Institute for Integrative Medicine Newsletter
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           NOVEMBER 2015                     
Greetings & Notes from KIM EVANS - November 2015
Happy November and Happy Thanksgiving!  We have so much for which to be Thankful - Great health, family, friends, and co-workers to name a few!  We at IIM are very grateful for each of you!  We love sharing our passion for holistic health of mind, body and Spirit!  Our theme this month is Advanced Gratitude!  It's the perfect theme for Thanksgiving!  It's easy to be grateful when things are going well but how do we continue to develop gratitude when things are difficult or disappointing?  See my Health Tip to find out more on how you can develop Advanced Gratitude.  As a token of my appreciation for each of you and the stand that you take to create your optimal health, I am offering you each one free book from the following choices (while they last!) the next time we see you here at IIM:

1.   Getting Well: Mind, Body and Spirit (Includes my chapter:   Discover the Power Within - Create Exceptional Health of Body, Mind and Spirit).
2.   Your Better Body - The Woman's Guide to Holistic Health & Wellness (Includes my chapter:   The Miracle of You!).
3.   The Coaching Gurus (Includes my chapter BE Your BEST Self).
4.   The Women's Book of Empowerment & Confidence:  365 Daily Affirmations (Includes 10 Affirmations that I wrote).

Thank you for being you!

Once again, we have another full month!  
*  Dr. Pete is starting a six-week series,  Mindfulness for Health & Well-Being, on Saturday, November 7th.  He is also continuing Friday evening meditations at 6:30 PM.  It's the perfect way to end your week and/or begin your weekend!  
*  Isha Inner Engineering is happening again at U of L Shelby Campus November 5-8th.  Inner Engineering is one of the most profound mind-body classes that I have ever experienced.  It's truly changed my life.  Energetically I feel like everything is just working in my life and I feel so much calmer inside.  Things are flowing in a positive direction and many more Divine Synchronicities are occurring!  There is a free Introductory Talk to lead off the weekend:  Thursday, November 5th at 6:30-7:30 PM. 502.882.0058 /
*  Kimberly May has recently created a program "Jump Start" to get a headstart on your New Year's Resolutions.  It's not too late to "jump in" and you can join from the comfort of your own home!  It's a phone conference group.
*  We have our full array of continuing classes in Feldenkrais, Yamuna and Yoga!  Join us this month!

Enjoy this month of Thanksgiving and use it to intentionally develop Advanced Gratitude!


"As each day comes to us refreshed and anew, so does my gratitude renew itself daily.  The breaking of the sun over the horizon is my grateful heart dawning upon a blessed world."

                                            ~ Terri Guillemets

This month at IIM - November 2015            IIM Website Link: CLICK HERE

Need your LABS checked?
Upcoming Lab Dates at IIM:
Wednesday, November 11th
Wednesday, November 25th
Wednesday, December 9th
Next VASOLAB Opportunity:  Thursday, December 17th


Call ahead for a visit to the Infrared Hot Sauna!

Looking for a therapeutic sauna experience?  Benefits for stress relief, cardiovascular health, nervous system balancing, weight loss, pain relief, skin cleanse, toxins flush.
Give a call one hour ahead... check out our package specials.
Looking for ways to Practice ADVANCED GRATITUDE and healthy self-care?
Willing to embrace this month's theme and Practice ADVANCED GRATITUDE
Each of our IIM Practitioners has a unique way to assist you.  From HeartMath to Advanced Integrative Therapy...from a Meditation session to Healing Touch -  if you'd like help engaging your gratitude...
Give us a call! 502.253.4554

What we're reading this month:
Getting Well: Mind, Body and Spirit;
Your Better Body-The Woman's Guide to Holistic Health & Wellness;
The Coaching Gurus;
The Women's Book of Empowerment & Confidence: 365 Daily Affirmations.

*  I have contributed a chapter or affirmations to each of these books... you might find them helpful in your pursuit and practice of Advanced Gratitude in regards to your Health!     ~  Kim
Kim Evans, IIM, 502.253.4554,

Welcome to November - the month of Thanksgiving and Gratitude. 
It's easy to feel grateful when things are going well, when we feel good and are enjoying life and all it has to offer.  But what about continuing that "attitude of gratitude," even when encountering situations that are difficult or disappointing?  This takes a stronger gratitude muscle. 
Denise Foley, who is the editor of Prevention magazine, describes those with the ability to appreciate even seemingly bad events because of lessons they learn or what they gain as having
Advanced Gratitude When you have advanced gratitude, literally a chemistry is created in your body/mind complex that helps heal what hurts and be able to recognize the good in every seeming defeat .

Denise offers 3 tips to help you develop advanced gratitude.
1.  Establish a gratitude baseline -
Make gratitude a daily practice.  You may even begin keeping a gratitude journal by writing down 4-5 things for which you are most grateful.  Even doing this 2-3 times per week is beneficial.
2.  Retrain your own brain - Intentionally practice gratitude and consciously feel it in your body.  This helps to re-pattern the neuronal pathways of appreciation to make them more automatic.
3.  Remember the hard stuff - Look back at your life and see where you conquered past trials and struggles!  Commend yourself for getting to where you are now!  You may even notice a "silver lining" to the circumstances you've experienced.

So use the month of November and the season of Thanksgiving to practice the above steps.  Appreciate ALL that is regardless This is how you will further develop your  advanced gratitude.

~Kim Evans

Here's an added Health Tip Reminder!
This month I have a bonus for you!  I want to share another Health Tip. 

Many of you are taking thyroid medication such as Synthroid (Levothyroxine), Nature-throid, or Cytomel (Liothyronine).  
Keep in mind that thyroid medications must be taken on an empty stomach.  Most of you take it first thing in the morning.  Wait 30-60 minutes to eat after taking your medication.  Also, iron, calcium, aluminum, soymilk and Carafate (sucrafate - an anti ulcer drug) will block the absorption of thyroid medication up to 70%.  So you must wait 2 hours before taking any iron, calcium or aluminum (which are all included in most multivitamins).  If you take a second dose in the afternoon, wait 2 hours from eating before you take it.
                                                   ~ Kim Evans

IIM Practitioner of the Month

Kim Evans
Institute for Integrative Medicine
A hands on/hi-tech approach to healing mind, body & spirit


Meet Kim Evans...

This month I am the designated Practitioner of the Month.  It's very fitting that my month is November as I am so grateful for every step of my journey.  As I reflect on how the Institute for Integrative Medicine came into being, I am filled with awe and appreciation.  I have been blessed to have many incredible teachers along the way!

It all started in 1996.  I still remember the epiphany I had standing in the middle of the intensive care unit realizing that so many of the patients had illnesses that could have been prevented.  That's when it hit me that we really don't do "health care" in this country.  Instead we do disease care - we wait until you get sick and then try to fix what ails you.  I made a commitment at that moment and asked God to help me change the healthcare system - even if it was one patient at a time.

Since then I've had one Divine Intervention after another.  First, the New York College of Holistic Health Education and Research created a traveling program to teach nurses how to do Amma therapy.  Guess where they taught the first program?  Louisville, KY!!  As I learned Amma therapy, I began my first company, which was named "Healing Matters" and I worked out of Louisville Cardiology.  They allowed me to use a room for Amma therapy and I agreed to teach their cardiac rehabilitation nutrition course.  In 2000, I had the great fortune to open the Institute for Integrative Medicine with 3 other colleagues - Dr. Slava Paskovich, Eddie Campomanes, and Amber Stone.  We worked with each other for 3 years, after which they each moved on to other adventures.

It was in that transition phase that I had one of the most incredible turning points in my career.  I attended a conference in Hawaii sponsored by the American College of Cardiology on Integrative Medicine in Cardiology.  It was there that I met Pam McDonald and Dr. Andrew Weil.  Pam is a nurse practitioner and she instantly became my friend and colleague.  She taught me all about the APO E gene diet and encouraged me to create a cardiovascular disease management program (which, with the help of Kimberly May and Dr. Clifford Kuhn, became "Intentional Wellness").  Andrew Weil shared about his fellowship program that he created in Integrative Medicine for physicians and nurse practitioners (which I subsequently did in 2005-2006).

I moved IIM to Baxter Avenue in 2003 and worked with Bobbi Brooks for 7 years.  She had worked directly with Hanna Kroeger who had begun the first herbal store in the country in Boulder, Co.  Bobbi is a master herbalist, energy practitioner and one of the most intuitive people I've ever met.  I continue to this day to learn so much from her.  In 2010, I knew God was calling me to a greater vision for IIM.  For 18 months, I looked for a new office space that would accomodate my growing vision.  I found our current location and invited several amazing practitioners to join, and we moved into our current location on 10/10/10. 

Our services have grown far beyond even what I had imagined.  It has truly become the Institute for Integrative Medicine.  I am ever so grateful.  Thanks to all of you who have believed in us and have had the courage and commitment to transform your health of mind, body and Spirit!

Contact IIM for more information, or to schedule an appointment ~
502.253.4554  or
                            "Gratitude is a sacred space where you allow and know that a force greater than your ego is always at work and always available."  "Be in a state of gratitude for everything that shows up in your life.  Be thankful for the storms as well as the smooth sailing.  What is the lesson or gift in what you are experiencing right now?  Find your joy not in what's missing in your life but in how you can serve."                        ~ Wayne Dyer
 I've Got Your Back ~ November 2015

This month I'd like to tell you about Paula! She and I met at a leadership conference here in Louisville this past April.  She had come into town from Washington, D.C.  Synchronistically, we sat next to each other and by the end of the day, we were very glad to have met each other.  She told me that her back had been bothering her for some time.  At the end of the conference, I offered to do some energy work on her back since she was not heading back home until the next day.  I set her tailbone and did some Amma therapy to help relieve her back pain.  She felt an immediate relief.

She shared some other health concerns such as a high cholesterol and high blood sugar level.  She had already begun making some major changes in her diet and had actually hired a chef to prepare her evening meals.  I told her about the APO E gene test and she became very interested.  She wanted to know how we could do this despite the distance.  We sent her a kit and she did a cheek swab sample that was sent to the lab.  When we got her results, we set up a 3-way call and I was able to conference with her and her chef! 

This was a first for me!  It was very exciting having her chef on board to help her create meals based on her APO E diet recommendations.  Thank you Paula and Chef Jess!  It is so exciting to have you both working together to transform your health.  It was also fun to realize that our IIM services no longer need to be confined to our physical building!


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
New Offerings at IIM

SAVE THE DATE! ~ NOVEMBER 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th, 2015

Join Dr. Peter Buecker

Come as you are, Leave as you choose to be
6:30-7:30 PM

continuing:  Friday evenings - November 6, 13, 20, 27


Friday Evening Meditation:  Everyone is welcome!  Dr. Peter Buecker invites you...  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 awaken to hers.  Donations gratefully accepted, but not required.
SAVE THE DATE! ~ NOVEMBER 11th & 25th, 2015
6:30-7:30 PM
Nov 11:  7 Steps to Feeling Better Than Ever
Nov 25:  Q & A with Dr. B.

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.
Wednesday Wellness Hour - November 11th:  7 Steps to Feeling Better Than Ever
Wednesday Wellness Hour - November 25th:  Q & A with Dr. B.

Find peace, calm, and feel better within your body and life...
Saturdays 9:00-10:45 AM

November 7, 14, 21 & December 5, 12, 19

Mindfulness for Health & Well-Being is a 6-week class that will help you find peace, calm, and feel better within your body and life.  The practices are simple, and their benefits are inarguably effective and long-lasting.   $169 ($149 early-bird rate)

Join Dr. Peter Buecker for Wednesday Night Wellness Hour, Friday Evening Meditation, or the Mindfulness for Health & Well-Being class series!
Location:   IIM 205 Townepark Circle, Suite 100, Louisville, KY  40243
Contact:   Peter Buecker, MD  502.689.1949
New Practitioner at IIM

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,

Join Dr. Peter Buecker for Wednesday Night Wellness Hour, Friday Evening Meditation, or the Mindfulness for Health & Well-Being class series!

Contact:   Peter Buecker, MD  502.689.1949
New Offering at IIM

SAVE THE DATE! ~ Session begins NOVEMBER 18th, 2015
& Jumpstart! Group is now forming for the New Year!

Jumpstart Your Life!
Just in time for the Holidays! Fall in love with your life... and jump into a life that inspires you! 
Join Kimberly May, Wellness Coaching Specialist on
Wednesday, November 18th
This Jumpstart! session will meet 'til the end of the year...or join in for January's session... 
call Kimberly May for more info - 502.593.9017
or check out her website:

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!

We will meet monthly to work on your vision and also have a monthly conference call to follow up and be in touch with the group.
     *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 joy and happiness

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
SAVE THE DATE! ~ NOVEMBER 14th & 21st, 2015

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

Two special Workshops in November:
SWINGIN' SHOULDERS PARTY! Saturday, November 14th 1:00-2:30 PM  

Saturday, November 21st 1:00-2:30 PM
The month of November is all about the Shoulders and the Face with Yamuna.  Join the revolution and celebrate these amazing, hard-working features of your body!  Saturday workshops will focus on releasing restriction, realignment, and education on sustainability.  

Swingin' Shoulders Party!  Sat. Nov. 14th 1:00-2:30 PM
This workshop is designed to relieve tension & restrictions throughout the neck & shoulders, allowing for increased flexibility and alignment and decreased constriction and pain.  Today, more than ever, we have repetitive movements of the muscle chains leading from the hands, wrists, arms and shoulders to the neck and head.  This workshop is designed to release that impact, and as we continue to work the bone/tendon connection, give you a higher level of function as well as comfort.  Come experience Yamuna body work and give yourself relief!

Face Party!  Sat. Nov. 21st 1:00-2:30 PM
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 also for the sinuses, relieving TMJ  stress patterns, and relieving puffiness... 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 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 the Swingin' Shoulders & Face Parties!
Location:   IIM 205 Townepark Circle, Suite 100, Louisville, KY  40243
Cost:  $25 each workshop/Equipment provided.  Bring your body!
Contact:   Melanie Tinsley  502.419.6170  Register now, or...Walk-ins always welcome!
SAVE THE DATE! Class forming now for early 2016!

Join Cynthia Bowling, LCSW
Advanced Integrative Therapy ~ Certified Therapist & Teacher
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 ~

Mark your calendars now for the
IIM Holiday Trunk Show ~
Wednesday, December 2nd, 5:30-7:00 PM at IIM!

Catch more details in the IIM November mid-month E-News... 

Join us for the Holiday Trunk Show!
Location:  IIM 205 Townepark Circle, Suite 100, Louisville, KY 40243
Contact:  IIM 502.253.4554


"...Let the thankful heart sweep through the day and, as the magnet finds the iron, so it will find in every hour, some heavenly blessings!" 
                                          ~ Henry Ward Beecher

JOIN IN! ~ The following classes and meetings are on-going and open to drop-ins!
              If you choose an individual session or consultation, please call ahead!

Light Works Yoga
with founder Angie Megibben
, MEd., RYT-200

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 Monday through Friday: 
Core Strenthening * Restorative Yoga * Gentle Yoga * Spine Health. 
Also ~ small group classes for people living with Parkinson's or Fibromyalgia.

Mondays:  12noon-1:00 PM Core Strengthening
Tuesdays:  4:45-5:45 PM  Living with Parkinson's
Wednesdays:  9:00-10:00 AM Gentle Yoga
Wednesdays:  1:30-2:30 PM  Living with Fibromyalgia
Thursdays:  6:00-7:15 PM Restorative Yoga
Fridays:  9:00-10:00 AM Spine Health

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:

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
Check out my blog:

Feldenkrais "Awareness Through Movement"
with Dorothy Henning,
Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner
Fridays, November 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th  10:30-11:30 AM

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
Location:  IIM - 205 Townepark Circle, Suite 100,Louisville, KY  40243
Cost:   Buy a 10-class pass - lasts for 4 months! / or drop-in for $13
Bring:  yourself and an exercise mat
Contact:  502.240.7057 
Facebook: Feldenkrais Method of Somatic Education Practitioner

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

Offering these special Saturday workshops:

SWINGIN' SHOULDERS  ~ Saturday, November 14th 1:00-2:30 PM
FACE PARTY! ~ Saturday, November 21st 1:00-2:30 PM
November Special:  Each class $25/Equipment provided. Bring your body!

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

Metaphysical/Meditation Class
with Victoria Hayden
Mondays:  November 2nd & 16th
6:30-8:30 PM

Non-denominational, open to all ~ this class invites you to engage "one-on-one" with your spirit self.

Each class will include:

a teaching talk on metaphysics - "meta" (the greek word for "beyond") and
"physic" (greek for "(knowledge) of nature");
a fifteen-to-twenty minute meditation;
and an opportunity for discussion after the meditation.
"Bring your consciousness toward working to combine spirit with the physical."
~ Victoria

Join Victoria for Metaphysical/Meditation class at IIM
  for more information, please email Victoria Hayden

Healing Touch Community
with Betty Greaver,
level 3 HT Practitioner
& Kristi Forrest,
Monday, November 30th  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 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
  IIM 205 Townespark Circle, Suite 100, Louisville, KY  40243
For a FREE Session, Contact:   Betty Greaver  502.295.6251

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:  November 17th, 2015  6:00-8:00 PM

Guest presenter:   Dr. Steve Hoffman, "Core Wellness"
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:

"Gratitude is an opener of locked-up blessings!" 
                                          ~ Marianne Williamson

IN OUR COMMUNITY ~ and beyond!
National Gratitude Month ~
November, 2015 

"Gratitude is more than simply saying "thank you."  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."

"Everything in our lives has the ability to improve when we are grateful.  Research has shown that gratitude can enhance our moods, decrease stress and drastically improve our overall level of health and wellbeing.  On average grateful people tend to have fewer stress related illnesses and experience less depression and lowered blood pressure, they are more physically fit, they are happier..."

"If everyone practiced daily gratitude, we could change ourselves and the planet for the better. What are you waiting for?  Give gratitude a try!  You'll be happier you did."

Excerpted from: 
Read more
National Gratitude Month
Inner Engineering Course
to be held in Louisville ~
November 5th-8th, 2015 

"Inner Engineering is a method, a tool to engineer a deep and lasting personal transformation.  The course is a comprehensive system addressing every aspect of human well-being - from body, mind and emotion to the fundamental life energy within us.

This 4-day weekend program offers the rare opportunity to experience life transforming wisdom from an Isha Teacher trained by Sadhguru, yogi, mystic, and leading authority in yoga."

"Increase mental clarity... Enhance energy levels... Prevailing sense of peace and joy... Relief from chronic diseases... Reduction of stress..."

Attend:  Free Intro Talk November 5th 6:30-7:30 PM at University of Louisville, Shelby Campus,
9001 Shelbyville Road, Louisville, KY 40222

Course Highly Recommended:  Kim Evans highly recommends this course!  "Inner Engineering is one of the most profound mind-body classes that I have ever experienced.  It's truly changed my life.  Energetically I feel like everything is just working in my life and I feel so much calmer inside.  Things are flowing in a positive direction and many more Divine Synchronicities are occurring!"

Find out more:  502.882.005

National Spinach & Squash Month ~ 
November, 2015 

"Mmmmm... We can be very grateful for these two delicious and healthy foods... now's the season to grab all your yummiest recipes that include spinach and squash and enjoy some good warm food!
And remember to always make enough to share!"

Excerpted from: 
Check out The PlantPure Nation Cookbook:
"Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life.  It turns what we have into enough, and more.
It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. 
It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. 
Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow."
                                                           ~ Melody Beattie

IIM ~ Institute for Integrative Medicine ~ NOVEMBER 2015
Listing of Services & Website Link
IIM Quick Listing of Services ~ November 2015

What is Integrative Medicine?  Integrative Medicine is a relatively new field of Medicine.  The University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine defines it as "healing-oriented medicine that takes into account the whole person (body, mind, and spirit), including all aspects of lifestyle.  It emphasizes the therapeutic relationship and makes use of all appropriate therapies, both conventional and alternative."  Our approach is leading edge; it makes use of every available tool to set you on the path for optimal health.

Our Philosopy:  The practitioners of 205 Townepark Circle believe in helping people to achieve optimal health in mind, body, and spirit.  Our philosopy is to treat the whole person and to help and support you through many facets of your health and wellbeing.
As Hippocrates said:  "It is much more important to know what sort of a patient has a disease than what sort of a disease a patient has". 

We are excited to partner in your care!
Quick Listing of Services:
Advanced Integrative Therapy
APO E Genetic Testing
Avalon LIght System
Breast Health Education
Educational Classes & Workshops
Stop Emotional Eating
Healing Touch
Indigo Biofeedback
Intentional Wellness Program
Lab Testing (including Advanced Lipid Profile)
Life Coaching
Lymphatic Drainage
Medical Massage
Oncology Massage
Metaphysical Meditation
Nutraceutical Evaluations
Nutrition & Diet Counseling
Spiritual Healing
Vibe Session
Yamuna Body Rolling
Yoga Classes

Call us here at IIM!  502.253.4554  or email us at
End Notes & Quotes ~ November 2015

"For each new morning with its light,
 For rest and shelter of the night,
 For health and food, for love and friends,
 For everything Thy goodness sends."
                                                 ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Let us know if we may help you to

"Practice ADVANCED GRATITUDE" as we move into the holidays!
                                                                                         ~ 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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