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Acupressure for Stress & Anxiety


with Meret Bainbridge

Calendar Mar 29, 2018 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Acupressure -- finger pressure on acupuncture points -- is a simple, safe, easy to learn, on-the-go tool for self care. Acupressure can help calm the busy monkey mind, increase mental focus and relaxation, and help you get a good nightís sleep. Learn effective pressure points for relaxation and stress relief and the common acupressure points by giving yourself a mini treatment. Wear comfortable clothing.

Meret Bainbridge, LAc, MAcOM, owner of Acupuncture by Meret in Portland and Saco, has been practicing acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine since 1997. She is a licensed acupuncturist and a registered practitioner of Jin Shin Do Bodymind Acupressure.

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All About Balance


with Jason Ardour

Calendar Feb 27, 2018 at 5:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Tune up your balance and improve your confidence on your feet. There are 17 evidence-based items that contribute to difficulty with balance and fall risk; we will tackle the top six factors. We will have a weekly theme to discuss the balance system we will be working on, then complete exercises to address this system, and provide handouts with tips to further tune up these contributing systems. All levels are welcome. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing and sneakers.

Jason Adour, PT, DPT, received his doctorate in physical therapy from the Institute of Health Professions in Boston. He is the owner of the Maine Strong Balance Center in Scarborough, an outpatient physical therapy practice where he specializes in balance and walking rehabilitation.

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All About Lyme Disease


with Dr Sean McCloy, MD, MPH, MA

Calendar May 3, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Learn what Lyme disease is, prevention, symptoms and tick-borne co-infections; discuss the controversies and how to ask your doctor to do a proper work up. This talk is entertaining and informative with plenty of chances to ask questions. Dr. McCloy employs Functional Medicine to get to the root cause of your condition and fix it using natural methods, rather than covering up symptoms with drugs.

Dr. Sean McCloy, MD, MPH, MA, is Medical Director/founder of Integrative Health Center of Maine and specializes in Lyme-literate treatment.

Ayurvedic Skin Care


with Bernadette Hawkes

Calendar Apr 29, 2018 at 10 am, runs for 1 week

Empower yourself with the knowledge of ayurvedic skin care. Discover your specific skin type based on your dosha, lifestyle and seasonal approaches to gaining and maintaining optimal radiance of skin and health. Leave with a list of wonderful skin care recipes, samples from your instructor’s apothecary line of skin care products, tea samples and a wealth of knowledge that you can easily incorporate into your daily life. Tuition includes materials.

Bernadette Hawkes, practicing holistic aesthetics since 2009, is passionate about holistic health and recently extended her practice into Ayurveda. She is trained in Panchakarma, Reiki 1-3, yoga, trauma sensitive yoga and mindfulness meditation with Zen Master Thich Nhat Hahn at Blue Cliff Monastery.

Comprehensive Skin Care


with Hanna Jalbert

Calendar Feb 27, 2018 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Learn how dermatological skin care is addressing our biggest skin concerns. Want to know how to slow down the aging process? Looking to reverse fine lines and wrinkles? Achieve a younger, brighter, more even complexion, reverse sun damage and pigmentation, calm redness or rosacea, banish teenage or adult acne, and resurface the texture of your skin from scarring. Find out what skin care regimen is right for you. Bring your questions for an informative and interactive night.

Hanna Jalbert, medical aesthetician and professional makeup artist, studied medical aesthetics at Catherine Hinds Institute of Esthetics. She currently owns and operates Beauty Couture, a skin care and cosmetic studio in Saco.

Conquer Procrastination with Hypnosis


with Hugh Sadlier, M. Ed., BCH

Calendar Mar 26, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Hypnosis can help you do now what you used to put off until later. You can release the potentially paralyzing stress, anxiety and tension connected with procrastination and create a comfortable, confident, new you.

Hugh Sadlier, practicing hypnotherapy for 26 years, has worked with more than 2700 people on more than 280 separate issues, including weight management & eating disorders. He practices at the IHCM in Portland.

De-stress with Hypnosis


with Hugh Sadlier, MEd., BCH

Calendar Apr 23, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Stress can be incapacitating and crippling, contributing to many diseases in our minds and bodies. Hypnosis can help release your habitual reaction to stress and replace it with a positive, relaxed response. Learn to enter the hypnotic state whenever you desire, using it to reinforce a comfortable, confident, satisfying way of handling your stress. The repetition of that response, in self-hypnosis, causes it to become the new permanent habit in your subconscious mind. Bring a mat and/or pillow for extra comfort.

Hugh Sadlier, practicing hypnotherapy for 26 years, has worked with over 2700+ people on more than 280+ separate issues, including weight management & eating disorders. He practices at the Integrative Health Center of Maine in Portland.

DIY Natural Bodycare


with Dalton Link

Calendar May 17, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Discover the advantages and benefits of do-it-yourself body care! Craft your own body spray, facial scrub and deodorant. Learn the secrets of how simple, minimally processed ingredients can help your skin feel refreshed and glowing. These apothecary techniques give you the skills to make body care gifts for your friends and family. Create and take home a lip balm, body spray, and a variety of facial scrubs. Natural ingredients supplied by Whole Foods Market.

Dalton Link is a body care and vitamin specialist from Whole Foods Market in Portland, ME. He finds joy in making clean products that his friends and family can use and is excited to share the many merits of natural skin care with you.

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