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Panel Spotlight: Holistic Trauma Healing Panel

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Complex Trauma-informed holistic modalities, ritual and practice.

Don’t put a band aid on a gaping wound! Trauma fragments the self and conditions self-blame. Complex and sustained trauma conditions the brain in ways in which an individual may not be aware. People can “wake up” to their trauma history in their 50s and 60s after decades of consistent failure to thrive in their lives. This panel will discuss the most recent findings on how trauma affects the brain and the body. We will explore how holistic practitioners, ritualists and other practitioners can identify, support and modify modalities, ritual and practice to bring healing to complex trauma survivors.

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Workshop Spotlight: Mind-Body Connection with Selina Rifkin

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The Mind/Body Connection is Real:

How Your Gut Affects Your Mental and Emotional Health

Our mental and emotional health is dependent on our ability to be nourished by what we eat. If our digestive system is not working right, then the rest of the body, which includes the brain, doesn’t work right either. ADD/ADHD, depression, schizophrenia, anxiety, and autism spectrum are all closely related to gut health. Find out what causes gut dysbiosis and what to do about it.

Selina Rifkin, L.M.T., M.S. is a graduate of Temple University and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. In 1998 she graduated from the Downeast School of Massage in Selina RifkinMaine where she specialized in sports massage. She is licensed as a massage therapist in both Maine and Connecticut, but currently spends most of her time in Connecticut. In 2006 she completed her Masters program in Nutrition with a focus on traditional foods, and the work of Weston A. Price. In 2008, she started working for Cherry Hill Seminary and currently serves as the Assistant to the Director.

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