Acupressure for Stress Release Workshops

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In the depth of winter, I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer.”  Albert Camus

Happy New Year! As 2017 began I considered the year ahead and how to wisely be with each day. My 2 1/2 year old granddaughter, one of my greatest teachers, continuously reminds me to find awe, simple joys, and laughter each day.  I will take her “advice” to heart this year and have at least one belly laugh each day. As  a therapist, teacher, and caregiver, I am reminded daily about the importance of practicing self-care. As is the case with many of us, some days allow more time for self-care than others. On busier days I am challenged to remember even a five-minute self-care check-in with myself is valuable. On days when I practice self-care I make wiser decisions and use my time more mindfully, and believe this occurs because self-care reconnects me with inner guidance through my internal GPS.

Caregivers’ journeys can be very stressful, the degree of stress often going unrecognized amidst multiple priorities, multi-tasking, challenging emotions, and fatigue. Studies shown a correlation between caregiver stress and health than can impact premature aging, immunity, and depression. Caregivers need to reach out for support before they burn out, and learn self-care practices. Self-care practices enhance caregivers’ ability to respond, help to balance body-mind chemistry, improve sleep, enhance immunity and heart health, and maximize wellbeing.  For caregiver support contact: National Alliance for Caregiving, www.caregiving.org/resources, (301) 718-8444; Caregiving Action Network, www.caregiveraction.org, (800) 896-3650; Family Caregiver Alliance, www.caregiver.org, (800) 455-8106; and Lotsa Helping Hands, www.lotsahelpinghands.com.

Here in New Jersey I teach Seva Acupressure for Stress Release workshops, a simple and easy to learn acupressure program for self-care (Part 1), which participants can also learn to use with others (Part 2). These two workshops are part of the Acupressure for Anyone series, the community outreach program of Soul Lightening International taught throughout the USA. This non-profit organization also brings Process and Clinical Acupressure continuing education workshops to health practitioners throughout the USA, Canada, and in Europe (www.soullightening.com). Here’s my upcoming schedule in NJ for the Seva Acupressure Workshops:

Wednesday, March 22, 6:30 – 9:30 PM, Seva Acupressure for Self-Care (Part 1)

Wednesday, April 5, 6;30 – 9:30 PM, Using Seva Acupressure With Others (Part 2)

Ocean County Vocational Educational School, Adult Education, Toms River, NJ.   Registration: 732-473-3100, Ext. 1000.  Additional information: Ginarose88@comcast.net

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Saturday, April 1, 9 AM – 3:30 PM, Seva Acupressure Parts 1 and 2 combined

Ocean County College, Toms River, NJ.   Registration: 732-255-0404. Additional information: Ginarose88@comcast.net

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I look forward to sharing Seva workshops with YOU.

Namaste……Regina

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