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february 2012 • resources for inner peace, health and healing

Also this issue: Semi-Annual Wellness Directory

Therapeutic Coaching速 Certification Program The Meta Institute is now in its new home in New Hope The Meta Institute Presents:

Therapeutic Coaching速 Certification Program, an intensive 15 month, weekend program that brings together the best and most effective aspects of life coaching and therapy. Learn the newest cutting edge skills and techniques to assist people in achieving their goals This program will offer you skills from a wide variety of fields such as: If you are interested in adding to your present skills or considering a career change, call for an information package and application. Financing is available. Early payment discounts available!

Emotional Intelligence Hypnosis Quantum Physics, Business Management & Consulting

Systems Theory Experiential Learning Past Life Therapy NLP Team Building & Leadership

Family Therapy Developmental & Life Cycle Stages Motivational Counseling, & so much more!

Applications being accepted for February 2012 Class Free Information Session, Thurs., Feb. 2 & 16 (6:30-8:30) please call to register

Reiki Trainings & Other Workshops Reiki I

Reiki Master III

Feb. 18, 2012 (Sat. 10am-6pm) $75

March 6 & 7, 2012 (6:30-10pm) $300

Reiki II

Intuitive Readings by Mary Beth Tracy

Feb. 19, 2012 (Sun. 10am-6pm) $150

30, 45, 60 minute readings by appointment only

Individual, Couples, & Family Coaching Available NEW NUMBER (763) 533-6527 E-Mail: or visit our website

5121 Winnetka Ave., Suite 200 New Hope, MN 55428


Coming SATURDAY, mARCh 3 - 9:30am-6pm

THE PSYCHIC SYMPOSIUM 60 Exhibitors offering intuitive readings, gifts, products & resources

Earle Brown heritage Center, 6155 Earle Brown Dr., Brooklyn Center, mn • FREE PARKing FEATURING ECHO & MICHAEL BODINE ON 2012 • MAS SAJADY ON MIRACLES THE PSYCHIC PANEL WITH TROY PARKINSON • KAYLA WRIGHT • INSIAH BECKMAN LEARn ABoUT the world of SPiRiT AnD PSYChiC PhEnomEnA! The day will provide a broad spectrum of opportunitites for visitors to learn about the world of spiritual and psychic phenomena. The spotlight of the event will be the exhibitors. There will be intuitive readers, wellness products, healing resources, animal communicators, aura photos, jewelry, crystals and other unique gift items. Keynote speakers offer valuable insight and advice for living well. All tickets available in advance online for a discounted rate. All tickets also available at the door. ADMISSION: $6 • 2 for $7 • SPEAKERS TICKETS INCLUDE EXPO HALL ADMISSION KEYnoTE SPEAKERS 2:30-4:00pm $29 ViP in advance ($37 at door), $20 general admission in advance ($29 at door)

2012 with Echo & Michael Bodine –

There is so much speculation Echo & Michael Bodine about this new year along with many fears and anticipations. Michael and Echo Bodine, brother/sister psychics, will talk about this new year and what we can really expect to see and experience. They will also give you guidance on how to maneuver your way through your own life with all the changes that are coming. They will also give readings to some members of the audience.

KEYnoTE SPEAKER 9:15-9:55am $15 in advance ($20 at door)

Mas Sajady : Quantum Healer/ Success Energizer – Learn how to draw upon the power of miracles in your daily life... From two near-death experienc- Mas Sajady es Mas Sajady will explain the inner workings of miracles and how to instill them in your life. Akin to other famous healers throughout history Mas will share with you a method that really works. A method that gets tangible, rapid results for you. Mas will also share stories of individuals benefiting from his quantum sessions. His gallery style talk will include FREE minisessions and a chance to ask your personal questions.

KEYnoTE SPEAKERS 11:30am-1:00pm $15 in advance ($20 at door)

A Psychic Panel - THE POWER OF THREE: Kayla Wright, Insiah Beckman and Troy Parkinson – It’s 2012 – what are the messages we need NOW, TODAY, to make the most of this year? Join the psychic panel as they address the questions that we as a humanity need to answer. They also guide you to unlock your own intuition and answer your questions. Get comforting, loving replies on deceased loved ones, personal matters and the great awakening of our human race and our planet. This Gallery Event will be moderated by Gary Beckman.

Kayla Wright, Insiah Beckman and Troy Parkinson / right: moderator Gary Beckman



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6-28 Semi-Annual Wellness Pages Directory 32-35 Bio-energy therapies enhance healing from surgery By SHELLI STANGER NELSON 38-39 Use energy medicine to calm responses to stress and threat By MARCIA ROWLAND 40-42 What is Star Healing Intergalactic Energy™? By KELLY HAMPTON 44-45 Shamanic energy healing restores balance, retrieves lost souls By MARY STOFFEL

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ALTERNATIVE & COMPLEMENTARY CARE Marcia Rowland Certified Eden Energy Medicine, Advanced Practitioner 952-988-0300 Text to: 952-334-3101

Certified Advanced Practitioner of Donna Eden’s Energy Medicine. Assessing and correcting energy imbalances in all nine of our energy systems, resulting in increased health in mind, body, and spirit. Effective either alone or with existing therapies. It’s powerful. It’s effective.

ANIMAL CARE Minnetonka Animal Hospital Drs. Kaaren Howe, Leilani Hotaling, Amy Everly 3318 Groveland School Rd. Minnetonka, MN 55391 952-473-1239

We practice an integrated approach to diagnosing, treating, and improving the lives of our animal patients.


Our conscientious team uses the best of Western and Eastern medicine— nutrition, dentistry, acupuncture, behavioral counseling, chiropractic, physical therapy, surgery, Chinese and Western herbs, and preventive healthcare. AAHA accredited hospital.

COACHING/ COUNSELING The Meta Institute 763-533-6527

The Meta Institute is a MN Licensed Adult Career School providing services and certification courses in the area of Therapeutic Life Coaching, Reiki, NLP, & Hypnosis. Our Therapeutic Coaching® Program is a 500-hour, comprehensive, hands-on certification course (5 certifications provided). Students receive a multitude of tools for working with others.

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Welcome to our semi-annual holistic directory for the Upper Midwest featuring complementary and alternative medicine, spirituality, and related healing resources for the whole person To be included in our next directory: Contact Dee at 715.259.3047 or 6………..ALTERNATIVE & COMPLEMENTARY CARE 6………..ANIMAL CARE 6, 10…...COACHING/COUNSELING 10………COLON HYDROTHERAPY 10………DENTISTRY/HOLISTIC 10………DEPRESSION THERAPY 11………EDUCATION 11………EFT 11………ENERGY MEDICINE: DONNA EDEN’S 11………ESSENTIAL OILS 14………FENG SHUI 14………GIFTS & SPECIALTY SHOPS 15………HEALING CENTERS 15, 18….HEALING THERAPIES 18………HYPNOTHERAPY 18………INTEGRATIVE HEALTH EDUCATION 19………INTUITION 19………MASSAGE & BODYWORK 22………NATURAL FOODS 22………NUTRITION/ SUPPLEMENTATION 22………PAIN MANAGEMENT 22………PSYCHIC CONSULTATIONS 24………PSYCHOTHERAPY 24………SHAMANISM/SHAMANIC HEALING 24………SLEEP & TMJ DISORDERS 25, 28…SPIRITUAL HEALING 28………YOGA february 2012


Teacher’s Study with

Mona Ceniceros

200hour Yoga Alliance Curriculum Spring Session Begins March 23!




Heal mind, body, spirit. Holistic Health Studies Program • Earn a Master of Arts degree or one-year Graduate Certificate • Explore discoveries about health, healing and wholeness • In-depth study of complementary and integrative therapies • Enriching experiences for professional and personal development • Supportive and diverse learning community • Convenient evening classes open to women and men To learn more, call 651-690-6933 or visit

Henrietta Schmoll School of Health

St. Catherine University — Holistic Health ad 2012 Essential Wellness 7.25 x 4.5” 4c

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SoulsShine’s Inner Room Nona Trealoff Bock, MS, LMBT 715.386.3360 511 2nd Street, Hudson, WI 54016

Through the incorporation of practices from health, transpersonal, East-West and positive psychologies along with her studies of multicultural healing systems and spiritual paths, Nona Trealoff Bock assists persons, who are committed to living a life of meaning, reach their potential and live authentic lives filled with peace, fulfillment, health, and well-being. She offers Spiritual Mentoring/Direction, Life and Wellness Coaching, Holistic Psychotherapy, Meditation Instruction, John of God Crystal Healing Bed, Energetic Healing and Massage Therapy.

COLON HYDROTHERAPY Calhoun Natural Medicine & Aesthetics 612-824-4041 3033 Excelsior Blvd., #585 Mpls., MN 55408

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Aesthetics is the leader in natural healthcare and medical grade aesthetics for over 20 years. Our highly skilled staff provides customized products, services, and testing that meet your health and beauty needs. Choose from colonics, lymphatic treatments, cryosurgery, nutrition, mental health, photo facials, chemical peels, hair reduction, Zerona laser lipo, Skin Tyte, Botox and more! Schedule online today!

Carol Edel, C.C.T 952-474-2627 2409 Lyndale Ave. S. Uptown Minneapolis, MN 55408 (Ecopolitan Raw Food Restaurant Bldg.)

DE T OX I F Y a n d C L E A N S E : Colon Hydrotherapy and ION Cleanse Foot Bath are a Dynamic Detox Duo for effectively cleansing and neutralizing toxins from your body. Reduce or eliminate: constipation, gas, bloating, poor digestion, candida-yeast, allergies, skin problems, headaches, fatigue, low energy, congestion, concentration problems, etc. Packages available. Relaxed environment. Over 32 years experience. Detox Special: Colonic + ION Cleanse Footbath $20 savings!


King Tooth 952-929-4545 6100 Excelsior Blvd St Louis Park, MN 55416

Since 1991, this general dental practice has been utilizing dental materials creatively to help people with potential or known sensitivities to commonly used dental materials, and encouraging the use of both conventional and alternative healthcare treatments and products that truly support dental health, rather than just treat the symptoms.

DEPRESSION THERAPY Lucille Crow Founder and Master Teacher of MetAlign™ Therapy 952-470-0244

MetAlign Therapy™ treats the mind-body link. Met A lign Therapy™ treats depressive disorders via energy therapy in 2-3 appointments. It is painless, highly effective, and permanent therapy.



Wind and Water School of Feng Shui 612-823-5093

Courses for LIFE Valerie Lis, MA 763-315-0086 St. Louis Park, Osseo, & Apple Valley

Since 1998, the Wind and Water School has graduated over 300 people, some who pursued the study of Feng Shui as a new career, others as an adjunct to another career, and others purely for themselves. Learn what your space is saying about your life. Discover for yourself how your space may be supporting your goals or challenging you. Policy manual available on request at Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College 800.243.9482

Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College offers a technical diploma degree in Therapeutic Massage, plus a wide variety of continuing education classes for massage therapists and healthcare providers. Our instructors are certified by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB). Please visit our website or call for current continuing education course offerings: www.witc. edu/continuing-education/therpmas

If you suffer from fear, sadness, stress, love-pain, overweight, underweight, chronic pain, or food/chemical sensitivities, help is available. Valerie Lis, MA, certified practitioner in Emotional Freedom Techniques, offers one-on-one and phone sessions. Workshop training offered through Shown on CNN and the Discovery Channel, EFT is a self-empowering tool, supporting positive change in just minutes. Interested? Watch online videos to try EFT for free.

ENERGY MEDICINE: DONNA EDEN’S Marcia Rowland Certified Eden Energy Medicine, Advanced Practitioner 952-988-0300, Text to: 952-334-3101

Certified Advanced Practitioner of Donna Eden’s Energy Medicine. Assessing and correcting energy imbalances in all nine of our energy

systems, resulting in increased health in mind, body, and spirit. Effective either alone or with existing therapies. It’s powerful. It’s effective.

ESSENTIAL OILS Young Living Essential Oils Janet Becker, Independent Distributor 612.247.1198

There are many different quality grades of essential oils. Young Living essential oils are of the highest quality, therapeutic grade. They help to balance our immune systems and are effective in combating viruses and bacterial infections. Achieve outstanding results in enhancing your quality of life beyond your expectations, naturally and organically! Call for a private consultation or visit the website. Continued Page 14...



Providing the largest selection of classes – workshops – certificate training – special events in the Midwest

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wellness FENG SHUI

Debbie Miller Domicile Design, Inc 612-414-7181

Allied Member of ASID. Certified Member of FSIM. Greater Minneapolis/St. Paul Area. Debbie is an Intuitive Feng Shui practitioner and interior designer. With over 29 years of design experience, she can also help with staging, de-cluttering, energy clearing and rebalancing, and ghost/spirit assistance. By fusing the creativity and disciplines of both, she can help you achieve harmonious, inviting spaces that are an expression of your own unique style and enhance your well being. Feng Shui Amore Cheryl Larson, Elaine Anderson, Hinda Abrahamson and Mary Beth Stevens 952-938-0894 Greater Minneapolis/St. Paul area, MN

Feng Shui Amore is a collaborative of four Feng Shui Consultants dedicated to creating space for Love! We bring over 50 years of collective Feng Shui expertise and passion to your heartfelt intentions. By applying the principles of Feng Shui and the power of love, every area of your life can be enhanced. If you desire to make a love connection or wish to spark an existing relationship, contact Hinda. 14


Intentional Spaces 952-938-0894 Hinda Abrahamson Greater Minneapolis/St. Paul area, MN


Trained in Western and Compass Schools, Hinda is dedicated to assisting you in creating harmonious and healthy environments for your home, business or garden. As a Fashion Feng Shui consultant, she is able to guide you to a deeper understanding of how to wear clothing to honor your Essence and Intentions. Her passions are creating environments that nourish your spirit and inspiring you to dress your authentic self. To receive her monthly lifestyle newsletter, contact

Find all the healing arts you seek in one convenient, cozy, welcoming place. Easy to find, just off of Cedar Avenue on 147th in Apple Valley. Caring practitioners offer a host of affordable alternative healing services by appointment. This includes chiropractic, massage therapy, acupuncture, energy work, and much more. Weekly classes and groups, and monthly free sampler events. Check us out!

GIFTS & SPECIALTY SHOPS Mind Body and Spirit Merri Weis & Joan Stokes, Co-Owners 320-203-9630 915 West St. Germain St. Cloud, MN 56303

Center For Alternative Healing 7373 W. 147th St., Apple Valley, MN

HEALING THERAPIES Body Whispers Therapy Kris Groth, OTR 612-730-8272 2913 Harriet Ave S #103 Minneapolis, MN 55408

An extremely gentle and respectful approach to healing any type of issue, whether it is physical, mental, emoAt Mind Body and Spirit, seekers tional or spiritual. Intuitively comand shoppers become pleasantly lost bining methods of craniosacral theror creatively found amidst an eclec- apy, holistic energy healing, sound tic mix of books, gifts, jewelry, and and vibrational healing, somatoemomuch more. Visit our website to sign tional release, etc. according to what up for email updates and learn more is needed in that moment. Truly about upcoming classes, workshops, listening to the voice within...body and practitioner sessions. whispers. Some insurances accepted.

Brigid’s House 218-732-5347 500 Park Ave. So. Park Rapids, MN 56470

Services: massage, Reiki, hot stone massage, myofascial release, shamanic energywork, tarot card readings, Zone Therapy, past life regression, dream interpretation, biofeedback, yoga, hypnotherapy, classes/workshops/shamanic apprenticeship. Retail Store: Unique clothing, stones, books, music, drums, essential oils, jewelry, sarongs, gifts. Come to Brigid’s House and find yourself again. Kathleen Kaczuwka Lynch Healing Arts 612-281-6457 1516 West Lake St, Suite 210 Minneapolis, MN 55408

Kathleen Kaczuwka Lynch has over 20 years experience in the healing arts. Her extensive training in massage and energy therapies allows for a unique healing experience. She emphasizes your comfort and participation in the process, validating each client’s uniqueness, integrating modalities to provide an exceptional experience, helping the body find harmony. Gift certificates available.

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Wind & Water School of Feng Shui New certification program begins February 2012

When books aren't enough... we're here to fill in the missing pages. Looking for a business opportunity? Searching for a way to connect with your home? Become a certified Feng Shui practitioner. Interested in learning more about the Wind & Water School? Free Informational Call on January 25, 7:00–8:00 p.m. Register for the certification program or the informational call with Lisa at

From House to Home

Normandale Community College, Bloomington, MN Saturday, March 24, 8:30 a.m. –12:30 p.m. Carole, Margaret Lulic, Michaela Mahady and Dr. Alex Lanning help you build a relationship with your home that transforms your daily life. For more information or to register, visit and click on House To Home under News and Events. Or call 952.487.8343

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SoulsShine’s Inner Room Nona Trealoff Bock, MS, LMBT 715.386.3360 511 2nd Street Hudson, WI 54016

Through the incorporation of practices from health, transpersonal, East-West and positive psychologies along with her studies of multicultural healing systems and spiritual paths, Nona Trealoff Bock assists persons, who are committed to living a life of meaning, reach their potential and live authentic lives filled with peace, fulfillment, health and well-being. She offers Spiritual Mentoring/Direction, Life and Wellness Coaching, Holistic Psychotherapy, Meditation Instruction, John of God Crystal Healing Bed, Energetic Healing and Massage Therapy. Wave Dance Bodywork Jaci Loos 651-436-1418

Jaci’s passion is to empower others to experience their life with greater joy and ease. Personal transformation is a process of both growth and healing. Jaci is a transformational channel for 18

conscious energies that want to help you achieve your life goals. She uses a variety of different modalities in assisting her clients. Offering transformational healing, Akashic readings, house clearings, travel tours, and classes.

HYPNOTHERAPY Restore Your Path Hypnosis and Healing Christa Sack, CH, Reiki Practitioner 612-810-6158 St. Louis Park, MN

As your hypnotherapist I work with you in a client-centered approach to assist you in areas such as weight loss, smoking cessation, relationships, and more. You are completely aware, safe, and secure during each session. Imagine heading down a new path in your life.

tive health, wellness, and education. She maximizes possibilities, generates excitement, builds programs, expands brands, is a talent spotter, tracks the energy of opportunities, produces consciousness-raising events and makes great things happen. She is a seasoned event producer with over 25 years of event excellence and is the host for Edge Radio-Learning Well. Individuals and businesses hire Carolyn to attract prosperity, opportunities, clarity, focus, and fun into their lives.

Normandale Community College Integrative Health Education Center 952-358-8343 9700 France Ave. So. Bloomington, MN 55431

The Integrative Health Education Center at Normandale Community College is “Your Partner in Health” and provides the largest selection of classes, workshops, certificate trainINTEGRATIVE ing, and special events in the MidHEALTH west. We offer a variety of introductory and advanced training for EDUCATION healthcare professionals, holistic Carolyn Vinup practitioners, and individuals searchIntegrative Health Education Consultant ing for ways to support their own 612-325-5162 health or that of a loved one. Please visit our website for current course Carolyn is passionate about integra- offerings or call for a current catalog.


Questfields Patrice Connelly 651-222-8444 Cell: 651-222-8282

At Quest-Fields, Inc. and QuestFields’ Institute we offer a variety of learning techniques and experiences to discover and work with your intuitive gifts. We empower you on your journey with clear understanding, humor and gentle assistance.

MASSAGE & BODYWORK Intuition Massage Therapy 651-274-4549

Feel better today! Intuition Massage Therapy in Little Canada, MN provides JFB Myofascial Release and therapeutic/relaxation massage, including auto injury. These methods address back pain, stress management, migraine relief, and muscle soreness. I use hot rocks and aromatherapy as part of my regular massage at no extra cost. New clients receive $10 off. Visit my website to check out other specials.

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Enroll Today!

WITC therapeutic massage continuing education courses

Healing Through The Heart Psychology with a Holistic Perspective


Learn personal power tools and holistic skills for self-care, support, and successful living. • reduce stress • increase energy

Jill Ann Marks, M.A. Licensed Psychologist 4317 Upton Ave. So. Suite B, Minneapolis, MN 55410

Phone 612-740-6777


• manage crises & life challenges • decrease anxienty & depression

• improve health, well being & brain function

• Classes and Individual Sessions offered Call for a brochure or visit the web site for more info

DEVANADI YOGA Studio Merging the Sacred Rivers of Hatha & Classical Yoga, Tantra, Ayurveda & Energy Medicine


Yoga Classes & Workshops Beginners to Advanced: ParaYoga, Hatha, Vinyasa, Meditation + Wellness Therapies & Guest Teachers

Upcoming 2012 Trainings 235+hr Yoga Teacher Training: Starts July & Sept 500hr Advanced Yoga Teacher Training: Starts Feb & Sept Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist 4 Part Training: Starts April Thai Yoga Bodywork: Level 1 & 2: July 11-18 612-926-8250 2822 W 43rd St, MPLS, MN 55410 In the heart of Linden Hills

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Seward Co-op Grocery & Deli 612.338.2465 2823 E Franklin Ave. Minneapolis, MN 55406

Our personal care section includes everything from soaps and lotions to bath products, cosmetics, and essential oils. We also have a children’s health section. Our supplement section features homeopathic remedies, flower essences, Chinese patent formulas, herbs, essential fatty acids, probiotics, vitamins, minerals, protein powders and our Seward Co-op-brand supplements. We carry selections for the vegetarian, vegan, and the gluten-free shopper. Our friendly, knowledgeable staff is committed to holistic health and environmental responsibility. We’re available to answer questions, explain ingredients, or direct you to informational resources.

NUTRITION/ PSYCHIC SUPPLEMENTATION CONSULTATIONS Nopalea Sue Cole TriVita Independent Affiliate Member #13557021 605-390-5328

Discover TriVita’s Nopalea, the delicious wellness drink that blends antioxidant-rich Nopal cactus superfruit with naturally sweet Agave nectar. Taking Nopalea daily can help your body lessen inflammation which causes pain, cleanse itself of daily toxins, and promote optimal cellular health. TriVita products include superior vitamins, supplements and weight loss products. Contact me today for additional information or to place an order (free gift with purchase).

PAIN MANAGEMENT Sacro Wedgy® 1-800-737-9295

Sciatica? Back pain? Knee pain? Hip pain? These symptoms have been helped by relaxing daily on the Sacro Wedgy® “sacral stabilizer” and neck support. Let gravity do the work and relax into alignment. Correct the problems not just treat the symptom. Cost: $29.95. 22

Alison James Professional Psychic, Medium, Animal Intuitive 612.424.1411 Minneapolis, MN

Readings by phone and in-person. For person or pet by appointment T-F 10-5. In-home Galleries & Playshops. Workshops. Online booking 24/7.

JETT SOPHIA 612-965-9708

Psychic readings for clarity, support, insight, and healing. Readings in-person or by phone. Since 1988. “After a reading with Jett Sophia, I feel a renewed sense of hope and happiness and am excited about what’s next and what’s possible.” ~ J.M. Minneapolis “Your guidance over the years has been priceless. Because of your support and insights, I am now living the life I’ve dreamed of. You helped me see that it was possible and that I could do it.” ~ M.Z. Minneapolis

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Healing Through The Heart Jill Ann Marks | Holistic Psychology 612-740-6777

Jill Ann Marks is a Licensed Psychologist and Life Skills Educator who practices psychology with a holistic perspective. She helps people learn effective ways to reduce stress, decrease anxiety and depression, thrive through illness, manage life challenges and improve health and brain functioning. In her practice, Healing Through The Heart, Jill incorporates evidencebased practices with new research and holistic therapies to most effectively support her clients. Rebecca Connor, LMFT 612-877-1081 3507 Lyndale Ave S. Minneapolis 55408

Licensed psychotherapist, specialize in Individuals, couples, attachment, anxiety and communication. Trained and experienced w/ trance, trauma, mindfulness, Jungian, dream work, hypnotherapy and


experiential. Women’s and couples SHAMANISM/ retreats at Christine Center. Regular Saturday morning couples com- SHAMANIC HEALING munication skills workshops. Most Mary Stoffel 763-444-8146 insurance accepted.

Safe Place Safe Passages Providing a safe place to explore life’s challenges Beth Ann Schumacher 651-491-3377

The wounded spirit can feel overwhelmed by life in general and problems can seem insurmountable. Mary Stoffel works with both people and their animal companions to help Beth Ann specializes in personal restore spiritual balance and personal growth and empowerment, partner- power. With training through the ing and relationship development, International Foundation for Shainner conflict resolution, parenting, manic Studies, she uses telepathy, spirituality, life transitions, religious energy interference patterning, essenand spiritual reconciliation, sexual- tial oils, and shamanic healing methity, gender identity concerns and ods to help people and animals deal women’s issues. She is experienced in with holistic health issues. Author of helping clients find the confidence The Practical Power of Shamanism: needed for discovering their own Heal Your Life, Loves and Losses. inner wisdom. Beth Ann believes that a client’s needs are best attended to by recognizing that the client SLEEP & TMJ and therapist are both teacher and DISORDERS student as they develop relational Minnesota Craniofacial mutuality within a non-judgmental Center Midway, P.A. Roy Hakala D.D.S. therapeutic process. Kim Ledermann D.D.S. 651-642-1013; 1690 University Ave. W., Suite 390 St Paul, MN 55104


Minnesota Craniofacial Center Midway is dedicated to effective nonsurgical treatment of TMJ disorders, including treatment of snoring and sleep apnea. Most treatment is done with FDA-approved oral appliances that fit entirely inside the mouth and which replace CPAP. If you suffer from tension headaches, migraine, facial pain, jaw pain or TMJ clicking or grinding; or if you are troubled by snoring, restless sleep, chronic fatigue, or have been unsuccessful with CPAP, call us today.

SPIRITUAL HEALING Miracle Healing Words of Life Bill McQueen 515-309-1704

I am a spiritual healer, counselor, and teacher who uses the power of Love to heal and give direction in people’s lives bringing them into peace and balance within which changes the results of their physical lives in a very life supporting way. This can usually be accomplished in 15 to 30 minutes. I guarantee you to be at peace and in balance by the end of your session, or it’s free! Continued Page 28...

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Hinda Abrahamson, Feng Shui Consultant Black Sect and Compass Schools / Fashion Feng Shui Certified

952-938-0894 / Private Consultations / Speaking Engagements / Customized Workshops

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Rev. Terry A. Laidig Ordained Interfaith Minister 651-270-3751

Providing compassionate, respectful spiritual care to people of all faiths and people of no faith. Certified Healing Touch Spiritual Ministry Practitioner, Certified Holistic Health Practitioner and Licensed Spiritual Health Coach. Weddings, commitment ceremonies, memorials, baby blessings, healing touch, meditation, spiritual coaching, aromatherapy.

YOGA Devanadi Yoga Tanya Boigenzahn Sowards, Owner/ Director 612-926-8250 2822 W. 43rd St. Minneapolis, MN 55410

serve our local community, as well as operate with ethical, sustainable, and green business practices.

Sun Moon Yoga Studios Mona Ceniceros 507-387-6600

Sun Moon Yoga in Mankato is home to a welcoming yoga community. The studio, opened 13 years ago, has the longest established Yoga Alliance 200-hour teacher training program in a five-state area. The teachers are the heart of Sun Moon, and offer classes daily in hatha, vinyasa, power and Ashtanga styles. Questions? Email owner. Please like our fan page on facebook. Yoga Prairie Karen Kinnard, E-RYT 952-944-6096 8783 Columbine Rd Eden Prairie, MN 55344

Yoga Prairie is a community yoga studio known for its world-class yoga Devanadi Yoga Studio, located in teachers. We specialize in teaching the Linden Hills area of Minneap- all levels of student from Beginner olis, offers a variety of public yoga to Advanced how to practice yoga classes for all levels, yoga teacher with correct alignment and breathtraining, workshops, and wellness ing so that you can safely practice therapies including Thai Yoga Body- for your lifetime. We offer daily work, Reiki, Ayurveda and Integra- classes and specialized workshops tive Yoga Therapy. Our aim is to (yoga, Reiki, BaGua, Qigong, Thai 28

yoga). We are a nationally registered and state-licensed yoga career school offering RYT200 and RYT500 levels and continuing education for yoga teachers. We also offer trainings & retreats in Costa Rica.


Shamanism Training Program Drum Making Workshop February 19, Isanti Basic Animal Communication March 18, Isanti Contact Mary Stoffel 763-444-8146

Couples Intensives

Revitalize and renew your relationship. We review principals for staying on the same side in conict and practice exercises for listening, empathy and communication. Couples receive private coaching. Limited to 2 couples for maximum beneďŹ t and attention. Call for reservations.

About one Sat. or Sun. morning monthly 10am-2pm Rebecca Connor LMFT, 3507 Lyndale Avenue S., Minneapolis

Call Rebecca at 612-877-1081 to register

assisted by Terry Pate

$200 per couple - Attend one or more.

see also (612) 877-1081


Bio-energy therapies en healing from surgery


HEN I was a student completing my undergrad work at the Barbara Brennan® School of Healing, I wrote and performed a clinical trial on the use of bio-energy treatments in the surgical setting. The study was approved by the University of Minnesota Institutional Review Board (IRB) and was performed at Fairview Southdale Hospital, Edina, MN.

BIO-ENERGY TREATMENTS BENEFIT SURGICAL PATIENTS The data results of the research, which was performed on patients undergoing total joint replacement surgery, showed statistically significant improvement in subjects who received the experimental treatment in the areas of pain management, strength, and endurance, incision healing, and range of motion over those who didn’t get the treatment.


The value and validity of bioenergy therapy in surgery was recently demonstrated through a client’s unusual experience. Over the course of the last 25 years the individual has undergone four abdominal surgeries. Last fall she required yet another operation. As a bio-energy healing science professional, a Registered Nurse clinician and clinical researcher in the area of energy and healing, I maintain a passion for the integration of the great benefit of traditional and Continued Page 34...



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ENERGY MEDICINE Bio-energy therapies continued...

integrative modalities. But never did I suspect that the use of bio-energy treatment would ever act as a detriment! WHO KNEW THE UNEXPECTED RESULTS OF ENERGY TREATMENTS In 2008 the client underwent a kidney transplant. Transplanted kidneys are placed in the lower abdomen in the front of the body. Three years after transplant, the new kidney was turning and twisting, cutting off the artery that fed the organ. Surgeons explained to her that they rely on the formation of scarring and adhesions to help hold the new kidney securely in place. Despite the fact that she had not one but four abdominal operations, she has not a trace of scarring or adhesions in her abdominal cavity.



Surgeons were quite mystified by this. I, as her practitioner, was not. “Abdominal adhesions are an expected outcome with abdominal surgery,” they explained. However, she had used consistent bio-energy healing treatments to aide in her surgical recoveries and one thing in particular I focused on was the prevention of tissues forming what can be dangerous and painful adhesions. Apparently her smooth and supple abdominal cavity allowed a wide open space in which the new kidney could flip, spin, and turn. Surgeons needed to literally stitch and glue the kidney to the inside of her abdominal wall to keep it still and safe. Had surgeons only known up front that the tissue would heal without the typical side effect commonly experienced, they

would have done this procedure the areas of pain reduction, rate of recovery, reducing inflammation, at the time of transplant. and even rate of incision healing. And now we perhaps should add a BIO-ENERGY THERAPIES benefit of reducing or eliminating NOW PART OF MY OWN debilitating post-surgical adhesions. HEALING REGIMEN I consistently integrate bio- But be sure to tell your surgeon energy healing therapy into my your plan to utilize bio-energy treatown treatment regimen and have ments as a part of your plan of care. come to expect better than aver- age outcomes. A few years ago I Shelli Stanger Nelson, RN, BS, advanced broke a bone in my foot. Instead of Brennan® energy professional, operates the expected six weeks for healing, a private bio-energy and counseling the X-Ray revealed a totally healed practice in Eden Prairie, Healing Professionals, LLC. She is the founder and bone after only two weeks! In promoting surgical recovery, president of Rukha® Academy, a twobio-energy professionals can literally year licensed, professional program eduprepare the physical structures and cating students to certification as energy begin the healing process before the healing science practitioners in Eden Prairie. surgery even takes place., Bio-energy work has shown Email: benefit to the surgical recipient in

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Use energy medicine to responses to stress and


real and perceived threats as threats to our survival. Triple warmer (an energy system in and of itself and a Chinese meridian) takes charge in an attempt to keep us safe. Triple warmer meridian is all about basic survival. When a threat is perceived, triple warmer automatically makes an immediate decision of whether to take us into flight, fight, or freeze. There is no time for considering options, feeling joy, or digesting our lunch when a real or perceived bullet is headed right for us. Our energy field’s perception of constantly fighting for survival results in disease (especially autoimmune illnesses) and affects mind, BODY’S ENERGY SYSTEMS body, and spirit. Constant real or KICK IN WHEN THREAT IS perceived stress takes a heavy toll. PERCEIVED What happens when a real or In our energy fields, there is perceived assault (like electromag- little difference between the stress netic radiation coming into our energy field) occurs? Our body’s energy systems work to keep us safe and in balance. Our energy fields read EED HEALTH and healing? In the simple act of living, we are constantly bombarded with things that adversely impact our energy fields. We need balanced energies for health and healing, yet we live close together in a very fast paced life. We are surrounded with thousands of new chemicals that did not exist when we were born. Our energy systems are also weakened by the unseen but very real electromagnetic energy coming from cellular phones, electronics, power lines, and computers.


of being shot at on a battlefield and the stress at home or work. As a result, our energy spends most of our life in the fight, flight, or freeze mode. Calming triple warmer takes us out of living on high alert. Marcia Rowland is the only Certified Advanced Practitioner of Donna Eden’s Energy Medicine in our five-state region. Eden’s Energy Medicine assesses and corrects energy imbalances in all of our nine energy systems. Marcia can be contacted at: 952-988-0300. Email www.Energ She is available for individual s e s s i o n s o r g r o u p t ra i n i n g s .


calm threat


What can we do? Donna Eden’s energy medicine techniques are very powerful and effective ways to calm triple warmer and its automatic fight, fright, or freeze mode. Everybody is different, so try various ways and see what works best for you.

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1. Do something you love. Laugh. Be grateful for what you have. These are amazing ways to activate our radiant circuits (an energy system that is like our metro area “highway helpers” that jump to wherever a need arises). 2. Hold the beginning and ending of the triple warmer meridian. Hold the indent by the side of your eye with the first three fingers of one hand at the same time as holding the end of your ring finger on your other hand. Then do the other side. 3. Hold your forehead with the palm of your hand (whiche er hand feels the best to you). 4. Hold your forehead with the palm of one hand and hold the back of your head with the palm of your other hand. 5. Put your right hand on your left shoulder by your neck and your left hand on your right shoulder. 6. Cross your arms, putting one hand below your “bra line” on your side and putting your other hand holding the side of your upper arm just above your elbow. Then switch sides.

You cannot hurt yourself doing these exercises! You cannot hold these points too long. The more you do them, the better they will work! Do the ones that seem to work the best for you!


What is Star Healing Intergalactic Energy? ™


TAR HEALING Intergalactic Energy was set into motion long, long ago, but like a whisper it wasn’t always heard. Now the time is right for all to experience this unique healing modality. It is my desire that each of you lay aside all fears and extend yourselves into other galaxies and other healing dimensions. I have declared this Star Healing Intergalactic Energy because its source originates from the Star/Pleiadian Galaxy. It makes no difference if you are familiar with this galaxy or not, my love goes to all. Energy from this galaxy is very powerful and wise.

through the opening of star gates. Others will simply feel fears releasing, addictions vanishing, and other pains/diseases dissolving as a result. This system will be valuable to those aged five to 80 and especially beneficial for those under the age of 30, as these souls have entered your world with new DNA strands. The Crystalline, Atlantean, Rainbow, Indigo, and Diamond souls who have arrived (and will continue to arrive) know this healing system. They will come to appreciate it, as they know their names.

STAR HEALING IS ASCENSION ENERGY This new modality is not a silent form of VIBRATIONAL SHIFTS NOW healing. It is one part of the Ascension, where OCCURRING FOR HUMANKIND Human beings will go through a vibration- ego is removed so the healers and those receiving al shift; many of you are experiencing it now. healing are equals. Those receiving Star Healing, This shift will take humankind closer to the the Ascension energy, will experience the power global 5th dimension, an angelic realm bring- of sacred geometry and the use of tools such as ing you closer vibrationally to this dimension wands, scepters, shields, and curvilinear symbols. through angelic frequencies. Many will journey to their original 5th dimensional homes Continued Page 42...



ENERGY MEDICINE Star Healing continued... This system also uses tone and frequency, crystals, and gems to bring both the energetic and physical bodies into balance at a molecular level. In addition, three angelic sacred symbols are given during each healing session—my golden halo to ease in anxiety, the figure 8 symbol for infinite wisdom and prosperity, and lastly, my white feather of protection. Negative energy and unwanted patterns of behavior, including addictions, can be released and ongoing health problems can be eliminated. As a result, you will enjoy more in-

ner peace and improved health. Where there is peace and calm in the body there can be no illness. Star Healing may be given up to three times for the same set of conditions. This revolutionary modality is not meant to replace more familiar forms of healing like Reiki, only to enhance it. You may continue to pick up an old textbook or you may choose a new one. I invite you to pick up a new one. —Archangel Michael Presented as channeled in 2010 to Kelly Hampton by Archangel Mi-

chael. Kelly is the founder of Star Healing Intergalactic Energy, Intergalactic Star Kids, Star Healing Equine, and Ascended Spaces. You are invited to read the growing list of testimonials and learn more about Kelly Hampton’s work including her two books from Archangel Michael, Into the White Light: the Revelations of Archangel Michael and 2012 and Beyond: The Truth from Archangel Michael, Balboa Press 2010 by visiting Email Remote training and healing is available worldwide.

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Shamanic energy healing balance, retrieves lost so


F I R S T e n c o u n t e re d the concept of soul loss through my own personal experience in 2001. I really thought that I had a good life game plan going, and was sticking to it pretty well. What I didn’t know was that my spiritual recovery program was merely the preparation I needed to move into the next phase. I crashed into a personal crisis that changed my life forever. RECONCILING HUNTING WITH LOVE FOR ANIMALS When I married my soul mate and moved from the city to a semirural area I ran right into a hunting culture that was foreign to me. Even though I grew up on a farm in southern Minnesota, I rarely saw deer on our property and hunting was not a part of our lifestyle. In the city, while I was aware of its existence, hunting rarely affected me. My husband, however, grew up in


the woods and hunting was an integral part of his life. My stepson, who was 11 at the time, wanted nothing more than to follow in his footsteps. So there I was, an animal communicator and strong empath, trying to make sense of the emotional turmoil that rocked my world every hunting season. I understood all of the logical aspects of hunting. I am not a vegetarian and I totally agreed that it was better for the deer herd to be culled than to have them dying of starvation during a hard winter. But all of that meant nothing when it was excruciatingly painful to feel the dread and terror of the animals. Add to that the fact that the deer is my main power animal! None of the tools I had accumulated through my spiritual quest even fazed the depth of that pain. I tried prayer, meditation, hypnosis, counseling and therapy but nothing worked, and it almost destroyed my marriage.

SHAMANIC SOUL RETRIEVAL HELPED IN ALL AREAS OF MY LIFE In desperation I contacted a shamanic practitioner and described the issue. I had heard of shamanic soul retrieval before and it sounded interesting, but I wasn’t really called to follow up on it. Suddenly, it became imperative that I seek out this spiritual form of healing. The soul retrieval was a life-changing experience. I felt a shift for the better in my emotional stability immediately and as I listened to the tape of the session again and again, that shift became stronger and more noticeable in several areas of my life. I no longer dissolved in tears at the mere thought of hunting. I was able to think rationally about the positive aspects of hunting. At the same time I noticed a difference in how I reacted to stress at work. I felt more grounded and stable than ever and able to cope


g restores ouls with confrontation and deadlines. This was all extremely interesting as I had been searching for answers to behavior patterns for years. I felt like I was finally getting a feel for how to direct and control my life. While this situation was very personal, the reality of shamanic healing is that it addresses the spiritual aspects of ANY situation we are having trouble dealing with. Soul retrieval restores a person’s (or an animal’s) life force, which has been lost somewhere or sometime in their life (or even in a past life). It makes it possible to not just attempt to cope—but to move forward and thrive by being complete and whole once more.

Mary Stoffel offers healing services for the spiritual and emotional aspects of illness in both people and animals to restore balance, harmony and life-essence vitality, including: Shamanic Healing; Shamanic Practice Training; and Animal Communication Consultations and Classes. Contact her at 763-444-8146;,, w w w. p ra c t i c a l s h a m a n i s m . c o m

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