Dreamtime Wellness™ Launches New Logo & On-line Store

Promoting Optimal Wellness for Mind, Body and Spirit

Gifts Certificates and Generic Self-Hypnosis Recordings (CDs and MP3s) – NOW AVAILABLE at our secure, on-line store.

Relaxation, Meditation and Hypnosis – People have been asking for recordings of my guided meditation and hypnosis sessions for many years.

Offering hypnosis/hypnotherapy/guided meditation since 2000. I was often asked for a ‘recording.’ Over the past 7 years we have been producing and testing our generic recordings. Based on hundreds of individual client responses and their feedback, we have found them to be safe, effective, when used as directed. Ready to Launch!

Self-Care Tools – these recordings are intended as self-care tools and adjunctive (supportive) aids in collaboration with your conventional medical care. Feel free to contact us with any questions, prior to or after purchase of any of these products.

Generic recordings offer more accessibility and affordability. Not everyone can afford a one-on-one private session. Not everyone will be able to travel to see me in person.

By offering these recordings on-line I am hoping to bring the benefits of relaxation and positive, healthy lifestyle changes to more people around the globe.

Our On-line Store Launched on Summer Solstice. The First Day of Summer seemed a great time to launch products that help promote change.

Using your guided personal meditation tape has provided me much peace and relaxation as I have journeyed through my medical complications. It has helped ease anxiety, minimize medication withdrawal symptoms, and promote sleep. I have used what I have learned to be more mindful in the moment.”  ~ Nancy S.M.  Buffalo, NY

In addition, on the day of the Summer Solstice this review and testimonial was posted on Facebook, prompting me to finally make the on-line store a reality:

Client Testimonial – “Using a guided personal mediation tape made for me by Karen has provided me much peace and relaxation as I have journeyed through my medical complications. It has helped ease anxiety, minimize medication withdrawal symptoms, and promote sleep. I have used what I have learned to be more mindful in the moment.”  ~ Nancy S.M.   Tonawonda, NY

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Note: Consult your physician prior to using relaxation, meditation or hypnosis recordings.While relaxation, meditation and hypnosis are generally safe, there are some precautions.

Thank you to multi-talented Diana Whitten of Gloucester MA for the design of the new logo for Dreamtime Wellness™ LLC.

World Peace cannot occur until individuals are balanced in Mind, Body and Spirit.”  ~ Anonymous

The new Dreamtime Wellness logo is meant to convey my background in nursing along with a passion for promoting health and wellbeing for mind, body & spirit. The ultimate goal – a sense of inner peace and happiness, ‘rippling out’ to others.

Enjoy the relaxation and health benefits. ~ Best in Health,  Karen

Karen Pischke B.S.N., R.N., C.C.R.N. Alumnus, Author, Lecturer, Nurse Researcher, 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 www.DreamtimeWellness.com. Find us on Facebook.

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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

 

 

 

Addiction of Loving an Addict ~

Addiction of Loving an Addict ~

Have you or someone you know experienced the Addiction of Loving an Addict?

Please join Ayurveda Wellness Healing, LLC and Jenny Ravikumar of Barefoot Yoga Shala for an evening of discussion around healing your heart, body and soul from the addiction of loving an addict.  Sunday, June 4 from 4-6pm

During our evening of conversation and refreshments, we will be learning about the addiction of loving an addict. What it means to be co-dependent, how shame and forgiveness play into family disease and what you can do to begin your own recovery. We will connect on how we can explore the use of yoga, al-anon principles, essential oils and breath work to heal.

You deserve self-care. Addiction may not be your choice, but it is your journey. How you move forward is your choice. Let’s release shame, invite forgiveness and explore loving kindness.

We will end our evening with a guided meditation, breath work and an essential oil assist.

Jenny Ravikumar, e-RYT 500 hour teacher, reiki master, healer and writer. She will share her powerful story of how she began (and is still to this day) healing her own heart while staying strong in loving her son and creating a new family lifestyle for them both.

This is a free event – please spread the word.

Sunday, June 4 at Ayurveda Wellness Healing, 25C Lexington Ave, 2nd Floor, Magnolia, MA    4pm – 6pm

“Blockage is disease/Flow is health” 🙂

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Full Moon Meditation

Full Moon Meditation

COME ONE, COME ALL!  (No experience necessary)

Full Moon Meditation in Magnolia at Ayurveda Wellness Healing, LLC: part of a whole health system of Ayurveda Wellness Healing, LLC

We are thrilled to announce our monthly Full Moon Meditation starting, Wednesday, May 10 with highly experienced meditation practioner, Lynne Kathryn!

Experience the blissful benefits of meditation. A serene setting; Magnolia offers the perfect place to relax, slow down, cultivate mindfulness, unite with your inner self, get into the flow, and rejuvenate.

Whether it be for stress reduction or spiritual growth – you will feel better after meditating — try it — or share your experience/ all are welcome!

Let’s cultivate wisdom, enhance enlightenment, and raise the vibration!

Group work can lead to or complement individual practice; eventually, we can strive to practice in all apects of our lives!

Expect some discussion and guidelines initially, and then we will meditate for 20-30+ minutes. There will be time for sharing and balancing ourselves at the end of the session. If Spirit has led you here please listen to your soul’s path. Refine your practice, make a breakthrough, or have a gentle laugh! Join Ayurveda Wellness Healing, LLC and Lynne Kathryn on our journey! 🕉

Benefits of meditation:
Lowers blood pressure/slows down the cardiovascular system
Restores balanced function to the digestive system
Relaxes the nervous system
Relieves muscle tension
Diminishes intesnity of headaches/migraines
Relieves insomnia
Frees the mind from self-doubt and internal chatter
Releases fears
Reduces anxiety
Improves depression
Generates optimsim, self-esteem, confidence and motivation

Lynne Kathryn, M.Ed., C.MI. Certified Vipassana (insight) Meditation Instructor with 20 years experience teaching and nearly a decade counseling as well. Lynne is a meditation practitioner and facilitator who is based on the North Shore, and is available for individual or group sessions.

Investment: $10

When:  Wednesday, May 10   7:00 – 8:00pm

Where:  Ayurveda Wellness Healing, 25C Lexington Ave, 2nd Floor, Magnolia

“Blockage is disease/Flow is health” 🙂

www.ayurvedawellnesshealing.com

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Are You Seeing Red?

Promoting Optimal Wellness for Body, Mind and Spirit

Promoting Optimal Wellness for Body, Mind and Spirit

With yesterday’s snow storm you may not have gotten out much, but if you had you may have noticed a lot of women wearing red for National Red Dress Day. 

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Heart disease remains the #1 Killer of men and women world-wide. Heart (cardiovascular) disease includes high blood pressure, heart attack (myocardial infarction,) abnormal heart rhythm (arrhythmia,) congestive heart failure (CHF,) stroke (cerebrovascular disease) and more.

February is ‘National Heart Month.’ Wear red this month to help bring awareness to heart disease, risk factors, and prevention. ‘Get your red on’ all month-long.

Recognize Warning Signs of a Heart Attack. Symptoms of a heart attack can be different in men and women (more subtle at times) and may include –

  • Chest pain or discomfort
  • Pain in the upper body such as the neck, jaw, upper back, or arms
  • A squeezing feeling or tightness in the chest
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Sweating
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Dizziness or light-headedness

If you are experiencing symptoms of a heart attack, call 9-1-1 immediately. Don’t delay. Don’t drive yourself to the hospital.  As they say – “Time is heart.” “Time is brain.” This means that the faster you act, the better you heart and brain function can be preserved.

The Good News – Heart disease is largely preventable and controlled. Ask your doctor about your risk factors, prevention and treatment. In the meantime, take steps for a healthier you!

  • Stop smoking.
  • Manage blood pressure, cholesterol, diabetes and stress.
  • Exercise regularly.
  • Maintain a healthy weight.
  • Eat healthily.
  • Avoid or moderate use of alcohol.

Mention this post for FREE Blood Pressure Screening and FREE Smoking Cessation Consultation during the month of February at Dreamtime Wellness™ for FOB. Call 978-283-4258 to make an appointment. 

~ Live Each Day With a Grateful Heart. ~

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De-Stress During the Holiday Season … and Beyond

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Got Stress?? 

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You are not alone. And the Holiday Season can be an especially stressful time for many with added financial strain, grief and sadness over those we have loved and lost, and overwhelming, over-commitments. 

According to the 2014 annual Stress in America™ survey by the American Psychological Association (APA) the Top 4 sources of stress are –

Money, Work, Family Responsibilities, and Health Concerns.

The APA study also found –

  •  72% of Americans reported feeling stressed about money at least some of the time during the past month.
  • 22% said that they experienced extreme stress about money during the past month
  • Parents, younger generations and lower-income households (less than $50,000.00 annual income) have higher stress than others overall
  • Some people are putting their health care needs on hold because of financial concerns.
  • Stress about money impacts relationships
  • 22% say they are not doing enough to manage their stress.
  • American stress levels have been trending down since the annual survey first began in 2007, but still “higher than healthy levels.”

Here’s Some Good News – 

  • Americans who have some emotional support report lower stress levels
  • Help is Available!

If you are experiencing negative stress in your life, or feel overwhelmed by stress seek help! Talk to your doctor. Ask about professional counseling. Look into resources in the community. Talk to family and friends for emotional support.

Remember – You are not alone! Stress is a normal and unavoidable part of life. Some stress is even considered positive, such as the stress that motivates us to accomplish a task. But too much negative stress can negatively affect your emotional and physical health and wellbeing. Especially when it occurs on a daily basis.

Stress Response – The response to stress can be physical and emotional tension, pain, lowered immune response, and inflammation. Chronic stress can lead to chronic disease including high blood pressure, endocrine, metabolic, autoimmune, and mental health disorders.

RELAX and DE-STRESS – The opposite of the stress response is the relaxation response. Methods to relax and de-stress include: acupuncture, art therapy, deep breathing, exercise, hypnosis, laughter/humor, massage, mindfulness, meditation, music and dance, reading, reiki, tai chi, and yoga. Consider incorporating complementary and integrative therapies into your ‘wellness care plan.’ Learn techniques that you can incorporate daily for ‘best results.’ 

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REMEMBER to BREATHE. When stressed, people often breathe more shallow or even hold their breath. Breathing relaxation techniques are simple to learn, fast and effective to use, and available 24/7.

WALK or DRIVE by the OCEAN. Views of the water can change your psychology and physiology. Just ask Joey who is lucky to enjoy the View from the Dock every day! Take a drive along BackShore Gloucester or walk Good Harbor or Singing Beach and you will a relief of tension and experience your blood pressure lowering.

Lucky to Live on Cape Ann!

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Complementary and Integrative Therapies for Supportive Cancer Care

Promoting Optimal Wellness for Body, Mind and Spirit

Promoting Optimal Wellness for Body, Mind and Spirit

Hospitals around the country are offering integrative therapies as part of comprehensive, collaborative cancer treatment. According to the National Center Complementary and Integrative Health Integrative Medicine is a total approach to healthcare combining standard (conventional) medicine with complementary therapies that have been studied and shown to be safe and effective.

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Complementary and Integrative Therapies – (include but are not limited to) – Acupuncture, Expressive Art, Hypnosis, Massage, Mediation, Mindfulness, Music Therapy, Reiki, Tai Chi, Yoga and Qi Gong.

Complementary and Integrative Approaches for Cancer Symptoms and Treatment Side Effects

“NCCIH-funded research has suggested that:

  • Cancer patients who receive integrative therapies while in the hospital have less pain and anxiety.
  • Massage therapy may lead to short-term improvements in pain and mood in patients with advanced cancer.
  • Yoga may relieve the persistent fatigue that some women experience after breast cancer treatment.”

(Source: https://nccih.nih.gov/health/integrative-health)

  • A study by Birocco et al. found that Reiki (ray-kee) sessions (one to four half-hour sessions in this study) provided to 118 patients receiving chemotherapy in an outpatient infusion clinic were helpful in improving well-being, relaxation, pain relief, sleep quality and reducing anxiety. Those that received the full 4 sessions had a significant (P <.000001) reduction in anxiety. (Source: The effects of Reiki therapy on pain and anxiety in patients attended a day oncology and infusion services unit. Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2012 Jun;29(4):290-4.)
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  • Self-Hypnotic induction decreased pain and anxiety in women undergoing large core breast biopsy (Source: Adjunctive Self-hypnotic Relaxation for Outpatient Medical Procedures: A Prospective Randomized Trial with Women Undergoing Large Core Breast Biopsy. Lang, E., et al. Pain. 2006 December 15; 126(1-3): 155–164.
  • Acupuncture has been shown to be an effective and safe adjunct therapy for cancer care for: chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting. Studies also suggest acupuncture may be helpful in managing cancer-related pain, chemotherapy-related neutropenia, chemotherapy-induced neutropenia, cancer fatigue, and radiation-induced dry mouth (xerostomia.) (Source: The Value of Acupuncture in Cancer Care. weeding, L. et al. Hematol Oncol Clin North Am. 2008 Aug; 22(4) 631-viii. NIHMSID: NIHMS65572
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Hospitals offering Integrative Therapies –  in Boston include – Beth Israel-Deaconness, Boston Medical Center, Dana Farber, Mass General, and Tufts Medical Center. North of Boston – Lahey Healthcare (Beverly, Burlington, Danvers, Peabody, Winchester,) North Shore Medical Center (Lynn, Salem) and Mass General North (Danvers.)

Communicate with your oncology doctors and nurses about your use of integrative therapies for supportive care during treatment. Tell all your health care providers about any complementary health approaches you use to ensure coordinated, effective and safe care.

Important to Note: Some integrative therapies, over-the-counter medications, herbs and supplements may not be warranted or even be contraindicated because they may negatively impact your care during treatment for cancer. Check with you doctor, oncologist, and oncology nurse prior to using to assure safe, effective care.

What You Need to Know About Complementary and Integrative Therapies and Cancer Care – the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Therapies conducts and supports research, and provides information about complementary health products and practices. Rigorous studies are conducted to determine the safety and effectiveness of therapies, herbs and supplements. For More Information – https://nccih.nih.gov/health/tips/cancer

6 Things You Need to Know About Complementary Therapies – https://nccih.nih.gov/health/tips/cancer

How to Find a Complementary and Integrative Practitionerhttps://nccih.nih.gov/health/howtofind.htm

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