Recently, as I have been offline, so to speak- developing my Alzheimer training course- I have been doing a lot of reading, talking and discussion about various strategies for proactive programs to work with Alzheimer and dementia patients– particularly as they are progressing into the moderate to severe stages of the conditions.
I have been reading and discovering through my own work, what an impact exposure and seemingly low-impact things.. can have in the support of brain… and more… what I refer to as ” being present.” Continue reading
I know I have been “offline” a good bit lately. But, that is because I have been working on developing video training series for Alzheimers: Practical Tips and Tools for Caregivers, Family Members, and Practitioners
I have just completed and am about to launch: Holistic and Practical Support for Alzheimers. This series is designed to provide support for family members, caregivers and practitioners who work with alzheimers patients or clients- or live with a family member. the series is broken down into nine sections -over 140 minutes of information on diet and nutrition, detoxing the body and the GUT, vitamins and minerals, herbs and supplements, exercise, behavioural support, cognitive support and caregiver support.
What you will learn in this series:
- A medical and functional understanding of what takes place
- How dietary changes can minimise the uncontrolled activity and emotional outburts/ frustrations
- Vitamins and supplements that support cognitive function and minimise stress/anxiety/activity
- The role and benefit of exercises and activities, and suggestions to implement them.
Stay tuned for information on signing up, and for our Early Bird Special!
In talking about the importance of the lower chakras, the discussions delved into both cultural stereotypes of language and perception, as well as encompassing the whole re holistic and energetic. I heard from a lot of healers who were surprised at their own Aha’s. Many people commented that they thought they were incorporating the whole-body approach. Many others also noted their own realizations regarding their own previously unconscious biases toward “upper”.. . Often the biases are not outright articulated…. But bias can take the form of where we put our attention, our energy… our focus.
In the discussions, I noted that maybe it was time to take the 30 day challenge. I asked who else was interested in joining this. Several people responded enthusiastically.
In the writing of that article and the week-long discussions that fo0llowed, I have been giving a lot more thought an consideration of bringing the energy down into the physical. I actually want to elaborate on that. By thought, I do not mean reflection or meditation or intellectual-thought. This past week, I have been more aware of things I do, and bringing conscious attention to accessing, working with and utilizing the lower three chakras- the physical-level/oriented centers.
So here are a few exercises I have been doing…feel free to try them and see if they work-help-etc.. Continue reading
I was just out grazing my goats… a neighbor is very generous in saying its fine for the goats to graze in his open field. The dual benefit-drawback.. is that I need to stay somewhat in attendance while they are grazing. I can usually work a horse or teach a riding lesson, and keep them in sight. But there are times when the benefit aspect is just sitting out or laying out in the grass– constructively doing nothing. Pretty sweet deal:)
This morning while I was out in the field, stretched out in that perfect spot between sun and flickering shade… I spent a while grounding and meditating– by which I mean a relaxed flow of thoughts, that were coherent and interesting. I had a few mini aha’s and insights… Continue reading
It’s spring finally! and the horses are ready to get back to work after the winter.. Do you just want to spend time with horses and develop that bond through casual riding? Do you want to improve equitation and riding skills– whatever your level or interest and goals, we can help you improve your riding! ? would you like to strengthen your seat and fine-tune your existing skills?
Working with retired race-horses, that are quiet, gentle and intuitive, will help develop that heightened sense of partnership and collaboration. learn ” relationship building”.. “intuitive awareness”, and develop “energetic integrity.” great for non-traditional learners who struggle with relationships or boundaries/respect:)
*build strong seat and balance
*All lessons are private or semi-private. 30.00 hour for lessons
*Individualised training for each student to meet personal goals
*Develop relationship, intuition, and integrity
*Training services also available on and off-site.
Horsewise teaches hunter equitation with a holistic approach that teaches horse and rider to work in partnership in a relaxed and comfortable way. Lessons may incorporate grounding, breathwork and yoga, in order to supple the muscles to create more fluid movement.
This is a small holistic barn, using holistic protocols, herbalism and other approaches that also serves as a therapeutic approach to riding and life.
Horsewise is a 6 stall barn, with space an open space for a boarder.
Teri is a teacher, herbalist and bodyworker. She has been working with horses for 30 years and has incorporated her holistic work into horse training and coaching.
EO and Sam, both very happy after a great lesson!
EO and GMC student Cailin
Teri J. DluznieskiM.Ed.
click on the link to access the pdf. Hopefully I will figure out how to embed it. but I wanted to do this in order to share this information, and it is not my work ( I’m not this brilliant, esp around traditional chinese medicine, or lyme:)
Lyme – Freuhauf
I was just having a chat, online, with a colleague about hemp, regarding a post about hemp being used to cure cancer… This was my response to a comment. I thought it was worth sharing: .. I think “cancer” is a mufti-faceted issue.. that can be “cured”… but also, the body needs to be treated, for toxins, for imbalances etc.. even mainstream medicine understands cancer as a “failure ( or breakdown) of the immune system” to recognise and remove cancerous cells, before they can establish themselves and get out of control.
also the original posting was about treating autism– and, from what I understand ( and I do not have an autistic child, so I do not have the direct, first-hand experiences of someone who lives with this), you don’t-can’t cure autism.. and you DEF can’t treat autism without addressing the underlying issues of GUT imbalance and body-systems, CNS etc.
One thing hemp/ hemp oil probably contributes, one mechanism, is that when the body is in stress-mode.. it cannot, will not go into healing mode. The body is very capable of healing itself. it is more effective than any doctor, any pharmacologist etc, at producing what it needs.
The question that needs to be asked.. Continue reading
I was just having an ongoing discussion about compassion and how we process what we experience.. someone made a very good distinction and reminder, about the importance in differentiating between the person, and the action.. that is ALWAYS a huge factor.. because we may be the sum of our actions.. but we are not every individual action.. I imagine this is particularly true when external influences impact the choices and actions we make in any given moment.
As a healer.. I am often caught between not-liking what I see people around me doing.. sometimes this is because it’s a personal act that affects me.. an offhand comment.. being mis-treated, poorly treated.. treated without good integrity etc..Healers often see too much, too clearly.. the many things, invisible to the rest of the waking/ walking world.. things which might not be apparent.. but whose impacts are very profoundly felt: in the choices and actions people make…
So, back to differentiating between the person, and the action..
How does one differentiate enough to maintain healthy personal boundaries? Continue reading
I was just reading yet another post about possible causes/ origins of Lyme disease.. Many people speculate that it is a government created bio-weapon. Who knows.. maybe it is.. I certainly wouldn’t put it PAST certain bodies and agencies, and is it possible- sure.. I don’t rule out that possibility.. although I also respect that Nature has many potent and powerful mechanisms that keep nature in balance.. and we, as a species, have certainly been transgressing in that area. However.. ultimately, I don’t CARE.. who what where when.. it’s a waste of energy to waste looking for someone to blame.. so unless someone did develop it AND.. is sitting on a cure.. I prefer to put my energy into staying WELL. How about you….? Continue reading
Ch. Harrowby Gamekeeper (1979?)
I can remember looking back at various pet incidences: when they died, when to make that crucial decision about ending their lives, and mourning those losses.. and the notion of second-guessing.. which is a hot button topic for me right now.. on other subjects…Was it the right thing.. was the pet suffering? Was he/ she ready to go? Was there anything else I could have done? What if I had known sooner…? Continue reading