This type of healing can clear the many layers of trauma, unresolved emotions and life experiences we carry in our aura, body and energy field. Our chakras our life story and based on that story. There are many different philosophies of chakras. The goal of a chakra clearing is to bring the chakras into alignment and balance.
A chakra clearing can last between 45-60 minutes. The practitioner’s hands are placed above the body at each chakra location. The practitioner does not need to touch the body in order for the clearing to happen. Each chakra will be cleared and balanced in approximately 8 minutes. You may fall asleep and experience deep relaxation. Emotions or past experiences may surface.
HealthRHTHYMS® (Drumming for Wellness)
This group is a fun, evidence-based whole person intervention which promotes socialization and ensures a healthy non-strenuous workout. Research has shown the results can include: strengthen immunity, reduce stress and burnout, improvement in anxiety and other concerns with mood, enhance creativity and more. On a deeper level it builds bridges while fostering nurturing, support, camaraderie, self-respect and respect for others. It is not really about drumming at all but uses the drum as a tool for communication and personal expression. No prior musical experience or personal drum necessary. Come drum with us!
Mindfulness is a method of training the mind that is growing in popularity due to the wealth of research and brain imaging studies demonstrating its effectiveness. Mindfulness involves learning to pay attention to the present and wisely work with our thoughts, bodily sensations, and emotions without judging them good or bad. Instead of letting your life pass you by, mindfulness means living in the moment and awakening to experience. The practice is learned through simple exercises, through which you eventually come to bring a richer awareness and presence into your daily life. By strengthening attention and focus, these exercises help to manage and prevent stress, and foster emotional intelligence and resilience. Mindfulness helps to calm the mind and body as well as bring awareness to the negative patterns that impact our life so that we can change them for the better!
Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy, or MBCT, is designed for people who suffer from repeated bouts of depression or chronic unhappiness. It combines the ideas of cognitive therapy with meditative practices and attitudes based on the cultivation of mindfulness.
Recent research has shown that people who have been clinically depressed three or more times in their life find that learning mindfulness-based skills help to considerably reduce their chances of depression returning.
What does MBCT help treat?
- Depression and anxiety
- Food and eating issues
- Low mood and negative thoughts
- Body sensations such as weariness and sluggishness
If you can relate to any of the above issues, mindfulness-based therapy may be right for you. MBCT helps people separate themselves from their thoughts and moods, and teaches them how to recognize their sense of being. It also aims to give participants the necessary tools to combat depressive symptoms as they arise.
Evidence indicates that mindfulness-based therapy may reduce the rate of depressive relapse by 50%. If you or someone you know may benefit from mindfulness-based therapy, please contact our office today.
If your an animal lover…you already know how good it feels to interact with your pet. Now research is showing the same positive effect in a variety of therapeutic settings – nursing homes, schools, hospitals, mental health and treatment programs. Leveraging the power of pets is becoming a vital tool in the treatment of many medical and psychiatric disorders.
Pet Therapy is defined as a guided interaction between a specially trained animal and an individual or group – facilitated by animal’s handler. Also known as Animal Assisted Therapy, Pet Therapy interactions are intended to improve a clients’ mental, social, emotional and physical functioning. Therapy can involve different activities such as walking, grooming or petting, playing with or looking after the therapy animal. Just like any other therapy, the specifics of a pet therapy session are based on the unique and individual needs of each client.
Trained animals, in our case, Simon our therapy dog, is used to benefit clients whose life experiences include many emotional and behavioral concerns such as substance use, addiction, anxiety, depression, communication difficulties and post traumatic stress – just to name a few. Animals accept us just as we are – they don’t judge or threaten – so you can interact with them in a wholehearted and mindful manner. Counseling and therapy can be a difficult and scary process however, with the assistance of an animal you can feel more safe and comfortable to open up and build trust with your therapist. Some of the frequently reported benefits of pet therapy are…
Researchers and experts agree that pets excel as therapeutic agents, that dogs help people in many ways. They can be an antidote to depression, combat isolation so often experienced for people living life with an addiction or mental illness can and they can offer comfort and support. A visit with a therapy dog can break the daily routine, improve mindful skills and ability to stay in the moment, improve mood, boost self esteem, increase happiness, calmness, and overall emotional well-being while stimulating the mind in dramatic ways. Studies have shown a decrease in both blood pressure and stress levels during therapy dog visits. Therapy dogs and their handlers can make a person feel alive and engage them in the world.
Of course all of the above benefits plus many others provide for a more enriching therapy experience. If you are interested in having me be involved with your therapy experience at ERWC…please talk with your therapist.
COME ON IN & VISIT SIMON OR FREDDIE! THEY ARE IN THE OFFICE ON MOST DAYS.
Reiki is an invitation to feel calmer, clearer, and more peaceful and balanced. Reiki encourages a deeper understanding of yourself, and a deeper connection to your spirit and your purpose. It is a wonderful complement to therapy, but Reiki is also healing and empowering on its own. The practice of Reiki is really about assisting others in realizing their full potential by unblocking energy centers, and restoring balance. Each person stores biographical history in our seven energy centers. When any one of these centers, called Chakras, become imbalanced, it is believed that illness and disease can manifest.. The energy is passed through the hands to the client, which unleashes the body’s natural ability to heal itself. To learn more about Reiki –
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