"Every Wednesday in May we will take a mindful look at the precious resource that is our mental and emotional health.
We are blessed to have the wisdom and experience of 4 practitioners in the field of Health and Wellness who will share healthy habits, methods and restorative modalities to strengthen and shore up our minds. Here are the topics we will cover:
May 6: Jan McGowan
The Breath of Life
Breath is vital to our living body, our spirit and our emotional well-being. Becoming more attuned to the breath can improve memory, anxiety levels, digestion and chronic pain among other things. Learning about the breath and becoming more efficient at breathing can not only boost energy levels and improve thinking, it can also enhance the connection between the body and mind. There are a range of breathing practices that can be used to enhance breathing. Practicing these techniques even for just a few minutes a day will help you to develop better habits
Jan holds a B.S. degree in elementary education from the University of North Texas and a masters degree in Liberal Arts from Southern Methodist University. She taught in the Richardson, Texas ISD for twenty years and the Dripping Springs ISD for five years. Upon retirement she received her advanced Yoga Teacher training with Sacred Art Studio in Houston. She continues teaching at the Orange Moon Studio in Wimberley and the Transcendental Meditation Dome of Austin.
May 13: Jan Venable, M.Ed., LPC-S
Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) Tapping
EFT is used to focus on the meridian points by "tapping" these energy hot spots to restore balance to your body’s energy. It’s believed that restoring this energy balance can relieve symptoms a negative experience or emotion may have caused. Based on Chinese medicine, meridian points are thought of as areas of the body energy flows through. These pathways help balance energy flow to maintain your health. Any imbalance can influence disease or sickness.
Jan is a practicing psychotherapist and counselor for more than 25 years who works with both adolescents and adults and specializes in healing trauma, anxiety, and codependency. She has a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Texas in Austin and my Masters in Counseling from Texas State University in San Marcos.
May 20: Lisa Powell-Watts, M.Ed, LPC-S
Chakra Healing: Keeping our Chakras Healthy During These Times
Chakra Healing focuses on the emotional, mental, spiritual and physical functioning by attending and healing these important energy centers in the body.
Lisa Powell-Watts, M. has been practicing psychotherapy for over 35 years. She is licensed as a Professional Counselor-Supervisor, Marriage and Family Therapist, and Chemical Dependency Counselor in the state of Texas. In 1999 she met Dr. Brenda Davies and began training with her, graduating from the International School of Healing and Spiritual Development .
May 27: R. Maya Briel , LMT, NCBTMB
The Medicine Wheel: Finding Balance within Nature
The Medicine Wheel honors the power of a Circle and our connectedness with all life. Each of the cardinal directions in Nature holds a focus for centering and rebalancing our emotions, bodies, mental health and spiritual connections. Nature is always seeking balance and is always present with us, because we are nature ourselves. In this time of pandemic, the Medicine Wheel, can awaken us to possibility and guide our imagination
R. Maya Briel, ESM is an Eco-Spiritual Mentor through the Earth Wisdom Academy and is offering a "Nature” approach to re-centering and finding balance in these tension-filled times. R. Maya lives in Wimberley and is a Therapeutic Massage Therapist practicing for over 20 years. In addition she has spent over 30 years involved with Nature and Earth-Based healing and ceremony. She is available as an Eco-Spiritual Mentor for Circle and individual Mentoring. Additional information available through www.EarthTribe.com
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