Essentials for Well Being

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Issue date: Wednesday, August 05, 2009

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Aurora Health Care

Energy Therapies Support Sessions
For all energy practitioners: such as reiki, therapeutic touch, healing touch and all other energy therapies. Come refresh and practice your skills. There will be a brief review and then live practice on each other.

Sessions will take place on the third Wednesday of each month at Aurora West Allis Medical Center, 8901 W. Lincoln Ave. West Allis, WI in the 3rd floor inpatient rehabilitation gym. Time will be 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
For more information contact Barb Ehlers,

Clinical Aromatherapy Certification Program for Health Care Professionals
Featuring Diane Ames, MSN, FNP, CCAP Clinical Instructor
2009 opportunity
Location: Aurora Health Center in Fond du Lac
Module 1: August 14 & 15
Module 2: November 13 & 14
Module 3: February 26 & 27, 2010
Module 4: May 7 & 8, 2010

This course is designed to educate licensed health care professionals on the use of clinical aromatherapy to enhance their practice and integrate this therapy into working environments. It is meant to improve the health and well being of the people we serve through the clinical use of essential oils in a safe and effective manner.

After completion of four modules of instruction, small research project and an examination, each participant will be certified as a Clinical Aromatherapy Practitioner (CCAP).

For more information, or to get a copy of the conference brochure, contact Aurora Complementary Medicine, attention Karen Frank, 414-454-6703 or

Tai Chi Fundamentals Beginners
This program serves as a complete exercise program that is a simple, systematic approach to the fundamentals of Tai Chi. Tai Chi fundamentals have applications for everyone, from athletes to those with physical limitations. Instructor: Pat Culotti

Tai Chi (continuing participants)
This program serves as a complete exercise program that is a simple, systematic approach to the fundamentals of Tai Chi. Tai Chi fundamentals have applications for everyone, from athletes to those with physical limitations. You must be approved by the instructor to register for these sessions. Participant can call the instructor, Pat Culotti, at 262- 662-1060 for her approval. Once approved, you must register.

Outside Aurora Health Care

Enhancing Balance
Enhancing Balance, believes in helping individuals take responsibility for their own health. They offer classes in Tai Chi Chuan, Qigong, and Meditation in the Milwaukee, Wauwatosa, Brookfield, Waukesha and surrounding areas. Enhancing Balance also specializes in Herbal Health and Nutritional consulting, Acupuncture treatments, Tai Chi Teacher Certification Programs and accredited Continuing Education Unit programs for health care professionals. Be sure to check out the Special Events page for important opportunities.

Tai Chi Fundamentals® schedule Fall 2009- Spring 2010
Brochures/ details available at:

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Complementary & Alternative Medicine Online Continuing Education Series
The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is offering a new online Continuing Education Series on complementary and alternative medicine. This CME series is free.

For more information, visit NCCAM.

Save the dates: 2009 - 2010 national conference opportunities

August 7 -- September 11, 2009 or
October 2 -- October 30, 2009
HeartMath® Interventions Certification Program
The Program combines home study, interactive webinars and on-going technical and clinical support.

September 12 -- September 16, 2009
Mind-Body Medicine
Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa & Marina
San Diego, California
Learn the scientific basis for the use of mind-body techniques and their biological and physiological effects on stress and trauma. Discover the depth and power of this unique small group approach. Experience a range of the most effective tools for self-care and stress management including: meditation, guided imagery, biofeedback, and the use of drawings, journals and movement to express feelings and thoughts. Transform the way you live and work in an intensive, five-day training.
Hyatt Mission Bay, San Diego, CA

September 16 - September 20, 2009
International & American Associations of Clinical Nutritionists Scientific Symposium: The Effect of Gastrointestinal Integrity on Total Body Health & Well Being
Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa
Phoenix, Arizona

October 4 - October 8, 2009
10th Annual The Science and Clinical Application of Integrative Holistic Medicine
Jointly sponsored with the American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine
Optional ABHM Board Certification Exam October 9, 2008
Westfields Marriott Washington-Dulles, Chantilly, Virginia

October 12 - October 17, 2009
8th Annual Destination Health: Renewing, Mind, Body and Soul
Kauai Marriott Resort & Beach Club
The Garden Island of Kauai, Hawaii
Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine

November 5 -- 7, 2009
AHMA Holistic Health Now: The Future of Holistic Medicine
Renaissance Cleveland Hotel
Cleveland, Ohio

November 12 -- 13, 2009
6th International Conference of the Society for Integrative Oncology
New York Academy of Medicine
New York, New York

January 21-- January 24, 2009
7th Annual Natural Supplements: An Evidence-based Update
Paradise Point Resort
San Diego, California
Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine

January 30 -- February 3, 2010
Advanced Mind-Body Medicine -- Save the date
Pre-requisite: Mind-Body Medicine introductory training
San Diego, CA

February 18 -- February 21, 2010: Module 1
March 25 -- March 28, 2010: Module 2
April 29 -- May 2, 2010: Module 3
June 10 -- June 13, 2010: Module 4
Integrative Health Coach Professional Training Program
Duke Integrative Medicine, Durham, North Carolina
For medical or allied health professionals looking to develop their capacity to help others attain their maximum level of health and wellness.
For more information, visit:

February 25 -- February 27, 2010
Integrative Healthcare Symposium - IHS
Hilton New York, NY

May, 2010
Integrative and Holistic Nursing Conference: Bringing Healing to You and Your Patients
San Diego, California
Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine

May 20 -- May 23, 2010
The 17th International Symposium on Functional Medicine
Cancer: Prevention and Adjunctive Treatment Approaches
La Costa Resort and Spa, Carlsbad, CA

October 17 -- October 22, 2010
9th Annual Destination Health: Renewing Mind, Body and Soul
Kauai Marriott Resort & Beach Club
Kauai, Hawaii
Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine

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