Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Special Offer

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. According to the American Cancer Society, breast cancer is the most common cancer in women worldwide. In the United States, 1 in 8 women are diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. Breast cancer can occur in men too. Thanks to early detection services such as screening mammograms, breast cancer has one of the highest survival rates. Different types of mammogram screening include digital mammograms and 3D Mammography or tomosynthesis.

Prevention, Early Detection and Treatment Saves Lives. Talk to your doctor about breast cancer screening. Healthy, active lifestyles aid in prevention. Tips on Prevention from Mayo Clinic.

Stress and Cancer. While there is conflicting data in a review of the literature whether or not stress causes breast cancer, people facing a diagnosis of cancer may find the physical, emotional, and social effects of the disease to be stressful. Being able to use effective coping strategies to deal with stress, such as relaxation and stress management techniques, can been lower the incidence of depression and anxiety. According to research, relaxation training during chemotherapy can reduce anxiety and other adverse events in postoperative breast cancer patients.

Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guidelines from the Society of Integrative Oncology for the Use of Integrative Therapies and Breast Cancer. These include relaxation, mind-body therapies (meditation, hypnosis, yoga), massage, music therapy and acupuncture, with some specific recommendations for symptom management mentioned in the guidelines. While more research is needed, reiki (ray-key) and Qi Gong are offered at a number of cancer centers due to their ease of use, gentle nature and relaxation benefits.

Talk to Your Doctor before using over-the-counter medications, dietary supplements, herbal products and integrative therapies. Some may not be indicated or even contraindicated for your situation. Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center has on-line information about herbal products. The National Institutes of Health also has information on herb-drug interactions.

Special Offer from Dreamtime Wellness ™ During the Month of October: Anyone receiving treatment for breast cancer may enjoy a session for relaxation and stress management at discounted prices. Call or email to schedule your appointment: info@dreamtimewellness.com or 978-283-4258.

Enjoy today in a healthy way,

Karen

 

Karen Pischke BSN, RN, Alumnus CCRN, Author, Speaker, Nurse Researcher, Photographer. Certified Hypnotherapist, Tobacco Treatment Specialist, Usui Reiki Teacher/Komyo Shihan. Owner/Founder of Dreamtime Wellness LLC. Your Bridge to Health. Promoting Optimal Wellness for Mind, Body and Spirit. Karen is a registered nurse with a background in critical care nursing, cardiac rehabilitation, cardiac risk factor reduction, wellness and integrative healthcare. Incorporating a collaborative, integrative approach, Karen strives to educate and provide evidence-based services and self-care tools that are safe as well as effective at improving health, happiness and wellbeingwww.DreamtimeWellness.com. Find us on Instagram and Facebook

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Sources and More Information:

Breast Cancer in Men

American Cancer Society Facts and Figures

Jama Network

Mammogram Screening 

Naval Hospital of Pensacola 

NIH Relaxation During Chemotherapy Breast Cancer

NIH National Cancer Institute Stress Fact Sheet

Psychological Stress and Breast Cancer

Reiki Training: Beginning Teaching/First Degree Shoden

First Degree/Shoden (Beginning Teaching)2 Day Training **Plus Additional requirements for ‘Certificate of Completion.’

When: Sunday, September 16 and Monday September 17

Where: Peabody MA.

No pre-requisite necessary. Come with an open-mind and an open-heart!

The focus of this training is ‘Self-Reiki for Self-Care’ – Self-reiki offers a quick and easy way to relax, improve comfort and increase calm. Self-reiki also can help those wanting to make positive lifestyle changes and or enhance their meditation practice.

Contact Us for Details and to Register – 978-283-4258 or Email: info@dreamtimewellness.com

Coming in November! ~ Reiki Training and Retreat in Sedona Arizona ~

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Reiki Training: Beginning Teaching/First Degree Shoden

First Degree/Shoden (Beginning Teaching)2 Day Training **Plus Additional requirements for ‘Certificate of Completion.’

When: Saturdays, July 14th and July 21

Where: Peabody MA.

No pre-requisite necessary. Come with an open-mind and an open-heart!

The focus of this training is ‘Self-Reiki for Self-Care’ – Self-reiki offers a quick and easy way to relax, improve comfort and increase calm. Self-reiki also can help those wanting to make positive lifestyle changes and or enhance their meditation practice.

Contact Us for Details and to Register – 978-283-4258 or Email: info@dreamtimewellness.com

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‘Community Reiki Share’ – Fundraiser for Reid’s Ride

Promoting Optimal Wellness for Mind, Body and Spirit

‘Community Reiki Share’ to Benefit ‘Reid’s Ride.’  Tuesday. June 5th. 

5:15 pm – 8:15 pm at the Manchester Community Center. 40 Beach St. Manchester-by-the-Sea. On the MBTA Train line. Convenient Parking. Wheelchair accessible.

Reiki Sessions ‘By Donation.’ $20.00 suggested donation. ($10.00 for Seniors and Veterans.) Cash or Checks Payable to ‘Reid’s Ride.’

Find out more about the July 15th Reid’s Ride and  the Reid Sacco AYA Cancer Alliance Donate to a team, cycle, or simply stop by Stage Fort Park and show your support.

Join Lorraine and Deb Sacco and their wonderful group of organizers and participants.  Just being there is energizing! 

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So many lives…, family, friends, neighbors, co-workers have been touched by this disease. Join us and help raise money for this important cause while enjoying some ‘peace, comfort and calm’ at the June 5th Community Reiki Share.

Sunday. July 15th – Teams bicycle 28 miles from Lynnfield to Stage Fort Park Gloucester MA, raising money to support Reid R. Sacco Foundation for Adolescents and Young Adults (AYA) and AYA Programs at Tufts Medical Center and  Connecticut Children’s Hospital.

Calling All Cyclists – Join our *DreamTeam!

*Members of the DreamTeam (up to 16 people) are invited to Lunch at LobstaLand after Reid’s Ride.

 Stop by the finish of Reid’s Ride at Stage Fort Park Gloucester MA July 15th and Enjoy a Session of Wellness at the DreamTeam Wellness Tent (Massage, Reflexology, Reiki and More!)  FREE to Participants and volunteers of Reid’s Ride. ‘By Donation’ for others. Great raffle prizes!

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world;                                                    indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has. ~ Margaret Mead

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Community Reiki Share for Open Door

Promoting Optimal Wellness for Mind, Body and Spirit

Community Reiki Share December 5th.

 5:15 pm – 8:15 pm at the Manchester Community Center. 40 Beach St. Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA. On the MBTA Train line. Convenient Parking. Wheelchair accessible.

Reiki Sessions ‘By Donation.’ $20.00 suggested donation. ($10.00 for Seniors, Veterans, those in treatment for cancer.)

Together We Can Do More. Partnering with charitable causes to help others in need.

Advance Register – Email: info@dreamtimewellness.com or call 978-283-4258.

Join Us in helping to bring ‘peace, comfort and calm’ to those in need.

A portion of this month’s proceeds will be donated to Open Door Food Pantry, winner of our #GivingTuesday Contest.

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Stress Management Lecture Offering Ceu’s for Case Managers, Nurses and Social Workers

Stress Management Lecture Offering Ceu’s for Case Managers, Nurses and Social Workers

Sponsored by Sen-Net, The Premier Forum for Networking and Education on the North Shore.

‘Holistic Stress Management for Optimal Health and Wellbeing.’

Guest Speaker – Karen Pischke BSN, RN, CCRN Alumnus, Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist, Tobacco Treatment Specialist, Reiki Teacher/Shihan.

Wednesday, June 21st. 8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Hathorne Hill Nursing and Rehabilitation. 15 Kirkbride Drive. Danvers MA.

  • Registration/Light Breakfasts: 8:00 – 8:30 a.m.
  • Program: 8:30 – 9:30 a.m.

~ Free Educational and Networking Opportunity ~

Learn and experience evidence-based, holistic therapies and techniques for relaxation and self-care. Simple methods to help you relieve stress, create balance for mind, body and spirit, and achieve a greater sense of inner peace and happiness.

To Advance Register Contact: Pamela Wall, Marketing Manager Genesis Healthcare – Phone: 978-551-3656. Email: Pamela.Wall@GenesisHCC.com. When Registering, please let Pamela know your profession for your certificate. 

Offering Continuing Education Contact Hours for Case Managers, Nurses, and Social Workers. (NOTE: To receive a Certificate of Completion, you must attend the full program.)

Your Bridge to Health; Promoting Balance in Mind, Body & Spirit

For questions regarding this program contact: Karen Pischke BSN, RN CCRN Alumnus: Phone: 978-283-4258 or Email: info@dreamtimewellness.com

 

 

 

Reiki for Seniors – Tomorrow at the Rose Baker Senior Center

Promoting Optimal Wellness for Body, Mind and Spirit

Your Bridge to Health; Promoting Optimal Wellness for Body, Mind and Spirit

Reiki for Seniors at the Rose Baker Senior Center. February 17th and every ‘3rd Friday’ of the month. 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 pm. 15 minute chair reiki sessions for a nominal donation. Sign up in advance by calling – Rose Baker Senior Center Ph: ( 978) 281-9765.

Rose Baker Senior Center – 6 Manuel F. Lewis Street Gloucester, MA

Note: For people with a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s or Dementia, family health agents may sign a simple consent form for their loved ones to receive Reiki. This Reiki Program for Seniors is coordinated by a registered nurse and Reiki will be offered by experienced, advanced Reiki Providers that are licensed or certified, and insured. Attention is paid to safety, hygiene and confidentiality. People receiving Reiki may feel free to stop a session at any time. Most people report feeling “very relaxed,” “calm” and “peaceful.”  According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Reiki is considered generally safe and has  the potential benefits of relief of stress and anxietyimproved comfort and increased calm.

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