HOLISTIC HERALD Volume 11 Issue 9 NEWSLETTER OF THE MICHIGAN HOLISTIC NURSES’ ASSOCIATION NOVEMBER 2006 Networker of the American Holistic Nurses’ Association LETTER FROM DALE NOVEMBER MEETING SPEAKER Retreat Thougts... On Tuesday, November 14, 2006, MHNA is I have been to many retreats over the years, pleased to present MHNA member Karen but this year’s just seemed to be the best. I enjoy Zakarian, who will speak on the subject of Pulsed myself every year and when it is all over, I wonder if Bioelectromagnetic Fields. This is not a new the next retreat I attend will be as good. I am therapeutic idea, but knowledge and technology always pleasantly surprised when it is! Every year have improved to make very intriguing medical just seems to get better. advances into health issues. Having had a glimpse I must admit, that some years my own into this fascinating subject at our Retreat, Karen’s energy and interest level has not been as high as it presentation promises to be quite stimulating! is at other times. And I find it interesting that much Please join us on November 14. of what I learn at these retreats isn’t about the information presented by the speakers, but rather Providence Hospital and Medical Centers will provide 2.4 contact hours for this lecture about me and my personal growth. Some of what I have learned has not always been within my MEETING FEES comfort zone, but I believe we are exactly where Members, no contact hours $3.00 we need to be at any given moment. Members, with contact hours $10.00 That being said, I appreciate each retreat I Non-members, no contact hours $5.00 attended for what it is and where I am personally. Non-members, with contact hours $15.00 But this year’s experience far surpassed all others. I do not know why this is, but I have deleted the MEETING LOCATION need to know, and just gone with how good it felt! I MHNA meetings are held the second Tuesday of believe that much of what I experienced is beyond each meeting month at Providence Hospital, description, but I would like to briefly try. 16001 Nine Mile Rd, west of Greenfield in Our speakers this year not only shared their Southfield, MI. We will be meeting in the Providence Medical knowledge, but they touched us with their whole th Building - 8 floor, Conference Room G. being. Their words, spoken from deep within their The Providence Medical Building is located south of hearts seemed to wash over us like warm rain, the main Hospital on Providence Drive. gently cleansing and caressing our Spirits. I Look for the MHNA signs posted in the lobby. became totally absorbed not only in the words but with the energy of the group that was rapidly Networking time is from 7:00 – 7:30 PM. transforming into a genuinely cohesive holistic MHNA greetings and announcements are at 7:30PM and community. I was in complete awe of what was the speaker will begin promptly at 7:45 PM. occurring at the edge of my awareness. You could simply FEEL everyone opening to each other and MEETING CANCELLATION POLICY In the event that a regularly scheduled MHNA meeting is melting into oneness and you could hear the canceled, please call the Providence Hospital exquisite harmony ring throughout the group as if Information Desk at (248) 424-3345 for confirmation. listening to finely tuned cathedral bells on a crisp, WEATHER NOTE: MHNA will cancel a meeting if the clear day. Southfield Public Schools are closed due to inclement weather. There was a point of complete balance. While for many of us this point is only a fleeting PARKING INFORMATION moment, it is in that moment that peace is There is paid parking in the Medical Building Parking Lot bestowed upon us and we suddenly feel as though adjacent to the Medical Building and there is free parking we finally belong. I believe that home is where the in the old theater lot across Providence Drive. If you are leaving the MHNA meeting after 9:00 PM and would like heart is and I felt as though I had been given the to have an escort to your car after the meeting, please privilege of coming home. Continued on page 3 call Security, extension 3024 from the phone inside the meeting room. News... News... News... MHNA Member Jane Lutz passes on this item: “I wanted to let you know that a new book edited by Popovich and Cantwell, 21 Spiritual Nurses, is available MHNA SPEAKERS – 2006 - 2007 from the publisher, Outskirts Press, or from DECEMBER Feng Shui with Ann Kucera Amazon.com. It is an anthology of essays written by nurses about using spirituality in nursing practice. I JANUARY QiGong with Dr. Julie TwoMoon wrote one of the essays so [I] am particularly interested FEBRUARY Aura Photography with Ken Bede in letting folks know about this nice little book.” MARCH “Bridging the Socio-Economic Gap” Thank you, and Congratulations, Jane! May you With Janet Threatt have many printings to come! APRIL Movement Therapy with Kelly Hale MAY Drummunity with Lori Fithian NOVEMBER PROGRAMS at Healing Arts Center JUNE Esoteric Healing with Dr. Barbara MHNA Member Mary Natschke and Manager of the Briner Valade Healing Arts Center located in the Van Elslander Cancer Center at St. John Hospital sends along this PLEASE NOTE: MHNA strives to provide interesting class list: and useful speakers for our membership but sometimes Reiki – “Intro to Energy Evening” November 16 events occur beyond our control and substitutions have 7 – 8:30 PM ($5 donation appreciated) to be made at the last minute without notice. We hope Come and bring your friends and family to experience that you will understand when these things happen. Reiki for the first time. A mini hands-on experience and explanation of Reiki energy healing NEWS from our MEMBERS Reiki – Level I November 11 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM HEALING TOUCH CLASS Cost is $125 and includes 7.2 CEU’s for nurses MHNA Member and Past President Kathy Sinnett Rose Knight RM is the instructor along with MHNA Member Judy Meno are teaching Level I November 10 – 12, 2006 Farmington Hills Lunch & Learn Essential Oils November 14 Contact Judy at 810-989-2539 or email at 12 Noon – 1:00 PM $5 fee. We will be discussing the JudyMeno@aol.com for cost and registration. Kathy says Young Living Oils: Peace & Calm, Aroma Life Blend and that repeaters will be charged $75 to take the class but Frankincense. there is no charge if you sign up to be a room assistant, Labyrinths & Legends November 7 especially if you bring a student! Kathy can be reached 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM $30 fee. Explore the history and at 248-629-5242 or email@example.com. She is ready to legends of the labyrinth. Experience a labyrinth walk by teach – are you ready to help and learn? candlelight. Contact Mary at 313-647-3323 or HEALING FROM THE FOURTH DIMENSION firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and a MHNA Member Elaine M. Grohman is teaching: brochure describing all the great activities at the HAC. ~Sacred Geometry and Energy Medicine Level I January 20 – 21, 2007 Annapolis, MD MHNA Member and Historian Nancy Courtney Level 2 November 18 – 19, 2006 Farmington Hills, MI Requests items that you may have from the “old days” Fee: $300 each workshop when MHNA as known as the Tricounty Holistic Nurses From ancient days, Sacred Geometry has been studied Association (TCHNA). Also, if you have pictures or other as a glimpse into the creative mind of God. Incorporating memorabilia from later years, please contact Nancy at Sacred Geometry into Energy Medicine is a profoundly 313-886-4994 or email at email@example.com heightened experience for both the client and healer. Learn about the inherent strength of these patterns in MHNA CO-President Sherry Brown reports that nature, including the human body. An experiential two items were left behind at the September Retreat: workshop. Elaine’s contact info is included below. 1. a set of colored votive candles for Chakra ~ aromatherapy and Elaine is an Angel Therapy Practitioner, having studied 2. a clear pointed crystal with a wrapped light colored with Doreen Virtue, Ph.D., since 2002 and has done leather handle and colored yarn to secure crystal, over 200 face-to-face Angel Readings and has recently Please contact Sherry at 734-667-2588 or begun conducting Audience Angel Readings. Elaine can firstname.lastname@example.org. if they belong to you. be contacted at 248-855-3456 or email@example.com ACCIDENT INJURES MHNA MEMBER On Saturday, October 28, 2006 MHNA member Jeanne MHNA Member Sharon Baker reports that her book, Marie Nicholson was involved in a car accident – hit by a Healing with Hands, Miracles, Inspiration and Science, is drunk driver - and is in critical condition with severe head now available at Crazy Wisdom Bookstore and Tea injuries including broken bones and brain swelling. She Room in downtown Ann Arbor. Congratulations, Sharon! needs our prayers and healing thoughts at this time. For P.S. Buy the one in the window - it’s special! updates on her condition, please contact Jeanne’s daughter, Sara Lillian Bishop at 248-252-5040. PULSED ELECTRICAL MAGNETIC FIELDS Plan utilizes nutritional support, early controlled mobilization and PEMFs. Otherwise known as PEMFs, pulsed electrical Additionally, Karen has laid the groundwork to magnetic fields therapy is becoming “the new way” to help secure an NIH grant to study PEMFs in eradicate pain and regenerate the body. This miraculous postmenopausal women with rheumatoid arthritis at the “new” therapy is actually more than 30 years old, having University of Virginia. been documented in scientific literature since 1973, yet Her special interest is interfacing with is now catching on and you’ll be seeing more and more practitioners of all kinds who practice Energy Medicine advertising by holistic practitioners to promote this as she sees this as the future of medicine. Most of all, therapy. she loves to partner with energy practitioners and create Naturally, I went to Google to find out about this, new possibilities for the care and healing of their to me, esoteric subject. I was pleasantly surprised to patients. find that the first link brought up was for PubMed, a service of the National Library of Medicine and the LETTER FROM DALE continued from page one National Institutes of Health. (find this link at www.pubmed.gov.) which lends the whole subject a lot The sheer magnitude of reaching this point never ceases of credence. There was a great (abridged) abstract to amaze me! Hopefully these words do some justice to which explained that PEMFs helped augment bone the experience. Fleeting moments are often a challenge healing in patients that were otherwise hopeless. It to capture and can disappear as quickly as they present suggested that PEMFs be placed on a par with surgically themselves. Moments of this nature, are exactly that, invasive methods, but at much reduced risk and cost. As moments. It is the stringing of these moments together a result, the government is now interested in pursuing that make them an event. the therapeutic uses of PEMFs in other studies. This retreat was an event that was well worth This was interesting, but didn’t really tell me attending. I will cherish this gift always. Thanks to all what PEMFs are. I then went to other Google links and who shared in this retreat, whether you were there in found one at Curatronic.com which was a company that person (body), or with us in mind and Spirit from afar. made the PEMFs machines. Curatronic states that ` Love, Dale PEMFs are very low frequency electromagnetic waves and that the therapy is great for general relief of pain, DIRECTORY UPDATES fibromyalgia, arthritis, osteoporosis, sports injuries, Please add Reiki Master to the following members’ fracture healing, and general health and well-being. credentials: Patricia Andring PEMFs evidently work by influencing cell Linda Grabda and Wendy Marvin behavior. They induce electrical changes around and within the cell, which increases blood supply to the cell, WELCOME! New and Returning Members which increases oxygen pressure which then activates and regenerates cells. Calcium transport across cell Amanda Butler 22475 Nancy Ave. membranes is improved and calcium is absorbed in Southfield, MI 48034 H:248-761-9568 bones, which also helps improve cartilege repair and W: 248-350-8997 decreases pain in joints. Active and chronic pain then Keenawah@comcast.net Associate (new) disappears. Since disturbances in blood circulation and metabolism are main reasons for disease, regular doses Faye Chennault-Johnson 10001 Strathmoor of PEMFs can reverse these processes. Detroit, MI 48228 H:313-836-4229 There are many other sites to look at also, but RN W:313-966-6796 (new) the best way to learn about PEMFs (and perhaps to experience them yourself) is to attend the MHNA Jeanne Nicholson 33006 W. Seven Mile #267 meeting on November 14, 2006 when member Karen Livonia, MI 48152 H:248-478-8492 Zakarian will be on hand to give us her professional and Spiritconnecxions@gmail.com Associate (new) personal review of this “new” therapy. Karen Mauti, Editor Dorothy M. Williams 27465 Franklin Rd. #202 Karen’s Biography Southfield, MI 48034 H:248-356-0637 W.248-448-8795 Karen Zakarian has spent seven years as a Mobetter@peoplepc.com RN, BS (returning) pulsed electromagnetic field, PEMF, educator. She is currently the National Director for Body Fields USA in Susan Honjas 2468 Brattan Ave Des Plaines, IL, a manufacturer, importer and distributor Bloomfield Twp, MI 48302 H:248-335-7314 of a German and an Australian technology, the QRS and Cell:586-943-0756 the Magnopro. Suzyhonjas@comcast.net RN, ADN (new) Based on the work she has done with humans, she has been involved in the creation of the 3 Step Melanie Steele 9430 Thornyside Recovery Plan for Equine Recovery and Performance White Lake, MI 48386 Cell:248-875-9085 where there has been a 100% recovery with racehorses R2steele@comcast.net RN (returning) who are going to be put down. The 3 Step Recovery And Now the Back Page ... 2006 MHNA Retreaters Our Historian, Nancy Courtney, took a great series of pictures at our 2006 Retreat and the black and white copy here does not do this picture justice. To see the pictures in color, please visit the MHNA website at www.mhna.info. Here are the Retreaters, holding our pumpkins and thankful that the sun finally came out! Front row left to right: Kathleen Slonager, Janis Campbell, Tommie Lynn Kimball, Wendy Wilder, Patricia Andring, Sally Arbuckle. Second row: Mary Natschke, Carol Girard-Barton, Patricia Stocco, Diane Couvillon (behind Pat Andring), Patricia Smith, Barbara Nabozny-Valerio, Janice Larys, Joan Spitale. Third row: Roxane Chan, Sandy Mousseau, Alexis Wenz, Chris Millowe, Dale Treese, Latessa, Suzy Honjas, Sherry Brown, Karen Mauti, Nancy Courtney, Susannah Holstein and Melanie Steele. Not pictured: Kathleen DeGrande and Kristina Spitale (who took this picture for us). COMING IN NEXT MONTH’S HOLISTIC HERALD: NEWS FROM OUR AHNA NETWORKER, Sherry Brown Next month we will print an article from American Holistic Nurses’ Association (AHNA) newsletter Editor Rebecca Cohen who interviewed AHNA President Carla Mariano regarding AHNA’s work to have holistic nursing be recognized as a specialty through the American Nurses’ Association (ANA). The full article details why this is important for all nurses. WISDOM LIBRARY Next month’s Holistic Herald will also include the list of books, journals, or other information that we would like to have in our “Wisdom Library”. We are looking for a compilation of publications that you, our membership, have found helpful, interesting and even life-changing. If you have a book or journal that you think is outstanding in terms of its message and presentation, please contact me at the addresses below. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> If you have any articles, news or just want to use your newsletter as a forum, the next Holistic Herald publishing deadline will be NOVEMBER 25, 2006. <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<< DISCLAIMER: The information, modalities and treatments presented within this newsletter and at MHNA meetings and functions are for informational purposes only and are not necessarily endorsed by the Michigan Holistic Nurses’ Association. <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<< Michigan Holistic Nurses’ Association Holistic Herald Newsletter Editor Karen Mauti, R.N. 19420 Outer Drive Court Dearborn, MI 48124 mail: firstname.lastname@example.org NAMASTE and Happy Thanksgiving!