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Energy Healing - Psychotherapy - Body Work - Life/Professional Coaching - Shamanism - Ayurveda
Tai Chi - Feng Shui - CPR Training - Lawyer - ChildbirthEducator/Doula Training


REIKI THERAPY
FOR HEALING & TRANSFORMATION


CHARLENE ANESTIS, Certified Reiki Master, Life Coach

Charlene is committed to guiding those with chronic illness or disease to gather strength, find hope, and become resilient so they can pursue life regardless of body pain, lack of sleep and stress. Her experience working with many amazing clients guiding them to Stop Giving Up and Start Living Up has defined her mission and commitment to develop an easy plan that will have you living life fearlessly on your terms again, free from being run by your illness.

Her path to becoming a Master Energy Healer became clear when she overcame Depression and Anxiety. After entering into treatment with a therapist and medication she started to pursue holistic therapies that would support her after her treatment program ended. She developed her spiritual foundation and through exploration of finding balance with the Mind, Body, and Spirit discovered Life Coaching and Reiki. It was with the addition of these methods that her physical, mental and emotional healing skyrocketed. She learned to go beyond any physical or mental limitations and do the things that interested her most (Including learning to play ice hockey at age 43 despite two bad knees and plantar fasciitis). Life became fun again and she has never looked back. It became important for her to support others that were facing physical, mental, and emotional imbalance and help them see that healing is possible.

Charlene’s passion is connecting deeply with her clients and supporting them in knowing that when life gets tough, it’s time to pause, rebalance, and find their inner strength. Her long term study of the human thought process, deep spiritual background, and Hospice volunteer experience guides her to help you distill what truly matters to you. She was trained at the most prestigious and thorough Reiki Program in the North East as well as an ICF accredited coaching program. Her powerful healing sessions help you to jump start your life again and will provide you with deep relaxation, better sleep, and less pain and will complement any medical treatment you are already receiving. She teaches you to balance your own energy, leaving you feeling rejuvenated, more in control of your life with a better outlook on your situation.

Visit EmbracingLifeNow.com to read more about Charlene's services or to schedule a session with her.

“Two Roads diverged in a wood, and I —
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference. “
Robert Frost

 

KIRSTEN JETTINGHOFF, Certified Reiki Master, LMHC

Kirsten became a Traditional Usui Reiki Master in 2003. She is also a Karuna® Reiki Master and Komyo Reiki Shihan (Teacher). Kirsten provides a safe nurturing environment so a client may experience deep healing on physical, emotional, and spiritual levels. The soothing process of Reiki reminds us healing does not have to be a struggle and that we are supported by resources of healing that science does not yet fully understand.

While not a substitute for medical or psychotherapy treatment, Reiki provides a wonderful adjunct to care and opportunity for deep relaxation and peace. A note about Karuna Reiki: it embodies the energy of compassionate action and helps us to cultivate our own Inner Wisdom. Kirsten can be reached by calling 978-496-9787. Visit Kirsten's web site, elementalshift.com, or read about her psychotherapy practice below.


DONNA GREENHALGE, Certified Reiki Master Teacher, Advanced IET® Practitioner, and Intuitive Angel Card Reader

Donna is a business professional with many years of experience working in a Human Resources environment. She holds a BS in Information Systems and an MS in Education. Training is her heart's passion. She became interested in Reiki after trying an energy therapy session to help relieve post-surgery pain. She was amazed at the benefits after one session and embarked on a quest for more information. Since then, she has read many articles and text books and has completed several certification trainings to enrich and expand her healing practice.

Donna currently practices Reiki and Integrated Energy Therapy (IET®) and provides Intuitive Angel Card Readings. When working with clients, Donna provides services in a compassionate and comfortable setting, maintaining the strictest privacy and confidentiality. Donna is a hospice volunteer and looks forward to sharing Reiki with hospice clients to bring them optimal care and comfort. To schedule an energy session with Donna, call 978-888-5236 or send email to donnagreenhalge@gmail.com. To learn more about Donna, visit www.HandsToHealing.com.


ANNE BEECHER, Certified Reiki Master, MSW, LMT, CPT
In addition to Reiki, Anne's offerings include deep tissue neuromuscular massage, orthopedic assessment skills, strain counterstrain techniques, pregnancy massage, nerve mobilization, Reiki, and stretching instruction. These methods have been successful with clients suffering from injuries, chronic pain, headaches, asthma, and anxiety, just to name a few. Read Anne's full description below.

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PSYCHOTHERAPY & COUNSELING

MOLLY SALANS , LICSW, LMFT
Healing Connections: "Not Your Typical Therapist"

Molly is a licensed social worker and a licensed marriage and family therapist. She has been practicing in Massachusetts for twenty years. Molly is a holistic practitioner and her sessions include but are not limited to: Integrated Kabbalistic Healings, Family Constellation Work, poetry/writing therapy, art/play therapy, storytelling therapy, spiritual guidance, and guided meditations. Sessions with Molly usually leave clients feeling more relaxed and equipped with new tools to help them through difficult situations. Molly is an active and compassionate listener and creates a safe environment for all who work with her. She works with couples, families, individuals, adolescents, and children. In addition she enjoys teaching workshops and classes on the Kabbalah, and on helping others find abundance in their lives. She is also a published poet and author of Storytelling with Children in Crisis. Learn more about Molly at healingswithmolly.com or call her at 978-392-5998.


KATHLEEN McCARTHY, LICSW, CADCII
Strengths-Based Approach, Restoring Balance and Hope

Kathy is a licensed social worker experienced in doing group and individual work with children, adolescents, and adults facing a variety of difficulties. She specializes in substance abuse/dependence and domestic violence but her experience also includes dealing with trauma, depression, anxiety, issues of adjustment, relationship and family dysfunction, anger, stress management, and grief.

Change is a process that we often do not go through alone. Helping people to learn to change the way they think through the use of cognitive behavioral therapy techniques can empower them to improve decision making skills, avoid maladaptive urges to self harm, and feel hope that change is possible. Identifying strengths, providing tools, connecting to resources and supports, and enhancing personal awareness and self care are all important to promote growth and change. "Everyone has their own story and journey in life. I find it rewarding to assist others in any way I can to help make that journey a little easier." For more information or to schedule an appointment, call Kathy at 978-496-8079.


KIRSTEN JETTINGHOFF, LMHC

Kirsten has been a Licensed Mental Health Counselor for over ten years. She loves helping adults of all ages move through issues to gain greater satisfaction in all relationships, including the most important one: with oneself. If our relationships are not supporting us, it can feel like we are missing out on the sweetness of life. Kirsten uses a cognitive behavioral approach, which is a way we gain greater control over what happens in our lives, and access greater choice in how we respond to events. It can help us strengthen communication skills, deepen intimacy and heal codependency. “I believe we can grow beyond lifelong issues; we can replace feeling overwhelmed with feeling peace and learn to celebrate every step we take on our journey.” Treatment provided for issues of depression, anxiety, trauma, grief and loss, self-esteem, addiction and Recovery. Read more at Kirsten's web site, elementalshift.com, or contact her by calling 978-496-9787.


KATHRYN BETTENCOURT, Ph.D.

A licensed psychologist, Dr. Bettencourt received her doctorate from Colorado State University and completed her internship at the Bedford VA Medical Center. She enjoys working with adults struggling with a variety of difficulties and specializes in anxiety, depression, women's issues, and couples counseling. Dr. Bettencourt's style of therapy is eclectic, focusing on the goals of each individual (or couple) to create a specialized treatment plan. Humans are social creatures; thus a foundation of therapy is investigating relationship patterns and working to adjust cognitive, behavioral, and emotional patterns that are no longer working. To learn more or to schedule an appointment, please call Dr. Bettencourt at 978-496-8041.

 

LISA WESSAN, MSW, LICSW
Psychotherapist, DBT Skills Trainer & Life Coach

Lisa believes that regardless of where you are on the productivity and mental health spectrum, there are empowerment tools for you to access more strength, wisdom, and guidance from within. As you move forward with these tools, you will ultimately turn your defeats into victories and your scars into stars.

According to Lisa, "There are no failures in life, only slowly ripening successes." With your commitment and Lisa's unconditional acceptance of where you are today, you can create your new balanced, peaceful, prosperous, and productive life. Lisa has a great track record of turning the "impossible" into "I'm Possible!" In this process, you will discover your best practices to help you in your personal and professional ascension process. You will come to find meaning from your painful past. You will learn to release and let go, forgive and move on. You will feel more peaceful and useful in your life.

You will have the opportunity to experience Lisa's multi-modal approach, including but not limited to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT for couples), Motivational Interviewing, Transpersonal Psychology, Walk and Talk Therapy, and other evidence based turnaround techniques. Perhaps most important, Lisa accesses an Army of Angels, multicultural Scriptures, and intuitive, quality listening to support your transformation process. Lisa can be reached at 978-710-8039, or click here for more information.


DORONIT S. BLOOMENTHAL, LICSW

Doronit works with adolescents and adults experiencing issues including depression, anxiety, PTSD, self-harm, substance abuse, life-stage adjustments and relationship dysfunction. She provides an environment that is compassionate and judgement-free. She helps people empower themselves to use their own strengths and change patterns in their lives that no longer serve them. Her approach includes Mindfulness and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), which she uses to help build the skills necessary to communicate effectively, manage stress, and improve quality of life. To schedule an appointment with Doronit, call her at 978-467-4423 or send email to doronit@dsbtherapy.com. Read more about her at dsbtherapy.com.

 

 


JILLIAN BIZZOTTO-BROWN, LMHC

Jillian received her Master of Arts degree in Mental Health Counseling and Behavioral Medicine from Boston University. She has been working in the mental health field for over 10 years and has been a Licensed Mental Health Counselor for over 5 years. Her specialty for the majority of that time has been the treatment of sexual dysfunction; however, her areas of expertise include the treatment of substance abuse and addiction, anxiety, depression, trauma, and relationship issues. Jillian utilizes both psychodynamic and cognitive behavioral approaches to assist clients in identifying and understanding patterns of thinking that may be interfering with their ability to achieve healthy life goals. Jillian's aim in treatment is to aid her clients in restoring emotional balance to their lives in an effort to improve relationships and self-efficacy. If you are interested in learning more, or to schedule an appointment, please call Jillian at 508-306-8196.

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THERAPEUTIC BODY WORK

ANNE BEECHER, MSW, LMT

Anne has been a bodyworker for 15 years. Her blend of relaxation and therapeutic techniques provides a unique healing experience, and her background as a psychotherapist enables a warm, trusting and empathic relationship that gently moves you toward health. Anne offers deep tissue neuromuscular massage, myofascial release techniques, orthopedic assessment skills, trigger point therapy, strain counterstrain techniques, pregnancy massage, nerve mobilization, Reiki, Chi Gong, acupressure and stretching instruction. These methods have been successful with clients suffering from injuries, chronic pain, headaches, asthma, and anxiety, fibromyalgia, myofascitis, sciatica, neck pain, back pain, TMJ and other discomforts.

Anne enjoys working with clients of all ages, from infants to elders, and she understands that each age group has its own special considerations. Anne finds the rhythm that is most comfortable and healing for each person and each muscle, with their varying needs of depth and tension. Her close work and consultation with doctors, chiropractors, and physical therapists allows a team approach for your highest level of well-being.

Anne holds a Bachelor's in Communication Disorders and a Master's in Clinical Social Work. She is a Licensed Massage Therapist, and Reiki Master/Teacher. She is dedicated and passionate about helping people find optimal body comfort for a happier and healthier life experience. She has developed some great techniques for self massage and stretching exercises, that are now available through videos you can rent for only $3.99. "We believe self care is the best step in feeling great and more comfortable." Read more on her web site, TheStretchingResource.com. Anne can be reached at 978-452-4997.


LEEANNE HEBERT, LMT

LeeAnne as been a health and wellness enthusiast for many years and brings to her practice a wealth of human understanding and compassion She is a graduate of South Boston Yoga, The Salter School massage therapist program, Catherine Hinds School of Esthetics, and a certified life coach. Drawing on her own life experiences and achievements she has cultivated a successful health and wellness coaching program.

LeeAnne firmly believes in the mind-body connection and loves sharing gentle yoga stretches with her massage clients. As a massage therapist she believes that touch is healing. Her main focus in massage is working with clients who have repetitive injury due to sitting in an office all day, week after week. This includes upper and lower back pain. Her preferred method of massage is myofascial release. This type of massage is effective in pain relief with an added bonus of relaxation.

On a personal note LeeAnne enjoys the outdoors and loves to hike with her dog Chula Bella.


CYNTHIA WOOD, Ortho-Bionomy® Instructor/Practitioner

Cynthia is a Registered Instructor and Advanced Practitioner of Ortho-Bionomy. She has studied with Dr. Pauls, the creator of the work. She was founder and director of The New England Center for Ortho-Bionomy. Also, a graduate of the Chicago school of Massage Therapy, Cynthia has been in private practice since 1989. In addition to her private practice, Cynthia has worked in settings as varied as a physical therapy clinic, spas, hospitals, athletic events, and the Kovler Center for Survivors of Political Torture. She began teaching in 1999 and has taught throughout the United States. She has a back ground in theater and received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Boston University. She brings clarity, warmth, and a sense of fun to the classroom. She brings sensitivity and experience to her practice.

Ortho-Bionomy is a gentle yet highly effective form of therapeutic bodywork. It is used to relieve pain and to restore natural alignment and well-being. It helps resolve chronic and acute injuries, stress and trauma, as well as problems associated with postural and structural imbalances. Using comfortable positions and gentle movements, Ortho-Bionomy triggers the body's own self-correcting reflexes. No forceful manipulations are used. Instead, using gentle positioning, Ortho-Bionomy employs the body's innate wisdom to find balance and health.

Cynthia Wood is an approved provider of Continuing Education credits by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB).


LIFE, HEALTH, & BUSINESS COACHING

CHARLENE ANESTIS
Life Satisfaction Coach, Certified Reiki Practitioner

Charlene is a Life Satisfaction Coach and Certified Reiki Practitioner who supports clients in setting goals and achieving them, as they rediscover what is truly important to them with a focus on living a deeply fulfilling life. She specializes in setting a safe, comfortable environment for clients to share their innerUmost thoughts, supporting them through the process of creating and accomplishing goals. They discover beliefs and thought habits that have defeated their goals in the past, develop their inner guidance, and navigate any obstacles. During each session clients are supported to delve as deeply or gingerly as they are willing to go, they participate in exercises and client-led discussions, and are supplied with a vast amount of resources if they are unsure which direction to take.

Reiki is utilized to set the space for deep transformation and change. Reiki helps the healing process, relieving stress and chronic symptoms while relaxing the client so that they feel rejuvenated. Reiki creates the best results when done in person but distant Reiki can be very effective as well.

Charlene was inspired to become a coach through her own transformation experience. She started to follow her own intuition and discovered what she wanted to create in her life. She attended the International Coaching Academy and realized how personally fulfilling coaching enabled her life to be. She became interested in Reiki Healing as an addition to coaching for the calmness and peace it brings. She studied under Lourdes Gray of the John Harvey Gray Center. Reiki is a very good tool to work with for changing bad habits and unproductive thought patterns and behaviors, while providing relaxation. Charlene believes coaching and healing comprise an incredible journey that can give clients a brand-new awareness about how they want to feel all of the time and how everyone is meant to live a beautiful rewarding life.

Visit EmbracingLifeNow.com to read more about Charlene's services or to schedule a session with her.


JENNA AMARA
Film Maker, Intuitive Creative Process Coach, Educator

The topic of Life is one of those subjective subjects because we each view it through our own lens and filter of experience. The truth is we are all here for a reason and have a purpose. We are unique, special, and provide the world with meaning. Through our interactions with one another, our choices, and reactions we form the realities in which we live.

Jenna started out her first twenty years of life in a chaotic home of domestic violence moving all over the United States. She credits her survival to choice. She made the choice to not let what others did to her dampen her spirit or stop her from one day doing great things. No matter how many times people have told her she can't do something, she has risen to accomplish that and much more. Now Jenna shares what she has learned not only in life but throughout her career as a Coach and Healer. The mission she lives for is to help others manifest greatness, to teach others so they can do for themselves, and to be there standing strong for those who have yet to survive as a beacon of change. To schedule an appointment or learn more, please visit www.jennaamara.com.

 

JANET CALIRI
Certified Life Coach, author, and artist teacher

Janet Caliri is a human potential practitioner whose mission is igniting human potential. She is a former medical professional in cardiovascular radiology, professional photographer, a certified life coach, published author, and trained artist teacher for emotionally disturbed and at-risk youth at an award winning non-profit in Los Angeles. There she learned how to work with students of different challenges, how to build community, handle interventions, and instill a culture of respect, courage, and accountability where students and teachers work and play together as equals.

Janet is the founder of Visible Transitions. After Janet had gone through many life transitions herself, the latest being a five-year illness that depleted her life force, Visible Transitions was born from combining her top passions and skills to devote to our next generation. This photographic methodology effectively supports people who are challenged in or about to embark upon a life transition. This is done by charting progress, while approaching situations from child-like wonder! Janet's book, Me With Me: I Am As Good To Others To The Degree I Am With Me, can be purchased online.

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AYURVEDIC HEALTH AND BEAUTY CARE

REKHA SHARMA, B.A.M.S., Ayurvedic Practitioner / Naturopath

Rekha is an Ayurvedic Practitioner with a Bachelor's Degree in Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery from Baba Farid University in India, and eleven years of experience in Ayurveda, a naturopathic form of health care that addresses psychosomatic, skin, hair, gastro-intestinal (GI), and other health-related issues. To read an article in the Westford Eagle describing how Rekha was able to cure a severe hair-loss problem for a local resident, click here.

Rekha has worked extensively with a wide range of herbs, etiology, pathogenesis of diseases, and treating the root causes of disease. Providing guidelines on ideal daily and seasonal routines (including diet, meditation, and yoga), Ayurveda teaches us that health is the manifestation of balance between our environment, body, mind, and spirit. It is not just the absence of disease that defines "health." Rather, Ayurveda views vibrant health as your birthright.

To watch Rekha's recent video explaining Ayurvedic medicine and how it can help reduce stress levels and ease symptoms of stress, click here.

Rekha has experience working in a multi-specialty hospital and is a professional member of the National Ayurvedic Medical Association (NAMA). She is currently an Ayurveda Instructor at Acton-Boxborough Community Education. Read more about her at rekhasharmawellness.com. Rekha can be reached at 774-232-6245 or ayuhhbc@hotmail.com.


TAI CHI

JULIE OBERHAUS
Senior Trainer, Tai Chi for Health Institute

Julie began teaching tai chi in 2005 at a local YMCA. She has completed several certifications in Dr. Paul Lam’s Tai Chi for Health programs including Tai Chi for Arthritis 1 & 2, Depth of Tai Chi for Arthritis, Tai Chi for Diabetes, Depth of Sun 73, Tai Chi for Energy, and Tai Chi for Beginners. She meets regularly with teachers and Master Trainers to work on deepening her understanding and knowledge of tai chi through these and other forms such as fan, cane, Chen, Yang, as well as silk reeling and qigong.

Julie graduated with honors from Bowling Green State University with a Bachelor of Science in Education (emphasis in modern dance) and a minor in psychology. She is a certified instructor for Arthritis Aquatics, Yogafit, and Zumba. She is currently teaching several tai chi classes in her community. She also enjoys teaching and hosting a variety of tai chi workshops and is excited to share Tai Chi for Health programs with New England.

It is Julie’s goal to have people of all ages enjoy the benefits of tai chi.
For more information or to sign up for a class with Julie, visit dancingcranetaichi.com
or send email to dancingcrane8@gmail.com.

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FENG SHUI CONSULTATIONS

KIRSTEN JETTINGHOFF
Kirsten
is a Feng Shui Consultant certified in the Black Sect Tantric Buddhist (BTB) School of Feng Shui. Feng Shui can positively impact health and happiness with principles that increase harmony and flow in your surroundings. A consultation provides the opportunity to define and achieve goals along with an increased sense of peace and well-being. It is often reported that making modifications with Feng Shui leads to better sleep, increased energy and clarity. It does not require making huge lifestyle changes or sacrificing your sense of style. Perhaps there is an area of your life: e.g., career, health, prosperity, family, romance, where you would like to see transformation. Feng Shui can create shifts that bring results you are seeking, or often, even better. Find more information about Kirsten above. Kirsten can be reached by calling 978-496-9787.


CPR, AED, & FIRST AID INSTRUCTION

GARY THURSTON
Certified American Heart Association Instructor
Certified American Red Cross Instructor

Gary provides top-quality CPR, AED, and first aid instruction. He is dedicated to educating the public and medical professionals in these important life-saving skills. Everyone can benefit from learning the skills to save lives. Almost 80 percent of sudden cardiac arrests happen at home and are witnessed by a loved one. Put very simply, the life you save with CPR is likely to be the life of someone you love.

Although some professions require CPR certification that is renewed periodically (police and fire personnel, educators, fitness professionals, etc.), Gary also offers a “Family and Friends” class that is appropriate for the general public - that is, for people not required to have certification. For the class, wear comfortable clothing; you may need to sit or kneel on the floor. Also, bring a pen and paper to take notes. If you have long hair, you may want to bring something to tie it back.

Preregistration is strongly encouraged.
Sign up at www.HelpfulHandsCPR.com

For more information, contact Gary
Gary@helpfulhandscpr.com or call 978-621-5275.

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LAWYER

ERIN NIELSON, Attorney

Erin practices in all areas of family law, including divorce, paternity, adoptions, guardianships of minors, modifications and contempts, drafts pre- and post-nuptial agreements, and is experienced in custody cases involving allegations of parental alienation, substance abuse, physical and sexual abuse. Erin also handles guardianships and conservatorships of adults. She graduated from Northeastern University School of Law in 2003. Her goal is to help her clients to feel confident, in control, and unburdened through their work together.

Prior to attending law school, Erin worked in the field of refugee resettlement, overseeing a staff of social workers providing services to refugee families from around the world. In addition to her J.D., she holds a Master's Degree in Intercultural Management and Sustainable Development from the School for International Training. Attorney Nielson's history in social services has proved a beneficial background for her law practice. Erin is a strong advocate with the sensitivity to guide her clients through troubling times with compassion. Erin can be reached at 978-250-0710.

CERTIFIED CHILDBIRTH EDUCATOR & LABOR DOULA
TRAINING PROGRAMS
With Julie Brill, Certified Combination Childbirth Educator, Certified Labor Doula

JULIE BRILL has been teaching childbirth classes for seventeen years. She graduated from Tufts University with a degree in Sociology and Women's Studies, and has completed the Massachusetts Midwifery Alliance Apprenticeship Course. A certified childbirth educator with the Childbirth and Postpartum Professionals Association (CAPPA) and the Association of Labor Assistants and Childbirth Educators (ALACE), Julie has also attended births as a midwifery apprentice and labor doula. Her perinatal articles have appeared in Midwifery Today, hip Mama, ePregnancy, Spirit of Change, the Boston Parents' Paper B.A.B.Y. edition, Parenting from the Heart, Special Delivery Magazine, and the CAPPA Quarterly.

Julie loves working with birthing families. In her classes, she strives to provide accurate information and tools so that each birthing woman can choose the birth that is best for her. Julie believes birth is a normal, natural event with the potential to be extremely empowering. CAPPA offers the highest level of evidence based training available and is the fastest growing childbirth education and doula organization in the world. Julie is thrilled to be the CAPPA teacher trainer for Massachusetts and to have the opportunity to mentor new childbirth educators. For more information visit wellpregnancy.com. To enroll in a childbirth educator class, contact Julie at julie@wellpregnancy.com.

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