Archive for September, 2009

Flu and Vaccinations

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009

Hello All, Bonjour à Tous,

By writing this email, I am trying to make people aware of the possibility of a flu pandemic that could be made much worse by the vaccination which is scheduled to take place all over the world, in schools, clinics, hospitals, etc., starting in just a few weeks. Jane Burgermeister, a scientific journalist living in Vienna, Austria, has done a lot to bring this into the public eye – for this, she has lost her job, as many people seem to have a vested interest in the continuation of this well-planned, massive, world-wide vaccination. For our good? Highly doubtful. Please take a look at her website, and do your own investigations – your lives may depend on getting enough people aware of this possibility, and by refusing to take a vaccine which could actually harm us more than help us.

Et pour mes amis francophones, je vous encourage de vous informer sur les vrais motifs derrière ce vaccin, qui, d’après des papiers officiels du Ministère de la Santé (dont j’ai copie, si vous êtes intéressés), sera administré de force ou de gré, sur la population française d’ici le mois d’octobre ou novembre. Et n’oubliez pas de regarder le site de Jane Burgemeister: – je pense qu’une traduction pourrait être demandée, ou peut-être parmi vous y aurait-il un traducteur potentiel?…

Restons en bonne santé, pour toujours!

Let’s stay healthy through this all!


Sarah Dickinson Murray, NHC,
founder of Pure Healing Insight, LLC
1708 Lovering Avenue, Suite 201
Wilmington, DE 19806
(302) 507-6548

Personal Growth and Psychotherapy

Sunday, September 6th, 2009

Psychotherapists, personal growth practitioners and success coaches address issues such as addictions, anxiety, depression, gender issues, health recovery, parenting, physical and emotional pain, anxiety, stress, self-esteem, relationships, and family issues. Treatment approaches depend of the style and approach of a particular therapist, as well as the relationship between client and therapist. Some methods associated with all psychotherapy may be physical health and practices, imagery, dream work, emotional catharsis, expressive arts, meditation, states of consciousness, existential questions, acceptance of disowned aspects of self, spiritual disciplines, present moment awareness, problem-solving skills and establishing individual paths to wholeness.

Karen Clark-Schock, PsyD, ATR-BC – Behavioral Medicine, Hypnotherapy, Psychotherapy, Art Therapy – Main Line of PA, Paoli, Chester County, PA

John Salerno, PhD, MSW – Behavioral Medicine, Biofeedback, Psychotherapy – Central NJ (Hunterdon, Monmouth, Ocean County)

Penny Goldberg, L.C.S.W., B.C.D. – Licensed Pyschotherapist, Couples Therapy, Marriage Counselor, Imago Relationship Therapist, Behavioral Counseling – Main Line of Philadelphia PA, Southeastern PA

  • Express Yourself Health and Wellness Coaching, LLC – Sonia Decker, M.A. – Holistic Health and Wellness Coaching, Stress Relief and Stress Management, Success Coaching, Individual Coaching, Group Coaching – Central and Northern New Jersey – Union County NJ, Morris County NJ, Somerset County NJ, Middlesex County NJ, Essex County NJ, Hudson County NJ

    “Speaking About Depression” – A Presentation of A Families’ Journey for the Faith-Filled Community – Patricia and John Gallagher – PA, NJ, DE, MD, NY

    Body Oriented Psychotherapy (Mind/Body Psychotherapy)
    This approach furthers exploration of the mind/body connection. Practitioners utilize a range of techniques to facilitate the relationship and health between all parts of the self: mind, body, and spirit. Practitioners often utilize awareness techniques, breath work, and emotional release. Additional Body-oriented approaches include: Bioenergetics, Dance-Movement Therapy, Barbara Brennan Work, Body Synergy, Cranio-Sacral, and Somatic Work.

    IMAGO Therapy
    The premise of IMAGO Relationship Therapy is that there is an unconscious purpose (we call it imago) guiding us in our selection of a mate and how we conduct ourselves in our relationships. Thus, the difficulties experienced in marriage arise from a lack of awareness about what we’re doing in our relationships, not from our choice of partners.

    Gestalt Psychotherapy
    This involves a partnership between client and therapist toward the emergence of self support and authenticity. The client is invited into a conscious experience of interior process and relating style while the therapist takes an active role attending to the clients dialogue and body language, emphasizing awareness, rather than interpretation, experience rather than just talking.

    Transpersonal Psychotherapy
    Transpersonal psychotherapy aims at the integration of physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual aspects of well being. Transpersonal therapy seeks to help clients blend the spiritual and personal dimensions of their lives, fulfill their unique, creative individuality and expand their experience of consciousness and being. Therapy focuses on a clients sense of life purpose, explores personal and spiritual concerns and experiences, stabilizes and integrates insights, helps clients expand their perceptions and sense of identity, and cultivates meaning and sacredness in life.

    Spiritual Psychology
    Spiritual Psychology is the study and practice of the art and science of human evolution in consciousness. In order to fulfill this quest, we must begin by distinguishing the essence of human evolution – what does it mean to evolve? In short, it means surrendering anything in consciousness that disturbs one’s peace. It also means sacrificing our illusions of separation. Essentially, this “surrendering” and “sacrificing” is work that can and has been called “healing,” which includes healing on the physical, mental, and emotional levels in service to the deeper revelation of who we truly are as Loving, Peaceful, Compassionate and Joyful beings. We refer to this level of awareness as the Authentic Self.

    Family Counseling
    Family counseling is a type of psychotherapy that may have one or more objectives. Family counseling may help to promote better relationships and understanding within a family. It may be incident specific, as for example family counseling during a divorce, or the approaching death of a family member. Alternately family counseling may address the needs of the family when one family member suffers from a mental or physical illness that alters his or her behavior or habits in negative ways.

  • Holistic Medicine

    Sunday, September 6th, 2009

    Holistic medicine is a system of health care which fosters a cooperative relationship among all those involved, leading towards optimal attainment of the physical, mental emotional, social and spiritual aspects of health. It emphasizes the need to look at the whole person, including analysis of physical, nutritional, environmental, emotional, social, spiritual and lifestyle values. It encompasses all stated modalities of diagnosis and treatment including drugs and surgery if no safe alternative exists. Holistic medicine focuses on education and responsibility for personal efforts to achieve balance and well being.

    Alternative medicine is often used by the general public and some healthcare practitioners to refer to medical techniques which are not known or accepted by the majority “conventional” or “allopathic” medical practitioners (usually M.D.’s). Such techniques could include non-invasive, non-pharmaceutical techniques such as Medical Herbalism, Acupunture, Homeopathy, Reiki, and many others. However, the term Alternative Medicine can also refer to any experimental drug or non-drug technique that is not currently accepted by “conventional” medical practitioners. As non-invasive, non-pharmaceutical techniques become popular and accepted by large number of “conventional” practitioners, these techniques will no longer be considered Alternative Medicine.

    The Healing Point – Prenatal Massage, Pregnancy Massage, Sports Massage, Myofascial Release, Shiatsu, Deep Tissue Massage – Montgomery County, PA, Southeastern Pennsylvania

    Dr. Andrew Lipton, DO – Family Practice, Osteopathy, Chelation/IV Therapy, Nutrition – Main Line of Philadelphia and Southeastern Pennsylvania

    Dr. Marina Yanover, ND, LAc – Naturopathic Medicine Family Practice & Acupuncture – New York City, Brooklyn, Connecticut

    Dr. Ronald Dushkin, M.D. – Homeopathic Medicine and Alternative Medicine – New York City and Northern New Jersey (NJ)

    Dr. Jonathan Singer, D.O. – Preventive Medicine, Complementary Medicine, Holistic Family Medicine – Denver, Colorado (CO) and Cheyenne, Wyoming (WY)

    Live Well Holistic Health Center – Dr. Martin Orimenko, DC, ND, FIACA – Director – Chiropractic and Body Work, Massage, Acupuncture, Acupressure, Nutrition, Cleansing, Ayurvedic Medicine, Emotional and Lifestyle Counseling, Nutritional Supplements – Ardmore, PA, Main Line PA, Philadelphia, Southeastern PA

    Ame Salon and Spa
    – Bioenergy Chiropractic Adjustments, Holistic Wellness, Massage, Reiki, Nutrition, Day Spa – Wayne, Delaware County PA, Main Line PA, Southeastern Pennsylvania, Delaware

    Sarah Dickinson Murray – Pure Healing Insight LLC
    Naturopathic Practitioner, Master Practitioner of NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming), Energy Worker, Reiki, Bach Flower Therapy, Crystal Therapy, Ethnobotanist – Wilmington, Delaware, Southeastern PA

    Ayurvedic Medicine
    Ayurveda is the name of the 5000 year-old comprehensive system of medicine that combines natural therapies with a highly personalized approach to the treatment of disease. Ayurvedic Medicine places equal emphasis on body, mind and spirit, and strives to restore the innate harmony and balance in each individual. It involves a system of constitutional (metabolic body type) diagnosis and herbal therapeutics, cleansing methods, lifestyle and diet, designed to guide an individual back into harmony with his or her environment.

    Homeopathic Medicine
    Homeopathy is a system of medical treatment originated by Samuel Hahnemann in Europe 200 years ago. This natural and effective medical system is currently in use throughout the world, and is enjoying a renaissance in the United States. Philadelphia’s Hahnemann Hospital was founded as a homeopathic hospital, as was the Hospital of the Medical College of Pennsylvania. Homeopathic practitioners administer small but energetically-active doses of natural substances to persons with an illness, in order to “signal” their systems to respond more completely, so that the illness may be resolved. Treatment is based on each individual’s “constitution”, or unique qualities based on physical, emotional, spiritual, and historical elements. These natural medicines are regulated by the FDA and are manufactured under the strict guidelines of the Homeopathic Pharmacopea. Homeopathic treatment can be used in the treatment of people with acute, recurrent and chronic conditions.

    Holistic Nursing
    Holistic nurses have the unique ability to provide services which facilitate wholeness. The concepts of Holistic Nursing are based on a broad and eclectic academic background, a sensitive balance between art and science, analytical and intuitive skills, and the opportunity to choose from a wide variety of modalities to promote the harmonious balance of human energy systems. The holistic nurse assists people to assume personal responsibility for wellness.

    Naturopathy is both a therapeutic practice and a way of life. Based on precepts first established by Hippocrates, it is a philosophy, an art, and a science developed to maintain the human being in perfect health using ONLY NATURAL methods. Whatever our purpose in life, isn’t the best way to achieve that purpose to stay in optimal health? That’s how we were designed – to always stay healthy.

    The human organism is an amazing piece of work: hundreds of thousands of subtle processes operate at split second speeds to maintain “homeostasis,” or balance, which translates into good health. As soon as one element changes, another kicks in to counterbalance whatever change the first element produced. It is constantly moving, a non-static equilibrium which obeys only the laws within which humans have evolved over several million years. These unchanging laws are the same ones that have governed nature and the universe for as long as we can tell, and are the Laws of Life as we know it.

    Immunological Testing
    Technologies now exist which allow the measurement of the cell populations directly involved in the immune system. These are referred to as T cells, B cells and natural killer cells. The immune system is our first line of defense against the constant assault by bacteria, viruses and environmental pollutants. A weakened immune system can result from improper nutrition, bacteria, viruses, stress, cancer, cancer treatments or depression increases susceptibility to disease. With medical supervision, and immune testing individuals may be better directed to complementary treatment programs.

    IV/Chelation Therapies
    Chelation Therapy is a method wich can be used for drawing toxins and metabolic wastes from the bloodstream. Chelating agents, administered intravenously, are used to remove arterial plaque, rid the body of toxic metals, and reduce internal inflammation. Chelation has been used with degenerative diseases, arthritis, diabetes, scleroderma, and lupus. By restoring circulation in the body, in some cases chelation therapy may help with cardiac and circulation problems. Chelation practitioners hold certification from the College of Advancement in Medicine, and require medical supervision.

    Nurse Midwifery
    Certified, alternative form of women’s health care, includes full-scope OB-GYN care with annual exams, birth control, breast checks, pap smearsand other gynecological testing, as well as prenatal care and delivery.

    Osteopathic Medicine
    Since its inception over 100 years ago, the central tenets of osteopathic medicine are on prevention as well as cure, and to treat the patient as awhole rather than narrowly focusing on a specific ailment. The best known part of osteopathy is osteopathic manipulation, which is based on an understanding of the inter-relationships of the structure and the function of the body. In treating patients, osteopaths generally utilize various formsof physical manipulation, which allow the body’s innate healing mechanism to operate more efficiently.

    Expressive Therapies

    Sunday, September 6th, 2009

    The Expressive Therapies Modalities, also known as the Creative Art Therapies Modalities involve, Art Therapy, Movement Therapy, Music Therapy, and Drama Therapy and Creativity Coaching. Each modality may utilize arts, movement, art, music, drama, in the process of psychotherapy or creativity coaching to further development, growth, and integration of the self. The focus is utilizing the creative process to help an individual mobilize awareness and resources available within. Depending on the therapist or coaches style and training,and the client’s needs, treatment may involve an integration of art mediums or focus on a particular art medium.

    Karen Clark-Schock, PsyD, ATR-BC – Behavioral Medicine, Hypnotherapy, Psychotherapy, Art Therapy – Main Line of PA, Paoli, Chester County, PA

    Penny Goldberg, L.C.S.W., B.C.D. – Licensed Pyschotherapist, Couples Therapy, Marriage Counseling, Imago Relationship Therapist, Behavioral Counseling – Main Line of Philadelphia PA

    Express Yourself Health and Wellness Coaching, LLC – Sonia Decker, M.A. – Holistic Health and Wellness Coaching, Stress Relief and Stress Management, Success Coaching, Individual Coaching, Group Coaching – Central and Northern New Jersey – Union County NJ, Morris County NJ, Somerset County NJ, Middlesex County NJ, Essex County NJ, Hudson County NJ

    Energy Work

    Sunday, September 6th, 2009

    Energy work is a form of alternative medicine which relies on the idea that the body is filled with and surrounded by energy fields which can be manipulated. By working with these energy fields, practitioners believe that they can promote harmony and balance for their clients, addressing specific medical conditions in addition to easing emotional distress. Energy work takes a wide variety of forms, and is on offer from practitioners in many areas of the world.

    According to energy workers, the health of the human body and mind rely on stability in the energy fields around the body. If the energy is blocked or disturbed, someone may feel a corresponding illness or emotional unease. Energy workers attempt to feel the energy in their clients, and to manipulate it, eliminating blockages, undoing knots, and addressing areas where the energy appears to be flowing counterintuitively.

    The Healing Point – Cranio-Sacral Therapy – Montgomery County, PA, Southeastern Pennsylvania

    Ame Salon and Spa
    – Holistic Wellness, Massage, Reiki, Nutrition – Wayne, Delaware County PA, Main Line PA, Southeastern Pennsylvania, Delaware

    Sarah Dickinson Murray – Pure Healing Insight LLC
    Naturopathic Practitioner, Master Practitioner of NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming), Energy Worker, Reiki, Bach Flower Therapy, Crystal Therapy, Ethnobotanist – Wilmington, Delaware, Southeastern PA

    Barbara Brennan Work
    Developed by Barbara Brennan, this involves a four year training program. Practitioners work with the energy system through laying on of hands techniques which address spiritual, emotional, and physical issues. Through an in-depth system of training these practitioners utilize channeled guidance as well as counseling support to assist an individual’s process of centering and returning to the self, to assist individuals in their healing process.

    Cranio-Sacral Therapy
    This technique works with the cerebrospinal fluid which is housed within the cranium, spine and sacrum. The craniosacral rhythm circulated by hydraulic movement can be balanced through the light touch of a therapist.

    Polarity Therapy
    This therapy is based on the premise that all nature is permeated by energy fields and currents. The flow and balance of this energy in the body is the basis of health. Varying degrees of touch release blocks and restore balance.

    Reiki Practitioners are initiated, training is passed down. Practitioners transmit Universal Life Energy, which guides Chi, or life force, by a light touch, or placing hands in specific positions gently on and around the body.

    Therapeutic Touch
    Therapeutic Touch involves laying on of hands, assessing and unblocking energy, evoking relaxation and the client’s healing potential, as guided through the practitioner’s intention. It is a contemporary interpretation of many ancient healing practices, in which practitioners consciously direct or sensitively modulate human energies to reduce anxiety and stress, reduce pain, and ease problems associated with autonomic nervous system dysfunction. Therapeutic Touch has currently been taught to more than 37,000 nurses, doctors, and health practitioners.