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A SEASONAL GATHERING:
Take a Deep Breath!
Easing out of Autumn; Settling into Winter
with Leah Turner

Sunday, November 26th, 3:00 to 5:00 PM
Suggested donation: $15. All donations will go to support Shepherd’s Table

As the trees let go of their leaves in Fall and go dormant in Winter, nature reminds us to shed what no longer serves and turn inward. Ever since the Summer Solstice, we’ve been experiencing the dwindling of the light and the gradual expanse of the darkness. How does that land in you? Do you relish the advent of the colder days and longer nights? Or do you dig in your heels as we head into Winter, muttering your complaints until Spring returns?

Come learn how to stay balanced through the holidays with tips and exercises that promote well-being through self-care. Meet some of our practitioners and fellow members of the community for an enriching discussion on gracefully transitioning from the Autumn to the Winter season.

To register for the event: call or email the Crossings front desk at 301-565-4924 or frontdesk@crossingshealing.com, and leave your name, phone number and email address.

 

Holiday Stress Relief: Yoga Nidra Meditation
with Shira Oz-Sinai

Tuesdays, December 5, 12, & 19, 6:30-7:30pm  •  Attend one, two, or all three!

Feeling the holiday stress? Give yourself the gift of relaxation! The bridge between Thanksgiving and the next holiday is often packed with lots of doing for the holidays, working hard to wrap things up before the new year, and consequently increased stress and tension. Sounds familiar?

The practice of iRest® Yoga Nidra meditation gives you access to deep and lasting rest. All you have to do is set up a cozy nest for yourself with blankets and mats. Then this profoundly simple meditation regulates your nervous system, rewires your brain, and soothes your physical and emotional aches and pains. The best part? You’ll arrive at those days off with a lot more patience, peacefulness, and plenty of room for holiday cheer!

Fee: $20 per person, per session. Sign up for 2 sessions (or 2 people) and get the third half off! More info and registration @ shiraozsinai.com/holiday-stress-relief.

EASE INTO THE HOLIDAY SEASON
with Carol Regan, Guild Certified Feldenkrais Method® Practitioner

Saturday, December 16, 2017 • 10:00 – 11:15 a.m.

FREE CLASS

Aside from the hectic activity of the holiday season, the beginning of winter is also a time for reflection and quieting our minds. Please join us on Saturday morning, December 16th, for a Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement lesson. This lesson will be geared towards simplicity and quieting your nervous system. Small gentle movements can help you find new ways to relax, feel lighter and more flexible.

This hour may be just what you need to help you enter your holiday season with more ease, give you a break from the hectic pace of shopping, etc, as well as help you enjoy the activities this month holds for us. To register or for more information, email carolregan53@gmail.com or call 301-565-8208. Class is free, but if you’d like to contribute, I’ll be accepting donations for A Wider Circle.

 

Crossings’ Director Acupuncturist Alaine Duncan and Acupressure Therapist Cathy Miller just had a research paper published in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine.  The paper describes a year-long Restore & Renewâ Wellness Clinic offered at Walter Reed Army Medical Center for hospital caregivers. We offered ear acupuncture, clinical acupressure and Zero Balancingâ.  Our hope was that by helping these noble caregivers find more relaxed and calm alertness, we could undo, soften, and release the trauma of war – in them and for everyone they touched. The number we are proudest of is a striking finding on the possible impact we had on patient care. Among those who visited the wellness clinic nine or more times, 75% strongly agreed that they experienced more compassion with patients as a result of clinic participation. When health care providers of war-wounded patients are given opportunities to experience more balance and wellness, this evaluation suggests that they may have the potential to “spread” their wellness to their co-workers and their patients.  We couldn’t have asked for more.  Read it here:
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