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Flying Under the Radar!

Bowenwork® uses gentle, slow moves, which the body perceives as a weak stimulus, thus activating healing. We ‘fly under the radar’ of the body so as to not provoke a defensive response. When a traumatic event such as a fall occurs, the energy of the force of the fall is absorbed by the body. This energy must be released from the body or transformed for healing to occur. After each set of Bowenwork moves, the client is left to process at least two minutes before any other work is done. During this time, energy can dissipate freely or be transformed.

Someone to Turn To

There are hundreds of programs and services available across our region to help people with a wide variety of issues including housing, financial assistance and senior services. The big questions is “How do you find them?”. bc211 is the answer. You can simply call, send a text, email or go online to reach a navigator who can help find the best options for you. This free and confidential service is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, in over 160 languages. bc211 has been available on Vancouver Island since September 2017. It is funded by United Way and various partners.

From ONE Stop to NONE Stop Shopping

The other day, I stopped at the post office to pick up my Zeal package. To get there, I had to go through one of our local stores. As I was leaving, I realized that I never buy any of the myriad of products that the store offers. I don’t need the over the counter pain medication, indigestion remedies and laxatives nor the various lotions and potions. I haven’t purchased any of their vitamin supplements for years now. This “ah-ha” moment was very satisfying for me. I have finally found what works. A product that covers all of my body’s bases. Have you found yours yet?

3 Good Reasons to Play with Your Children

Being active with children has so many benefits. We can categorize these benefits into three main areas, physical, social and emotional. Physical activities help children develop gross motor skills, which help with balance, coordination, alertness and body awareness. Playing with other children teaches important social skills. Interacting with parents, grandparents and family caregivers helps forge strong bonds and improves children’s self-confidence. Come play with your child at Preschoolers on the Move. This free, drop-in program is for parents and family caregivers with infants to 5 year olds. It runs at the Qualicum Commons Gym, Wednesdays from 9-11 am.

The Giant Within

Do you struggle with a level of stress that leads to anxiety and anxiety related issues such as panic attacks, fear of moving forward, and inability to trust yourself or life in general? Deepak Chopra refers to most of these issues as being in Mass Hypnosis. All of these symptoms can be helped and in many cases, completely resolved by accessing your subconscious mind. The subconscious mind is often referred to as the Giant Within, the Hidden Self and is responsible for your quality of life in every area. Explore how effective a few sessions of hypnotherapy can be to help you recover and rise out of the ashes of the past.

Meet Your Practitioner – Anna Christine Doehring

As a young woman, Anna Christine wanted to pursue a career helping people achieve health. Twenty years ago, she returned to her passion. She searched for a modality that addresses the root cause of health issues; one that could quickly help the body return to balance, wholeness and health. She became certified in Reflexology, JinShinDo® Acupressure and others and was told that she has “healing hands”. Once she discovered Reconnective Healing®, which balances us physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually, she found her true calling. When one is in a state of balance, health problems can fall away. She has helped hundreds of clients achieve better health; improvements include mental clarity, less or no pain, better sleep and more energy.

I don’t need a counsellor!

It is a common misconception that if you see a counsellor you are weak in the mind and that there is something wrong with you. When this belief arose, life was simpler and everyone knew their role. Men went to work to support the family and women stayed home to raise the children. Extended families were close and created a ‘village’ of support. In today’s world, many of us are under great amounts of stress, have many responsibilities, and are feeling isolated. When you no longer feel that you have everything under control, speaking to a trained counsellor is the right thing to do.

Community Profile – Suga Yoga

Suga Yoga Parksville is a small, unique yoga studio dedicated to providing a variety of yoga classes, from absolute beginners to more experienced yoga devotees. They are dedicated to making various forms and levels of yoga available to everyone. They teach several types of yoga in the traditional Indian methods, along with gentle classes for the beginners. So you can build your yoga practice, on your terms, at your own pace. Suga Yoga Parksville welcomes your questions, feedback and insights as you, and they, evolve.

Enhance Your Day!

How do you start your day? Do you jump out of bed hitting the ground running with hundreds of thoughts on what you need to do? How about easing into your day with a grounding or meditation exercise or by reading something that inspires you? I truly believe if you start your day slowly, setting an intention on how you want your day to proceed ~ you will have a more successful and joyful day. Try it ~ even if you only have 10 minutes ~ make the time to Enhance Your Day!

Prolozone for Chronic Pain

Why is it that some injuries never heal and go on to become areas of chronic pain and dysfunction? And why do people heal so much more reliably when they are young than when they become older? The answer in both cases has to do with decreased oxygen utilization which serves as a foundation for chronic pain and degeneration. Break that cycle with the application of ozone therapy or Prolozone injections which maximizes oxygen absorption. The cells and tissues can begin to do what they usually do so well – heal themselves.

The Power of Reconnective Healing®

Reconnective Healing is a new and powerful form of healing. Its high frequencies bring us back into wholeness and also balance us on a physical, emotional, mental and spiritual level. As a result, we sleep better, have more energy with less stress and feel more vibrant. It also improves our memory and our ability to focus. When our life becomes harmonious, our family and work life improve. The health care system of European countries are beginning to recognize the benefits of Reconnective Healing®. It is as an option for people with concussions, anxiety, phantom pain, PTSD, depression, and all kinds of fear.