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           AUGUST 2017                    

Shift your dramas and traumas into lessons and blessings!

Greetings & Notes from KIM EVANS - AUGUST 2017!
    Welcome to August!!  Didn't school just let out last week for summer vacation?  And now it's already time for everyone to go back to school?!  What a quick summer it's been!  I hope you've taken some moments to stop..., breathe... and appreciate all the beauty around you!  Today is one of those perfect days - low humidity, blue sky and lots of birds chirping away.  Enjoy this last month of summertime!

Our theme this month is Shift Your Dramas and Traumas into Lessons and Blessings.  This is a great reminder for ALL of US!  It's certainly easy to focus on the drama/trauma happening all around us.  At times, it can even feel overwhelming!  However sometimes those dramas and traumas are the access to significant lessons that may even evolve into incredible blessings.  Learn to intentionally shift traumas and dramas into lessons and blessings!  Watch (or read) the Health Tip video below to find out more.

Cynthia Bowling is our Practitioner of the Month!
  She is masterful at helping each of us transform traumas and dramas into lessons and blessings with her AIT (Advanced Integrative Therapy) work.  If you've undergone traumatic events that are difficult to manage/overcome, give her a call: 502.553.9843.

On Monday, August 14th, Dorothy Henning will be offering a special Feldenkrais Playshop:  Happy Feet & Ankles! at IIM from 6:30-8:00 PM.  Check in with Dorothy to register and take advantage of this late summer class at IIM that will give your feet a treat! 502.240.7057

We are pleased to be hosting the next Kentuckiana Holistic Nurses Association meeting here at IIM on Tuesday, August 15th from 7:00-8:30 PM.  Kimberly May and I will be presenting the Self Havening Technique.  Please come and learn more about this powerful technique that clears traumas that have become encoded in our nervous system... Remember that anyone can join the Holistic Nurses Association.  You don't have to be a nurse - only have an interest in holistic health of mind, body and Spirit.

Our Yamuna Bone Health Study Group here at IIM is off to a great start!  Thanks to all of you who are joining us on this year-long adventure.  Read more about our early days in this month's Bonus Health Tip section.

You are cordially invited to the debut of my new book:  Transforming Healthcare: Healing You, Me and Our Broken Disease-Care Systems.  Join me this coming Saturday, August 5th from 6:30-7:30 PM at the Seelbach Hotel, 10th floor ballroom.  This book signing is sponsored by the Professional Women's Network.  You'll have the opportunity to meet some amazing women, many of whom are also authors.  My book will be among several that will debut that day.  Come and be one of the first to get your very own signed copy!

Enjoy the rest of your summer.  Allow the beauty of the summer to help shift your dramas and traumas into lessons and blessings!

Kim Evans

Advice From A Tree
* Stand Tall and Proud
* Go Out On A Limb
* Remember Your Roots
* Drink Plenty Of Water
* Be Content With Your Natural Beauty
* Enjoy the View.      ~ Jayme Rimis              
"Often it isn't the mountains ahead that wear you out,
                                            it's the little pebble in your shoe."    ~ Muhammad Ali

This month at IIM - AUGUST 2017            IIM Website Link: CLICK HERE

Need your LABS checked?

Upcoming Lab Dates at IIM:
Wednesday, August 9, 23
VASOLAB Carotid Artery test - Wednesday, August 16
Next Vasolab Testing date will be in November!

Just a reminder:
We are currently scheduling appointments for the Vasolab testing date coming up on August 16th here at IIM...  This carotid artery check is simple, non-invasive and carries great information for you on your arterial health... a great way to avoid the drama and trauma!  Whether this is your annual appointment, or your first baseline test, give me a call to schedule your 15-minute appointment.  Your body will thank you!
   ~ Cynthia Burke Goff, IIM Office Manager

What we're reading now! ~ Drumroll please... Kim's long-awaited book:

Transforming Healthcare:  Healing You, Me and Our Broken Disease-Care Systems  by Kim Evans

"You are cordially invited to the debut of my new book this coming Saturday, August 5th from 6:30-7:30 PM at the Seelbach Hotel, 10th floor ballroom. This book signing is sponsored by the Professional Women's Network.  You'll have the opportunity to meet some amazing women, many of whom are authors.  My book will be among several that will debut that day.  Come and be one of the first to get your very own signed copy!   If you can't make it, call our office (IIM - 502.253.4554) and reserve your copy today!"

Health Tip

Shift your dramas and traumas
into lessons and blessings!

Kim Evans:
  Welcome to August!  Our theme this month is Shift your dramas and traumas into lessons and blessings!  Isn't that a great thought?  Of course, as humans, we're going to have painful experiences, but we don't have to suffer with these endlessly.  So shift your dramas and traumas into lessons and blessings.  Cynthia is here today to explain how using AIT (Advanced Integrative Therapy) can help us do just that!

Cynthia Bowling: 
Thank you, Kim.  Advanced Integrative Therapy, AIT, is a therapy that was developed and expanded by a woman who had extensive therapy training and also wanted to do more and knew there was more that we could do to stop human suffering.  And so what she came up with was the beginning of AIT.  And it truly treats mind, body and Spirit.

For years, many of the psychotherapies concentrated on our minds and although we got relief, there is so much more to it.  The theory is that the suffering that we feel is from the energy that is left from the traumas and upsetting experiences that we've incurred through our life beginning even before we were born.  We don't consciously remember but if upsetting events were happening around us or to our mother, or whatever it might be, then that begins.  And at that point they are unbearable to us and as children the traumas are unbearable.  And so, the energy can get stored in our body if we don't have a way to get rid of it.  And it can go to certain organs that have to do with what the upsetting event is, and then later that can cause a propensity of illness to happen.  For instance, if someone has a heart murmur, it may be that they had a broken heart over and over and over again as a child with no way to help them and so their heart then becomes sensitive and that's where the illness can happen.  That also is a block of our Spirit.  As traumas happen, we get blocked from our center.  We have to start looking out to get our needs met and so we lose touch with our Spirituality and what we truly need and want.  And then that causes mind, body and Spirit blocks and suffering.  So, what AIT does is help people with that.  We identify, we treat it, we clear it and we can also instill positive beliefs and ways to reconnect with our Spirit.

Kim:  That was awesome, Cynthia.  Thank you!
So if you need help shifting your dramas and traumas - clearing it out of your body, your mind or your Spirit - so you can live fully, give us a call.

 Kim Evans ~ Institute for Integrative Medicine ~ 502.253.4554 ~



       "The soul always knows what to do to heal itself ~
             the challenge is to silence the mind."

                              ~ Caroline Myss


BONUS Health Tip

Yamuna Body Rolling &
The Bone Health Study...

Kim Evans:
  Thank you to all of you who have joined our *Yamuna Bone Health Study.  I am loving doing the Yamuna Body Rolling.  I've already noticed a difference in my hamstrings, quadriceps and spinal muscles.  This is an added bonus!
I knew the Yamuna work would help my bones - sure enough, I didn't even require an adjustment at my chiropractor last week.  Yet I've been very pleasantly surprised by how much it's helping my muscles.  My yoga postures (downward dog and hip openers) have even improved.
Thank you Melanie for this work!

If you are interested in finding out more about our bone health study or the benefits of Yamuna, give Melanie Tinsley a call:  502.419.6170.

*We invited anyone who has a history of Osteoporosis or Osteopenia, kyphosis or multiple fractures to join in on our year-long study.  Melanie Tinsley, our Yamuna expert will be showing us the Yamuna program for strengthening the bones of the hips, spine, and legs... which we will be doing during our meetings the 1st & 3rd Wednesdays of each month and 2-3 times weekly at home.  We're very excited to see what happens - empirical evidence has validated a significant improvement in bone density with the Yamuna Bone Health program. ~ Kim Evans

 Kim Evans ~ Institute for Integrative Medicine ~ 502.253.4554 ~
Shift your dramas and traumas into lessons and blessings

                "Kintsugi, or Kintsukuroi, "golden joinery," is the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery with lacquer dusted or mixed with powdered gold, silver, or platinum.  As a philosphy, it treats breakage and repair as part of the history of an object, rather than something to disguise... similar to "wabi-sabi" (Japanese art of embracing the flawed or imperfect)."

IIM Practitioner of the Month

Cynthia Bowling, LCSW
Advanced Integrative Therapy ~ Certified Therapist & Teacher
Individual, Family & Couples Therapy ~ Children, Adolescents, Adults

AIT is a gentle and effective healing treatment...

we will identify, treat, clear & replace traumas with positive reconnection!

Learn more about AIT:

call for appointments:

"Cynthia is masterful at helping each of us transform traumas and dramas into lessons and blessings with her AIT (Advanced Integrative Therapy) work.  If you've undergone traumatic events that are difficult to manage/overcome, give her a call!" ~ Kim Evans



"Some people's lives seem to flow in a narrative; mine had many stops and starts.  That's what trauma does.  It interrupts the plot.  You can't process it because it doesn't fit with what came before or what comes afterwards."

                              ~ Jessica Stern, Denial: A Memoir of a Trial

I've Got Your Back ~ August * 2017

  This month I would like to tell you about Mrs. T.  She is 75 years old and was diagnosed with ovarian cancer last fall.  She had surgery last September in which they removed her ovaries and fallopian tubes.  (She previously had her uterus removed years ago).  She came to our office to explore ways to support her during her cancer treatment and to help her achieve optimal ongoing health of mind, body and Spirit. 
I suggested that she take Cellular Forte to help increase her body's natural killer cells while undergoing chemotherapy.  Her white blood cells remained acceptable all during her chemotherapy treatment.

One of her main concerns after her treatment was ongoing hot flashes.  When I saw her this past June, she stated she was feeling miserable.  Not only was she continuing to have hot flashes but her weight had increased by 20 pounds since December (and she is a small framed woman).
I reviewed her medications and found that two of the three medications that she had been prescribed for her hot flashes caused weight gain.  When she realized this, she said "I'd rather have the hot flashes!  At least I could keep a cool rag on my neck!"
I created a schedule for her to wean off the three medications and called the providers who had originally prescribed them to let them know she wanted to cease taking them.

She had also been prescribed a statin medication even though her cholesterol was only mildly elevated (234) with a very high good cholesterol (HDL - 99).  She was very glad when I told her she could manage her cholesterol with diet, exercise and fish oil.

I saw her again 3 weeks later.
She was off all 4 medications and said she felt great and had already begun to lose weight!  She is making healthy choices in her diet and has returned to her Pilates class.  Way to go, Mrs. T!

~ Kim Evans
Thanks to each of you who are joining in our on-going challenge to be able to say "I've Got Your Back..."  If you have a story that you would like to share, please send it to me.  ~ Kim Evans


     "When things go wrong, don't go with them."

                              ~ Elvis Presley

BOOK A DATE for AUGUST!  Massage Appointments at IIM

Join Betty Greaver  RN, LMT -
Therapeutic Massage, Health Coaching at IIM...

Betty's Hot Stone Massage Tuesdays... all set up for your best massage EVER!

Tuesdays:  August  8 / 15  & Saturdays by appointment. 

Join Betty Greaver at IIM ~ Experience your Therapeutic Massage

Call or text me: 502.295.6251
Feldenkrais Playshop at IIM ~ August 14

Happy Feet and Ankles! A Feldenkrais Playshop!
with Dorothy Henning, Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner

Monday, August 14, 6:30-8:00 PM at IIM

Did you know the human foot has 26 bones?
That means your two feet have one-quarter of all the bones in your body!
The foot also has 33 joints, and over 100 muscles, ligaments and tendons!

Well, your feet are pretty important, they support all the rest of you!  They adjust your alignment and balance on uneven terrain such as grass, curbs and cobblestones.  They help you walk, run, kick a ball and dance! 
In this Playshop we will explore with Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement how to help your feet and ankles find easy fluid supportive movement, to improve walking, help you regain mobility lost from prior foot or ankle injuries or surgeries, and help to avoid an injury in the future!
Open to everybody!  Come discover how mobile and happy your feet and ankles can be!  And not only do the feet and ankles have an integrated relationship with the knees and hips, but also the neck and shoulders!  Come discover how much you can improve!

Join Dorothy Henning at IIM ~ Happy Feet and Ankles! Feldenkrais Playshop
Registration:  Contact Dorothy Henning  502.240.7057
Cost:  $20 in advance / $25 at the door
Havening at IIM - Appointments available in August

Havening Techniques
for removing trauma, stress and stuck emotions

Havening is a break-through method which alters the brain landscape to permanently remove the negative effects of trauma, stress and stuck emotions.

This simple process uses the power of touch, attention and imagination to heal emotional (and often, physical) pain that has seemed unresolvable.

          Ask Kimberly May, Wellness Coaching Specialist for a session to try Havening to help you:
                   * Move forward in life   * Dissolve toxic stress   * Boost positivity and resilience 
                                                * Create a life of fulfillment and freedom

"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

Join Kimberly May at IIM ~  Experience Havening Techniques
for more information: 502.593.9017

Join Kimberly May, Inspire Wellness
Health for the Whole Being...
Renew yourself in Mind, Body & Spirit!
Reframe, realign & renew yourself
with this special Coaching Package...

Join Kimberly May for 3 One-Hour Sessions to:
Reframe your thinking ~
Create new ways to get more of what you want with a Life Coaching Session
Renew your Spirit ~
Connect to your heart/inner voice in a Heart Math Session that shows you step by step how to listen to your intuition and calm your system to create greater peace
Relax & Realign your body ~
Experience an Energy Healing Session to balance your chakras, calm your nervous system and relax your mind.

Join Kimberly May at IIM & Renew yourself in Mind, Body & Spirit!
Cost:   All three sessions: $195 / Single session: $75
 Kimberly May, Wellness Coaching Specialist 502.593.9017

No time like the present!  Enroll now to join our Fall Session - September 12 & 13

Healthy Food for your Whole Being...
Healthy Lifestyle Group
with Wellness Coaching Specialist Kimberly May
& Health Coach/RN Betty Greaver

Join our next session beginning Sept 12 & 13... choose morning or evening sessions.

These group sessions offer:
Coaching * Food logs & Apps * Movement   * Weigh in *
Accountability * Recipe of the Week
                                   Emotional Eating * Mindfulness * Nutrition

Join Kimberly May & Betty Greaver at IIM ~ renew your commitment to a Healthy Lifestyle!
Kimberly May 502.593.9017
Betty Greaver
SAVE THE DATE!  Effigy Breathing Technique at IIM ~  September 18

Mark your calendar now for this upcoming opportunity at IIM
Effigy Breath Workshop with Sarah Charmoli
Monday, September 18  6:30-8:30 PM

Watch for details in upcoming newsletters.

Effigy Breath Workshop at IIM

IIM   502.253.4554

                "If you don't let it out, the grief becomes a scream trapped inside your soul, a constant cry in the dark, a sob you can never release.  So scream, shout, cry, the way the sky does with thunder and lightening and rain... for it knows it is being cleansed, it knows that its storm is the only way to release the pain."
                                                                                                                    ~ Nikita Gill


AUGUST * 2017
          There are classes and meetings that are on-going and open to drop-ins...
           or, If you choose an individual session or consultation, please call ahead!

Light Works Yoga

with founder Angie Megibben, MEd., RYT-200

Wednesdays 9-10 AM:  Gentle Yoga/Spine Health
Thursdays 6-7 PM: Restorative Yoga
Intimate setting, personal attention, small group therapeutic Yoga experience.

Tuesdays & Thursdays by appointment:  JSJ (Jin Shin Jyutsu)
Experience a gentle, hands-on therapeutic approach to re-harmonize the energies in the body.


Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement

with Dorothy Henning, Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner

Fridays 10:30-11:30 AM
August  4 / 11 / 25  *please note: class will not be held on August 18

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!

Try your first class FREE!  Just bring yourself and an exercise mat.


   "People start to heal the moment they feel heard."

                              ~ Cheryl Richardson


Jerry Scott, Holistic Care
Certified Health Coach/Nutrition Counseling/Biofeedback

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

Rev. Yvonne D. McCoy, M.Div., BCC
The Transformation Institute ~ Holistic Life Healer

Holistic Healing Sessions include:  Intercessory Prayer, Healing Touch, Guided Meditation, Deep Breathing, Anointing with Essential Oils and Christian Spiritual Counseling.

Healing for the Mind, Body, Soul and Spirit.


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

Repair, realign & release your body with smart bodywork...
Get your life back! Meet with Melanie one on one or in a class.

Learn more about Yamuna:

                "She Recovers...
1.  When she is encouraged to choose her own recovery path
2.  When she creates a vision for how she wants her life to be
3.  When she takes small and steady steps towards her vision
4.  When she makes peace with her past
5.  When she finally understands that self-care is the secret to her recovery."

                                                  ~ Acts of Recovery

IN OUR COMMUNITY ~ and beyond!

Louisville Salt Cave

August 2017 Speaker Series

August 10 / 17 / 24 / 31

Opened in September 2015 by Kim Rash and Nicole Bartlett, the Louisville Salt Cave is constructed using 5 tons of the Earth's purest and unpolluted salt.  The pink Himalayan salt crystals are more than 250 million years old and contain more than 80 trace minerals.
" My inspiration for building the Cave was to share the healing benefits that the Earth has gifted us.  I am honored we are able to additionally offer this series to empower our guests." ~ Kim Rash

August Speaker Series:
August 10:  Dr. Peter Buecker  " Stress Less & Improve Your Health in 10 Minutes a Day"

August 17:  Sarah Charmoli  " The Role of Our Breath"
August 24:  Kimberly May  " Get to the Heart of Stress"
August 31:  Megan Bartley  " Training the Brain"

find out more  Register now! Space is limited.  502.996.7000
Kentuckiana Holistic Nurses Association
Join the KYANA Holistic Nurses ~ Become one of this strong community of Holistic Healers in the Kentuckiana area!

Next Meeting:  Tuesday, August 15  7-8:30 PM
Please plan to join us!
Kim Evans & Kimberly May will present the Self Havening Technique. 
Please come and learn about this powerful technique!  It is an incredibly effective technique to clear traumas that have been encoded in our nervous system.  When a trauma occurs, pathways become encoded in our nervous system.  Subsequent triggers stimulate the same pathway resulting in the fear, trauma, panic and negative emotions associated with the original traumatic event.  The Havening Technique helps to break the encoding.  You may have a memory of the traumatic event but it will no longer trigger the intense emotional reaction.

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."

Location:  IIM 205 Townepark Circle, Suite 100, Louisville, KY 40253
*Remember: anyone can join the Holistic Nurses Association.  You don't have to be a nurse - only have an interest in holistic health of mind, body and Spirit.

find out more
: about the KHNA mission, membership, events and more on the Kentuckiana Holistic Nurses Association facebook page!
Health Ministries Association
is excited to bring their annual conference to Northern Kentucky for the first time!
SEPTEMBER 11 - 13, 2017   Registration deadline AUGUST 25, 2017

Four keynote speakers:
Evangeline Andarsio, M.D. ~ Finding Meaning in Caring
Nora Gallaher ~ How Vulnerability Connects Us
Rev. Dr. Sarah Griffith Lund ~ Blessed are the Crazy: Breaking the Silence About Mental Health Illness, Family and Church
Lauren A. Taylor, M.Div., M.P.H. ~
Social Determinants o f Health & Beyond

Annual Peace Breakfast with international speaker:   Rabbi Abie Ingber ~ What's Faith have to do with it?

Plus much more!   10 concurrent workshop sessions / Hall of Excellence Poster session / Exhibit hall /
Spiritual care opportunities throughout the conference
/ Nursing continuing education credits

Location:  St. Elizabeth Training and Educational Center, Erlanger, KY
find out more

"healing comes in waves
and maybe today
the wave hits the rocks
and that's ok
that's ok, darling
you are still healing
you are still healing."

                              ~ Ijeoma Umebinyuo, be gentle with yourself

"Owning your story is the bravest thing you will ever do."
                                                                              ~ Brene Brown

Let us know if we may help you this month as you "Shift your dramas and traumas into lessons and blessings!"

~ The Team at IIM
Kim Evans and the Practitioners at IIM
Institute for Integrative Medicine
205 Townepark Circle, Suite 100, Louisville, KY  40243
502.253.4554  or

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