Stephanie Moro, RN, BSN,
Maureen Christopher, RScF, LVN
Interfaith Chaplain and Holistic Nurse, Maureen Christopher has been
practicing Guided Imagery; variously called Visualization, the Power
of Positive Thinking, or Spiritual Mind Treatment, for almost 50 years.
She has used this in pain control, healing, manifesting prosperity,
getting pregnant, and creating new circumstances in life for clients
in hospice, counseling, and for church members.
Healing Touch given by Carla Wales RN, CHTP (Certified
Healing Touch Practitioner)
Carla Wales has been a Registered Nurse for over 40 years. Based on her first hand experiences, seeing how pain was relieved and newborns were calmed, she studied to become a Certified Healing Touch Practitioner. She began her amazing journey into Healing Touch (HT) 13 years ago and was certified in 1999. Carla is a member of HT International, Inc., a member of American Holistic Nurses Association and the Ventura County Network of AHNA. Carla continues to study holistic health practices, attending conferences and classes in the filed. Her focus is on health, wellness and balance; she is dedicated to empowering her clients to self-heal.
Curing is when the physical body is measurably improved, but healing
is a process of becoming whole. The HT practitioner facilitates the
healing process of body, mind, emotions and spirit, by balancing the
energy centers and smoothing the layers of the energy field. Congested
energy is released and disturbances are cleared. The techniques are
non-invasive involving gentle touch, with some work performed away
from the body, in the energy field, with smooth flowing movements of
Virginia DeGrazia-Sanders ( or Ginny) RN,OCN, BA, HTA
Offering balancing and restoration through Healing Touch
I have been an RN for 25 years, and became interested in Holistic Health by learning from my cancer patients who often use complementary forms of healing. I was bored with " regular" Nursing courses. Tried a Healing Touch class and was AMAZED. (puzzled, skeptical, but amazed). Continued with classes in Healing Touch for the last 6 years, and am now in my Apprenticeship. Am offering Healing Touch to my patients, coworkers and friends. Am currently writing a proposal to volunteer Healing Touch sessions 2 times a month at work, to expand and integrate some complementary care on our oncology unit for both staff, visitors and patients. I have a passion to more fully integrate complementary care into the standard medical model.
|Barbara (Bonnie) Bourque, BSN, RN, HN-BC,
Bonnie will be providing workshops and hands-on healing practices
on Day 2 of our event. Bonnie is the Founder and Executive Director
of Subtle Energy Arts, Inc. She has over 30 years of diverse experience
in the health care field. She is Board Certified as a Holistic Nurse
through the American Holistic Nurses Association. She is certified
as a Biofeedback Specialist through the North American Biofeedback
Association and uses the Quantum biofeedback, EPFX, SCIO, to perform
digital stress, health analysis, stress reduction and wellness consultations.
Bonnie is a Master Reiki Practitioner and teacher. She gives workshops
on all levels of Reiki. Her classes are designed to awaken the participant
to their inner healer. Bonnie received Master/ Teacher Training as
well as Karuna Practitioner and Karuna Master/ Teacher Training from
the International Center for Reiki Training in Southfield, Michigan.
She has been trained in the Usui/Tibetan lineage. She is a member of
the International Association of Reiki professionals. She is also a
Healing Touch Practitioner, III. To reach Bonnie, and to explore her
wonderful web site, go to: www.subtleenergyarts.com.
Qi (pronounced "chi") can be defined as a combination of life force, energy and consciousness. Gong means practice or cultivation. Qigong is a comprehensive physical and emotional self-cultivation process that has been used to heal thousands of people all over the world. Through visualization, sound, mental concentration and gentle easy to learn exercises, regeneration of every cell and organ of the body is possible. Qigong offers a methodology to rediscover the inner medicine - qi, the vital and healing resource within us all - and to magnify the exchange between our selves and nature. This can enable us to discover and fuse with the infinite creative power of the universe that ultimately is the origin of love, compassion and the source of all healing.
Nancy Erman, RN, AS/AA PHN BA MHSA CCM CEES
Nancy Erman has been working in the medical profession for over thirty years. As a Registered Nurse, she has clinical, administrative, and case management experience working with patients, doctors and other medical professionals in hospitals, clinics, and other medical settings. Nancy is a Certified Case Manager and a Certified Ergonomic Evaluation Specialist. With a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and a Master of Arts degree in Health Service Administration, she is a Health Educator who sees her role as a patient advocate promoting optimal communication between the patient and members of the medical team. Nancy is the published author of “The Medical Professionals’ Guidebook to the History and Physical in English and Spanish” (www.goldenwestpublishers.com). She sees this guidebook as a contribution to help ensure a team approach for the patient’s understanding of the medical process for the best possible treatment outcome. In addition to working as a Case Management Nurse in San Diego, Nancy also teaches Qigong classes at Palomar Community College and various medical centers.
Fay McGrew, M. A. Q.T.P., State Certified Qigong Teacher
Fay is on the cutting edge of Qigong integration into standardized healthcare. She initiated Qigong programs at Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine in San Diego; San Diego Cancer Center Research Institute, UCSD Medical School, and Palomar College, At Mira Costa College, she teaches RN CEU Qigong Workshops for the nursing profession. Fay contributed to the bio-photon emission (scientific word for “qi” ) study at California Institute of Human Science, Encinitas, in conjunction with UCSD bio-physics program. She studies with many healing masters in China and received her Qigong teachers certification by them. She has over 35 years experience studying various ancient mind body practices and meditation, effectively conveying their modern meaning to Westerners. Her forthcoming book is about women’s Qigong..
Deborah Caswell, RN, MSN, NP-C, Assistant Director of UCLA Gonda Vascular Center.
WELLNESS ON WHEELS
Healing Through Integrative Medicine
GIGI DESOUKI, MHA
Miss DeSouki has a strong background in Health care Management, with over fifteen years of experience in Managed Care. In addition to her professional training as a Massage Therapist, she also holds a Bachelors degree from Northwestern University in Human Development and a Masters in Health Care Management from George Washington University.
As a provider of care, Miss DeSouki recognizes the growing need for health maintenance and prevention within the health care system. Her commitment to, and knowledge of both traditional and complementary medicine as adjunct practices meeting the needs of today’s population, has gained her the respect and trust of her client base and the medical community.
Miss DeSouki and her team of over twenty five multidisciplinary practitioners provide in-home and on-site care throughout the Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley, San Gabriel Valley and South Bay areas. Specializing in Geriatric care, chronic and progressive conditions, her client base spans all ages to well over 100 years of age. Miss DeSouki and her team have successfully treated clients with many chronic and acute conditions including:Stroke, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, Diabetes, Congestive Heart Disease, Arthritis, Osteoporosis and Depression.
Pets can reduce loneliness and strengthen social interaction skills in people. It has been shown that the presence of a pet can decrease depression and social avoidance among people with psychological, physical and emotional disorders. It promotes improvement in a person’s physical, social, emotional or cognitive function. JJ, a yellow lab, and his mistress, Ellen Makenna, provide animal-assisted activities, or informal opportunities for pet companionship, at assisted living communities and board and care homes for the elderly. This is a volunteer service by both JJ and Ellen. JJ and Ellen will be available during Day 2 to provide love on a leash.
- T'ai Chi Ch'uan Instructor
Lawrence Bell, D.C.
Draws upon a wide range of professional and personal experiences in helping others achieve a higher level of well being and creativity. He studied Psychology and Science as an undergraduate at Michigan State University and worked as a design engineer for several years before going on to receive a Doctorate in Chiropractic. Dr. Bell specializes in a unique branch of Chiropractic called Network Spinal Analysis (NSA) and has developed the Sameta Process (TM), a gentle and progressive healing education and integration of the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual aspects of oneself occurring over a period of time. The process combines breath, awareness, touch, movement, and dialogue, increasing one's ability to respond to and experience life in a more loving and creative way. He will be sharing this work and giving short sessions for anyone interested in learning more about the process.
|Roslyn Scheuerman - (805) 218-1199 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Miracle massage - "You deserve a miracle massage today..."
Roslyn attended the Caring Hands School of Massage, and has been a certified massage therapist since 1997. She includes a variety of massage techniques, including Swedish, Shiatsu, Acupressure, Lomi Lomi, and Energy Anatomy/Polarity healing methods.
Roslyn is A Course in Miracles and Infinite Way practitioner, and has studied a wide array of metaphysics for most of her life. According to Marilyn Miller, Women of Vision and Action and former Ventura Center for Positive Living Minister, "Roslyn has the most loving hands of any massage therapist I have ever known."
Roslyn currently resides in Ventura where she serves as the Director of Public Relations for the Hearts of Fire project, shifting the perception of homelessness through artistic and musical self-expression. She is also an educator and the Executive Director of the Center for Conscious Change, creating social businesses to make poverty history.