Dr. Stephany Porter is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor, (N.D.), who practices as a family care practitioner with a specialty in cancer, sugar imbalances, women’s health and gastroenterology. She is a graduate of Bastyr University in Kenmore, WA, one of six Naturopathic medical schools in the United States. Dr. Porter is a native of Maryland, she left for many years, including practicing in Montana for 6 years and is happy to be back home offering natural medicine to her state of origin.
The use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) has exploded over the past decade. So has the sophistication in research concerning the use of botanicals, homeopathy, nutrients, physical modalities, detoxification, diet and lifestyle options in relation to our health. More and more people are choosing the integrative approach for their healthcare. Dr. Porter looks forward to being an integral part of this team and sharing the latest research updates and information concerning how naturopathy is paving new ground.
Dr. Porter received a Bachelor of Science from Juniata College in Huntingdon, PA. and received her Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine from Bastyr University in Kenmore, Washington. Her passion for working with cancer patients led her to further her education and become a FABNO (Fellow to the American Board of Naturopathic Oncology) representative of advance experience and knowledge in naturopathic cancer care.
Dr. Porter views healing as an active journey she travels with each patient. She is dedicated to the principles of naturopathic medicine and the knowledge that all medicine begins with prevention. In the case of “dis-ease” it is imperative to identify and treat the cause with respect to the whole person. Dr. Porter is dedicated to providing integrative health care where practitioners collaborate for the benefit of the patient. When the patient is the center of the team and active in every decision, they will receive the best options from all forms of medicine.
Dr. Porter is a member of The American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, The Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians and The Maryland Association of Naturopathic Physicians (MDANP). She is the current legislative chair for the MDANP and working towards Licensure for Naturopaths in the state of Maryland.
With 24 year of experience, my formal training in the massage profession began in 1987. As a graduate of the Professional Massage Program of the Baltimore School of Massage, I have advanced my education with The Upledger Institute of Palm Springs, Florida. My studies with The Upledger Institute include Zero Balancing, CranialSacral Therapy and Lymph Drainage Therapy.
My passion for the alternative healing arts has facilitated an awareness of many forms of healing techniques through the years. Of course, the techniques that I have found to be most useful are my favorites. They include the Raindrop Therapy Technique, Facilitated Stretching Technique, and Yoga Therapy. As well, two basics of massage; Swedish Massage and Myofascial Release are the foundational cornerstones of my unique style of bodywork.
I incorporate all of these various forms of healing modalities into my own gentle-style of therapy called Integrative Therapeutic LiteTouch Bodywork.
My unique style seems to serve well for the elderly in need of a gentle touch; individuals with TMJ dysfunction, Upper Cervical Neck injuries and dysfunction; Back Pain, Scoliosis, Fibromyalgia, and Breast Cancer Survivors.
Please visit my website for more detailed information or to schedule an appointment at www.litetouchbodywork.massagetherapy.com
As a Licensed Massage Therapist, my intention is to empower others to reach their personal best spiritually, emotionally and physically. Sometimes this means simply being present. Sometimes it means offering healing prayer and encouragement, and most of the time it means sharing the gift of healing touch. Ultimately, my goal is to help eliminate some of the discomfort and suffering we experience in this human condition. Serving others with this intention is my life's work.
I am grateful for being welcomed into the hearts and lives of so many individuals who have trusted me and have found quiet moments of peace and healing in my life's work. Namaste' ~ Karen Deaner, LMT
"If therefore your whole body is full of light, with no dark part in it, it shall be wholly illumined, as when the lamp illumines you with its rays" - Jesus
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Five Element Acupuncture, also called Traditional Acupuncture, is a formalized system of medicine based on natural laws describing the movement of life energy in nature and the body. Acupuncture originated in China over three thousand years ago. It is the oldest continuously practiced medical system in the world and is used by one-third of the worlds population as a primary health-care system. Life energy, called Qi, flows through the body in pathways called meridians. These pathways flow in much the same way streams, rivers and oceans flow on earth. When the Qi in the body is full and moving properly, health is promoted. When Qi is not flowing smoothly, illness can begin. Everyday stresses like deadlines and disappointments can disrupt the harmonious movement of Qi. These stresses compounded over time can lead to physical and emotional symptoms. Acupuncture treats the underlying imbalances rather than only the symptoms. In addition, treatment now can prevent symptoms later. Acupuncture has become widely accepted in the United States and has been endorsed by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
The Benefits of Five Element Acupuncture
Acupuncture is effective in treating a surprising range of issues including: headaches, allergies, asthma, depression, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, digestive disorders, back pain, joint pain, infertility, menstrual disorders, sleeping problems, addictions and stress. Acupuncture is helpful for many severe chronic illnesses and complaints that have no easily determined cause. Many people who have experienced the benefits of acupuncture report that they:
About Needles and Moxibustion
Acupuncture literally means to puncture with a needle. Acupuncture needles are solid and slender, just slightly thicker than the thickness of a human hair. They bear no resemblance to hypodermic syringes. I use the finest quality stainless steel pre-sterilized disposable needles. During treatment most needles are inserted just beneath the skin’s surface and, although sensations vary from person to person, most patients report little or no discomfort.
The application of needles is often used in combination with moxibustion. Moxibustion is the burning of artemesia vulgaris, commonly known as mugwort, on or over the skin. Flower essences and essential oils may also be used during treatment when appropriate.
Linda graduated in 2004 from the TAI/Sophia Institute with a Masters degree in Five Element Acupuncture. She earned her NCCAOM national certification in 2004 and is a NADA certified Acupuncture Detoxification Specialist. In addition, she has done advanced acupuncture studies in treating pain syndromes with Jeffrey Yuen, Auriculotherapy with Terry Oleson, and the use of essential oils in Chinese Medicine with Peter Holmes. She has also done post-graduate studies in diagnosis, needling and moxibustion techniques with Niki Bilton. Her other training includes Chakra Energy Work with Rosalyn Bruyere (and others) and Usui Reiki.
Linda currently practices acupuncture at Dr. Cometa’s Wellness Center in Cockeysville and from her home office in northern Baltimore City.
To schedule an appointment please call: 410.967.9808
Katherine Devlin has over 25 years experience in education and health care, including mental health. She has worked at prominent psychiatric facilities and in private practice as a mental health counselor and myotherapist.
Her education includes a B.S. in Sociology from Towson State University, a M.S. in Communicative Disorders from Johns Hopkins University, a C.A.S. in counseling Psychology from Loyola College, and a M.A.O.M. in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine. She is also a graduate of the Potomac Myotherapy School. Katherine has studied shamanic practices and was trained in Medicine for the Earth, including Energy Medicine, Five Element Plant Spirit Medicine, and Chakra balancing. She also completed post graduate studies in Japanese acupuncture at Bastyre College in Seattle.
Katherine spent several years working as an acupuncturist at the Common Ground Wellness Center in Portland, Oregon, also serving as a member of the Board of Directors for the center. For the last 18 years she has worked with individuals with immune disorders, particularly chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia and arthritis. She also works with menopausal issues, PMS, headache, acute and chronic pain, candidiasis, stress as well as preventative issues.
Katherine integrates acupuncture, bodywork, nutrition counseling and Chinese herbal remedies in working with individuals to regain or maintain their health.
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To schedule an appointment please call: 410-243-7226
I specialize in treating these conditions and more:
What to expect during a treatment:
My goal is to give you relief from the pain or other symptoms that brought you in for treat- ment and to help you find greater physical balance and ease. My work is gentle and purpose- fully not painful. I prefer to work with your body and not against it.
Each session will include a visual and hands-on assessment, treatment, and simple sugges- tions for self-care. I will also help you ergonomically, that is, I will show you how to use your body more effectively in your daily life and in your work.
The techniques I use include:
These techniques do not require the use of oils or creams. This generally allows me to work through loose fitting clothing. Though the purpose of my work is for its therapeutic effects, you will most likely find it to be very relaxing.
I have been practicing bodywork since 1996. I taught anatomy and physiology, bodywork, and client assessment at the Baltimore School of Massage for many years and I am currently a member of the faculty at the Community College of Baltimore County in their Massage herapy Program. My curious nature combined with my skill and experience as a bodyworker led me to the development of Direct Muscle Release™, an assessment and treatment process that I teach to other bodyworkers.
To schedule an appointment please call: 410.960.4229
"Expanding Your Potential for Effortless Living"
What is Rolfing?
When she developed Rolfing more than 50 years ago, Dr. Ida P. Rolf, Ph.D., first called her work structural integration. The genius of the work rests on Dr. Rolf’s insight that the body is more at ease and functions most effectively when its structure is balanced in gravity. She observed that, over time, the field of gravity actually accentuates the body’s imbalances and diminishes its flexibility. Based on these core observations, she developed her original method of hands-on manipulation – which later became known as Rolfing – to reduce gravity’s adverse effects on the body.
Essentially, the Rolfing process enables the body to regain the natural integrity of its form, thus enhancing postural efficiency and your freedom of movement.
Dr. Rolf recognized that the body is inherently a system of seamless networks of tissues rather than a collection of separate parts. These connective tissues, called fascia, actually surround, support and penetrate all of the muscles, bones, nerves and organs. Rolfing works on this web-like complex of connective tissues (fascia) to release, realign and balance the whole body, thus resolving discomfort, reducing compensations and alleviating pain.
“My wife recommended Rolfing highly. The first of ten sessions fixed my back pain.” - Willie Nelson Singer/Songwriter
Why Rolfing® Structural Integration?
Imagine living in a flexible and balanced body that is free of pain, stiffness and chronic stress. Imagine your body at ease with itself and able to adapt to life’s physical, mental and emotional challenges. This is what you can expect from Rolfing, the highly respected process of soft tissue manipulation that balances and realigns your body by releasing tension and strain.
If you think your body should feel better and move more easily, then Rolfing may be right for you. Rolfing can resolve pain and discomfort from many different causes, including those related to the lingering effects of accidents, illnesses, traumas, repetitive motion injuries and aging. Rolfing optimizes the experience of living in your body, whether for daily activities or high performance sports.
What can I expect?
An initial series of Rolfing usually consists of about 10 sessions, each lasting 60-90 minutes and generally spaced 1-2 weeks apart. Under your Rolfer’s skillful eye and touch, each session builds on the results of the previous ones. As Rolfing progressively reduces structural restrictions, your body becomes aligned and you move with ease.
After completing your basic Rolfing series, periodic tune-up sessions can refresh this feeling of integration and remind your body of its most efficient balance. Eventually, you may want to complement your initial Rolfing experience with Advanced Rolfing and/or Rolf Movement Integration.
Advanced Rolfing, performed by a Certified Advanced Rolfer, balances deeper layers of your body’s structure and furthers the level of structural integration in your body. Advanced Rolfers have completed additional training to prepare them for working with deeper structural issues.
Practitioners of Rolf Movement Integration (RMI) have additional training in movement studies. Undertaken alone or in conjunction with your Rolfing sessions, RMI improves the efficiency of your movement. It teaches you about body awareness, refines your individualized movement patterns and boosts your performance.
Who is qualified to be a Rolfer?
Your Rolfer is a graduate of the Rolf Institute of Structural Integration (RISI), founded by Dr. Ida P Rolf. Since its inception in 1971, RISI has led the field of structural integration, providing training, certification and continuing education for Rolfing students, practitioners and other health professionals.
RISI’s diverse and distinguished faculty includes instructors originally selected and trained by Dr. Rolf to carry on her life’s work. The scope and depth of the Rolfing training and certification process ensure that Certified Rolfers have the knowledge, sensitivity and skills necessary to respond to the needs of each individual client.
Based in Boulder, Colorado, RISI has a growing network of international affiliate training centers, presently operating in Europe, Brazil, Australia and Japan.
To schedule an appointment please call: 410.662.2703
Traditional Naturopathic Doctors believe that the inherent design of the body has the natural ability to heal itself when given what is needed both internally and externally. Traditional ND’s are trained specialists who use non-invasive natural approaches, such as vitamins, minerals, herbs, homeopathics and dietary changes to create a healthy environment in the body. We also believe in the relationship between the body (physical), mind (mental), and spirit (spiritual).
My intent is to provide you with educational information for the purpose of assisting you with the lifestyle changes, recommendations, and decisions necessary to regain and maintain an environment for a healthy, balanced body.
There are many ways to analyze the complex body, during your visit analysis may be made by using:
Recommendations may be made in these areas:
What can you expect:
When you come in for an ND evaluation we will discuss lifestyle habits, diet, eating habits, stress, exercise, health history and any imbalance you are currently experiencing. The evaluation will involve an assessment by using the techniques listed above. Upon gathering this information, I will make recommendations that will help bring your body back to balance. I respect the balance of the body and only intend to use supplements, herbs, etc. as necessary.
The forms that are filled out help me to understand what is going on in your life so that I may better help you reach your goals. My goal is to help you in every way I can and to educate you along the way so that you are empowered with knowledge.
Reflexology is a traditional healing art dating back to the ancient Egyptians and Chinese. It is based on the principle that there are nerve endings (reflex points) in the feet, hands and ears that are linked to specific organs and areas of the body. When these reflex points are stimulated, they in turn stimulate specific body parts. Applying pressure and manipulating the reflex points helps to unblock energetic pathways which assists the body to regain its natural balance and heal itself.
Benefits of Reflexology:
Reflexology has been known to help with stress, anxiety, depression, fatigue and headaches while improving circulation and relaxation. It has benefited may other conditions such as infertility, diabetes and high blood pressure to name a few.
I started my passion for natural wellness when I enrolled for massage therapy school. I acquired my licensure as a massage therapist but continued on with my studies and became certified in Reflexology. Knowing there was more for me to learn, I returned to college and received my Bachelors in Holistic Nutrition and continued on to receive a Certification as a Nutritional Consultant. The Doctorate of Naturopathy I received brings all of this information together (and more). I know I will always be learning, growing and acquiring more knowledge to become a better practitioner and person. I truly love helping and educating others and want to share all that I can!
RESTORING WELLNESS NATURALLY
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Tami is a licensed professional therapist, certified hypnotherapist, and practitioner of Healing Touch energy medicine. She practices therapy from a solution oriented approach that embraces you living your life. The goals of this dynamic approach are designed to create shifts and adjustments to facilitate new understandings that support change from behaviors that have proven unproductive or burdensome and increase motivation, creativity, and self-confidence.
New understandings. New experiences.
Together, we will work proactively and in partnership to create change efficiently and with greater effect utilizing hypnosis and energy medicine. These techniques are deeply relaxing and provide great opportunity for deep healing of the mind, body and spirit. Emphasis is placed upon a specific intention, issues of addictions, performance, and grief are only a few of the many well-suited to treatment. You will explore your current thinking, feeling, and action patterns to identify those that limit successful outcomes and then integrate new patterns that support changed thinking, feeling, and action. These new patterns will provide opportunities for increased successful outcomes.
You will learn that deep, unexpressed emotions inhibit opportunities for success and provide great emotional suffering. Discovery and expression of these suppressed emotions, along with education regarding their healthy function, often provide opportunity to correct fear-based motivations and replace them with better-suited motivations. Often, feelings of abandonment, loneliness, and disconnect can be replaced with feelings of empowerment, love, and competence. The good news is that you can learn to support a new way of interaction that is in your best interest and benefits you and those within your ecology.
To schedule an appointment please call: 410.382.0518
Ed Fotheringill is a native of Baltimore, Maryland. He received his B.S. degree in Philosophy from Towson State College (1973) and his M.L.A. degree in the History of Ideas from the Johns Hopkins University (1978). From 1983 - 1986, he studied meditation and pranayama with Pir Vilayat Inayat Khan, Head of the Sufi Order of the West; from 1986 - 2000, he studied meditation and Hindu Philosophy with Yoga Master Sri Swami Satchidananda. From 1979 - 1992, Ed was a Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at Towson State University; from 1989 - 2003, he was a Senior Lecturer in Philosophy and Peace Studies at Goucher College; from 1990 - 2005, he taught meditation, pranayama, and Hindu and Buddhist Philosophy at three yoga centers in Baltimore: Heaven and Hell, Meridian Martial Arts Centre, and Charm City Yoga. He has been an Adjunct Professor at MICA since 2009, teaching courses in Philosophy, Intellectual History, and Literature. Ed is also the author of five philosophical novels and a children's adventure story: Lanterns in the Mist; Darkness Withdrawn OR The Eclipse of Nietzsche's Shadow; Halfmoon Confidential; Anaximander's Annex; Midnight Tango; and A Snowy Night on Old Baldy Mountain.
For more information please contact Ed Fotheringill at 410-321-0579 or email at email@example.com
Michelle began her fitness career in the late 1970's. Starting with teaching aerobic dance, which then evolved into instruction in all types of group exercise classes, including step aerobics, toning, kick boxing, slide, pilates and finally yoga. She has taken yoga classes of numerous types since 2000 and became YogaFit certified in 2004. She has been certified as a group exercise instructor with ACE since 1993. Michelle has found yoga to be her favorite practice for physical and mental health. She has completed Levels I and II, Senior yoga and Yoga Props in the YogaFit program and plans to continue advancing through the YogaFit teacher training, as well as maintaining her ACE ceritification.
Michelle believes each class is YOUR yoga--- not hers. Students are encouraged to be non-competitive, non-judgmental---- always doing what feels right for each student.
Listening to ones OWN body is greatly emphasized. Students are encouraged to be loving and kind to themselves by working at their own pace and level of fitness. Modifications are often presented for poses.
There is only one thing a student can do "wrong" in class and that is to ignore one's body's signals. "If it hurts, please stop" is said often! The goal we would like for each class is that you feel better in any way at the end of our time together.
To schedule an appointment please call: 410-683-6943 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
As a woman in her Golden Years, Alicia brings mindfulness and focus together with joy, laughter and gentle, loving kindness to her Yoga class. After embracing her own yoga practice, Alicia received her Teaching Certification in 2007. She enjoys teaching Hatha Yoga classes to local corporate Wellness Programs as well as Senior Centers. We are honored to have Alicia join our Healing Arts community of teachers at The Cometa Wellness Center.
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“A Still Mind is a Sober Mind”
Mark Garner is a Yoga Alliance certified teacher who earned his 200 hour teaching certificate from Yama Therapeutics. He is an artist, a husband, and the proud (stay at home) father of two beautiful children. “A Still Mind is a Sober Mind” is an affirmation which holds deep personal meaning for him and one that he would like to share with those in need of healing. As a yoga practitioner he weaves his own recovery into the fabric of his classes. Through a mutual cellular make-up with those in recovery he is excited to be given an opportunity to teach, learn, laugh, and cry with all who come to the mat and are willing to grow.
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As a Yoga Teacher, Karen’s purpose is to promote wellness in the community by empowering others to be physically engaged in the process of connecting to their authentic self through conscious movement and meditation…Yoga.
Yoga is designed to bring us into a balance state physically, mentally, and emotionally. Body, mind and spirit are connected by the breath.
By linking the breath with conscious movement, expanding outward and contracting inward, by alternating movement with stillness, we calm our central nervous system. Relaxing into a more peaceful state of mind, we discover contentment in the present moment.
Karen’s personal yoga journey began in the year of 2000. She began practicing different types of yoga until she found the style that resonated within her spirit.
Karen started the Yoga Teacher Training in 2009 and is scheduled to finish her Certification in August 2012.
She has completed: Foundations of Yoga; Communication & Yoga Philosophy; Introspection: Meditation & Breathing; Anatomy & Alignment and Yoga for Seniors.
True Vine Yoga has evolved from Karen’s passion for the healing nature of yoga and the healing balm of the transforming power of God’s grace expressed in the ancient scriptures. Journey with her; let’s quiet ourselves enough to discover the divine within ourselves, our universe, and each other.
For more information contact Karen at 443.226.3685
Julie Snavely, RN, RYT-200 received her nursing degree from Lancaster General Hospital School of Nursing She received her yoga teaching certiﬁcate with Golden Heart Yoga studio. She is currently pursuing her 500Hr ERYT and yoga therapist certiﬁcate with Holistic Yoga Therapy Institute. She has been an instructor with Body Harmony Yoga in their Yoga For Stroke Survivors Programs for four years working with individuals who have diagnosis's of strokes, Parkinsons, spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis, traumatic head injury. In addition she teaches Children’s yoga at Saint James Academy. Julie came to yoga after struggling with her own health challenges for many years, She was able to ﬁnd the natural power of yoga to bring healing and greater balance into her own life. Her classes focus on helping the yoga students to bring more physical, mental and emotional balance into their own lives by using therapeutic yoga and breathing techniques.
Tom Tanglos has been a personal trainer for over 20 yrs. Tom assesses each individual very carefully in the initial evaluation. The client’s strengths and weakness, imbalances and personal goals for fitness and/or rehabilitation are all uniquely combined for a fantastic personal training session each visit. With years of experience working in various therapeutic fields and extensive travel for educational and career purposes, Tom is very well educated and diverse in his approach toward each client. In this manner, a client’s needs are personally addressed and goals are met. Postural correction is enhanced with each session and naturally provides precautionary measures both during exercise and afterwards.
As the Inventor of the Biocushion™, an exercise product for orthopedic exercise, Tom has worked extensively with clients suffering from both orthopedic and neurological conditions.
To schedule an appointment please call: 410.924.4066
Begin Within Therapy
Grow from the inside out
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We are each shaped by every experience and interaction that we have with our selves, significant others, and our community at large. Within the environment of psychotherapy we can challenge our problematic beliefs and behavior patterns, while experimenting with alternatives, and integrating more productive forms of self-expression.
I believe in a holistic approach designed to enhance self-care, emotional wellness, and healthy interactions with others. I specialize in Addictions work with a focus specifically on techniques of Relapse Prevention. I have experience with various forms of psychotherapy and counseling including: group, individual, family, and couples work. I work primarily with adults…of all ages.
Our work together might:
In 2008 I started my private practice, Begin Within Therapy, as an extension of my work with clients motivated to increase their awareness and personal insight regarding negative patterns of behavior, self-definition, core beliefs, significant life experiences and interpersonal relationships. I utilize an integrative talk therapy approach with its foundation largely in Symbolic Interactionism and Cognitive Behavioral perspectives.
To schedule an appointment please call: 410.241.8757
410-302-5446 or 410-760-8792
Anita has practiced and taught for more than 20 years. In addition to her education as a nurse and psychotherapist she has extensive training in mind-body-spirit techniques. She successfully integrates these practices in her work with individuals and groups. She provides workshops to a wide variety of professionals and community groups, and has taught at local colleges and universities including Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing.
Anita is an Emotional Freedom Techniques™ (EFT) expert and trainer certified by EFT Universe and teaches EFT certification courses. She incorporates this highly effective technique in her practice and is a volunteer researcher with The Soul Medicine Institute that provides free EFT sessions to veterans suffering with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
Her popular "Secrets of Successful High Earners" workshop is designed to help women create a power relationship with money. Participants learn the five secrets, identify their personal limiting beliefs and use EFT to create a new relationship with money.
In March 2005 she presented “Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Life” with Bruce Lipton, Ph.D. best-selling author of The Biology of Belief: Unleashing the Power of Consciousness, Matter and Miracles. He stated “I personally observed Anita presenting, “The Power of Belief” and she is a highly trained professional who skillfully presents innovative and effective mind-body techniques that remove thinking and emotional blocks to well being. Her commitment to excellence and caring is demonstrated by her knowledge and breadth of experience with results oriented approaches. She shares this practical knowledge by teaching others easy to learn and innovative techniques that assist them to achieve a life that works for them.”
Anita will help you identify and release your psychological blocks so that you are free to reach your goals, whether related to health, including weight and addiction issues, relationships, money, or work concerns. You will experience benefit even after the first session. Her passion is to assist you to experience high level wellness so you may live your best life possible both personally and professionally. Many people report surprise and a renewed sense of hope for the relief they feel after using these new techniques.
For more information or to schedule an appointment contact Anita at 410-302-5446 or 410-760-8792.
Neurofeedback is a type of biofeedback that uses electroencephalography (EEG) to provide a signal that can be used by a person to receive feedback about brain activity.
By definition, biofeedback is a process that enables an individual to learn how to change physiological activity for the purposes of improving health and performance. Precise instruments measure physiological activity such as brainwaves, heart function, breathing, muscle activity, and skin temperature. These instruments rapidly and accurately 'feed back' information to the user. The presentation of this information — often in conjunction with changes in thinking, emotions, and behavior — supports desired physiological changes. Over time, these changes can endure without continued use of an instrument.[ Neurofeedback is an advanced biofeedback technology whose system speaks the language of the brain, to the brain. The brain uses visual and auditory information offered by NeurOptimal to re-organize itself and release old patterns of “stuck-ness”. The result is effortless transformation. NeurOptimal is the most advanced neurofeedback technology available today.
Why do people do Neurofeedback?
While clients use NeurOptimal for many reasons, they typically describe their concerns and fears dropping away, feeling more clear and present in their daily lives, experiencing a greater ability for focus and awareness and an increased sense of lightness and joy.
The most common and well-documented use of neurofeedback is in the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). To name just a few of the other areas where neurofeedback has been researched; there is the treatment of migraines, headaches, chronic pain, sleep dysregulation, anxiety, depression, substance abuse, and obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD).
How does it Neurofeedback work?
Human brain activity produces electromagnetic energy. In a NeurOptimal® training session, this energy is recorded using tiny EEG sensors placed on your scalp and ears. Information on your brainwave activity is broadcast back to your brain as auditory and visual stimuli. As you listen to music or watch a video during a training session, the music or video stops when your brain is in an unproductive state. Your brain makes adjustments to restart the music or video and learns what it takes to stay in a productive zone. Just like riding a bike, this learning stays with you and brings transformation into your daily life.
Fred has been using the NeuroOptimal Neurofeedback system since 2004. As an advanced Certified Neurofeedback technician, Fred decided to become a trained technician in this field after experiencing a tremendous transformation in his own ADHD diagnosis. In a relatively short period of time using Neurofeedback, Fred received relief from the impact that ADHD had on his life since childhood. Convinced he wanted to help others, Fred went on to receive his Advanced Training Certification in Neurofeedback in 2006 through the Zengar Institute. Please contact Fred at 443-277-4064 to learn more about this exciting technology or to schedule an appointment.
To schedule an appointment please call Fred at 443.277.4064
Stephanie Kafonek, M.D.
Owner & Operator
Stephanie Kafonek, M.D. is a STOTT PILATES® Fully Certified Instructor. She is certified to teach on all pieces of equipment (Mat, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair & Barrels), and at all levels (Essential, Intermediate and Advanced). She teaches Restorative Classes and Athletic Conditioning Classes.
She is certified in Injuries & Special Populations and is trained to modify exercises for post-rehabilitation. Clients come to her with osteoporosis, degenerative spinal conditions (low back pain), spinal stenosis, hip & knee replacements and general debilitation from chronic immunologic conditions and cancer recovery. Stephanie has clients ranging in age from 10 years to 90 years. She works to improve function in every day activities and relieve stiffness, aches and pains from the stress on the body of modern day living.
Stephanie is an avid golfer and uses Pilates to improve flexibility and core strength. She works with athletes engaged in a variety of sports to lengthen and strengthen opposing muscle groups and prevent injuries.
Owner & Operator
Brenda is a STOTT PILATES® Certified Instructor in all levels of Mat and Reformer. She is also STOTT PILATES® trained in Cadillac, Chair, and Barrel. She enjoys teaching small groups as well as individual clients. Her teaching is based on the Five Basic Principles of STOTT PILATES®. Brenda programs her workouts to build core strength & stability, improve balance & coordination, increase body awareness, and increase self-confidence with better posture. She is very gentle with the body but knows how to add power to any Athlete. Her love for functional weight training, spinning, squash, yoga, and running gives her an eye for athletic training. Performance enhancement in the United States often overlooks two extremely important fundamental aspects of the human body which Brenda can help you with: flexibility and mobility. She will help you meet your goals and to feel better.
Nancy Carlen has extensive training in mat and reformer Pilates. She incorporates her body- knowledge expertise to help maximize physical awareness, alignment, flexibility, balance and strength, allowing you to develop a long, sleek, toned body without bulk.
Nancy believes you should get the most you can out of the time you put into your practice/workouts. She loves to help you reach your personal wellness and fitness goals!
For more information email LNKpilates@gmail.com