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Integrative Strategies for Stress and Anxiety Management

  • Grow Benzie 5885 Frankfort Highway Benzonia, MI, 49616 United States (map)

WHAT?
We will explore Integrative Strategies to manage stress and anxiety. We will highlight how you can incorporate multiple healthcare modalities to better balance your mood and reduce stress.

Presented by the practitioners of Freshwater Wellness:
Christina Ryan-Stoltz, LMT: Christina has been a massage therapist since 2001 and Master Bodyworker since 2005. She is passionate & curious by nature, and has cultivated her understanding of health, healing & spirituality—personally & professionally—by adding breadth & depth to her skill set with advanced studies & certification in holistic health, herbalism, energy healing and meditation.

Emily Eilers, DC: Dr. Eilers grew up in Benzie County and graduated from Iowa State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree with a focus in Kinesiology and Health. After graduating from ISU, she attended National University of Health Sciences, where she earned a Doctor of Chiropractic (DC). As a collegiate athlete, she has a special interest in pain management, but utilizes unique assessment strategies to examine the underlying emotional causes for musculoskeletal complaints.

Abigail Ellsworth, ND, RAc: Dr. Abigail completed her undergraduate degree in Zoology at University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a MS in Marine Biology from University of Alaska-Fairbanks. Her primary area of research was Reproductive Endocrinology, however, her time in the "upper 1" peaked her interested in circadian rhythms and mood disorders and inspired her to pursue a Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine (ND) and Masters in Oriental Medicine (MSOM) from the National University of Natural Medicine, in Portland, OR. She now combines her experiences in biomedical sciences, natural medicine (i.e. clinical nutrition, botanical medicine, lifestyle modifications) and Chinese Medicine (i.e. acupuncture) to collaborate with other healthcare providers and assist patients in achieving optimal health.

Katie Larsen LMSW: Katie completed her BA in psychology at Kalamazoo college followed by a Master's in Social Work at MSU. Katie has been serving individuals, families and children for 15 years with special interests and training in trauma, infant mental health, anxiety and depression. The mind body connection has always fascinated her and led her to study meditation and obtain certification in Reiki.

Tamra Ward, LMT: a massage therapist since 2007, her style is a blend of modalities, specializing in Ashiatsu. Ashiatsu is a barefoot massage that focuses a slow, deep pressure through the body’s meridians. Tamra’s own devotion to wellness, yoga, growing good food and kayaking Michigan’s rivers adds to her practice.

WHEN?
Tuesday, February 26th, 6pm

WHO?
Any and all are welcome.


WHY?
Anxiety rates are on the rise. People are more stressed out than ever. Tonight's potluck will take a look at holistic ways to manage stress and anxiety.

HOW MUCH?
Free. Folks are encouraged to bring a dish to pass, but is not required. There will be a free-will donation basket at the door.

WHERE?
Grow Benzie Event Center
5885 Frankfort Highway (M-115), Benzonia, 49616
*** 1 mile west of stoplight in Benzonia
*** 5 miles east of Frankfort
*** 20 miles west of Interlochen
*** 30 miles north of Manistee


QUESTIONS: 231-882-9510

WEATHER OR NOT?
If Benzie County Central Schools are closed, the event will be cancelled/postponed.

Earlier Event: February 25
Fibershed
Later Event: February 28
Fermentation Guild: Sourdough Workshop