Welcome to Holistic Stress Relief!On this site you will find suggestions and opportunities for unscrambling your busy life and finding your center of inner peace.Each one of us has the capacity to learn creative responses to stress which can empower us to grow to our highest potential while we gradually create greater balance and well being in the midst of life's many challenges.
Holistic healing includes physical, psychological and spiritual factors.My workshops and classesseek to integrate these three into a seamless union of body, mind and spirit.Mindfulness practices such as sitting meditation or Tai Chi can sharpen our awareness and bring clarity and insight to our daily lives.Combining this consciousnesswith the power of love and a firm faith or belief in God or in the laws governing our Universe there is no limit to the joy and peace we may discover in our innermost being and in our relationships with others.
Tai Chi Chuan classes a gentle moving meditation for stress relief and mind/body health (click here for class schedule).
Mindfulness Meditation classes calming the mind with breath awareness and the use of healing imagery with great relaxation music! Live in the present moment as we connect with the source of our being.
Centering Prayer or Christian Meditation (free)
Silent sitting or centering in the presence of God for a period of twenty minutes, followed by slow walking meditation, then another sitting for 20 minutes. We also sing a brief chant then share a reading which is followed by an informal, supportive discussion. Meetings are usually the 2nd Monday of the month at 7pm. Please feel free to email me if I can be of any further assistance.
Thomas Keating writes in his book Intimacy with God that
Divine love, the ripe fruit of faith, gradually changes the perception of ordinary reality into insight and the divine presence into oneness.Centering prayer brings us into the presence of God and thus fosters the contemplative attitudes of listening and receptivity...It is a preparationfor contemplation by reducing the obstacles caused by the hyperactivity of our minds and our lives.
Stress Management workshops
Learn Creative Responses to stress (2 or 4 hours)
on Holistic Treatment for Bipolar Disorder and Spiritual Healing
To listen to a free MP3 version of Jay's interview on Healing Works just click on the start button
Click below for a detailed step by step holistic approach for stress relief.