I recently led a healing retreat that drew medical doctors, acupuncturists, cancer patients, counselors, students of integrative medicine, and those interested in learning more about meditation and healing from across the country.
I recently led a meditation, transformation and
healing retreat at EarthRise IONS Retreat Center in Sonoma County, Calif. The
event drew people from across the country, including medical doctors,
acupuncturists, cancer patients, counselors, students of integrative medicine,
and those interested in learning more about meditation and healing. The retreat
offered an in-depth opportunity to learn and experience my approach for
deepening the mind-body connection and facilitating long-lasting regeneration
The Healing Powers of Heart and Mind
During the retreat, I create an environment where a profound sense of intimacy and
safety is felt, enabling each person to go deeply into their own healing
process as well as experience deep compassion for the suffering of others. The
sense of trust, deep relaxation and hope was foremost, and I was truly touched
at how much emotion and healing came through in each individual. The meditation
sessions and chance for self reflection gave everyone who participated the
opportunity to open their hearts and minds to true healing.
I want to share with you the experience of one
of the participants. Retreat attendee, Tana Madrigal says, “This has been the
most inspiring healing retreat I have ever attended. On the last day, I felt
much more at peace, grounded, and my physical energy was improved. I came to
the retreat with a frozen shoulder and came away with almost complete range of
motion. Best of all I have been able to take home a lot of practices taught
during the retreat and continue this new found sense of well-being.”
The retreat is a reminder of the healing power of the mind -- of the
possibility of anything and everything to arise and transform us. It’s also
reminds us of the importance of empowerment and finding the right medical
guidance. At my holistic integrative clinic, Amitabha Medical Clinic, we make
patient education and empowerment a top priority. We offer numerous in-depth
resources and a wide range of holistic support for our patients to learn as
much as they can about their best options for achieving optimal health. With
guidance from our practitioners, patients are the ones who decide which
treatment protocols are best for them, based on their unique life
As an holistic clinic, we treat patients as a
whole, in body, mind and spirit, to offer comprehensive support for all areas
of well being. By working closely with patients to understand and address their
unique health situation, and supporting their health and wellness goals with
tailored strategies, a skilled integrative health practitioner acts an equal
partner on the path to optimal health. Having such strong support in the form
of education, integrative patient-driven recommendations and holistic
empowerment, allows for much more positive clinical outcomes for our patients.
This sense of compassion, love and support
between retreat participants is largely what made this event so special. The
profound sense of community that was created during the retreat truly enhanced
the healing power of this transformative event, and encouraged deep, long
lasting impact and empowerment among those who participated.
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