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Back in late July, one of the keynote presentations at the Mayo Clinic’s Holistic Wellness conference was Dr. Henry Emmons. He made a startling statement that I’ve been reflecting on … one that impacts lots of people and perhaps, especially women. He said, “80% of depressions are stress-related.” We’ve all heard of good and not-so-good […]

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I am excited to let you know the research study “Impact of Healing Touch and Healing Harp on In-Patient Acute Care Pain” is published in the Holistic Nursing Practice this month. This ground-breaking study examines the concomitant use of two complementary modalities to reduce pain, anxiety and nausea in the postoperative patient population. E-mail me […]

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It is interesting how we’re all connected … about six months ago, Barb Schroeder, a nurse at the Mayo Clinic in the Women as Healers book, mentioned a program called Beyond Surgery®.  As she was sharing, it really “spoke to me,” but I didn’t take immediate action. A few months later, the co-founder of Beyond Surgery®, […]

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In May 2006, I began volunteering with Barb Schommer (Certified Healing Touch Practitioner/Instructor) at Woodwinds Health Campus in Woodbury, MN. The Woodwinds’ Integrative Therapies department recently released a research summary of our work together, “The Impact of Healing Touch with Harp Therapy on Inpatient Acute Care Pain: A Retrospective Analysis.” We are excited to announce […]

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