Integrative wellness practitioners are healthcare and healing arts professionals committed to seeing the whole person within their cultural context and the interconnection of all systems in the body/ mind. They actively cultivate a professional lens of multiple evidence-based modalities in their field and interdisciplinary fields for understanding optimal human growth and development. When clients work with integrative wellness practitioners, they engage in a deeper understanding of their mind/body connection and explore a collaborative treatment plan that can include a synthesis of Western and Eastern healthcare modalities, psychotherapy, movement, nutrition, mindfulness, lifestyle changes, and coaching.
Louisville Integrative Practitioners Collaborative (L.I.P.C.) is a free monthly meeting for local holistic health practitioners that provides support, learning, and networking. Space is limited; a reservation is required.
You'RE A PERFECT FIT
- You're a health care or healing arts professional who serves from a holistic perspective.
- You enjoy sharing new ideas and gain inspiration from collaborating with others with a similar approach to client/ patient care.
- You want to make the most effective use of your time while meeting other local practitioners.
- You have a multidisciplinary approach and you want to further expand your knowledge of what Louisville has to offer in order to make better referrals for your clients.
- You value learning from the expertise of other local practitioners.
- You embrace the idea of community over competition.
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What: Support, learning, and networking for local holistic health providers
Where: Most meetings will be at Foxhollow Farm, 8905 Kentucky 329 Crestwood, KY 40014, although sometimes we'll take field trips to other locations! Make sure to check your email confirmation for the location of each meeting!
When: Check the schedule below to confirm dates We will *usually* meet on the 4th Friday of the month from 8:00-10:00 a.m. with the following schedule:
- 8:00- Doors open, coffee + tea available
- 8:15-9:00- Introductions; please come prepared to introduce yourself and your work to the group in 30 seconds
- 9:00-9:30- Speaker; rotates monthly. We seek to learn from practitioners of varying modalities
- 9:30-10:00- Networking, collaboration, development of new ideas in small groups
Each month, along with open networking, a speaker is will educate us on their area of expertise/ modality and incorporate a fun learning activity.
Friday, July 28, 2023:
Beth is a Registered Nurse, Certified Reiki Master Teacher, and Certified Crystal Healer. Reiki is a Japanese technique known to help with relaxation, stress reduction, pain relief, boosts the immune system, and so much more. Reiki helps to facilitate the body’s natural healing process through energy exchange.
As a spiritual facilitator and channeler, she keeps one foot in the spiritual realm and holds space with you while you work toward mental, emotional, and spiritual balance. Beth offers Reiki sessions, in-person and distantly, and teaches all certification levels in Reiki. She has spoken at the Kentucky Board of Perianesthesia Nursing Conference for the last two years to help educate the benefits of Reiki in hospitals.
Beth will be giving speaking about Reiki and offering a group Reiki session for all in attendance, on July 28th. To learn more about Reiki at spiritwingsllc.com
Jessica Hill Powell, NBC-HWC, RYT
Jessica's professional expertise centers around holistic wellness and behavior change. She has a degree in Psychology from Bellarmine University and completed her health coach training and certification at Duke Integrative Medicine. She's also a trained yoga instructor and an aromatherapy wellness advocate. Many modalities, one goal: complete health & well-being.
Madison Raque is the clinic manager of Oasis TMS of Louisville. TMS stands for Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation. TMS is a non-invasive treatment for individuals that suffer from major depressive disorder. The treatment stimulates underactive neurons to get them firing again to increase/regulate mood.
Jonathan & Hillary Day
Jonathan and Hillary met in Seattle where she was studying Chinese medicine and he was a university fellow. They shared many things, including a deep love for the natural world. After a time, they married and set up a life together in the Pacific Northwest while Jonathan took up a university faculty position.
One day, they realized that the hustles of Seattle and academia were making them feel ill and lose connection with what they loved. So they let it all go. Jonathan left his university position, and they moved our life to Louisville, KY to be closer to the land, set up a balanced life, and raise their daughter.
During the field trip to Turtle Tree Acupuncture, they will give us a full tour of their clinic, and provide us with a basic understanding of Traditional Chinese Medicine and their approach to healing. Come ready to ask questions and learn!
Dee Dee Taylor
Dee Dee owns 502 Hemp Wellness Center, Louisville’s premier hemp boutique and is Co-owner of 502 Wellness, LLC. She plans to expand and have even more locations across the Commonwealth and beyond where she can continue to provide education and quality products to those in need.
During the field trip to 502 Hemp Wellness Center, Dee Dee will provide us with education on the many ways hemp can be useful and answer questions.
Gina Millard is a shamanic practitioner and teacher. Her healing practice includes Reiki, Tibetan Acupressure, soul communication, and work with animals. Gina comes to the work with a background in special education.
During her presentation, she'll answer the questions: Why Shamanism & Why Now? Shamanism is an ancient spiritual practice that dates back to first people. It is not a religion. Shamanism is rooted in the knowing that there is divinity or spirit in all things. Join us as we explore the beauty of shamanism and how it can support each of us in leading more awe inspired and balanced lives.
Julie Ciriano, LCSW
Julie has been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker since 2004, with a master's degree is social work from IUPUI in 1998 and a bachelor of arts in Psychology + Sociology from Indiana University in 1996. She's trained and used EMDR since 2008 and was certified in Havening in 2018.
She has a great deal of experience working with individuals with depression, anxiety and PTSD, as well as families with various interpersonal issues. Clients often seek her to assist in navigating through difficult relationships with family members, as well as coping with recent or past traumas. Using EMDR and Havening, she teaches clients that they can lessen negative emotional and physical reactions to past trauma. Mind-body connection is an integral part of her practice.
Erica Ware, LMT, CST, Herbalist
Erica is an intuitive healer and the founder of Holistic Bodywork. She brings nearly a decade of experience in the holistic health field to her clients. Her expertise in body mechanics, intuitive healing, and energy work allows for a deeper understanding of root causes of pain and discomfort. She believes that we become empowered in our own well-being when we understand how to heal ourselves physically, mentally, and emotionally; her work supports you through that process.
During her presentation, Erica will be educating us on the benefits of craniosacral therapy. She will also discuss how she uses it to not only help the physical body but to release energy cysts and mental/ emotional stress which encourages healing.
Kelly Melber, RN
Kelly has been a registered nurse for just over 6 years, spending the majority of her time in the operating room as a travel nurse. During her years traveling, she spent a large amount of time out west because of her avid outdoor lifestyle. If she was not at the hospital caring for patients, she was in the mountains hiking, backpacking, rock climbing, and skiing. With all the various activities putting strain on her body, Kelly looked for natural ways to aid in recovery and overall wellness. She started receiving monthly IVs for hydration and nutrition and became hooked on the positive effects regarding her health.
After taking a nursing assignment in Louisville, she decided to get out of hospital nursing and pursue a career that aligned with her passion of wellness and fueling the body. That’s where Restore comes in —Kelly began working at Restore Hyper Wellness at the beginning of 2022. Offering several modalities and medical services, Restore is targeted on looking at basic building blocks of wellness. This includes hot and cold therapy, oxygen therapy, IV hydration, and several other modalities. Restore focuses on preventative care and active recovery to help each client be the best and healthiest version of themselves.
Robin Aleksevitch, RN, Biofeedback Practitioner
Robin has been a Registered Nurse for over 33 years, receiving her Bachelor's Degrees in Nursing, Psychology, and English from the University of South Dakota. Working as a nurse in cardiac, behavioral, and school nursing, she's seen the impact stress plays on our body, mind, and health. She uses biofeedback to help clients to connect with their bodies to reduce pain, manage stress, headaches, smoking cessation and so much more.
Similar to other energy modalities like acupuncture and craniosacral, biofeedback works with your human energy field by restoring the flow of energy in the body. The subtle electrical signals emitted stimulate a healing response on a cellular level. This helps you to better deal with stressors in your physical and emotional body.
Margie Odom, M.Ed., LMFT
As a therapist, coach, author, and speaker, Margie helps others stop their emotional eating cycle by using her proven strategies that helped her find a solution to end her cycle of yo-yo dieting for good.
For years, Margie struggled to keep weight off that she so desperately wanted to and could not find a diet that helped her succeed. She tried it all, so when nothing worked, she knew she had to dig deeper if she wanted a lasting change in her life. It was then that she realized to keep the physical weight off, she needed to come to grips with the weight that she carried within. As a therapist, coach, author, and speaker, Margie helps others stop their emotional eating cycle by using her proven strategies that helped her find a solution to end her cycle of yo-yo dieting for good. Thanks to her book, "The Weight Within: Healing Emotional Eating from the Inside Out," and her coaching programs she has been able to help clients free themselves from the weight within and start living their best lives. Known for her honesty, humor, and passion for learning, Margie’s emotional eating clients benefit from her personal success and deep desire to share her creative programs with others. Her mission is to help as many people as possible break free from emotional eating and live the life they were meant to live. Learn more by visiting www.WeightWithin.com.