Monday, December 13, 2010

Stress Reduction Strategies at Sinai

Health experts all agree that stress can be detrimental to your well being. However, not all experts agree on the best way to relieve stress. If you are interested in exploring alternative stress reduction techniques, come to the Alvin & Lois Lapidus Cancer Institute's Reiki and Acutonics workshop on Wednesday.

“This holistic stress reduction program will help you learn modalities to help you relax and check in with your inner sources of well-being and guidance. Learn to re-balance energy systems,” says Jill Adler, coordinator Patient Information Services in the Alvin & Lois Lapidus Cancer Institute.

Reiki, described as a spiritual practice, was developed in 1922 in Japan. Reiki practitioners hold their hands on or over the person who is fully clothed. Practitioners claim to transfer healing energy through their palms.

Ellen Jacobs, Reiki master teacher, will facilitate the Sinai workshop.

“Reiki involves the practitioner just allowing a beautiful energy flow to come through to the client. The result is a deep state of relaxation and peace,” says Jacobs, who has been a practitioner for two years and has a private practice.

Although there have been small research studies demonstrating evidence that Reiki relieves stress, other studies have found no correlation. Still, many patients at Sinai have said they found it helpful.

Jacobs will also demonstrate Acutonics, which is described as a vibrational sound healing therapy.

“It is a method of using sound and vibration. It balances the energy of the body through sound frequency,” says Jacobs who will use calibrated tuning forks that are placed on parts of the body.
If your curiosity is peaked and you are wondering if these alternative stress reduction techniques are right for you, come to this free workshop. Pre-registration is required.

WHERE: Alvin & Lois Lapidus Cancer Institute Conference Room, Sinai Hospital, 2401 W. Belvedere Ave., Baltimore
WHEN: 4 to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, December 15.
TO REGISTER: Call 410-601-9355.

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