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Holistic Resources and Alternative Therapies Directory
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PRACTITIONER SPOTLIGHT

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Jen Smith - Bloomington

Jen Smith, B.A., is an advanced student of Herbalism, now in the clinical phase of her training. She has been studying herbs for over 11 years. She received a certificate in The Art oand Science of Herbalism through study with Rosemary Gladstar. She studied Western Herbs and Chinese Medicine at the Chicago College of Healing Arts. She is currently enrolled in a Nutrition Consultant Certification Course through the Global Institute for Alternative Medicine.

Jen has been a postpartum Doula for over 4 years. She has received professional training in breastfeeding, newborn wellness, postpartum mood disorders, and herbs for the childbearing year. She completed 48 hours of education to become a Midwifery Birth Assistant. She worked for Birthways, Inc. in Chicago, IL as a Postpartum Doula for 2 years, where she worked with 38 families. She has since workeed with many more. A mother herself, she understands the joys and frustrations of having a baby.

Services include - Herbal Consultation, Green Blessing Herbal Products, Her Workshops, Herbal Home Parties,and "Mothering the Mother" with Breastfeedidng assistance, baby care instruction and assistance, sibling care, light housekeeping, meal preparation and errand running. She loves providing special support for bed rest pregnancy, adopting families and multible infants.

Free initial consultation with a sliding scale hourly fee.

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Sanshin Zen Center of Bloomington
The Zen Center of Bloomington is a community of Soto Zen practitioners in south-central Indiana. The center offers a weekly practice schedule, and a number of other activities, including discussion groups, yoga, special lectures, workshops, and prison retreats. Sesshin (three, five or seven day intensive retreats) are led by our teachers Rev. Shohaku Okumura, Rev. Teijo Munnich, Myoyu Andersen Sensei, or Rev. Taiken Yokoyama. The center is located at 1726 S. Olive St. You may reach them by phone at 812-327-7031 or E-mail: zcb@bloomingtonzen.org
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Women Writing For (a) Change
Women Writing for (a) Change is a workshop facilitated by Beth Lodge-Rigal. I had the opportunity of being present for the fall workshop groups reading. The diverse group of women allowed me to hear of their joys, sorrows, wonder, love and other emotions moving within their lives. These women read writings on topics of a very personal nature, many revealing emotions and thoughts never before given an active voice, never before allowed focused time and attention. Yet through their active participation in this nurturing and supporting workshop, they were able to find their wonderful, strong unique voices.

It was obvious to me, and I think those gathered for this listening, that the class had met its goals of providing a safe, respectful, and supportive atmosphere for women who wanted to explore themselves through words. The women were encouraged to tell their stories in whatever written form they wished to pursue, creating a beautiful quilt of words using fiction, poetry, journaling, essay, or drama.

Beth Lodge-Rigal is a long-time writer, educator, and performer. Best known for her songwriting which has garnered awards and accolades in the world of performing songwriting. She is a licensed facilitator of Women Writing for (a) Change classes and workshops. Beth has taught workshops to people of all ages for over ten years. She models and encourages the telling of true stories and the development of authentic voice.

Contact Beth Lodge-Rigal at (812)333-7957 for information about upcoming classes.

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Alzheimer's Support Bloomington

BHHS Alzheimer's Resource Center, Address: 619 West 1st Street, Phone: 812-353-9299, Facilitator: Jody Curley. Date: 1st and 3rdThursday of each month, Time: 3:30 p.m.
Bloomington Adult Community Center http://www.bloomington.in.gov/parks/bacc.php
Morgan

County Center for Women's Ministries http://www.bloomington.in.us/~natlcwm/
morgan.html

Alzheimer's Resource Center [Community Information]http://www.monroe.lib.in.us/
databases/cominfo/B10004737.html

Independent Lens - film http://www.pbs.org/independentlens/
maggiegrowls/more.html

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Patricia C. Coleman, Reiki/Seichem Master Reiki Peace and Wellness Arts
Reiki/Seichim Master Patricia C. Coleman GRA.RRP, IARP provides Reiki services in the Usui Shiki Ryoho Reiki tradition locally and at a distance. Reiki is about unconditional love, healing, and acceptance. It is a gentle, powerful energy that accelerates the bodies natural healing abilities and is complementary to conventional and holistic wellness services. Patricia is also an artist creating inspirational imagery and presenting stress reducing art and writing based workshops. Patricia has been a student of energy work since the late 1970's and after decades of exploration decided to focus her intention on the service of Reiki.

Reiki, a Japanese word meaning "universal life energy," is an ancient healing art re-discovered in the mid-19th century by Mikao Usui. A Reiki Practitioner is a channel for the Reiki energy, undergoing initiation to awaken and deepen understanding of intention and the use of this loving energy in a way it can be easily shared. This touch or non-touching energy technique facilitates relaxation and can be used to promote stress reduction, creativity, clarity of thought, inner confidence and vitality by working on the emotional, mental and spiritual levels. It opens the whole person to their own healing process.

By appointment only, please contact me for more information about my rates for Reiki, my class and workshop schedule and to find out how you can bring one of my healing arts presentations to your home, your group, or your organization. 812-331-0886. Visit her website at http://www.hartrock.net or contact her HERE.

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Namaste' Sacred Arts
Namaste' Sacred Arts located at 111 E. Kirkwood above the Book Corner, is a center for growth, healing and transformation in our community. We offer crystal singing bowl meditations, workshops, dialogue and conflict resolution, movement classes, yoga, and energetic consultation as opportunities for individuals to "remember" who they are as their true living essence. Specifically, we work for truth and justice through self-discovery and recognition of the interconnectedness of the oneness of humanity.

It is important, in this day and age, to resurrect "love and forgiveness" in our individual lives and in our larger community. Too often, we become overly busy in our lives and we often forget how to be effective listeners and to show loving actions with our fellow neighbors and people on the street in simple ways. Our work is designed to help facilitate individuals in finding their place of inner silence and in discovering the gifts that each person has to share with others. The more we can find this place of "true peace" deep inside us that highlights the importance of "remembering" who we are, listening deeply to others, loving and practicing forgiveness in the world . . . bringing it to light in our personal and collective lives, the more we can transform the world.

Currently, Namaste' is participating in a nationwide initiative promoting the "Mystery of Love" PBS documentary and hosting a series of dialogue sessions to "put love into action" in Bloomington. This project is in collaboration with the Community Justice and Mediation Center in partnership with the Independent Production Fund, Active Voice, and the national Campaign for Love and Forgiveness -initiated by the Fetzer Institute. The dialogue series will occur in January and February 2007. For more information or to register, please contact Lisa-Marie Napoli at 812-219-9310 or lnapoli@indiana.edu.

 
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