Neurofeedback – A Healthy Way to Change Your Brain!

Barbara S. Fisher of Clearview Therapeutic Resources in Atlanta, Georgia completes a brain scan procedure, called a Quantitative EEG that identifies brain wave dysfunctions, that can lead to debilitating physical (movement, muscle relaxation, right and left side ambulatory functioning, migraines, epilepsy, etc. and emotional problems, such as depression, anxiety, bipolar, word retrieval and declaration, as well as memory issues, etc.  This brain scan report identifies basic problems within the individual brain, that can then be remediated by using the non-invasive neurofeedback. Neurofeedback is based on operant conditioning and retrains (rewires) the brain for normalcy.  

The Quantitative EEG is completed by me in person at your residence. I then send the report digitally to the world class organization-Brain Science International to be read and thoroughly analyzed. A report with this analysis is returned to me with the extremely scientific and precise findings for the individual’s brain. As part of this thorough report, Neurofeedback protocols are designed to correct these problems. A small Brain Master machine is placed in the home to complete and monitor this neurofeedback. It is attached to your PC. 

I have doing this same process for well over 20 years using these scientific, sophisticated brain scans (Quantitative EEG’s) to provide accurate in-home neurofeedback for clients of all ages, locations, and types of impairments. (It works great, is noninvasive, and corrects the problems permanently at the source-the brain.) I only make one in person visit, as everything else can be done in mobile fashion. I can be reached via phone at 404-271-5350 and/or email at clearviewesources@att.net. This is an extremely organic, futuristic, and easy way to heal. 

— Barbara S. Fisher

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Crossing Over: 5 Keys to Unlock Painless Transitions in Your Life

During this year so many of us have faced a crossroad regarding our future. It happens usually during mid-life which can turn into a crisis or a celebration depending on how you make new choices and align with the future. It is during these times that we have an opportunity to change. Some people choose to remain unconscious and pass right through a crossroad of life without knowing of such opportunity that can come if they were to change the direction in which they are going.

What exactly is a crossroad in life? 

It is an intersection of opportunity to change and to create more success, love, and joy in our lives. They represent an opportunity to explore new territory in any area of our lives. It also represents a challenge to go into the unknown and to try something different. A different approach to the way we live our lives. A crossroads always brings transition. A letting go of what was to embrace and reach for what will be. One thing is for certain if you choose to change directions in your life, a crossroad of choice, challenge, and the transition will be just around the bend.

Times of transition are like crossing a bridge that is too high to see what lies on the other side. You know you are moving forward but haven’t traveled long enough to reach the peak of the bridge to glimpse the new territory you are about to enter.

Transitioning from the past to the future, involve letting go of the familiar to embrace the unfamiliar.

It means stepping with trust in yourself and others, your spirituality, and the world to be there to guide and direct you. Transition is a time of great challenge to stretch you to become more of who we are.

First key is knowing that chaos is always a part of transition. 

To make any transition easier is to realize what to expect during these challenging times. Learn how to relate to chaos and understanding that it is the creator of change and inevitable will help lessen your fears. When we feel chaos, we often think we are doing something wrong. When you realize chaos is going to be there, you can anticipate rather than procrastinate.

Chaos interrupts our peace of mind and often our stability for a while, but it is a necessary key to unlock positive transitions in your life.

To successfully move through a transition, you must enter chaos and remain grounded. We usually try to push chaos over the bridge, rather than taking its hand and walking together, side-by-side, until the chaos of change releases its fear and transforms into enthusiasm and excitement. Joy emerges when we challenge ourselves to become more, joy is a chaotic feeling.

Second key is practicing patience. 

Transitions always involve time to get from one side of the bridge to the other, and patience becomes a beautiful ally. We can’t force transition any more than we can force a pan of water just placed on a stove to instantly boil; it takes time. Be patient! Breathe, meditate, journal, and learn to relax during these times will augment the patience you’ll need to move forward into the unknown with confidence and trust.

Third key is that of choice. 

Positive transition emerges out of conscious choice; negative changes are absent of choice and involve crisis instead. What can you choose during a time of transition when you face an unknown about your future? You can decide how you are going to BE in the future and start practicing it NOW!

Who are you going to be, Powerful & successful or Disempowered & struggling?

These choices of being are essential to define during transition. If you look beneath the surface, every transition involves changing your state of being to become more. Who you are becoming is always a choice. Even if you don’t know where you are going, decide now that you will be confident, loving, and empowered, right now! Create a To-Be list as well as your To-Do list. 

Fourth key is challenge.

The crossroads of transition challenges you to your destiny and fate. It challenges you to face your fears and move beyond them into greater love. Transition is about taking a new step toward more love, passion, and responsibility in your life. Accept the challenge of becoming more and manifesting your destiny.

Fifth key is a Willingness to Vulnerable.

We respect and honor others who open their hearts and are vulnerable and authentic. Yet we dread doing it our selves. It always causes our ego to squirm. It takes courage to be and express yourself openly and honestly. It’s necessary to summons the courage of vulnerability to create positive and permanent change in your life. It takes courage to admit who you are and what you’d like to do in the world.

Vulnerability is the final key toward making positive transitions in your life. The unknown is about moving outside of your comfort zones and exploring new potentials and opportunities. Know that you can do it, as you take one step at a time into the future you desire to create for yourself.

These five keys offer you the secrets for a positive transition. Which future you will land upon is based upon how you consciously participate during your time of transition. You don’t have to wait until you get to the top of the bridge to see what is on the other side before you choose to be powerful and responsible.

During times of chaos and when facing the unknown, you can choose to be patient rather than panicked, and trusting versus insecure. You can learn to embrace your challenge of becoming a more powerful person. The choices you make now will ultimately determine what is on the other side of the bridge!

— Michaiel Bovenes

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Special Needs for a Special Time

For so many of us there is so much that is new. Exciting and scary, sometimes both at once.

Here are a few suggestions that can help take the edge off and help get you back to balance.

My favorite, feeling grateful. Gratitude journals are awesome and choosing to Feel grateful is an amazing game changer. Sometimes in my life when things have been most difficult all I could only allowed myself to find to be grateful for were the simple things like my pillow, my bed, a hot bath with lavender oil and salt. Choosing to Feel grateful changed my life. Now my list of things I am grateful for is never ending, always expanding.

I find myself needing extra rest and down time to integrate when so much is going on around me. Silent meditations, listening to music, dancing, orange oil, palo santo, fire ceremony, walks in nature are a few things that help me come back to center.

Deep Breaths into my abdomen are extremely useful also. When I start to feel overwhelmed, I will breathe in compassion and peace and exhale happiness and joy. Sometimes I start with breathing in determination and exhaling stress and anxiety until I feel a shift. From there I will wander about until I end on inhaling compassion and peace and exhaling happiness and joy, inhaling strength, courage, wisdom, and exhaling peace. Deep breaths and mantras have been  real life savers for me.

Expressing myself and my feelings in art, music, dance, or martial arts is also enormously powerful for me.

Sometimes I sought comfort in food or drink as well. Though finding it in prayer and meditation leave me with a prolonged and lasting sense of peace.

Remember, you are not alone. There are so many people struggling right now. Some have it easier, many have it worse. But feelings are feelings, we all have them, and we can all be overwhelmed with them at times. Learning how to be gentle with yourself and to find peace and comfort for yourself can be a real light right now. Going within and finding your connection with all that is and holding space for it all to shift to the light, with compassion, grace and dignity may be a stretch at first. But it may also set you free, free to dream of a healthier world. Filled with compassion and kindness. Filled with dignity and grace, goodness, truth, and beauty.

We at MSCO and MsHec3 are praying for the safety of you and yours. Sending out to the world healing, love, and light, while holding space for peace.

— Dana

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Our Journey in Sharing Gratitude

My partner and I were recently blessed to journey through seven states traveling a total of six thousand miles. It was the longest trip my partner had ever taken and one that you could say was long overdue or in perfect time.

We converted our van to have a single bed, had two coolers, one for cold and one for everything else and a bag that was our kitchen. Determined to make this trip fun and affordable we made a goal to eat from the supplies we carried daily and have our evening meal out.

Lucky for us I had accumulated 100K points on a credit card that I use to pay my monthly bills, paying the balance off each month as not to accrue interest. The points had been building for a few years, and now we were going to use them for free hotel nights on our journey.

The journey was amazing. We stopped everywhere we wanted to stop, only driving on average 6 hours a day. We encountered so many kind and loving people along the way.
So many workers, shoppers, beings of light with a smile and a willing and helpful heart.

Before we left, I collected three types of stones: pink rose quartz would be called to represent remembering the love, to love yourself more and allow more love in. An opalite, to open to more magic and miracles and an orange selenite to help release all the BS and blockages that keep the love and blessings from flowing.

It was my intention for my partner and I to carry several of these stones in our pockets and when we were touched by someone for whatever reason we would reach in our pocket
and grab a stone to share with them with the message that came with it.

The shock for us was the GRATITUDE we received when in OUR gratitude we offered a stone. The reactions from people all along the six thousand miles was incredible. People were so moved by this gesture. I can’t even remember how many people said how they would cherish this stone forever. Others telling us how they would get it wrapped and wear it and love it. People were so moved, so grateful. It blew us both away.

As one who has practiced daily gratitude for over 30 years and has experienced many moments of profound grace, I’ve got to say this small gesture of gifting little stones filled with love and meaning brought intense feelings of joy and peace. So glad we brought many stones to share.

Sometimes we left stones in places we came across in the cities, hidden in a nook of a tree, or left with other stones along a path. Mostly we gave them to people. People in line helping us order at Billy’s Boudin Balls in Louisiana, the ladies working the breakfast bar and check in at the hotel in New Orleans, the checkout lady with the most beautiful eyes and kindest heart in Roswell, friends we stayed with along the way. The list goes on and on with dozens of stones given in love and gratitude. The beauty surrounding it, fueled us,
blessed us.

The first morning in Albuquerque while preparing our thermos cups in the van and getting arranged for the day, a man, pregnant woman, and several children passed us to head in for breakfast. They paused outside the door unsure of what to do. Kris, my partner noticed this, excused her self from helping me and went over to assist them. They were from Ghana Africa we would later find out. After getting our coffee and finishing our rearranging the family came out from the breakfast room and passed us. They stopped and we spoke with them briefly as English wasn’t easy for them, but their attempts were noble and brought smiles to our faces. Kris, forgetting that we had brought stones to share gave the man her special selenite stone she always carries in her pocket. And we wished them well on their new adventure. One of the very small boys came up to us and said, “Thank you,” with such a gesture of majesty it’s taken me aback still to this day.

One of ladies in New Orleans shared her story with us of the trauma she incurred from the hurricane in 2005 and how her family was all affected differently, some having to stay in
emergency lodging and the further trauma that was experienced there. Not only our love and compassion went out to this woman, but we wanted to leave her with a token of our love, our prayers for healing as witness to her courage and perseverance. What a blessing for us to spend those moments with her, what an honor to share in such a powerful time in this woman’s life.

The man in front of us in the line at Billy’s Boudin Balls was so kind and helpful. He was happy to have something to do while he waited, and we talked about many the foods offered and the traditions to Mardi Gras. The younger couple behind us were full of passion and life. We all had such a good time in the long line. And when I gifted the older man a rose quartz, placing it firmly in the palm of his hand, stating simply, “Remember the Love.” I swear a twinkle came from his eyes and for a second, I thought…fairy? The young couple, mostly the woman as her man looked like he was doing his very best not to look at the lesbian couple as a couple of witches passing out lucky charms. Can’t say as I blame him. Just so grateful for the acceptance we received from him and so many along our journey. Anyway, she received the opalite, to help her/them to open to more miracles. Both were delighted. But those eyes….

The cashier clerk at the local grocery store in Roswell who helped me with my order. So much fun we had. So open, honest, vibrant with life she was, w e laughed the entire time. When I gave her stones, she hugged me fiercely knowing she had been seen and appreciated. I felt her, knew her, remembered her, and she I. Tears were shed with joy and
gratitude.

The list of the beautiful, open, loving and accepting people we met and shared with along the way continues with so many more stories of people being touched by a simple ask of
kindness. Some moved to tears welling up from gratitude, just for being seen, known if only for a second.

And yes, Kris gave away her reserve piece of selenite as well.

So blessed I am to be surrounded by one with a heart and soul so kind and loving.
So blessed am I.

— Dana

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Horse Medicine Facilitator

“You not only opened my eyes, but my heart and I am so thankful!
You have an incredible gift and talent.”

— Christina T. Danville, CA

Our Horse Medicine: Healing at Liberty program seeks to heighten our self awareness and enhance our healing journey by partnering with a willing horse or donkey who has chosen to be a healer and/or teacher.

Ginny facilitates individual sessions as well as one and two day Horse Medicine Experiences with her partners in Maryland, California, Arizona and Colorado. If you would like to attend or host a retreat in your area, please contact us at info@heartofthehorse.us

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You’re invited to experience the magic of Horse Medicine!

Horses and donkeys are once again being recognized for the sentient and compassionate souls they have always been. Over the past 30 years many therapeutic programs structured around the horse as a teacher and healer have been developed. Remarkable energetic shifts have been proven to occur in a person’s energy field when connecting to the magnetic energy field of a healthy horse.

Generally, equine therapy is facilitated and led by a human being from an intellectual perspective. In partnership with willing and healthy horses and/or donkeys, Ginny allows the animals to guide the session whenever appropriate. She does this through her unique ability to receive and share the ancient wisdom and healing, often referred to as “Medicine,” of the animals. These high frequency messages and energies can often facilitate profound shifts in a person’s perspective and energy field. Ginny blends her animal communication skills and her unique intuitive abilities to offer an exciting paradigm in equine assisted healing.

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Why horses? Horses carry an ancient wisdom which allows us to feel safe and vulnerable at the same time. They come to us with no agenda and make no judgments based on how we look, how we dress, or what we say. We don’t need to know anything about horses to be powerfully affected by their wisdom and gentle presence!

Horses possess no ego and have no attachment to our choices, or the outcome of your session. They simply accept us for who we are, and will do just about anything for us when there is trust and a heart centered partnership.

Horses are masters at identifying our trapped emotions and wounds that affect our lives and hold us back. Where we struggle to identify these blocks within ourselves, horses touch the deepest and most vulnerable parts of us. They help us to remember that we can release the patterns that are perpetuated by hidden fears, doubts, unforgiveness and beliefs that we may have been holding onto since early childhood.

As we experience the energetic presence of horses, we quickly realize they are masters at teaching us self-awareness. They mirror our intentions and amplify our strengths bringing us to a forgotten place of authenticity, presence, and peace.

The ancient wisdom of the horse allows us to recognize the individual power and gentle strength in a harmonious herd environment. They embody unity, balance, freedom and connection with their herd members. In their presence we become part of their world, we are accepted into the herd, and they help us to remember to connect to a quiet mind and heart, all through their unspoken language.

This is the true magic of Horse Medicine.

We invite you to experience all of this and more. Rediscover your true self, and reconnect to the path of your heart through our Horse Medicine Retreats.

“When you follow your heart, you lead with love.”  — Ginny Jablonski

www.heartofthehorse.us

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Ginny has studied multiple human and equine energy healing techniques. She is an animal communicator, medium, energy medicine practitioner and a certified HeartMath® Add Heart® Facilitator.  She has chosen to combine all of this knowledge, in partnership with equines, to offer a unique healing program for the benefit of both humans and animals alike.

Ginny facilitates Horse Medicine Experiences with her partners in Maryland, California, Arizona and Colorado. If you would like to host a retreat in your area, please contact us at info@heartofthehorse.us

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Life is a Smorgasbord

At certain times in my life I have found it easy to be stuck in patterns, causing me to forget that there are many other choices I could be making. Judgment was taught and learned so well that fear of moving out of those patterns had kept me stagnant for years, even when they were painful. Moving was just too scary, the fear of new failure was too strong. Though I classified where I was as failure, it was a known failure, and no matter how unrewarding, unfulfilling, unloving it proved to be, I knew its pains and had become comfortably numb to it.

The need to feel I was moving in the right direction, making the right choices, and doing the right thing was so foreboding that it kept me clinging to what I knew. The unknown was just too scary to venture into, too filled with the possibility of embarrassment, guilt, shame and new failure. Surely there would be someone there to judge me, though mostly it was just myself. The knowledge of what I don’t know caused me to judge myself harshly for doing it wrong before even having done it. These were just a few things that I found that had kept me stuck in situations that did not support or feed me in a positive light.

I would have dreams that took me far and away from my life but creating new habits to take me there would sometimes be excruciating. Going up against the trepidation or the downright resistance, often was more than I could do. Or so I thought it was. The truth is that we are all capable of pushing past our fears, our excuses, our hesitation and resistance. We just must begin to move in that direction. I found it much easier to move forward when I gave myself the permission to fail. What??? Yes, it’s okay if I don’t know how or where to move, JUST MOVE in the direction of more love! If I fall may I learn to roll so that I don’t hurt myself.

I like to look at life now as a Smorgasbord. How do I know if I will like it or not if I haven’t tried it? So, if it looks, and feels appealing why not give it a go? If I don’t like it, I can stop eating it, doing it or allowing it in my life. I can bring my focus onto something else. By trying new things, I may just end up finding something that feeds and fills me with more joy, more love and more success than I have ever known. But if I don’t move, it won’t allow for a new experience, and I may never find it and may never know all the love that the universe has for me.

Now I make new habits, try new things, allow myself to make new choices on what I like and don’t like, then choose not to have things in my life that don’t make me happy. I treat myself as lovingly as I would a two-year-old who is learning to walk. I would encourage, not discourage them when they first stood up and fell. I would cheer them on, tell them how brave, courageous and strong they were for standing in the first place. And how excited I am for them taking their first step, EVEN when they fall. I choose to be there for myself as I would for them. It’s new to me too. Just because I’ve grown up doesn’t mean I don’t deserve the same love and encouragement. I do deserve it, and I’m not waiting for someone else to give it to me, I give it to myself. I am worthy, even if sometimes I don’t remember it.

My friend Lazaris says it in a much more poignant way.

“Give yourself permission to fail. When you give yourself permission to fail, you allow yourself permission to succeed. The more often you permit yourself to be wrong, the more often you will be right. The key to decision-making is not what you decide, but that you decide.”

— Dana Cummins

 

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New Foundation Wants to Help Financially-Strapped Teachers

Article on the front page of our local newspaper this morning:
The Daily Courier

Gretchen Vorbeck is founder of We Value Our Teachers Foundation. (Gretchen Vorbeck/Courtesy)

Website and Event

On a grocery shopping trip in Cottonwood two years ago, Gretchen Vorbeck spotted a young mother weeping in the toilet paper aisle.

The local teacher was holding a gallon of milk and starring at the price tag on the packaged rolls. Her emotional outburst was all because she did not earn enough to buy both essentials. Never mind covering the cost of any other bills.

“I am a teacher and I can’t even provide for my daughter,” Vorbeck recalled of the woman’s lament. “I am standing here trying to decide if I should buy toilet paper or milk. How can I tell my child that she can’t have milk? How do I explain that to my innocent child?”

The then Sedona-based business and leadership consultant who previously owned two bed and breakfast operations in Colorado asked how she might help. The woman thrust the milk into her arms and fled the store.

We Value Our Teachers Foundation is www.wevalueourteachers.org
 The website offers a listing of upcoming events, ticket prices and how to volunteer and get involved with the effort.
The first Helicopter Ball Drop – Guidance Aviation is providing the helicopter – is scheduled for June 26 at 3 p.m. at the Antelope Hills Golf Course. Tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20. The winner receive a $1,000 cash prize. The other ball drop dates now scheduled are for 3 p.m. on Sept. 25 and Oct. 30 at the golf course. Tickets for those can also be purchased online.

“It just got me to the core,” Vorbeck declared.

Six months later, Vorbeck launched her first, official non-profit organization, We Value Our Teachers Foundation. The foundation’s mission: raise money for grocery gift cards to deserving teachers.

In its infancy, Vorbeck was able to schedule one event – a helicopter ball drop – but collected only enough donations for a few, nominal amount grocery gift cards given out at three schools in the Clarkdale/Jerome and Cottonwood/Oak Creek districts.

Vorbeck wanted to make a broader impact. So she scouted out communities where she could make that happen.

In July, Vorbeck relocated to Prescott. She wasted no time shopping her mission to like-minded educational advocates.

As she begins building a six-member Board of Directors – she has recruited two members Rosemary Agneesens and Julia Watson – Vorbeck started visiting with area principals, teachers and top administrators about her vision. She quickly recognized that though they like the vision, their energies are stretched to the limit. So she is now on the lookout for what she refers to as “grands,” grandparents or other adult volunteers with the time and willingness to make a meaningful contribution to the educational community.

“Being grand is anyone creating a life worth living till the end,” Vorbeck said.

The organization’s kick-off local fundraising event, a “Helicopter Ball Drop,” is scheduled for June 26 at 3 p.m. on the Antelope Hills Golf Course in Prescott. The prize for the first hole winner is $1,000. Vorbeck intends to have at least seven such ball drops over the course of the year. Two other drops are already scheduled for September and October.

Vorbeck, too, has created fliers for what she refers to as “Parties for a Meaningful Purpose,” with individuals encouraged to host their own intimate gatherings — a burger bash, a fancy dinner party or a night of dance for dollars. The hosts simply ask as many guests as they wish to come, and bring their checkbooks – the foundation can accommodate online gifts.

And Vorbeck is on the hunt for someone able to organize a golf tournament.

All of these events are intended to generate enough dollars so the foundation can begin offering the grocery gift cards to a good number of teachers in amounts that will make a difference for their families. The foundation will have an application process to select those who can benefit from such a program. Vorbeck would like to be able to give out the first group in late September, but timing will depend on the generosity of the community.

Vorbeck has created a website — www.wevalueourteachers.org — that provides information on how to get involved, organize a party or buy tickets for the ball drop.

Vorbeck’s passion for the purpose is palpable, and she prays will garner a plentiful supply of partners.

“Volunteers are key,” Vorbeck said.

Prescott Unified District Superintendent Joe Howard said Vorbeck’s decision to reach out is “the kind of heart we see so much in the Prescott community.”

“Without that kind of heart, the Prescott schools would not be what they are,” Howard said.

From what Howard has gleaned from Vorbeck, he said her decision to move to Prescott was made because the community is so generous to its educators.

“We feel honored, and lucky that she has moved to Prescott, and this is her focus,” Howard said. “She fits in.”

Follow Nanci Hutson on Twitter @HutsonNanci. Reach her at 928-445-3333 ext. 2041.

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Is It Time to Re-Wire your Brain?

Have you ever wondered if the “evil” in the world only exists to feed all of us who love to be angry? Perhaps evil coincides with the amount of hateful, spiteful, and hurtful anger we display so that it can continue to feed our need for feelings of righteous superiority, fear and rage. 

What happens when we stop feeling angry and hateful? What happens when we stop judging things as bad or wrong? What happens when we allow others to have differences of opinion without making them “less than”?

Would we have to open to understanding their circumstances? Would we have to be open to seeing their pain? Do you think it might trigger some of our own pain? Do you think our pain is perhaps already triggered and that is why we are angry? Maybe it’s hard to see others pain, when we haven’t dealt with our own?

It certainly hasn’t been easy for me to re-wire my brain. I still work on it daily, many times a day, daily. Sometimes I just bring myself back to my mantra. One of many mantras I use has me focusing on my breath in and saying: “compassion and peace”, then when I breathe out: “happiness and joy”. Some days I find myself focusing on this many times throughout the day, sometimes for hours. It keeps me from going into fear or overwhelm by focusing on what I want in my life and staying in the present, consciously choosing it while implementing my breath. As I breathe my mantra in and out I notice the changes taking place in my body. My shoulders relax, my back unwinds, my face lifts to a smile. My attitude shifts as does my day. I am now ready to allow miracles to rain down gently in my world. And they do.

Having asked my guides for help, they remind me to re-focus when I start to slip. I also use my conscious breathing and mantra when I catch myself judging others harshly or re-living the past. I believe that sometimes I re-play things in my head to come to some sense of peace around them. I allow myself this so I can have that release, and so I can understand, forgive, and change. Once I have done this procedure I then stop myself from rethinking about the issue and I let it go. I put love and light around the situation or the person in question, hand it over to my Higher Self and allow it to heal, and move on while I go back to my mantra. I stop letting myself dwell on things that do not feed me compassion, peace, happiness or joy. Forgiveness brings me joy. Respect, understanding and dignity bring me peace. Living in my spiritual adultness brings me great gratitude for All That Is. As I said, I work on it daily. If it’s important to feed your body healthy stuff why would it be any less important to feed your mind healthy stuff? We do get to choose what we think. Here is to choosing consciously.

Dana Cummins

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Electro-Lymphatic Therapy: Remove Inflammation and Reclaim your Health.

Written by Brandi Owens RN

ELT is a full body treatment designed to detoxify and purify your body, restoring balance and immune function. You may not be aware that the lymphatic system covers the entire body, and so by achieving optimal function of this system we can hugely affect the function of many other body systems restoring your health and vitality.

In truth, the lymphatic system is the heart of your immune system. Body wide inflammation is one of the biggest contributors to the decline of health leading to illness, and the most common frustration is not knowing what can be done about it.

Through ELT you can effectively eliminate toxins from your body that have accumulated from everyday living due to pollution, environmental factors, use of skin care products, previous surgeries, diet, allergens, stress, and so forth.

The therapy works by using an ionic energy field to help your lymphatic system to work more efficiently. We do this painlessly and effortlessly by cleaning out the metabolic and toxic waste that has built up in the tissues and remove it through the lymphatic system.

As we effectively remove the inflammation (a.k.a. all that toxic waste), we are also teaching your immune system how to function at its best. While ELT is received like a very relaxing, peaceful massage, is actually creating change in the tissues of your body; literally teaching you how to function at your best.

The result of doing ELT is a stronger immune system, better sleep, clearer focus and concentration, contentment, feeling a sense of well being, and possible weight loss from removal of  inflammation from your body. You will experience improved oxygen and nutrient delivery to your organs, tissues, and muscles which will leave you feeling energized and confident in your health!

And with a more efficient immune system, you are less likely to get sick from common colds or react to allergens in the same way. That means when your friends and co-workers get sick, most likely you will not.

ELT is beneficial for most types of chronic disease, as well as an excellent avenue for health maintenance and prevention. The lymphatic system, when functioning properly, cleanses the tissues, aids in cellular repair, and eliminates toxins.

BENEFITS OF ELECTRO-LYMPHATIC THERAPY:

• Reduce allergies and response to common allergens
• Improve asthma and lung function
• Detoxify the entire body, reduce inflammation
• Reduce stress, and calms the nervous system
• Supports all health maintenance protocols
• Reduce most chronic pain issues
• Reduces symptoms of autoimmune issues
• Relieve Lymphedema issues
• Relieve sinus pressure and headaches
• Helps to ease the symptoms of chemotherapy and radiation
• Supports post mastectomy health
• Breast lumps and enlarged prostate
• Pre and post surgical applications
• Reduces feel and appearance of scar tissue
• Has been shown to help repair nerve damage from surgical injury
• Reduce healing time with sports injuries
• Facial rejuvenation, reducing sagging and puffiness
• Assists with comprehensive weight loss

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

 What is Electro- Lymphatic Therapy?

Electro-Lymphatic Therapy, or ELT, uses a device called the LymphStar Pro that has its origins back to the work of Edgar Cayce during the 1940’s.  Its technical name is an Inert Gas Ionization Instrument, or IGII, with the first ever being the Violet Ray created by Edgar Cayce.  So this is not a new concept, though it has seen many evolutions over the years with the Lymph Drainage XP2Ô being the most advanced device available at this time.  The device uses 2 hand held glass tubes that serve as treatment heads. Inside the glass tubes are noble, or inert gasses (Argon, Krypton, and Xenon). These gasses are called inert because they will never change their natural state. They won’t bond to any other substances to create a molecule because they have the same amount of electrons and protons, so it isn’t possible to create a bond. Such as hydrogen and oxygen, both gasses until they bond together to create water, or H2O.

The device works by stimulating the gasses in the tubes with an electro static discharge of energy created by an electric coil in the main box of the device.  This energy generates excitement of the gasses in the tubes and creates an ionic energy field that extends out from the tubes. (Please note that the gasses do not ever leave the tubes; they stay trapped in the hand blown, lead free glass).

When the glass tubes are placed on the body, (the treatment is received much like a very relaxing massage), the ionic energy field is able to reach 6 to 8 inches, or 15 to 20 centimeters into the body reaching tissue levels no other therapy can reach.

This ionic energy field behaves much like a jackhammer breaking up concrete, in that it provides a similar action in breaking up stagnant lymph and toxic waste trapped in the tissues of the body. Once the stagnant lymph is broken up and returned to a fluid state it is gently moved along the lymphatic vessels and eventually out of the body through the blood vessels, which eliminate through lungs, liver, colon, kidneys, and skin.

With this device it is possible to effectively detox the tissues of the body and restore immune function by regulating the lymphatic system and reminding it how to function at its best.

How do I prepare for the therapy?

The only recommendation is to be well hydrated before each session. You may eat as you normally do, you may continue with any other concurrent program you are following. If you are in an area of high humidity, it is best to arrive early and allow your body to cool down before the therapy begins.

How many sessions do I need?

Typically a good detox and immune rebuilding on a healthy person is about 10 sessions. Each time your body receives the therapy it is releasing more from the tissues and the lymphatic system or immune system is being reminded how to function at its best.

For those with high levels of toxicity or chronic health concerns, it will vary on how well your body is able to let go of the toxins and rebuild its immune system.

How often should I receive the therapy sessions?

The therapy is working with energy and teaching the immune system, so it is recommended to do the therapy once a week for optimal results. However, since there is no integration period needed, the therapy can be given multiple times a week, including back-to-back days, to improve or speed up progress.

When will I feel results?

In most cases you will feel changes beginning around the 3rd or 4th session. Generally the 1st session, while very relaxing, there isn’t much that happens other than you should notice an increase in the amount of urination the day of the therapy. As you get into the 3rd and 4th session you may start to notice improved energy levels, sleeping better, improved mood, clearer head (less brain fog), better focus, and overall increase in feeling of wellbeing.  As you progress through the sessions you will begin to understand what a proper functioning immune system feels like and that is something that is subjective to each person. I generally see the aha moment, the understanding happen around session 6 to 8. By session 10 the body has learned how to maintain immune function and no longer requires the reminder given by the therapy sessions.

Is maintenance therapy required to keep the results?

With those that are looking to improve health and maintain good health, no, maintenance therapy is not required. This therapy is creating a physiological change in the immune system, reminding it how it has been designed to function. Completing a series of 10 therapy sessions will create that change and the body will learn to function on its own. There is no dependence created with this therapy. The recommendation is to do “tune ups” or a series of 3 or 4 sessions once a year to keep the body functioning at its best since we cannot always control our environment and the amount of stress we deal with each day. It is also recommended to come in for additional therapy sessions if you encounter a major illness, or significant stressor in your life to prevent the immune system from reverting back to a slow moving or sluggish system as a result of the illness and or intense stressor.

Where do the toxins go?

In the simplest form, the body is made to cleanse itself. The blood cleanses itself through the lymphatic system; the rest of the body cleanses itself through our 5 major detox organs; the liver, the colon, the kidneys, the lungs, and the skin our largest detox organ and the reason we recommend Dry Skin Brushing. When we break up and remove toxins from the tissues of the body, it is moved through the lymphatic vessels that carry it through many lymph nodes that filter the fluid and allow our immune system to do its job in fighting bacteria and viruses. After the fluid carrying the waste and toxins is filtered through the lymphatic system, it will be drained back into the vascular system, or blood circulation at the junction of the heart, where it will be cleansed out through our 5-detox organs.

Will there be detox symptoms?

For most people looking to do this therapy for a health prevention tool, there shouldn’t be any detox symptoms. The most common complaint is being tired the day of treatment and feeling really great the day after and that may occur for the first few sessions and then it will improve.

That being said, it is very important to be well hydrated before your therapy session and to continue to hydrate well after receiving the therapy. The energy field that we work with will continue to work with your body for several hours after the therapy is completed to assist the lymphatic system to move as much as possible. We encourage you to keep well hydrated to assist in this process. Those that experience headaches or mild nausea do so be cause of dehydration rather than detox symptoms and it can usually be relieved by drinking more pure water.

Those that have a chronic health condition may experience detox symptoms in the form of flu like symptoms that vary in intensity relative to the level of illness or toxicity that is present. For example those who are very toxic from a build up of previous medical treatments, multiple surgeries, chemotherapy, or chronic immune conditions may experience detox symptoms for up to 4 days. Generally in all cases the detox period is followed by really good days that are reported to be better than before the day of therapy. This cycle may continue for multiple sessions until the body is at a level of reduced toxins and no longer causes the intense detox.

Occasionally there are reports of “thick urine”, dark or an odor present, in all cases, if there are detox symptoms present with urination, it will pass in 24 to 48 hours and it has never led to an infection, if a problem persists, then a medical doctor should be consulted as it will not be related to the therapy or detox.

This therapy will not cause diarrhea, it may create more movement of stool, but there will not be any cramping, pain, loose stools or any other bowel related issues. This therapy should not cause a fever or actual illness, if you feel like you have a fever or illness is present please seek medical advice as it is not related to the therapy.

What is the machine doing?

The machine is using an ionic energy field to break up the excess proteins, waste material and toxins that are trapped in the tissues of the body and removing them through the lymphatic system. This is an ultimate cellular detox that reaches areas in the body no other therapy can reach, affecting the immune system in away that no other therapy can. When we clean up the body and the lymphatic system we greatly improve the overall function of the immune system allowing our body to better handle the stress of everyday living and the ability to do its job and protect us from illness.

What causes the tingling sensations?

The machine uses a static energy to create the ionic energy field that we use to detox the body, which causes indirectly static energy all around the body during treatment. This static energy is not harmful in anyway to you receiving the therapy or to the therapist performing the therapy. Static energy will react with moisture in the skin and may cause a tingling sensation; if this occurs you can let your therapist know and he or she will decrease the level of energy being used during the therapy session.

What if I have botox injections?

If you have had botox injections, please let your therapist know. Since this is a therapy designed to clear out the tissues, it will reduce the effectiveness of the botox causing you to need more frequent injections if the area is worked on with the ionic energy field. This is a simple adjustment and receiving the therapy to the body will not affect the site of injection.

CONTRAINDICATIONS:

Those who may not receive ELT.

The list of contraindications for this therapy is very small and includes:

1.    Any person having an implanted pacemaker and/or defibrillator. This therapy uses a bio-resonant energy field that is very gentle and healing for the tissues of the body, though because this energy moves through the body to achieve the immune system benefits, we cannot take a chance on it interfering with the function of a pace maker.

Note: implanted units like TENS units will need to turned off during the therapy.

2.    Any person having a current issue with blood clots. This therapy is designed specifically to break up proteins that are trapped in the tissues preventing the optimal function of the immune system, and since clots are made up of proteins, we cannot perform the therapy over an area with clots present. Those who have a history of blood clots, and are on blood thinning medications, and are cleared by their doctor as having no clots present in the body may receive the therapy.

3.    Any person with new onset seizures. Those who are well controlled with medications, and have had no recent episodes of seizure are permitted to receive the therapy.

4.    Pregnant women and those who are nursing their babies. It is my personal preference to not use the therapy with these women for this simple reason: during ELT we will be moving potentially decades of built up toxins from the tissues which will be unavoidably fed to the baby either through the cord blood or through mother’s milk. With the American Red Cross release of the report on the cord blood samples, we now know that all babies tested had 287 chemicals present in their blood at birth. I believe the time to detox would ideally be before pregnancy, or when nursing is completed.

5.    Those who are experiencing a chronic medical condition, it is advised that you consult with your medical professional before starting any new program.

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Shelly Grant, Certified Natural Healthcare Practitioner

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