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Iyengar Yoga with Anna Rain

Why Iyengar?

Iyengar Yoga, originated by BKS Iyengar (1918-2014), is known for two main ideas: use of props; precision of instruction. BKS Iyengar was the first practitioner-teacher to address the fact that each person has a certain range of flexibility, and that if a student’s body cannot perform the classic pose unassisted, the student does not receive the full benefit of the pose. BKS introduced props to aid the student’s understanding and execution of the pose (a block, for example, to make the floor higher for the down hand in Uttitha […]

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Understanding Sexual Trauma

Understanding Sexual Trauma

Treating Sexual Trauma Stories such as Dr. Ford’s decades-old sexual trauma may be frozen in the mind and body. Traumatic experiences remain cocooned in the nervous system and are susceptible to the effects of brain chemistry. Imago therapists use core skills to be an empathetic, neutral listener. Trauma therapists employ these core skills AND an additional layer of resilience, patience, hopefulness, and strong boundaries. Trauma therapists gently hold space for their client’s emotional and embodied pain allowing the story to emerge organically. How Trauma Appears Trauma may obscure a client’s self-compassion resources. […]

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Your Healthy Mind Program from BrainPower

Your Healthy Mind: A 7-Week Program to Shift Your Lifestyle & Eating Habits to Support A Healthy Brain As You Age! Join CIM Nutritionist and Health Coach Julie Wendt for this online group coaching program designed to support the lifestyle changes that will help you prevent cognitive decline as you age.  With a firm foundation in the Institute of Functional Medicine’s Recode program based on Dr. Bredesen’s work, Julie will present the latest research in an understandable format that will act as your guide toward establishing the set of […]

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Anne and Barry

Discover A New Way To Love

Hello! Let me introduce myself: I am Anne Contee. Together with my husband Barry Contee, we invite you to join us on a lighted-hearted journey of healing and deep connection. I am a storyteller and enthusiastic facilitator. My optimistic, self-confident view of the world is not merely one in which the glass is half full, but overflowing with awe and wonder. Details are important to me. Creating comfort and hospitality are my second nature. These traits stem in part from my cultural roots in India. I was born and […]

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Navigating Life’s Choices: 2018 Healthy Aging Forum

Workshop Descriptions Transitions: Re-imagining Ourselves for the Years Ahead Inventory your interests and learn how to explore new options. Find out how to chart new journeys and establish new priorities: careers, hobbies, intellectual pursuits and volunteer opportunities. Laurie Cameron of the George Mason University Center for the Advancement of Wellbeing and Steve Altman, former President of Northwest Neighbors Village will guide you. Thinking Ahead: Preparing to Age at Home How do we know when we should begin preparing to age in place? Learn how to adapt and manage your home […]

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A Heart-Centered Practice

According to the Eastern chakra system, when a person’s heart chakra (seat of love) is closed, it can’t hear, feel, or discern emotions.  As stated in ancient Eastern text, modern man/woman is ambivalent and confused due to a lack of knowledge.  Living without knowledge in a couple is like being hijacked by fear, dispensing energy towards the primitive instinct of self-preservation.  When this closure occurs, the body completely denies access to the frontal cortex, priming a survival pattern—all decisions made, or emotions expressed are rooted in fear and survival instinct. […]

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Mother-Daughter Conflict

Presumably, the most enduring relationship most women have is with their mothers. Researchers suggest that daughters form an attachment bond with their mothers during infancy and rarely discontinue their relationship irrespective of the bond. Working as a healthcare provider for geriatric clients, specifically aging mothers, I often notice mothers request their daughter over their sons for emotional support. Research conducted on mother-daughter dyads who were chronically subject to conflict revealed that despite experiencing negative emotion and resentment, daughters seldom end their relationship with their mothers. One could be curious […]

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8 Keys for Feeling Your Best & Having Your Best to Give

Join us for an enlightening program and book signing with Meenakshi Angel Honig, internationally acclaimed certified Integral Yoga instructor, wellness consultant and author. The signing will take place on Tuesday, October 24 at 6 PM – 8 PM at the White Lotus Wellness Center in Takoma Park, Maryland. The program will be based on her new book entitled Feel Good Now: How to Feel Your Best & Have Your Best to Give, a comprehensive two volume set for individual and global radiant well-being. Meenakshi Angel Honig is dedicated to peace and loving kindness. She […]

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September is National Recovery Month

Every September SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) sponsors National Recovery Month to increase awareness and understanding of mental and substance use disorders and celebrate the people who recover. Mental and substance use disorders affect people from all walks of life and all age groups. Mental Disorders As defined by SAMHSA: Mental disorders involve changes in thinking, mood, and/or behavior. These disorders can affect how we relate to others and make choices. Mental disorders take many different forms, with some rooted in deep levels of anxiety, extreme […]

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The Imago Center of Washington DC Announces Three New Women’s Groups

Hayley Hoffman; a Counselor Therapist at our partner organization, The Imago Center of Washington DC, will be leading three new Women’s Groups beginning this fall. Women in The Second Chapter of Life Women who identify as any or all of the following may be interested in a psychodynamic group therapy experience: 20-something to 40-something, curious about how you got here and who you are in this moment of your life, willing to explore the emotions, behaviors and patterns that keep you stuck, prepared to peel back “layers of the onion” […]

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