Power Tapping for Release of Negative States – March 22, 6-8 PM

Clear negative body-mind states
Easy to learn, Simple to apply
Exceedingly effective


with Marilyn Graham
Release habitual patterns of restricted energy flow

A quick and powerful technique to clear negative body-mind states (uncomfortable physical, mental or emotional patterns, repetitive behaviors, etc.). Drawn from several different energy-meridian tapping techniques, the Power Tap™ is easy to learn, simple to apply and exceedingly effective. Memorize the protocol, and it’s at your fingertips whenever you need it for yourself or another. Similar to resetting a computer that has gone into a bad software/hardware loop, this technique resets ones subtle energy system by stimulating known energy points on the body. In so doing, it releases habitual patterns of restricted energy flow that manifest as ‘dis-ease’ in one’s body/mind.

March 22, 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Call (707) 575-5180 to reserve space


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Learn Foot Reflexology for Self Care – March 8, 6-8 PM

An invaluable asset in one’s self-care medicine chest
Relieve stress, tension or discomfort
Use technique on yourself or others

Two hour class with Marilyn Graham

Take advantage of the correlations between points on the foot and specific body parts

This modality can be an invaluable asset in one’s self-care medicine chest. Taking advantage of the correlations between points on the foot and specific body parts, you can use technique on yourself or others to bring greater circulation, nerve flow and awareness into any area of the body, often relieving stress, tension or discomfort. You’ll learn how body’s geography can be located the feet, and how to use your hands for maximum benefit and comfort. Please come with clean feet (and clean socks) – you’ll have the opportunity to gain practical experience while you learn.

March 8, 2017 / 6:00 – 8:00 PM

$25 Per Class
Call (707) 575-5180 to reserve space

Download flyer: Foot Reflexology class


Yoga Improves Memory and Brain Function in Older Adults, Study Finds

Published on the YogaU Wellness blog, the article below discusses a study which showed an increase in memory and brain function in older adults who did yoga. While GMA patients may not all be older, many still may suffer from memory and concentration issues which could benefit from yoga.

Yoga Center of Santa Rosa

Pam Fields of the Yoga Center of Santa Rosa teaching in her gentle yoga class. Pam also teaches a class for Parkinson’s patients.

If you are interested in trying it out, check out our Resources/Support Groups page on the GMA website to find a list of local and online classes in gentle and restorative yoga that would be possible for many patients.

Yoga Improves Memory and Brain Function in Older Adults, Study Finds
By: B Grace Bullock, PhD, E-RYT 500

Prolonged stress can have a deleterious effect on the brain, reducing your ability to think, plan and reason effectively. This is particularly true for the elderly. Now, a new study published in Biological Psychology finds that yoga may moderate the stress response and improve executive function in older adults, building on prior research that finds that yoga is good for your brain.

Neuroendocrine research finds that brain exposure to higher concentrations of cortisol – a key marker of stress – increases the risk for cognitive deficits as we age. Chronic stress magnifies this effect, placing undue wear and tear on the brain and the autonomic nervous system, and increasing the risk for disease.

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Read the original study: Yoga practice improves executive function by attenuating stress levels

Find a review by the Harvard Medical School Health Publication of studies about yoga and the stress response: Yoga for Anxiety and Depression


New! Patient Resources Now at the GMA website

Patient Resource Page

Our Resource Page is now on the GMA website at
Resources/Support Groups

We have a new resource list, with updated links, and many new additions. I hope you will find these helpful to you in the coming new year. There are still areas we are planning to update or fill in, so if you are a patient, and have suggestions for resources you have found useful in your health journey, let us know in the comments below.

*Inclusion on this list does not necessarily mean that we endorse the organization, group, or business. Before making any changes in your treatment, always be sure to consult your physician.

We list resources on the following topics:

Aging and Illness

Aging and Illness Support and Resources – Local
Aging and Illness – National [Read more…]


Self Care Classes with Marilyn Graham coming in January!

Marilyn Graham, one of our Body Technicians, is bringing a series of Self Care classes to GMA in January of 2017. These two hour classes will be offered on Wednesdays at either 2-4 PM or 6-8 PM. These are an excellent way to add to your self care skills, especially important in the early part of the year, when we may be recovering from over doing things during the holidays.  Classes are $25 per session.

Download flyer with all self care class dates: Self Help Classes with MG 12-8-16

Also watch for a series of free classes covering the Body Technologies offered at GMA! Live demos will be part of the classes. Details coming soon.

Weight Loss Using Hypnosis

Re-shape your attitudes toward healthy foods and exercise

Weight Loss Through Hypnosis

You will experience 3 hypnosis sessions during the class. Hypnosis capitalizes on the notion that thoroughly relaxing the body signals the mind that there is no present threat. The body can then relax its vigilance and open to new ideas or instructions. The ideal result is that you literally change your mind on purpose.

January 11, 2017/6:00 – 8:00 PM or February 8, 2017/2:00 – 4:00 PM
$25 Per Class

Down load flyer:  Weight Loss Using Hypnosis 12-8-16

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Energy Alignment and Healing with Dr. Norman Suhu

In ancient times, people had an intimate connection with nature and were able to live harmoniously with nature through observing and listening to its rhythms. In modern times, reliance on technology has created a disconnect with nature and thus human intuitive and psychic connection with nature. We will explore ways to re-align our energies and re-awaken our psychic connection with nature.

The Healing Power of NatureWhen our reverence for and connection to nature is restored then we can openly receive all the offerings that nature provides for healing humanity and the earth. We will explore some effective and simple methods to help cultivate and refine innate psychic powers for healing. [Read more…]


Self Care Ideas for Getting More Rest

Source: Why You Still Probably Need More Rest

Very nice article with some good reminders on how to get more rest. Even though it is written for the Primal Living audience, the basic issues are the same for those with chronic illness. How to get real rest. Try some of the ideas, and see if they can help.


Poor Sleep and Some Strange Causes

Lauren Gordon-FahnBy Lauren Gordon-Fahn, LAc

Those who struggle with insomnia, even if it is infrequent, can find themselves more impacted by the lack of sleep in winter. Winter is a time to focus on restoration more than energy output. There are hundreds of causes for insomnia. There are many articles on how to create better sleep hygiene by regulating sleep schedule, removing blue light exposure, which down-regulates melatonin production, and removing light in our bedroom. This article shares a few infrequently explored causes for poor sleep which may be highly effective for some insomniacs. [Read more…]


The Importance of Vulnerability in Treatment

Lauren Gordon-FahnBy Lauren Gordon-Fahn, L.Ac.

In living we gather wounds, both physical and emotional, many of which we heal, others we learn to live with. There are some pains that partially fade, come and go, but we carry the remnants, the bits and pieces that don’t go away.  As a patient, and as a practitioner, I have come to believe many parts of us can be healed more deeply than we have allowed. The human body is designed [Read more…]


The Simple Man’s Medicine- Talking to One’s Self

Lauren Gordon-FahnBy Lauren Gordon-Fahn, L.Ac.

The message is out there. Clear, honest communication is the best way to maintain and sustain a healthy relationship with those we love. Presumably, we can only offer others what we have offered ourselves first. So, here is an interesting crossroads between two popular advice offerings. If we open loving dialogue with our intimates, then is it not time to offer the same kindness and healing to ourselves? What am I suggesting? Exploring the power of conversing with our Self!

That is correct. Perhaps talking to our Self is [Read more…]