Ad­dic­tions class be­gin­ning Jan. 7

Serve Daily - - FRONT PAGE - By Pa­tri­cia Amadon

Mark your cal­en­dars! On Wed­nes­day, Jan. 7, the holis­tic, En­ergy Heal­ing class “Un­der­stand­ing and Heal­ing Ad­dic­tions” will be­gin at Bee­hive Health Es­sen­tials, 846 Ex­press­way Lane, Span­ish Fork (next to Kmart).

The class, which had its hum­ble begin­nings in 2009, was first in­tended for heal­ing

in­di­vid­u­als only with sub­stance ad­dic­tion. Suc­cess and love for the class spread

rapidly, and the class has now be­come rec­og­nized by Utah County’s Drug Court for ful­fill­ing “out­side” class­room re­quire­ments. As the class con­tin­ued to grow in pop­u­lar­ity, in­di­vid­u­als with health dis­or­ders re­lated to ad­dic­tion wanted to ex­tend the class to in­clude peo­ple with smoking ad­dic­tion, com­pul­sive overeat­ing, sex­ual and porno­graphic com­pul­sion, de­pres­sion, PTSD and those just feel­ing “stuck” and over­whelmed with day-to-day life. It quickly be­came ev­i­dent to me that ev­ery­one has a ball and chain whether they want to rec­og­nize it or not.

It’s common knowl­edge that stress has a di­rect neg­a­tive im­pact upon our health, but sci­ence now con­firms what en­ergy heal­ers have known for a long time: the daily stresses of life af­fect the phys­i­ol­ogy and DNA of our bod­ies. We can’t es­cape the fact that every­day liv­ing brings ex­pe­ri­ences of both joy and pain. But when in­di­vid­u­als be­gin to feel bur­dened and over­whelmed with life, they seek re­lief from their “emo­tional pain” through med­i­ca­tions that were never de­signed for long term phys­i­cal use.

En­ergy Heal­ing, once viewed as an un­con­ven­tional ther­apy for in­di­vid­u­als suf­fer­ing with sub­stance ad­dic­tion, is now be­ing em­braced and in­te­grated by health prac­ti­tion­ers through­out Utah County. Class spon­sors who will ac­tively par­tic­i­pate as guest lec­tur­ers in the class in­clude Dr. Randy Lun­dell of Span­ish Fork, Dr. Gor­don Stapel of Springville, Dr. Jay An­der­son of Span­ish Fork, Nina Isaac­son, MSOM, L.Ac, and prod­uct spon­sor Twin­lab of Amer­i­can Fork, which has gen­er­ously do­nated prod­uct for the en­tirety of the 17-week cur­ricu­lum.

The course, cre­ated and taught by Med­i­cal In­tu­itive and Master En­er­getic Healer Pa­tri­cia Amadon of Maple­ton, is truly for all mem­bers of the com­mu­nity. The class is free of charge, but a min­i­mum do­na­tion of $5 per class or canned food items is en­cour­aged. All con­tri­bu­tions are do­nated to the Utah County Food Coali­tion in Provo and Teen Chal­lenge USA, a world­wide Chris-

tian-based life school for those suf­fer­ing from sub­stance abuse ad­dic­tion.

Class cur­ricu­lum in­cludes nu­tri­tional ther­apy and sub­con­scious belief re-pro­gram­ming. The way we “see” our­selves on the deep­est core level of our be­ing has a di­rect im­pact upon how we choose to live our lives. From ba­sic sur­vival instincts to in­her­ited gen­er­a­tional be­liefs, th­ese belief sys­tems can be likened to the de­fault set­tings on your per­sonal com­puter. Belief sys­tems be­come in­grained at a very early age, yet those same be­liefs run our lives as adults. When we learn how our be­liefs cre­ate our per­cep­tions and how our per­cep­tions cre­ate our ex­pe­ri­ences, we feel in­spired and hope­ful in our abil­i­ties to shape our fu­ture. En­ergy Heal­ing has proven to be the most gen­tle and per­ma­nent ther­apy to en­hance our life ex­pe­ri­ences. Grad­u­ates of the class have ex­pressed that their lives that were once “run on auto-pi­lot” now have di­rec­tion and clar­ity.

One grad­u­ate, Anna F. of Span­ish Fork, praised the class by say­ing, “I learned to un­der­stand my re­la­tion­ships with my­self and oth­ers, to move past the trau­matic life sto­ries that were on re­play in my head. I don’t be­lieve ‘once an ad­dict al­ways an ad­dict.’ An ad­dict is not who I am any­more. Now I see my life as an ex­cit­ing op­por­tu­nity to learn.”

Ev­ery­one de­serves a life filled with hap­pi­ness and the clar­ity to move beyond their neg­a­tive ex­pe­ri­ences. True heal­ing hap­pens when all as­pects of one’s life is bal­anced.

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