get Up! Stand Up!" at IIM

Location:  IIM - 205 Townepark Circle, Suite 100,Louisville, KY  40243
Cost:   $20 advanced registration / $25 at the door
Bring:  yourself and an exercise mat
Contact:  contact@dorothyhenning.com  502.240.7057 
Facebook: Feldenkrais Method of Somatic Education Practitioner
SAVE THE DATE!  Class forming now for early 2016!

Join Cynthia Bowling, LCSW
Advanced Integrative Therapy ~ Certified Therapist & Teacher
for the AIT BASICS SEMINAR
a 3-Day Seminar for Graduate Level Mental Health Clinicians and Graduate Students who are currently in a supervised clinical placement
This 3-Day Seminar is a prerequisite for all other AIT Seminars.   AIT BASICS provides everything you need to know to begin using AIT in your practice immediately.  Call Cynthia with questions, or for more information.

Advanced Integrative Therapy or AIT, is a dynamic and new in-depth energy psychology that begins from the premise that ALL upsetting events are traumas and are lodged within the body, mind and spirit.  Talking gives us insight into our issues, but often does too little to remove them.  AIT removes the energy within us that is made up of our particular responses to the incidents and patterns that hurt or upset us throughout our lives.  The healing is gentle, effective and complete... promoting psychological, physical and spiritual healing by treating not just the symptoms, but the originating causes of present day difficulties that fracture human wholeness.

AIT integrates the best established and proven psychotherapies, and then adds a new energy psychology element that is body-based. This simply and gently addresses and clears those aspects of the issue in the body, mind, and spirit.  In this way, the issue gets completely resolved!

Incorporate AIT into your therapeutic practice!
Location:  IIM 205 Townepark Circle, Suite 100, Louisville, KY 40243
Contact: Cynthia Bowling for more information ~
 
                                   502.553.9843    cynthiabowling@me.com  aitherapy.org
 

  New Year ~ New You!


"...A fresh start.  A new chapter in life waiting to be written.  New questions to be asked, embraced, and loved.  Answers to be discovered and then lived in this transformative year of delight and self-discovery.  Today carve out a quiet interlude for yourself in which to dream, pen in hand.  Only dreams give birth to change."  - Sarah Ban Breathnach


 
JOIN IN! 
The following classes and meetings are on-going and open to drop-ins...  If you'd like to take advantage of an individual session, please call the practitioner directly!

JANUARY - FEBRUARY 2016
 JOIN IN! 

Light Works Yoga
with founder Angie Megibben
, MEd., RYT-200
Join us this year!

Looking for an intimate setting and personal attention?  A small group therapeutic Yoga experience?  You've found it!  Here at IIM, Angie Megibben strives to offer the personal touch... offering you the opportunity to develop core strength and flexibility, or to address the recovery of sports injury...Give Light Works Yoga a try...
Classes currently available Tuesday through Friday: 
Core Strenthening * Restorative Yoga * Gentle Yoga * Spine Health.
Also ~ small group classes for people living with Parkinson's or Chronic Fatigue/Fibromyalgia.
*New!  Beginner's Yoga for Men with John Malloy ~ Tuesday evenings 7:00-8:00 PM


YOGA CLASSES
Tuesdays:  4:45-5:45 PM  Living with Parkinson's
Tuesdays:  7:00-8:00 PM  Beginner's Yoga for Men with John Malloy*

Wednesdays:  9:00-10:00 AM Gentle Yoga
Thursdays:  1:30-2:30 PM  Living with Chronic Fatigue/Fibromyalgia
Thursdays:  6:00-7:00 PM Restorative Yoga
Fridays:  9:00-10:00 AM Spine Health

JSJ (Jin Shin Jyutsu) *New!
Experience a gentle, hands-on therapeutic approach to re-harmonize the energies in the body.
Mondays: 
Individual Client Sessions available ~ call Angie for an appointment
Tuesdays:
Individual Client Sessions available ~ call Angie 502.321.0557
Thursdays: 
Individual Client Sessions available ~ call Angie for an appointment



Join Angie ~ Light Works Yoga at IIM

Location:  IIM - 205 Townepark Circle, Suite 100,Louisville, KY  40243
Contact:  Angie Megibben 502.321.0557 Check this out:  www.light-works-yoga.com
 New! JOIN IN!


Light Works Yoga
Beginner's Yoga for Men
with John Malloy
"I encourage you to step out of your noisy world and onto a yoga mat!"
Tuesday evenings - January 19, 26 & February 2, 9, 16, 23



Meet John Malloy:  "As an executive at one of the leading utilities in the nation, I came to yoga many years ago to escape the busyness and noise of this world to seek a more spiritual and grounded life.  Yoga brings together the mind, body, and spirit, thus a more integrative wellness way of life.  Now in my 50's, yoga continues to be a vital part of my life providing universal healing and elimination of discomfort.  In my yogic years, I have found an inner peace that ultimately led me to becoming a yoga instructor.  As an educator by nature, teaching yoga allows me to pass on this stillness of the mind to those seeking a higher and thus better quality of life.  Through yoga we can all strive to be in this world, but not of this world!  I encourage you to step out of your noisy world and onto a yoga mat!  Namaste!"


BEGINNER'S YOGA FOR MEN
Tuesdays:  7:00-8:00 PM  Beginner's Yoga for Men with John Malloy*


Join John Malloy ~ Yoga for Men - Light Works Yoga at IIM
Location:  IIM - 205 Townepark Circle, Suite 100,Louisville, KY  40243
Contact:  Angie Megibben 502.321.0557 Check this out:  www.light-works-yoga.com
GIVE THIS A TRY!


Try an exploration coaching session with ~
Certified Life/Wellness Coach, Kimberly May
and get inspired to take action towards the life of your dreams with Inspire Wellness!

* http://www.inspirewellness.net/free-consultation/



You have nothing to lose and much to gain!  Try an exploration coaching session to:
* Create greater life balance
* Increase your health and well-being
* Get unstuck
* Increase your productivity
* Clarify your goals
* Live the life of your dreams
* Discover your life purpose
* Increase your passion for life
* Whatever you want to move forward on


Join Kimberly ~ Exploration Coaching Session! at IIM

Location:   IIM  205 Townepark Circle, Suite 100, Louisville, KY  40243
Contact:   Kimberly May, Inspire Wellness, Wellness Coaching Specialist
                            502.593.9017  www.inspirewellness.net
Check out my blog:  www.inspirewellness.net/blog-2/
  JOIN IN!
Dr. Peter Buecker, Meditation MD
FRIDAY EVENING MEDITATION with DR. PETE

continuing:  Fridays 6:30-7:30 PM
January 22  & February 5, 12, 19, 26 26

 
WEDNESDAY NIGHT WELLNESS HOUR with DR. PETE

continuing2nd Wednesday of the month 6:30-7:30 PM
February 10



Friday Evening Meditation:  Everyone is welcome!  Each Friday evening meditation class is open to people with all levels of experience... The perfect end to your stressful week, and a blissful beginning to your weekend...

Dr. Pete's Wednesday Wellness Hour will focus on a different topic each session.  After sharing his thoughts on the chosen topic (stress, Integrative care, meditation techniques), the focus will then move to a Question & Answer format.  All are welcome.
Suggested donation $10.


Join Dr. Pete for Wednesday Night Wellness Hour or Friday Evening Meditation!
Location:   IIM 205 Townepark Circle, Suite 100, Louisville, KY  40243
Cost:   Donations gratefully accepted... but not necessary to join in.
Contact:   Peter Buecker, MD  502.689.1949   DrPete@Meditationmd.com
JOIN IN!
Feldenkrais "Awareness Through Movement"
with Dorothy Henning,
Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner

Fridays ~ 10:30-11:30 AM

January 22, 29 - February 5, 12, 19, 26




Improve your posture... Move more easily...Relieve chronic pain...Manage stress.

Please join us as we continue to discover how to move more easily and know ourselves better!  The power of The Feldenkrais Method lies in its ability to access your brain's innate potential to change and improve.  By exploring through these gentle easy-to-do exercises, you will sharpen your 'body sense' and reawaken the pleasure and ease of moving!  After class, some things participants have said are... that they feel free in their joints, more stable and balanced, that they stand taller, are more calm and focused, and that chronic pain seems to have melted away.  One participant said: "I have a herniated disc, but since I have been taking Dorothy's Awareness Through Movement classes, I have no lower back pain at all!  And I can sit cross legged tailor fashion for the first time since my knee replacement 7 years ago!"  Come join us anytime - each class can be taken independently!  No experience necessary. 
Feldenkrais is for EVERY
BODY, young and old alike!


Join Dorothy for Feldenkrais "Awareness Through Movement" at IIM
-Try first class FREE!

Location:  IIM - 205 Townepark Circle, Suite 100,Louisville, KY  40243
Bring:  yourself and an exercise mat
Contact:  contact@dorothyhenning.com  502.240.7057 
Facebook: Feldenkrais Method of Somatic Education Practitioner
JOIN IN!
Yamuna Body Rolling
with Melanie Tinsley,
RN, BS, Certified Yamuna Instructor
Appointments available in the months of

JANUARY & FEBRUARY!

Offering this special Saturday workshop:
IN THE BED WITH YAMUNA!
Saturday, January 23rd 10:00-11:30 AM

Join in this wonderful winter workshop that gets us moving and realigning right from the comfy, warm confines of our own bed!

The practice of Yamuna is a great way to begin listening to your body.  It is a stress free way to start positive dialog between your mind and your body, increasing your body awareness and sustainability.  Using specially designed Yamuna balls you can find relief from pain...
and the hope and possibility of healing while lessening the wear and tear on the body and promoting sustainability.  Learn more about Yamuna:   www.yamunausa.com

Join Melanie for Yamuna Body Rolling at IIM

Location:   IIM 205 Townepark Circle, Suite 100, Louisville, KY  40243
Contact:   Melanie Tinsley  502.419.6170
JOIN IN!
Metaphysical/Meditation Class
with Victoria Hayden
Monday, January 11th
6:30-8:30 PM

Continuing 2016:  Feb 8, March 14, April 11, May 9,
(off June, July), Aug 8, Sept 12, Oct 10, Nov 14, Dec 12

Join Victoria Hayden on the 2nd Monday of the month.  These classes will help you to learn how to work with energy, develop your spiritual awareness, to let go of stress and worry, and to find your path in life.  Victoria studied metaphysics under the guidance of Rev. Ann Lawes & Rev. Jessie Morgan for over 25 years, holds certification in Reiki I & II, and has been doing clarvoyant readings for 25 years.  All are welcomed.



Join Victoria for Metaphysical/Meditation class at IIM
Cost:  All are welcomed.  $10 - love donation.
Contact:
  for more information, please email Victoria Hayden  vlhayden1@gmail.com
JOIN IN!
Healing Touch Community
with Betty Greaver,
level 3 HT Practitioner
& Kristi Forrest,
HTSM

Monday, January 25th  6:30-8:00 PM
(We meet the final Monday evening of each month-please join us!)

Please come to this meeting for practice, support and community with Healing Touch.
Kristi Forrest, HTSM and Betty Greaver, level 3 HT Practitioner, have formed a group to support and share.  "Kristi and I would like to meet and learn about all local practitioners.  Even if you can't come, please let us know about you!  And join us for our monthly share group when you can."


Join Betty and Kristi for the Healing Touch Community meetings at IIM
Location:  IIM - 205 Townepark Circle, Suite 100,Louisville, KY  40243
Contact:  Betty bgreaver@gmail.com 502.295.6251


INTRODUCTORY SPECIAL:  Would you like to Experience Healing Touch?
Call Betty to learn about Healing Touch and why you should have a free session. 
Healing Touch is a non-invasive, relaxing bodywork.  Research shows that Healing Touch facilitates the relaxation response and can enhance the healing process.  Good for chronic back pain, headaches, recovery from anesthesia or other drugs, stimulating immune system and more.
 
Join Betty for Healing Touch Community or Healing Touch Sessions at IIM
Location:
  IIM 205 Townespark Circle, Suite 100, Louisville, KY  40243
For a FREE Session, Contact:   Betty Greaver bgreaver@gmail.com  502.295.6251
JOIN IN!
Join the KYANA Holistic Nurses
Become one of this strong community of Holistic Healers in the Kentuckiana area!
'What is Holistic Nursing?' 
Holistic Nursing is all nursing practice that has healing the whole person as its goal - body, mind, spirit, and emotion.

A holistic nurse often integrates alternative practices with conventional healthcare.  Holistic nurses view healing as a therapeutic partnership with the people in their care.

Next KYANA membership meeting:  February 16th, 2016  6:00-8:00 PM

Guest presenter:   Amy Guyton, "Active Isolated Stretching" 7:00-8:00 PM
Location:  Crescent Hill United Methodist Church, 201 S. Peterson Avenue, Louisville, 40206


Join KHNA for meetings or classes

Contact:  For more information on KHNA mission, membership, events, and more, check out this link to their new website:  www.khna.net
CHECK OUT THESE EDUCATIONAL OFFERINGS IN OUR COMMUNITY & BEYOND! 
JANUARY - FEBRUARY 2016
IN OUR COMMUNITY ~ AND BEYOND!
James Twyman to Share Peace Prayers with
President of Syria, Bashar al-Assad
January 31st 2016

"What began as a mission to unite millions of people in prayer has transformed into an amazing opportunity for peace.  Plans are currently underway for James Twyman to travel to Damascus to sing the Mulsim Prayer of Peace to none other than Bashar al-Assad, the embattled President of Syria."

"This trip is reminiscent of one The Peace Troubadour made in 1998 when he was invited to perform the Peace Concert in Baghdad for Saddam Hussein at the same time the US and its allies were preparing to bomb Iraq.  At that time an email went out that invited people to send their affirmative prayers of peace to the situation and millions of people responded.  There didn't seem to be any possibility of avoiding a terrible conflict.  In fact, at the same time the prayer vigil was planned President Clinton had given the signal for the bombing to begin.  To this day no one knows exactly what happened, but on that night two stand-down orders were given, calling the fighter jets back to their ships."

"Is it possible that in the face of such a focused prayer effort, it was impossible for violence to prevail?"

"We will continue to share the information as it develops, but for now only one thing is important - We need you and millions of other people to join us in this effort.  James is putting everything on the line, and you can join him energetically while he is there."

Register for the vigil:    www.jamestwyman.com

IN OUR COMMUNITY!
Mindfulness Makes Therapy Come Alive!
An Introduction to the Hakomi Method
12 CE's NASW; 13.2 Nursing Contact hours


February 27-28, 2016

Saturday, Feb 27:  10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Sunday, Feb 28:  10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

A workshop for psychotherapists, social workers, chaplains, counselors, healthcare professionals, healing arts practitioners, students in these fields, and individuals seeking to experience the Hakomi Method.

Integrating Mindfulness and Loving Presence into the therapeutic process creates the optimum healing environment.  Both therapists and clients feel empowered by focusing their awareness on direct experience in the present moment.  Creating deep safety encourages the cooperation of the unconscious and increases access to insight and inner resources necessary for healing and growth.  This workshop offers practical knowledge and dynamic exercises in mindful awareness of body sensations, thoughts, emotions, and core beliefs.  Together we will explore how to support our clients' ability to mindfully study the roots of their experience, to accept and embrace resistance, and to allow the organic healing process to progress.

CE Course Objectives:
* Learn the five foundational principles of The Hakomi Method:  Mindfulness, Unity, Organicity, Mind-Body Holism, and Non-Violence
* Gain basic skills for developing and sustaining Mindfulness
* Learn how to create little experiments in Mindfulness in order to foster self awareness
* Cultivate body-based awareness grounded in the present moment
* Practice effective methods to track a client's process
* Learn the importance of Loving Presence in the therapeutic relationship and how to employ it


Instructor:  Lois Luckett LCSW is a Certified Hakomi Teacher who has been in private practice for over 30 years.  She is on the meditation faculty at the Passionist Earth and Spirit Center where she leads the monthly mindful healing community. 

History  & Development of Hakomi Method: 
"The Hakomi Method of Experiential Psychotherapy was first created in the late 1970's by the internationally renowned therapist and author, Ron Kurtz.  In 1981, to fully develop the method and promote the teaching of Hakomi, Ron and a core group of therapists and educators founded the Hakomi Institute.  Learn more about the Institute at Hakomi.org

"Integrating scientific, psychological and spiritual sources, Hakomi has evolved into a complex and elegant form of psychotherapy and resource for personal growth that is highly effective with a wide range of populations.  The method draws from general systems theory and modern body-centered therapies including Gestalt, Psychomotor, Feldenkrais, Focusing, Ericksonian Hypnosis, Neurolinguistic Programming, and the work of Wilhelm Reich and Alexander Lowen.  Core concepts of gentleness, nonviolence, compassion, and mindfulness evolved from Buddhism and Taoism.  Yet at its most basic level, Hakomi is the therapeutic expression of a specific set of Principles:  Mindfulness, Nonviolence, Unity, Organicity and Mind-Body Integration, and these tenets inform every aspect of the work.

Class cost & location:  This workshop will be held at the Passionist Earth and Spirit Center, 924 Newburg Road, Louisville, Kentucky.  Cost:  $225 received by 1/30; $275 after 1/30.  $25 additional CE fee (bring $25 check to workshop)

Find out more:  Daniel Lally, Organizer  502.694.0213  louisvillehakomi@gmail.com
Register online:  www.LouisvilleHakomi.com

IN OUR COMMUNITY!
Medical Qigong Classes with Beverly Byrum, RN
Mondays 10-11:30 AM/ 2-3:30 PM
Location:  Heuser Hearing Institute
Medical Qigong ~
Improve health & balance - Increase strength, flexibility & concentration

What is it?  
"Qigong has been described as moving meditation.  Unlike some practices, healing effects may be felt soon after beginning consistent practice."
Who can do it?  "Suitable for all ages and fitness levels... can be challenging or easy depending on students' abilities.  Excellent for elderly, handicapped, and those whose fitness level is low.  Healthy people can increase relaxation and flexibility, and help prevent problems before they get established."
How is it done?  "Qigong can be done standing, sitting, or lying down.  Involves slow movements and visualization.  No special clothing or equipment needed."

Teacher:  Beverly Byrum, RN
Certified Chi Lel Qigong Instructor
Certificate in Neiyanggong Medical Qigong from Medical Qigong Training Base of State, Medical Management Bureau, Peoples' Republic of China
Student of Ooi Kean Hin in Qigong Therapist program from Island Zhineng Qigong Centre, Penang, Malaysia

Class times, cost & location:  Beverly Byrum's Qigong classes are held on Mondays 10-11:30 AM in the St. Matthews Heuser Hearing Institute location (3900 S. Dupont Square), and Mondays 2-3:30 PM at the Heuser Hearing Institute, 117 E. Kentucky Street.  $12 per class. Enroll at any time!

Find out more:  Beverly Byrum 502.897.6236  bhbyrum@twc.com
www.chilil.com   www.medicinebeginswithme.com

HOPE TO SEE YOU IN THIS NEW YEAR!
JANUARY - FEBRUARY 2016

  New Year ~ New You!


"Make New Year's goals.  Dig within, and discover what you would like to have happen in your life this year.  This helps you do your part.  It is an affirmation that you're interested in fully living life in the year to come."
                                         ~ Melody Beattie


Let us know if we may help you to celebrate a
"New Year ~ New You!"         ~ The Team at IIM

Regards,
Kim Evans and the Practitioners at IIM
Institute for Integrative Medicine
205 Townepark Circle, Suite 100, Louisville, KY  40253
502.253.4554  or info@integrativemedicine4u.com
Website:  www.integrativemedicine4u.com



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