For so many reasons, here in New England the end of October ushers in more stress. We are closing up vacation homes, and doing yard maintenance and winter preparation as soon as Halloween leaves. For some there are holiday preparations , or for some there is none of any of the things mentioned, and that can be as stress inducing as having too much to do or prepare .
Then there is the lack of day’s light as they get shorter, and the weather that is getting less friendly.
There is a known stress reliever which is a technique called Access Bars. Go to the link below or to the tab on the home page to find out more specifics, but know that laying back with someone touching 32 different points on your head for anywhere from 30-60 minutes can give the benefits equivalent to 6 hours of deep meditation, or of several great night’s sleep. You get something called theta waves.
Do you have a best friend, spouse or business partner that would love to learn it with you so you can give each other sessions? Do you see clients with so much unrelieved stress, you would love an easy to do and always helpful tool, a way to help?
My next class in Arlington is Oct 28th, Sunday 10-6, $350. You will learn, but also give and receive two sessions, so you will have a life altering day. When you are done, you will be certified as a practitioner, and after some practice be able to see and charge clients if that’s appealing to you.
I also travel to teach. Available distance depends on class size.
See the link for more info.
I love Jeanette Winterson as a novelist, but in this piece for the Guardian, she is simply yet one more woman who suffered stress, which resulted in her body-mind distress, and then was on an all too familiar medical road with professionals saying she was fine, that “her tests were fine”. It’s a good though infuriating read for me. We can support women better. Natural hormones, nutritional support geared for post stress, or midlife, or peri and menopause, as well as integrative sessions of Access Bars, can all help to get out of the rut we find ourselves in, and back on the path to wellness.
Heres a quick online article that I was consulted in. Enjoy!
When I am seeing someone who has menopausal symptoms, bad enough to seek relief, I am asked almost 100% of the time if the bio-identicals I am suggesting will increase the risk of cancer. I explain the differences between progestin, a synthetic chemical implicated in cancer, and progesterone, a naturally occurring hormone. I explain why estrogen supplementation, in addition to progesterone, is so useful, and as far as I can see from the literature, not implicated in increased breast cancer risks,except for a subset of cancer patients who had estrogen dependent tumors. There aren’t random controlled studies of any importance yet,though, so a woman should be collaborating with her provider to be involved in her own care decisions.
This article by Jeffrey Dach gives a good overview, with cited references.