Hello Holistic Practitioners!
At our last apprentice circle, it was mentioned that it might be helpful if I make "recorded presentations" of some of the slideshows I have made. Here you go: my first attempt with the "first things first" presentation. Please let me know if it is helpful (send me an email!!!) and I will continue to make more of them for you--I am open to requests and suggestions as well! Please note: I wanted to get this to you before the next apprentice circle...so I recorded it this morning at 5 am while the kids were starting to get up...you can imagine where that goes :)
FYI: Almost everyone has requested that we record some of our sessions for future review. Starting next week, I will have a production assistant with a recording device present for some our Apprentice Circles. There will be some parts we do not record because I want everyone to feel comfortable sharing thier personal experiences, but I would like to make sure that everyone is OK with me sharing these recordings in our group. I you are NOT comfortable with it, please come to me and let me know and I will make sure your privacy is respected.
I also recognize that the majority of our Holistic Practitioners do not use Social Media, but (if you do) we did make a Facebook "group" that you can join so you can reach out to each other and have another way of getting this information. I'm not using it much (yet!) but it is there if you are interested.
In addition, we are doing the second part of our 2-part apprentice circles on "Integrative Therapies" on Tuesday. Here we will take another look at one of our favorite case study models.
At our January 21st, 2020 Apprentice Circle: we talked about 1st phase Integrative TherapiesThese specialized services allow the client to “choose the results”, while you, the Holistic Aesthetician, chooses the exact methods. This is that class that puts everything together for you so that you may utilize all of the tools you have (learned though us or not) to provide authentic, lasting, results from the very first time you meet with a client.
Apprentice Circle: Pinpointed Integrated Therapies (2nd phase Therapies)
February 4th, 2020 12:30-4:30 pm
These specialized services allow the client to “choose the results”, while you, the Holistic Aesthetician, chooses the exact methods. This is that class that puts everything together for you so that you may utilize all of the tools you have (learned though us or not) to provide authentic, lasting, results from the very first time you meet with a client.
February 4th, 2020 Demonstration
2nd Phase Integrative Therapy Demonstration: Tertiary Conditions
Female, 25 This will be our 4th treatment with her over the course of 3 months as she has moved from Functional Facials Level 2 & 3 (Integrative Therapy for Biome Rehabilitation/Barrier Repair) to the second of her Phase 2 Integrative Therapies. You saw her first one last Tuesday, but In our next circle, we will pull out Bian Comb again, but also help the Red/infrared phototherapy go a little deeper by exfoliating with the Diamond Dermabraision Machine. (I found the power sources as well as the hand-held wand!)
Homeo-theraputic Phototherapy: We have been working with phototherapy in conjunction with our own Between You and the Moon Skin Care line for over 10 years. It is complimentary to both Conventional Skin Care and Functional Skin Care and can be utilized while re-building the skin’s health as well as when a more active catalyst is needed to facilitate the return of the skin to its natural state of health and beauty. We find that taking the subtle body approach to using photons is more effective for lasting results than the more popular “allopathic” approach.
Advanced Exfoliation Techniques: We do not recommend advanced exfoliation on a regular basis. At Brooklyn Herborium, we advocate the judicious use of these methods ONLY when it is appropriate. We will talk about which methods work best for certain situations and how to choose a method of exfoliation depending on the client's needs.
At our Circle on February 18th, 2020 we will have an extra demonstration:
2nd Phase Integrative Therapy Demonstration: Redness and Reactivity
Female 30ish Many of you saw her last Spring for a first phase Integrative Therapy where we were focusing on Barrier Repair due to her peri-oral dermatitis and the overly-sensitized nature of her skin. We will see me demonstrate her third Integrative Therapy for Redness and Reactivity (every 2 weeks for 2 months). So far, we are getting great results. Her old redness and distended capillaries are almost completely gone.
Also coming up on February 18th:
The Alignment Technique, Advanced Facial Point Stimulation and Body-Mind Alignment Protocol
February 18th, 2020 12:30-4:30 pm
The Alignment Technique is the most important and widely used protocol in Facial Point Stimulation. It is similar to acupressure or reflexology in that using a point on the surface of one part of the body sends a reflexive message to the subtle body and resonates within certain organ systems. It is an extraordinarily relaxing time-proven energetic modality that allows the practitioner and the client to drop into a meditative state that allows the body to focus on internal balance in the body’s quest for total equanimity within all organ systems, increasing overall vitality. We developed this method over many years of clinical practice to simplify obfuscated ancient teachings and return healing back to the self.
Facial Point Stimulation: Similar to reflexology in that we are utilizing the nervous system to send a reflective message from one area of the the body (in this case, the face) to other areas of the body, our method differs in that it is offered as a truly relaxing facial massage using our unique tools for your own, as well as your client's comfort. The main ideas can be learned in an hour--but true mastery can take a lifetime of practice.
The Body-Mind Alignment Protocol: When your body and mind are in alignment you are able to tune into the energetic hum of the universe. In this state of alignment you release your mind’s grip on the physical world, allowing the flow of energy to pass around and through you, finding specifically the areas where you need a tune-up and delivering them instantaneous healing love and a subtle body pep-talk. We will go over this protocol in detail and make suggestions to help you make this method your own, utilizing the tools you already have as well as the tools you get from studying with Brooklyn Herborium.
PLEASE TAKE NOTE:
I love it that we all enjoy the wonderful food from across the street and that we have a relaxed atmosphere, but we do only have a few hours together. Please be on time as much as possible and ready to get to work at 12:30 and push though until 4:30 if possible. Cena starts serving lunch at noon, so you can get your delicious food before we start and even save some for a shorter break time during the day. Or plan with one another to go out for enchiladas and Instagram gossip after we finish cleaning up…
If you do eat during apprentice circle time (which is totally welcome if you need to!), please don’t leave dirty dishes in the sink/lab area until the end of the day—Herbalcrafters need that space to remain clear at all times.
Which reminds me, clean up is at 4:30 and I expect that everyone take part in the clean up. This means resetting the treatment room as well as tidying up (and vacuuming if there was food consumed) the classroom. We get so excited in our discussions and with continuing to chat amongst ourselves that many of these important tasks aren’t getting completed.
In both cases, I am also guilty (tacos and chit-chat are hard to resist!) and will also be holding myself accountable. I also recognize that it is difficult to pay attention for 4 hour stretches so I will insert more changes/breaks into the day.
Thanks for your consideration. Your presence and participation in these Apprentice Circles is what makes our program so great!
Thank you for visiting. We are so glad that you stopped by! We hope that the information gleaned here helps to make your transition to beautiful, healthy skin the natural way more pleasant and complete. Please email us or set up an appointment for a consultation if you have any questions!