Five Element Healing Intensive
Together in this epic exploration, we leave no stone unturned.
Either you've been at this for a long time, or circling around the same terrain only to inch along on your healing path.
I understand. I was in the same position, many years ago.
You don't have to do this alone.
where you and I will dive into and uncover:
1. Your Five Element Constitutional Diagnosis
Learn how the elements present in you, your primary element, as well as your secondary, and tertiary elements. This knowledge will give you guidance for how to support yourself in all aspects of your life: your relationships, your career, your spiritual journey, and more.
2. Your TCM Patterns Diagnosis
In addition to your constitution, you will learn about the TCM patterns most prominent in your life. Patterns often reveal underlying imbalances in the elements and you can learn ways to support these patterns through aligned nutrition, lifestyle adjustments, and herbal supplements.
3. Five Treatments Onsite and Four Pre-Planned Treatments
Receiving regular treatment is essential if you are to get underneath the narrative and re-pattern your nervous system for health. You will not only receive daily treatment during your intensive, you will also receive specific acu-point combinations and treatment suggestions and that will take your healing to the next level. If you live outside of Colorado, these treatment plans can be taken to your acupuncturist to be considered in conjunction with your current treatment plan.
4. Nutritional Evaluation with Recommendations
As part of your evaluation, you will be asked to submit a 5-day food, drink, herb, and supplement journal. Using the information gathered, as well as your constitutional and TCM pattern exploration, you will receive guidance on nourishing yourself through following personalized nutritional principles utilizing the 5 tastes and temperatures, as well as the energetic actions of foods.
5. Herbal Medicine and Supplement Evaluation with Recommendations
All of the herbs and supplements you are currently taking/prescribed will be reviewed through the lens of your treatment goals, your constitution, and your TCM Patterns. I will give you specific guidance on the herbs and supplements that I feel will have the greatest impact for you at this moment on your healing journey.
6. Muscle-Testing for all Herbs, Supplements, and Prescriptions
Sometimes our bodies aren’t quite sure about some of the products (natural or otherwise) that we put into them. Muscle-testing is a wonderful way to see how your body responds to these substances before consuming them and risking trial and error. Muscle-testing gives your body a chance to speak for itself so we will test every herb and supplement that you have been taking and/or are considering taking to get a clearer sense of what is most aligned at present.
7. Lifestyle Evaluation
In addition to looking at your medical history and the pertinent history of your family, I will look more closely at the major events in your own life, that have impacted who you have become in order to better understand your habits, tendencies, aversions, and rhythms. I will offer suggestions for practices to engage in that will support your overall journey and personal goals.
Bodywork is an essential aspect to any holistic healthcare treatment plan. Bodywork not only increases circulation, invigorates your lymphatic system, and detoxifies you and your tissues at a cellular level, it also increases endorphins which reduces stress and alleviates pain. And in our Western world where we have record low levels of human contact, bodywork can fill that void by giving us the contact–and consequential oxytocin–that our bodies and minds need to feel healthy. Some form of bodywork will be included during your healing intensive: massage, cupping, tuina, guasha, shiatsu, acupressure, and zero balancing.
9. Nature Reconnection
We are not separate from what we call the “natural world.” We are the natural world. We are inextricably woven into the Earth and the more separation we feel from the natural world through our psychological states and our lifestyles, the more dis-ease we will feel and the more mental and physical health problems will arise, both inside of us and also on the Earth. You will learn to reconnect with the Earth to find an unshakeable sense of belonging and support a baseline of health.
10. Repattern Your Nervous System
If, like me, you long to live a life with greater authenticity, an unshakeable sense of belonging, and a deep well of resilience, you must first examine and tease apart trauma, yours and the traumas of those close to you and in your family lineage, to see how it has shaped your psyche and patterned your nervous system. The more you witness the threads that connect your traumas to the complex and often chaotic world you–and all of us, have found ourselves in, the more capacity you will grow for your own life, no matter the terrain. Our work together will give your nervous system the opportunity to repattern out of a state of trauma and into a state of wellness and possibility.