Institute for Integrative Medicine Newsletter
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           MID-NOVEMBER 2016                    
Mid-November 2016

...It's Thanksgiving next week! ...... The leaves are in their full splendor ~ what a beautiful time of year.  Our theme this month is inspired by Meister Eckhart, who said, " If the only prayer you said in your whole life was thank you, it would suffice."  Use these last weeks of November to consciously focus on gratitude and appreciation.  Be grateful for all that is - all the people and circumstances in your life.  It is YOUR life and YOUR circumstances - be grateful for all of your experiences.

We are truly grateful for each of you.  As a token of my appreciation, I have a special gift for each of you - one book of your choice from any of the five (while supplies last) in which I have contributed or authored a chapter:

     *  The Women's book of Empowerment and Confidence - Vol. I
     *  The Women's book of Empowerment and Confidence - Vol. II
     *  The Coaching Gurus
     *  Your Better Body
     *  Getting Well - Mind, Body and Spirit

The holiday season will be starting with Thanksgiving - traditionally a time to spend with family and friends.  We love our families and at the same time sometimes our family systems can generate old patterns and triggers that leave us emotionally charged and drained.  Some experience profound sadness or depression during the Holidays.  We have a special treat to help you embrace gratitude and appreciation for all that is.  Harry Pickens will be doing an evening called Healing the Heart for the Holidays at our office on Monday, November 21 at 7:00.  This will be a time to rest, renew, restore and heal those old wounds... Mark your calendar NOW for November 21st at 7:00 PM.  This will be a wonderful way to gratefully and joyously enter into the Holiday Season mindfully and lovingly.  What a gift for you and your family/friends.

Be grateful, say thank you and enjoy these last beautiful days of November!

~ Love, Kim


                 ~ Kim Evans and the Practitioners at IIM
         502. 253.4554 /

             website link:
Watch Our IIM Health Tip of The Month:
If the only prayer you said in your whole life was
"Thank you," it would suffice!


Health Tip: 
"If the only prayer you said in your whole life was "Thank you," it would suffice!"  ~ Meister Ekhart

Welcome to November, Thanksgiving month!  Our theme this month is inspired by Meister Eckhart, a German theologian and mystic.

Appreciation is one of the highest energetic vibrations that we experience.  Just try this and prove it to yourself.  Right now focus on someone or something for which you are truly grateful.  Can you feel that gratitude swell in your heart?  Literally a vibration?  Use this month of November to increase your feeling of gratitude and appreciation.  Go out of your way to say "Thank you" - especially to those whom you may have taken for granted - such as your mail carrier, your waste collector or even someone in your own family.  Say "Thank you" to all those who serve you in any way no matter how large or small their actions might seem to you.

We would like to say "Thank you" to YOU - our IIM patients and clients.  We truly appreciate the dedication you have towards your health and well-being.  We appreciate how you reach your optimal health of mind, body and Spirit.

So enjoy this month of Thanksgiving and remember - If "Thank you" was the only prayer you ever said in your whole life, that would suffice.   
~ Kim Evans
                             IIM  ~ 
502.253.4554  ~

Need your LABS checked?
Upcoming Lab Dates at IIM:
Tuesday, November 22nd
Wednesday, December 7th
Next VASOLAB* Opportunity:  November 16, 2016


*Our quarterly Vasolab Opportunity is a quick, gentle, efficient way to check the health and function of your Carotid Artery and your risk of stroke.
$165 covers the Vasolab Testing & your Results Review with Kim.

Just a reminder

We still have a few appointments available for the Vasolab (carotid artery) Testing here at IIM on Wednesday, November 16th.  To take advantage of this wonderful opportunity, just give me a call - 502.253.4554.
~ Cynthia Burke Goff, IIM Office Manager

We're reading: 

CHOICES:  Making Moves to Win ~Dr. Velva Burley Flowers

Our objectives:
Provide and teach a formula for making strategic choices:
~ To use case study analysis of good and poor choices as a road map for strategic direction
~ To decrease negative choices that could lead to detrimental consequences and hardship in life, while positively increasing informed and strategic choices
~ To help youth recognize, identify and understand the consequences associated with both good and poor choices and the short and long-term impact those consequences can have on their lives  1.866.680.3030

"Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it."

William Arthur Ward
IIM Practitioner of the Month

Kim Evans ~
Institute for Integrative Medicine

A hands-on/hi-tech approach to healing mind, body & spirit!


Thoughts from Kim...

Our practitioner of the month is "Yours truly."  I am soooo excited to say that my book is now complete and is currently at the publishers.  It will be released early 2017.  The title is Transforming Healthcare:  Yours, Mine and Our Broken Disease-Care Systems.  All of you know that I have a lot to share about transforming healthcare!  I am very excited to think how many people the book might positively affect.  There is something to benefit everyone in this book - how to achieve your optimal health of mind, body and Spirit, healing our hospital and healthcare systems, how to transform the cost and payment for healthcare and how to be your own health advocate - All of this is included in the book.

My true passion is to share tools and knowledge that guide one to make healthy choices and witness as he/she transforms their health of mind, body and Spirit.  I have been blessed with amazing teachers throughout my career - Barbara and Larry Dossey, Bobbi Brooks, Ginger Bowler, Wayne Dyer, Pam McDonald, Mary Ann Osborne, Dr. Andrew Weil, Gertrude Martin Brumleve,* Martha Moore Stevens, Cathy Leet, Andy Robbins, Dr. Ryan Bentley, and Dr. Alan McDaniel.  Each of them has profoundly influenced me personally and professionally and I am forever grateful.

*I would like to especially acknowledge Gertrude Martin Brumleve.  Gertrude is an amazing metaphysical counselor whose wisdom and guidance in my life was transformative and profound.  She made her transition to the next dimension on Saturday, October 22nd.  Our love and prayers are with her family and friends as they grieve, honor and appreciate all that she was in their lives.

For more information, or to schedule an appointment!   

IIM 205 Townepark Circle, Suite 100, Louisville KY 40243


"Let's transform health care into systems of true healing, caring, compassion, and WELLNESS FOR ALL!"
                       ~ from Kim Evans' Transforming Healthcare


"At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person.  Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us."                                
~ Albert Schweitzer


Join Kim Evans ~
  in welcoming  Mary Corbett
     to the team at IIM

I am very happy and excited to announce that Mary Corbett, who is an outstanding holistic nurse and has recently passed her APRN certification, will be joining our office!!  She is well versed in the APO E gene diet and previously did the Intentional Wellness program that we created.  We are quite excited to have her work with us.  I know that she has my back and soon you'll see that she has your back too!  Together, Mary and I will be able to provide services to an increasing number of people who need integrative holistic care.  Welcome, Mary!

Join Kim Evans & Mary Corbett at IIM!
Location:  IIM - 205 Townepark Circle, Louisville, KY 40243
Contact:  IIM 502.253.4554

SAVE THE DATE! Monday, November 21st ~ 7:00 PM

Join Kim Evans

 with special guest
                   Harry Pickens
Healing the Heart for     the Holidays

Join us as we gather to rest, renew, restore and heal... 
Monday evening, November 21st - 7:00 PM  

"The holiday season can bring many feelings and memories into our awareness.  Although the purpose of these times is to celebrate and give thanks, for many of us, these times are not times of rejoicing, but times of remembering loss, loved ones who have passed on, struggles for survival, disconnection from family, or once-promising relationships that have come to an end.  It may be a time of just holding on, in the face of seemingly insurmountable life challenges."

"We will gather on the evening of Monday, November 21st to rest, renew, restore, and heal as we enter into this season of Thanksgiving and celebration.  Through music, poetry, mindful awareness and simple practices that foster emotional healing, we will begin to let go of any heaviness we might be holding on to and reconnect with the ocean of peace, joy, and wellbeing that is our birthright."

See you at IIM on Monday, November 21st at 7:00 PM.
Harry Pickens 

Call the IIM office today 502.253.4554 to reserve a seat for Harry's program!
Location:  IIM - 205 Townepark Circle, Louisville, KY 40243
Contact IIM for more information: 502.253.4554

SAVE THE DATE! ~ Saturday, November 19th ~ 10-11:30 AM

Join Melanie Tinsley ~
for Yamuna Body Rolling!
                        It's All About FaceBall...
at IIM on Saturday, November 19th - 10:00-11:30 AM

Yamuna FaceBall:  This Yamuna Body Rolling Technique will impact the bones of the face, releasing stress patterns, restoring balance and increasing mental awareness and a sense of well-being.  Helpful for the sinuses, relieving TMJ stress patterns, and relieving puffiness... feel relief and see an instant brightness in your face!

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.  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.  Discover this logical, human approach to healing - let Yamuna Body Rolling work with your body to empower it to heal itself by stimulating deep into muscles and restoring proper bone alignment and tendon function.  Learn more about Yamuna:

Join Melanie Tinsley, RN, BS, Certified Yamuna Instructor for Yamuna Body Rolling

Location:   IIM 205 Townepark Circle, Suite 100, Louisville, KY  40243
Contact:   Melanie Tinsley  502.419.6170
SAVE THE DATE! Friday, December 2nd ~ 12 Noon-1:00 PM

Harry Pickens
an Intro to Havening Techniques
Friday, December 2nd - 12-1:00 PM  

"The Havening Techniques represent a breakthrough in the rapid and effective treatment of stress-related physical and psychological conditions.  The Inaugural Louisville Havening Training provides you the opportunity to learn and practice these cutting-edge neuroscience-based tools."

What are the Havening Techniques?

"When an event or experience is perceived as traumatic or very stressful it becomes immutably encoded, often with life-altering consequences.  However, recent research from the field of neuroscience has shown us how it's possible to modify this encoding.  The Havening Techniques are methods which are designed to change the brain to de-traumatize the memory and permanently remove its negative effects from both our psyche and body."
~ Ronald A. Ruden, M.D., Ph.D     Learn more:

Join Harry Pickens for the Intro to Havening Techniques!
Location:  IIM - 205 Townepark Circle, Louisville, KY 40243
Contact IIM for more information: 502.253.4554

SAVE THE DATE! ~ Monday evening, December 5th, 7-8:30 PM

Join Dorothy Henning ~
  for  A Feldenkrais Playshop:
                Nimble Fingers / Agile Hands

at IIM Monday evening, December 5th
                             7:00-8:30 PM

Nimble fingers / agile hands!
Whether you are threading a needle, making Swiss watches, playing a violin concerto or holding someone you love, our hands are precious to us and connect us to the world.  Often arthritis, other health issues, or simple overuse can leave our fingers and hands feeling stiff and painful, making it difficult to perform the work and movements we need and love to do.  Moshe Feldenkrais developed lessons to assist surgeons so they could do their delicate and important work with dexterity and ease.  Come join us and rediscover light agile movements in your fingers and hands.  Because of the dynamic relationship between the hands and the shoulders and neck, this work is also helpful to release in these areas, and helpful to calm a stressed nervous system.

In this playshop you will be verbally led through gentle exercises based on the
Feldenkrais Method.  Many of the exercises will be on a mat on the floor.  Please let us know if it is difficult for you to get onto the floor and we can make arrangements for you to be able to participate... this workshop is for every body !

Join Dorothy Henning, Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner...
for Nimble Fingers / Agile Hands!
Location:  IIM 205 Townepark Circle, Louisville, KY 40243
Cost:  $20 in advance / $25 at the door
Contact:  502.240.7057
Facebook:  Feldenkrais Method of Somatic Education Practitioner

Kimberly May, Inspire Wellness

Would you like to bring greater wellness, increased performance and teamwork to your workplace?

Inspire Wellness

* Corporate Wellness
* Speaking Workshops
* Lunch and Learns

Coming from a corporate background Kimberly May understands the busy professional and coaches them to gain greater clarity, fulfillment, peace of mind, focus and peak performance.  S
chedule an interactive workshop or Lunch and Learn, or Wellness Series and inspire your team to reach new heights!

A few sample topics:
The Nuts & Bolts of Wellness     *  Working Well with Balance
What's Stress Got to Do With It?     *  Working on the Change Game
The Heart of Wellness:  The Amazing Healing Power of the Heart

A few companies that have worked with Inspire Wellness include:  Pikeville Medical,
U of L, Kentucky Center for the Arts, Mercer, American Heart Association,

Norton's Healthcare, Passport Health, Webster University, Metropolitan College,
and Bellarmine.

"Kimberly is extremely professional, yet warm and approachable.  Our staff thoroughly enjoyed her presentation on how to reduce stress in our lives.  The interactive demonstration on HeartMath was an excellent visual reminder of how much we can be in control of our thoughts and our bodies."  ~ KY Center for the Arts

Bring Wellness to your Workplace!
Contact:  Kimberly May ~ Inspire Wellness


"Gratitude is an overflow of the pleasure filling your soul."
Raheel Farooq
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!

Healing Touch, Guided Meditation, Christian Spiritual Director, Life Coach, Retreat/Conference Educator
Rev. Yvonne D. McCoy, M.Div., BCC
The Transformation Institute
~ Holistic Life Healer 
"Be transformed by the renewing of your mind!" - Romans 12:2

Appointments available in the months of NOV & DECEMBER

Holistic Healing Sessions include:  Intercessory Prayer, Healing Touch, Guided Meditation, Deep Breathing, Anointing with Essential Oils and Christian Spiritual Counseling.
"Come and experience holistic healing for the Mind, Body, Soul and Spirit." ~ Yvonne
Join Yvonne for Holistic Life Healing Sessions at IIM

  IIM 205 Townespark Circle, Suite 100, Louisville, KY  40243
To schedule an appointment, contact:   Rev. Yvonne D. McCoy  502.664.0373

Yamuna Body Rolling
with Melanie Tinsley,
RN, BS, Certified Yamuna Instructor
Appointments available in the months of

* Melanie will be offering a special Yamuna Workshop at IIM
Saturday, November 19th - Yamuna Body Rolling - FACE Ball

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:

Join Melanie for Yamuna Body Rolling at IIM

Location:   IIM 205 Townepark Circle, Suite 100, Louisville, KY  40243
Contact:   Melanie Tinsley  502.419.6170
Light Works Yoga
with founder Angie Megibben
, MEd., RYT-200
Join me during this holiday season!

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...
Core Strenthening * Restorative Yoga * Gentle Yoga * Spine Health.
Also ~ small group classes or individual sessions for people living with Parkinson's or Chronic Fatigue/Fibromyalgia.

Tuesdays:  4:45-5:45 PM  Living with Parkinson's
Wednesdays:  9:00-10:00 AM Gentle Yoga/Spine Health
Thursdays:  6:00-7:00 PM Restorative Yoga

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

Join Angie ~ Light Works Yoga & JSJ at IIM

Location:  IIM - 205 Townepark Circle, Suite 100,Louisville, KY  40243
Contact:  Angie Megibben 502.321.0557 Check this out:
Feldenkrais "Awareness Through Movement"
with Dorothy Henning,
Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner

Feldenkrais Class:  Fridays ~ 10:30-11:30 AM

November 18, 25 & December 2, 9, 16

Also - mark your calendars now! 

Special Feldenkrais Playshop at IIM
: Nimble Fingers / Agile Hands
Monday evening Dec 5 - 7:00-8:30 PM

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!

Feldenkrais Individual Sessions
Gentle restorative hands-on sessions to help with many issues including back pain, injury recovery, posture improvement, anxiety, arthritis, neurological problems, and learning or behavioral issues with children.
For adults and children. ~ Contact Dorothy for an appointment.  502.240.7057

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

Location:  IIM - 205 Townepark Circle, Suite 100,Louisville, KY  40243
Bring:  yourself and an exercise mat
Contact:  502.240.7057 
Facebook: Feldenkrais Method of Somatic Education Practitioner
Holistic Health Coach, Nutrition Counseling,
Massage Therapy, Healing Touch
Betty Greaver, RN, LMT - Healing Health Concepts

~ specializing in Touch, Health and Wellness
"Let me help you develop a health & wellness lifestyle..."

Appointments available in the months of NOV & DECEMBER

"Therapeutic massage is one natural alternative to traditional treatment with medication and avoiding side effects.  Massage relaxes the tense muscles, can help relieve muscle spasms and improves blood supply helping to create a healthier environment.  Massage can be a great practice to add to your life for healthy aging."

Call or email me:  let's develop a 90 Day Challenge for you!  
  ~ Betty - Your Healthy Aging Specialist

Join Betty for Therapeutic Massage at IIM
  IIM 205 Townespark Circle, Suite 100, Louisville, KY  40243
Contact:   Betty Greaver  502.295.6251

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!


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


Therapeutic Massage...for a Healthier YOU!

Nancy Langan, BS, LMT

Stress and Pain Relief

Appointments available in the months of NOV & DECEMBER

Give Nancy a call to set up your appointment...

Join Nancy for Therapeutic Massage Sessions at IIM

  IIM 205 Townespark Circle, Suite 100, Louisville, KY  40243
To schedule an appointment, contact:   Nancy Langan  502.744.4777

Metaphysical/Meditation Class
with Victoria Hayden
2nd Monday of the Month
6:30-8:30 PM - December 12th

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 clairvoyant readings for 25 years. 
All are welcomed.

Join Victoria for Metaphysical/Meditation class at IIM
Cost:  All are welcomed.  $10 - love donation.
  for more information, please email Victoria Hayden

"If you are really thankful, what do you do?  You share."

                                   ~ W. Clement Stone

IN OUR COMMUNITY and beyond!
The Month of November 

"Gratitude's amazing powers have the ability to shift us from focusing on the negative to appreciating what is positive in our lives.  Practicing daily gratitude gives us a deeper connection to ourselves, the world around us, and to our Creator."

Free 30 Day Global Gratitude Experiement:

IN OUR COMMUNITY and beyond!
                   Educate about...

The Month of November 

"More than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer's... Our vision is a world without Alzheimer's.  Formed in 1980, the Alzheimer's Association is the world's leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support & research."

Find out more: Alzheimer's Association 1.800.272.3900    
                         Join in...
Join us NOVEMBER 25th
        as we Light Up Louisville
     & kick off Holiday in the City!

"Light Up Louisville has been a tradition for more than 3 decades... Light Up Louisville is held the day after Thanksgiving with the arrival of Santa Claus, who will help Mayor Fischer illuminate downtown Louisville.  Festivities include:  Run, Run Rudolph 5K Run/Walk, Lots of Lights Parade, Santa Claus's arrival, & the moment of illumination!" Bring the family...

Find out more:  Light Up Louisville


"I'm grateful for what I am and have.

My Thanksgiving's perpetual."

                                    ~ Henry David Thoreau

Let us know if we may help you embrace your gratitude!

~ The Team at IIM

Kim Evans and the Practitioners at IIM
Institute for Integrative Medicine
205 Townepark Circle, Suite 100, Louisville, KY  40253
502.253.4554  or

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