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APRIL 2018
Tired of "April showers?"  Bring on the flowers!
Greetings & Notes from Kim Evans ~ April 2018

It's April! Spring is finally (maybe) springing!  After this long winter, I am definitely ready for more sunshine, warmer temperatures and the kaleidoscope of colors that Kentucky Springs bring.  April Is National Humor Month.  It feels like Mother Nature has been playing an April Fool's joke on us with this prolonged winter.  All the more reason to re-invigorate our humor appreciation and laugh a bit more!  See our Health Tip to find ways to enhance your humor appreciation.

We have lots of great events happening this month.  Reverend Yvonne McCoy was Divinely guided to create Oasis Retreat and Wellness.  This is a retreat for women to experience healing, wholeness and restoration in a safe environment surrounded with unconditional love and support.  The first retreat is this Saturday, April 14th from 8:00 - 5:30.  The day will include sharing, visioning, and learning along with fun activities.  Breakfast and lunch will be provided.  Each participant will receive 2 individual healing modality sessions.  It's going to be a great day!  See details further in this newsletter.
Betty Greaver is presenting a wonderful program titled:  Spring Cleaning! for Our Bodies & Homes
on Tuesday, April 24th. Join her for this program and get your "Spring Cleaning" off to a healthy start!

Jerry Scott is our Practitioner of the Month.  He is doing some great work with the Indigo Biofeedback.  If you've never experienced this healing modality, think about having a session with Jerry.  His biofeedback is incredibly relaxing and can give important clues how to enhance your own health.

This month ~ look for ways to "Spring yourself forward" to renewed health and wellness...
we look forward to seeing you soon!

~Love, Kim

"Life is worth living as long as there's a laugh in it."

~ L.M. Montgomery,
   Anne of Green Gables

"...When the sun gives way to April showers / Here is the point you should never miss / Though April showers may come your way / They bring the flowers that bloom in May / So if it's raining, have no regrets / Because it isn't raining rain, you know, (it's raining violets,) / And where you see clouds upon the hills / You soon will see crowds of daffodils / So keep on looking for a bluebird / And list'ning for his song / Whenever April showers come along... "  ~ Al Jolson / April Showers
This Month at IIM ~ April 2018
Upcoming Lab Dates at IIM...
Wednesday, April 18 
Wednesday, May 16, 30
Quarterly Vasolab Carotid Artery Testing:
Thursday, May 24  9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
~ give us a call to schedule: 502.253.4554

This month, read Kim Evans' book

Transforming Healthcare
Healing You, Me, and Our Broken Disease-Care Systems

Available at the IIM office ~ call to reserve your signed copy today!  502.253.4554
Cynthia's Note ~
Spring!  Our infrared hot sauna is the perfect way to start the change of seasons... give me a call to schedule your appointment today.  The infrared sauna can help with eliminating toxins in the body (as well as improving cardiovascular health and supporting your immune system)... and who doesn't love a healthy immune system?
~Cynthia Burke Goff, IIM Office Manager
What we are reading now...
In Shock:  My Journey from Death to Recovery & the Redemptive Power of Hope
by Dr. Rana Awdish
"Crystalline vision of a new and better possibility... Shatteringly personal, and yet wholly universal, she offers a brave roadmap for anyone navigating illness.  At the same time, she presents physicians with a new paradigm & rationale for embracing the emotional bond between doctor and patient..." "...reads like a page-turning novel..."
"This book is remarkable - should be required reading for EVERY medical caregiver.  In Shock is so beautifully written, so full of wisdom about illness, emotional connection, and ripe with ideas for improving communication with my patients.  I was so moved by the author's courage, resilience and passion to improve medical practice."
~ Jeffrey Millstein, MD

Read the book!
IIM Health Tip of the Month ~ April 2018
"I love people who make me laugh.  I honestly think it's the thing I like most, to laugh.  It cures a multitude of ills.  It's probably the most important thing in a person."    ~ Aubrey Hepburn
Health Tip Notes with Kim Evans...
Enhance your humor appreciation for the month of April!

In honor of National Humor Month, here are 5 ways to enhance your own humor appreciation!
  1.  Hang out with funny people.  Be intentional this month in surrounding yourself with people who make you laugh (at least smile - you get the same physiologic benefit from smiling as you do from laughing).
  2.  Take time at your dinner table for each person to share the funniest thing that happened to them (or that they heard) that day.   This will help assure that everyone gets their 15-20 minimum laughs per day.
  3.  Intentionally do something fun for yourself at least once a week (daily if possible).
  4.  Keep a huge smile on your face during your entire drive to and from work (or whenever you're driving your car).   This will make you feel good as you go into work or into your home at the end of the workday.  Notice if your day goes any differently than normal.
  5.  Read something funny daily - such as the comics or the "joke of the day."
Here is today's joke to get you started:
Why are frogs always so happy?  They eat whatever bugs them!

Find out more - links:  Reader's Digest ~ Best Clean Jokes
Family Jokes - Funny Clean Jokes from A Joke A Day

"Always laugh when you can, it is cheap medicine."

~ Lord Byron
Practitioner of the Month at IIM ~ April 2018
Jerry Scott ~ Holistic Care Practitioner
Certified Health Coach / Biofeedback / Nutrition Counseling

"The Indigo Biofeedback System helps manage & retrain stress patterns, empowering you to make lifestyle changes to support overall health & wellbeing."
502.797.6618 /
This month our Practitioner of the Month is Jerry Scott.  Jerry is a Holistic Care practitioner who uses different modalities tailored to each individual client.  He uses an Indigo biofeedback device which measures different parameters of health and stress.  Being able to tell which organs and glands are showing stress patterns allows him to tailor appropriate remedies to support one's body system.  Here are comments from a couple of Jerry's clients:

      *  Jordan & Jean Schwartz
              Jerry Scott is a master at his craft.  After I visit Holistic Care, I feel better, more
           vibrant, my days are more colorful and I am ready to take on the world.  If you
           are searching for holistic care, look no further.  I have been seeing Jerry for 3
           years, and the results for me have been nothing short of remarkable.  My wife,
           my family, my friends, and everyone that I share my experience with, go to see
           Jerry.  You should too!

      *  Carmen Marmen
              I always feel so much better after leaving Mr. Scott's office.  He is very
           professional and knowledgeable.  I would recommend this office to everyone.

If you would like to join Jerry Scott this month for an Indigo Biofeedback session, give him a call, you will be glad you did!    ~ Kim Evans

"I bet you could sometimes find all the mysteries of the universe in someone's hand."

~ Benjamin Alire Saenz
I've Got Your Back ~ April 2018
I've Got Your Back...
This month we are featuring one of Jerry's patients.  
"Mark" came to Jerry and told him he had been suffering from chronic fatigue.  He was strong and athletic and was a member of his college football team.  However, due to chronic fatigue, he had to quit the football team and almost every other extra-curricular activity.  He hardly had energy to go to class and eat.  He exhausted every physician in town trying to figure out why he was so exhausted.  After a session on the Indigo Biofeedback, Jerry determined he had frequencies consistent with Epstein Barr, which is a virus in the herpes family. 
Jerry gave him remedies for the virus and continued the biofeedback sessions.  In one month, Mark was able to return to the football field!  Way to go Jerry!

"At the height of laughter, the universe is flung into a kaleidoscope of new possibilities."

~ Jean Houston
Save the Date! ~ April 2018
this month! ~ APRIL 2018
Check out these recommendations for events that are worth adding to your calendar!
Join in the classes that are on-going and open to drop-ins...
or, if you choose an individual session or consultation, please call ahead!
Join Rev. Yvonne McCoy for a Women's Holistic Healing Retreat...
All-inclusive 1 DAY RETREAT
Saturday, April 14, 2018  8:00 AM - 5:30 PM

" Miracles Can Happen Here!  Women's Holistic Healing Retreat ~ Imagine a New Life for Yourself... Create it while relaxing and experiencing healing therapies with like-minded people.  Move from being broken and fragmented to wholeness and restoration...
The Lord will guide you continually, giving you water when you are dry and restoring your strength.  You will be like a well-watered garden, like an ever-flowing spring.  Isa. 58:11"

Location:  Valaterra Retreat Center, 7101 Schrader Lane, LaGrange, KY  40031
All-Inclusive 1 Day Retreat:  $125.00
find out more:  502.664.0373  /  to register:

"Deep in their roots, all flowers keep the light."  ~ Theodore Roethke
"If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly our whole life would change."  ~
Pinlet Magic

Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement Classes
with Dorothy Henning, GCFP
Friday mornings: 10:30-11:30 AM
Join us April 13th!
Vacation - No Class April 20, 27 & May 4

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! Come join us anytime - each class can be taken independently! No experience necessary - Feldenkrais is for EVERYBODY, young and old alike!
Contact: Dorothy Henning,
Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner
Join Betty Greaver ~
Spring Cleaning for
Our Bodies and Homes

Meeting here at IIM ~
Tuesday, April 24 6:00-7:30 PM

" Let Food Be Thy Medicine..."
" Sugar is a toxin..."
" The average woman uses 160 chemicals on her body each day..."
These are some of the topics we will discuss... you will leave this meeting with information on:
1. Nutrition with clean, whole foods
2. Toxic chemicals in personal care products
3. Toxic chemicals in home cleaning products
4. Suggestions for cleaning products from vinegar & baking soda to ordering products online.

Cost: $20 / cash or check at the door
For more information/RSVP:
Betty Greaver, RN, LMT
502.295.6251 (call or text)
Hot Stone & Therapeutic Massage
With Betty Greaver, RN, LMT here at IIM...
Relieve Stress, Feel Rejuvenated, Feel Relaxed, Feel Balanced, Feel Healthy,  Feel Warmth!
Increase Metabolism, Increase Circulation, Experience Healing...

By appointment.
Contact: Betty Greaver, RN, LMT
Revitalize You! HeartMath Program
Stop Emotional Eating
Stress Relief Coaching
Life Purpose Coaching
Optimal Health & Wellness
Performance Coaching
Havening Techniques

Wellness Inventory

with Kimberly May ~ Inspire Wellness
Have you spent time in a session with Kimberly May lately?
Check out this new link to all the many amazing ways she can partner with you on "your best self!"
Link: Inspire Wellness with Kimberly May

By appointment.
Contact:  Kimberly May

Light Works Yoga Classes
with founder Angie Megibben
Wednesday mornings - 9:00-10:00 AM:
Gentle Yoga/Spine Health
Thursday evenings - 6:00-7:00 PM:
Restorative Yoga
Intimate setting, personal attention, small group therapeutic Yoga experience.
Contact: Angie Megibben, MEd., RYT-200
Light Works Yoga facebook page
Melanie Tinsley & Kim Evans ~
Yamuna Bone Health Study Group
Wednesday, May 2, 16
6:00 PM ~ IIM

Using Yamuna Body Rolling practice to strengthen the bones of the body!
Get your life back! Repair, realign & release your body with smart bodywork... Individual appointments available.

Contact: Melanie Tinsley, RN, BS
Certified Yamuna Instructor
Therapeutic Massage
with Angie Megibben, LMT
Practicing therapeutic massage at IIM...
Helpful for frozen shoulder, shoulder pain, rotator cuff injury, hip and low back pain, plantar fasciitis, tennis elbow, carpal tunnel ... with the wonderful side effect of stress relief.
By appointment.
Contact:  Angie Megibben, MEd., LMT

Emotional Healing with
Essential Oils

with Rev. Yvonne D. McCoy of the Transformation Institute
Saturday May 12 ~ here at IIM...
Details coming soon! 

Contact: Rev. Yvonne D. McCoy
Join Victoria Hayden at IIM ~
Metaphysical/Meditation Class
Monday, May 14
6:30-8:30 PM ~ IIM

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 individual & group clairvoyant readings for 25 years.
All are welcomed.
Cost: $10 ~ love donation
Contact: Victoria Hayden
The ancient art of Jin Shin Jyutsu here at IIM!
Join Angie Megibben, Jin Shin Jyutsu Practitioner
Jin Shin Jyutsu is the ancient art of balancing the body's energy system, which facilitates healing and restores the body to a more harmonious state of being. 
Jin Shin Jyutsu practitioners use their hands to gently balance the flow of life energy in the partner's body.

Jin Shin Jyutsu is a valuable complement to conventional healing methods.  The body contains pathways that feed life energy into all cells and functions.  The stresses of daily life - habits, emotions, illness and physical activity - add up over time.  They can have adverse effects on the natural flow of energy along these pathways, similar to the way stones inhibit the free movement of water in a stream.  When one or more of these pathways becomes blocked, it can lead to general discomfort in the local area or elsewhere in the body, resulting in physical and/or emotional symptoms.  The art of Jin Shin Jyutsu clears the blocks in these energetic pathways, returning them to a more harmonious state.
~ excerpted from UK HealthCare 
Watch this to learn more:  Jin Shin Jyutsu video
By appointment at IIM.

Contact: Angie Megibben 502.321.0557

Havening Techniques at IIM

with Kimberly May, Certified Havening Techniques Practitioner
The Havening Techniques use touch, attention and imagination designed to trigger electrochemical changes in the brain that can alter how memories are processed.  The potential results of this simple procedure?  Reduced stress, increased resilience, higher levels of achievement, and emotional, psychological and physical healing.

Contact: Kimberly May, Inspire Wellness
Certified Havening Techniques Practitioner

Coaching programs link
Mark your calendars now!!!  We have great news!  There are two exciting conferences that will be happening later this year. 

First, the American Holistic Nurses Association will be holding a regional conference at the Kavanaugh Center in Crestwood on Friday, September 14, 2018.  Nursing contact hours will be offered.  The conference theme is "Holistic Self-Care:  Your Secret Power for Enhancing Patient Care."  I will be doing the endnote talk entitled:  Resilience & Joy in the Journey.  Treat yourself to this exciting seminar!  Watch future newsletters for more information. 

The second conference will be sponsored by the Kentucky Nurses Association.  This year they want their summit theme to be on 'the healthy nurse.'  The conference will be held on Thursday, November 1st and Friday, November 2nd.  The theme of this conference is Reclaim Nursing:  Heal, Empower, Inspire.  The subtheme for Thursday is Transforming Ourselves and the subtheme for Friday is Transforming Healthcare.

I hope you all can attend both of these conferences this year!!  Exciting time for nurses and anyone interested in holistic health in Kentucky!!  ~ Kim Evans
American Holistic Nurses Association  /  Kentucky Nurses Association

"A good laugh is sunshine in the house."

~ William Thackeray

"A good laugh heals a lot of hurts."
~ Madeleine L'Engle
Join Rev. Yvonne D. McCoy at IIM ~
Holistic Life Healer
The Transformation Institute
Healing for the Mind, Body, Soul and Spirit

All month long at IIM ~
call for an appointment to schedule your Healing Session...
Holistic Healing Sessions include: Intercessory Prayer, Healing Touch, Guided Meditation, Deep Breathing, Anointing with Essential Oils, Christian Spiritual Counseling.

Contact: Rev. Yvonne McCoy, M.Div., BCC
Join Jerry Scott at IIM ~
Holistic Care
Certified Health Coach/Biofeedback & Nutrition Counseling
All month long at IIM ~
call for your appointment.

The Indigo Biofeedback System helps manage & retrain stress patterns, empowering you to make lifestyle changes to support overall health & wellbeing.

Contact: Jerry Scott
Join Cynthia Bowling, LCSW at IIM ~
Advanced Integrative Therapy
~ Certified Therapist & Teacher

Individual, Family & Couples Therapy - Children, Adolescents, Adults

All month long at IIM ~
by appointment... Let the healing begin!
AIT is a gentle and effective healing treatment... we will identify, treat, clear & replace traumas with positive reconnection!
Learn more about AIT...

Contact: Cynthia Bowling, LCSW

"A smile starts on the lips, a grin spreads to the eyes, a chuckle comes from the belly; but a good laugh bursts forth from the soul, overflows, and bubbles all around.

~ Carolyn Bingham
In Our Community and beyond! ~ April 2018
"As soap is to the body, so laughter is to the soul." ~ Jewish Proverb
April is National Humor Month...
"National Humor Month was conceived as a means to heighten public awareness of the therapeutic value of humor.  Laughter and joy - the benchmark of humor - lead to improved well-being, boosted morale, increased communication skills, and an enriched quality of life.
It's no coincidence that the month begins with April Fools Day, a day which has sanctioned frivolity and amusement for hundreds of years. 
Humor as a tool to lift ailing spirits is an established notion supported by scientific research.  The curative power of laughter and its ability to relieve debilitating stress and burnout may indeed be one of the greatest medical discoveries of our times..."

find out more: national humor month
A Natural Alternative that is transforming medicine and patient lives!

Saturday, April 14th ~ 10:00 AM
Free Seminar presented by Dr. Rafael Cruz

"Stem Cell Therapy has produced impressive results in treating musculoskeletal conditions such as osteoarthritis, painful sprains and tears of muscles, ligaments, tendons and cartilage.  Stem cells have also been used for cardiac disease, COPD, auto-immune diseases like Lupus, Diabetes, Autism, Stroke, Cord Injury / Paralysis and more.  Stem cells are the "master cells" to repair, restore, replace and regenerate cells to treat many medical conditions.  Stem Cells not only develop into organs, blood, brain and other tissues but they also assist the body to regenerate and repair injured, torn, arthritic tissues into healthy functional structures so people can be pain free and return to their favorite activities like walking, running, hiking, exercising, work, and sports." 

Discover how stem cell therapy is changing lives and medicine.  Our results with arthritis and musculoskeletal problems have been outstanding!
Come to our free seminar this Saturday, April 14th to discover how Stem Cell Therapy can help you.

Location: Kentuckiana Integrative Medicine, 443 Spring Street,
Chase Bank Bldg, 3rd Floor, Suite 301, Jeffersonville, IN 47130
Call 812-282-1575 to register.

find out more:   Dr. Rafael Cruz/Kentuckiana Integrative Medicine

Louisville Earth Walk 2018
Saturday, April 21st ~ 9:00 AM - 12:00 Noon
Iroquois Park, Louisville, KY

The Louisville Earth Walk is a family-friendly 5K Walk to be held in Iroquois Park on Saturday, April 21st, 2018.  The event's goal is to celebrate the planet and raise awareness about ways members of the community can take steps to create a more sustainable city...

register or find out more:   Louisville Earth Walk 2018

"Magic, indeed, is all around us, in stones, flowers, stars, the dawn wind and the sunset cloud; all we need is the ability to see and understand."  ~ Doreen Valiente
Kentuckiana Holistic Nurses Association
Become one of this strong community of Holistic Healers in the Kentuckiana area!
Next Meeting:  Tuesday, April 17
Location:  Fante's - 2501 Grinstead Dr., Louisville

Check out our Facebook page...
Holistic Nursing is all nursing practice that has healing the whole person as its goal - body, mind, spirit, and emotion... often integrating alternative practices with conventional healthcare... and viewing healing as a therapeutic partnership with the people in their care.
find out more: KHNA facebook page

Kentuckiana Fibromyalgia Support Group
Join us and you'll see that ~
" we know where you're coming from..."
We meet the fourth Wednesday of each month...
Next Meeting:
Wednesday April 25 ~ 6:00-8:00 PM

"The best way to understand fibromyalgia pain is to join us at our meetings, browse the files on our website for the latest research and talk to our members." ~ Sabrina Numann, Founder
find out more: Kentuckiana fibromyalgia
End Notes & Quotes! ~ April 2018
"The Earth laughs in flowers."     ~  Ralph Waldo Emerson
Let us know if we may partner with you this month
on your journey into Spring!

~ The Practioners at IIM
Kim Evans and the Practitioners at the Institute for Integrative Medicine
205 Townepark Circle, Suite 100, Louisville, KY 40243

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