An open-hearted journey can take unexpected paths. More travelers today are searching for deep and lasting changes in their view of themselves and the world.
Although human self-regulation is not an often discussed topic, it is the essence of our ability to heal. Our bodies are self-regulating organisms. For the most part, all we must do to survive is eat, drink and excrete. Of course there are far more complex processes involved in human life, yet our bodies, for the most part, self-regulate and self-heal. Self-regulation means self-healing.
On Saturday, August 5, Relax the Back will be hosting an in-store health fair from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The health fair is designed for people to meet professionals in all areas of spinal health. These areas include chiropractic circulation, ergonomic massage and fitness experts. There will be demonstrations all day that include pillow fittings, full body massage, work station assessments, car seat fittings and natural back traction.
On August 13 at 9 p.m., Douglas Allen, owner of Harmony and Fusion, is hosting an evening labyrinth walk at the business’ Greer location. This walk is dedicated to helping individuals release fear, pain, anxiety and unresolved emotional trauma while expressing gratitude and appreciation.
Babies can start out life in a fresh, new place: Starting September 4 delivery suites will be ready at the newly minted Family Birthplace at Patewood Memorial Hospital. There, the goal of the Greenville Health System staff is to bring professional expertise, compassion and tenderness to provide the best experience possible for moms and babies.
Oasis Day Spa in Anderson has announced that they will be adding life coaching services from Mind Over Matter to their array of services. Melissa Rubert, the owner of Mind Over Matter, has a B.A. in psychology and an M.A. in counseling, and 12 years of combined experience in mental health counseling and vocational counseling.
This is a story reported to us by an NA reader and her courageous father who said no to a terminal diagnosis of Stage IV cancer. In August, 2014, at the age of 58, Oscar was diagnosed with stage IV colorectal cancer. His daughter, Ilka, tells of his journey from one of pain and despair to natural healing and a full recovery.
The Upstate is blessed to have a variety of businesses and practitioners that are dedicated to helping prevent cancer as well as working to improve the quality of life of cancer victims. In our own backyard, Dr. Connie Casebolt of Wellness by Design, in Greenville, incorporates into her integrative medicine practice modalities that improve quality of life and support the immune system. These include saunas, various supplements and some specialty IV’s, notably Vitamin C and ozone. And, as you will note in almost all discussions of cancer prevention, making dietary changes—getting rid of all inflammatory foods—is essential.
The MBSR program at Greenville Center for Mindfulness is an 8-week program that meets for two hours per week. One day is given over to a retreat that usually includes a walking meditation. In a walking meditation, participants are encouraged to be mindful of the way their bodies feel, from the rhythm of their breath to the sensation of their feet touching the ground. The program is recommended for people with stress due to work, relationships, or health-related issues.
Reflective herd behavior observations is just one of the many experiential exercises women of the Upstate will be enjoying during the Embracing Chaos workshop at EquineFlow in Piedmont. During a seven week program in September and October, participants interact with horses to learn how to maintain their center in the middle of mayhem, deal with emotional pain, stay grounded in tough times and ignite brilliance under pressure.