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Cranial Sacral Therapy Video, Rachael Bouch

Check out Rachael Bouch give a beautiful description of Cranial Sacral Therapy to Earth Light Foundation’s Women’s Spiritual Health Circle.
Rachael is a Cranial Sacral Therapist at Hill Park Medical Center, Petaluma, CA http://www.hillparkmedicalcenter.com

Recap of “Medidation & Your Brain”

On January 28th, Earth Light Foundation gathered for yet another insightful event with Deb Reid as an acclaimed guest speaker. Using Rick Hanson’s book “Buddha’s Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love, and Wisdom” as her guide, Reid presented useful knowledge for those looking to engage in specific elements of the brain in order to promote positive mood states within your whole being. Reid brought to our attention that night that we are in an evolution of ourselves; we are changing quickly and are “aware of being aware”, as she profoundly  puts it. Doing so, we are advised to start taking responsibility for ourselves (taking care of our body, well-being, and environment) in addition to healing and changing our nature. It is time for us to start taking responsibility for what we THINK and who we ARE.

An interesting idea that seemed to be very powerful to most that attended was the notion that negative experiences and thoughts are more powerful than positive experiences or thoughts. Brainstorming this idea, we had come to realize that within our day-to-day life, we brush off the little pleasures (perhaps a simple compliment from a co-worker) and let the one thing that frustrated you (maybe someone cut you off on the way to work or you were talked to in a displeasing way by a loved one) ruin your entire day.  Pausing to appreciate the little positive things will implement changes in the right direction. Deb suggests that a good way to begin this process is to recall something positive for 30 seconds to promote a meditative state and positive thoughts. Repeating this, whether it be every day or every hour if needed, can help our journey to being happier beings. “Use our minds, to change our brain, to change our mind.”

Another way to change in to a more optimistic being is bringing as much safety into our lives as possible. We unknowingly wake up about ten times a night to make sure things are OK. Feel secure in your life: be surrounded by people with a good impact on you and your mood, meditate on the perks in your day, and stay away from stressors.

The closing thoughts left a compelling quote that intrigued us all to begin our journey to using our brain to create more positive mood states: “Happiness is an inside job- it’s up to us to make these changes.”

Recap of “Stress, Hormones, and Sprituality”

Last Friday, Earth Light hosted a wonderful event, “Stress, Hormones, and Spirituality” where Anne Fischer Silva shared her knowledge about how our body responds to stress and hormones.

Stress comes from various factors such as your diet, physical, emotional, and biochemical issues. She reminded us that working too much, multitasking, money, negative thoughts can have an unsatisfying outcome on our bodies mentally, while factors such as unhealthy relationships, death, divorce and feeling lonely can hurt us emotionally. Chronic pain, auto accidents, lack of/over exercising, and surgery are associated with physical stressors. Biochemical stressors can be environmental toxins, toxic livers, infections, anemia, mold, allergies, inflammations, or EMFs.

Hormones are what gets us excited. They help us stay balanced while regulating our metabolism, biological clock, and glandular secretion. Hormones are in charge of our growth, development and reproduction. Cortisol, one of the hormones discussed, allows you to deal with stress. You simply cannot live without it! It improves your digestion, boosts your energy, eases joint movement, and enhances the immune system. DHEA was the second hormone featured in the lecture. It is the “feel good” hormone as it builds things up and improves muscle movement.

Towards the end of the lecture, Anne gave some insightful tips of what we can do to reduce our stress. When it comes to our diet, eating real food that is local and in season is suggested. Discovering your metabolic type is also a helpful way to stay on track. Most importantly, we should be MOVING! Anne said, “eat mindfully less and move mindfully more”.

Closing the night, Melissa Dubin conducted a meditation in which the women of the group discovered the power of healing a mind through our spirit. We can send positive energy to our bodies to promote healing with our every day stressors. In closing, it is important to take quiet moments for yourself each day to reduce stress.

Comment on Stress Hormones and Spirituality.

“The Earth Light Foundation put on a remarkable evening on the topic of Stress Hormones and Spirituality. There was a beautiful energy in the room that provided a deep connection with the Infinite and a message came through very clearly that all healing is possible.” -Jessie Kittilmen

Tonight-Friday, Dec. 9 @7pm Stress, Hormones, and Spirituality: Making the Connection with Anne Fischer Silva, CNT, LE

Tonight-Friday, Dec. 9 @7pm Stress, Hormones, and Spirituality: Making the Connection with Anne Fischer Silva, CNT, LE

This workshop will explore the relationship between hormones, stress
and your spirit. We will present information about stressors effecting
the thyroid, adrenals, and sex hormones. A meditation will illuminate
the gateway between your spirit and your endocrine system – to promote health and vitality!

About the Speakers:

Anne Fischer Silva, CNT, LE is a clinical nutritionist and the owner of “A New Leaf Nutrition”, a private practice in Petaluma, CA. Anne emphasizes the role of digestive and hormonal health, and is certified in Metabolic Typing and Functional diagnostic Nutrition. She is also a licensed holistic esthetician.
To learn more please visit her website at: http://www.anewleafnutrition.net/about.html

Dr. Melissa Dubin, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist with an emphasis on holistic health. She is the founder of Earth Light Foundation.
To learn more please visit her website at: http://www.earthlightfoundation.com/

Location & Contact information:

Hill Park’s Ocean Within Healing Arts Center:
616A Petaluma Blvd North, Petaluma, CA 94952
(in the back parking lot of the Hatchery)

Email: earthlightfoundation@gmail.com

Phone: 415-305-6373

Tomorrow-Friday, Dec. 9 @7pm Stress, Hormones, and Spirituality: Making the Connection

Stress, Hormones, and Spirituality: Making the Connection

This workshop will explore the relationship between hormones, stress and your spirit.
We will present information about stressors effecting the thyroid, adrenals, and sex hormones.
A meditation will illuminate the gateway between your spirit and your endocrine system – to promote health and vitality!

Location & Contact information:

Hill Park’s Ocean Within Healing Arts Center:
616A Petaluma Blvd North, Petaluma, CA 94952
(in the back parking lot of the Hatchery)

Email: earthlightfoundation@gmail.com
Phone: 415-305-6373

    About the Speakers:

Anne Fischer Silva, CNT, LE is a clinical nutritionist and the owner of “A New Leaf Nutrition”, a private practice in Petaluma, CA. Anne emphasizes the role of digestive and hormonal health, and is certified in Metabolic Typing and Functional Diagnotistic Nutrition. She is also a licensed holistic esthetician.

Dr. Melissa Dubin, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist with an emphasis on holistic health. She is the founder of earthlightfoundation.com<strong

Upcoming Speaker: Friday, Dec. 9 @7pm St

Upcoming Speaker: Friday, Dec. 9 @7pm
Stress, Hormones, and Spirituality: Making the Connection
With Anne Fischer Silva, CNT, LE…

Spiritual Health Speaker Series brings t

Spiritual Health Speaker Series brings teachers to discuss and explore and topics related to spiritual health of individuals, the community and our planet. Here is more information and upcoming events http://ow.ly/7q0Jo

Wednesday, October 26: Jan Edl Stein, MFT @ Hill Park

Nature as Mirror: Shamanism and the Wheel of Nature
With Jan Edl Stein, MFT

This workshop explores the internal landscape of psyche to discover its mirror in nature. It offers an eco-psychological exploration of the reciprocity of nature and psyche and an example of using the natural elemental wheel to heal and restore balance. With a deep meditation followed by shamanic journey we will explore the mirror of nature and the elements in the internal landscape of psyche. It is guided with the use of voice, tonal soundings and drum.

About the Speaker:
Jan Edl Stein, MFT, has been a psychotherapist in private practice for over 24 years in San Francisco & Marin. She is the director of Holos Institute, (www.holosinstitute.net) a non-profit counseling center dedicated to ecopsychology. She has a deep interest in the healing power of spiritual practice and the importance of relationship to the nature.

To Learn More Visit: earthlightfoundation.com

To Join us please email us at: melissadubin@comcast.net
Phone: 415-305-6373

Location:
Hill Park’s Ocean Within Healing Arts:
616A Petaluma Blvd. North, Petaluma, CA 94952

Upcoming Events: Friday, July 29th, 7pm Richard Krafnik, MFT.

Emotions as a Gateway to the Soul

JULY 29 TH , 7PM

Presented by:
Richard Krafnik, MFT
Understanding the emotions as a unique expression of your life force helps us make meaning of who we are. This class is designed to show us how feeling our emotions can
allow for reconnection with the deeper layers of our true Self. This class will safely guide you toward opening and surrendering into your present felt emotions and sensations,
allowing them to usher you to a deeper felt essence. The process is a non-critical activity of childlike curiosity that engages the mind and enlists the body as partners in our inward healing.

Join us for a playful experience of
recollecting one of the royal doorways to the
Self.

* This event will be held at
Hill Park’s Ocean Within Healing Arts Center
616A Petaluma Blvd. North, Petaluma, CA 94952
To Join us please email us at: earthligtinstitute@gmail.com