Monthly Archives: July 2010

ART THERAPY: A TIME FOR PLAY AND HEALING

An Experiential Workshop taught by Stephanie Harper, BA, DVATI, BCATR ~ Art Therapist

Come and play with paint! Join a small group to explore and express yourself through spontaneous painting. This experiential workshop will allow you to learn about Art Therapy in an intimate and safe setting. I will lead the group on a guided meditation and visualization and then let you lead your Self on a journey with paint and paper. You might find the experience fun, relaxing, surprising and revealing! No art experience necessary.

To read more, check out Stephanies writings about Art Therapy under the Choices Market Nutritional Articles

Date: Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2010 from 6:00 to 7:30 pm

Cost: $ 10 cash at the door. To cover fees for materials

Location: Alchemy & Elixir Health Group # 320-1026 Davie St. Vancouver, BC. V6E 1M3

Co sponsored with Choices Market

Space is limited: Maximum 6 people per group. Pre-registration is required.

For more information and register for the class email: stephanie@alchemyelixir.com or call Stephanie directly at: 778-988-1312.

Acupuncture and Stress Lecture – taught by Shannon Larson R.Ac.

Stress is a natural and non-specific response our body experiences when faced with emotional or physical demands. It is a defense mechanism that was essential in our ancestry: Our fight or flight response. It protected us from predators and helped us carry on our life line. However, compared to our ancestors, in todays culture we deal with many more stressors on a day to day basis. We see more negative stress induced on our bodies and our physical and mental health are paying the price. It can manifest in various ways such as:

  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Depressed immune system
  • Digestive Disorders
  • Headaches
  • High blood pressure
  • Increased frustration
  • Increased PMS
  • Tense muscles
  • Insomnia

Shannon Larson R.Ac. will be providing a talk about how acupuncture can address these symptoms and offer a drug-free approach is to reducing the negative impacts of stress.

Shannon Larson BFA, R.Ac., Doula,  Registered Acupuncturist

Shannon holds a diploma of Dr. of Chinese Medicine from the International College of Traditional Chinese Medicine of Vancouver. Her studies in Chinese Medicine include clinical practice for her Doctor of Chinese Medicine at the China Medical University and Hospital in Taiwan. While Shannon’s interest in Chinese Medicine is wide ranging, her passion for women’s health has led her to pursue training in workshops by some of the world’s leaders in Chinese Medicine for fertility and obstetrics including Sharon Weizenbaum, Bob Flaws, Debra Betts and Jane Lyttleton. Shannon is also a member of the Acumamas team providing acupuncture during labour as well as doula services.

I love Chinese Medicine because it offers an alternative approach to treating health. It responds to the body as a whole. It sees a relationship between the health of the mind and the rest of the body rather than treating them as disconnected from one another. Acupuncture fascinates me because I am constantly amazed at the body’s own power to heal itself.

Find out how Shannon’s unique approach can help you attain optimal health in all facets of your life. For more information visit www.alchemyelixir.com

Dates: Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2010 from 6:00 to 7:30 pm

Cost: $ 10 cash at the door. (Co sponsored with Choices Market)

Location: Alchemy & Elixir Health Group # 320-1026 Davie St. Vancouver, BC. V6E 1M3

Space is limited:Pre-registration is required.

For more information and register for the class email: shannon@vancouvertcm.com or call Shannon directly at: 778-233-0074