Talks & Workshops: 2009 Schedule
Wednesday, February 4th, 7:00-8:00pm. EST. Webinar: "How to Get Your Holistic Business Found Online: Even Locally!" Hosted by the New England Holistic Chamber of Commerce. In this economy, getting your business easily noticed on the Web is absolutely essential. Can your potential clients find you online with ease? Does your website help you reach and attract local clients? Do you show up on Google searches that are relevant to your business?
Saturday, March 7th, 12:00-1:30pm. Workshop: "Pregnancy and Postpartum Shiatsu for Doulas". Hosted by Doulas or Rhode Island. This workshop will cover a variety of shiatsu and acupressure techniques for addressing pregnancy-related back pain, labor pain, and postpartum ailments, among other conditions. Workshop Location: At the East Greenwich Neuromuscular Treatment Center, 5853 Post Road, East Greenwich, RI (map). Cost: $25, payable in cash or check at the door. Open to all doulas and doulas in training.
Sunday, March 8th, 10:00am-12:00pm. Demonstration and discussion: "The Earth Element and Labor Support". Hosted by the East Side doulas group, Providence RI. I will start by giving a demonstration treatment of shiatsu care for diabetes in pregnancy. Afterwards, we will discuss issues related to the "earthy" aspects of childbirth, labor support, and childbirth education: its physicality, the role of bodywork, and optimal support roles for both the doula and the birth partner. Closed to the public.
Saturday, March 14th, 4-8pm. Workshop: "Emergency/Pandemic Preparedness for Herbalists". Hosted by Farmacy Herbs Community Health and Education Center, 28 Cemetery Street, Providence, RI. This training is running as part of Farmacy Herbs' Level Two Herbal Education and Training Program workshop series. It will teach herbalists how best to prepare their health and wellness care practices against the possibility of pandemics, economic meltdown, and other large-scale emergencies. The training will provide up-to-date information and expert clinical advice from both a conventional medical perspective and from the perspectives of herbalism, traditional Chinese medicine, homeopathy, and other modalities. Cost: $30-50 (sliding scale). Open to the public.
Friday, April 24th, 6:00-7:00pm. Workshop: "Helping Hands: How Birth Partners Can Use Touch to Provide Relief in Pregnancy and Labor. Hosted by OB-Gyn Associates, 1 Randall Square, Room 205, Providence, RI. In this one-hour training, birth partners and mothers-to-be will learn simple, massage, and acupressure techniques to relieve pregnancy-related discomfort and help the mother through labor. Cost: sliding scale, $15-30 per couple, payable at the door or by pre-registering. For more information or to pre-register, call Karlo at 401-477-2845 or email Karlo@KarloBerger.com. This workshop is the fourth and final part of the Gentle Options for Healthier, Happier Pregnancy series: for more info on the series, contact Karen Lee at 401-421-9876. Open to the public.
Saturday, May 9th, 8:30am-2:30pm. ANNIVERSARY PARTY: All are cordially invited to a party celebrating the two-year anniversary of Providence Community Acupuncture and my residency with them practicing shiatsu therapy. Please come and enjoy: free chair shiatsu and acupuncture sessions; snacks and herb tea (courtesy of the amazing Farmacy Herbs); free copies of a new brochure listing dozens of free/discounted holistic healthcare resources in Rhode Island; free flu pandemic preparedness guides designed especially for holistic/integrative caregivers; live music, fun, and mingling for Rhode Island’s integrative and holistic healthcare communities. We promise food, fun, laughter, information, health, and an all-round good time!
Saturday, May 16th, 1:15pm. Demonstration: "Shiatsu for Pregnancy and Early Parenthood". At the first annual Doulas of Rhode Island Family Potluck Picnic (12:00pm to 4:00 pm), at Goddard Park, Warwick. For more info, email Alana Bibeau at TheBellyWoman@gmail.com. Free and open to the all ages, but bring a dish to share.
Tuesday, May 19th, 9:30am-11:30am (workshop starts at 10:00am). Workshop: "Do-It-Yourself Shiatsu for Parents". Sponsored by HOPE (Holistic Opportunities for Parent Education), at the Rochambeau branch library conference room (downstairs), 708 Hope Street, Providence, RI. This hands-on workshop will teach easy-to-learn shiatsu and acupressure techniques for addressing ailments that affect children and adults. Suggested donation: $5. Please RSVP to Rachael Elmaleh at email@example.com. Open to the public.
Thursday, September 24th, 7:00-9:00 p.m. Workshop: "Helping Hands: How Birth Partners Can Use Touch to Provide Relief in Pregnancy and Labor. This workshop is part of the Fall 2009 Bradley Method® childbirth education class series run by Lauren Amand, AAHCC in Pawtucket and Barrington RI. The Bradley Method® is a system of natural labor techniques using abdominal breathing combined with relaxation. Partners learn comfort measures, massage techniques and how to support and encourage the laboring woman through the emotional stages of labor. Registration is completed and the classes are underway. To register for Lauren's next Bradley Method® class series or for more information, contact her at (401) 682-1541 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, October 10th, 6:00 p.m. Panel Discussion: "Holistic and Conventional Caregivers Speak Out on the H1N1 Swine Flu and What You Can Do." At AS220, 115 Empire Street, Providence, RI. I will be moderating this free panel discussion and Q &A session that will inform you what doctors, herbalists, and acupuncturists are saying about the H1N1 Swine Flu: how to try to avoid catching it, and how to use the best of east and west to get well again if the Flu comes to your household. Featuring: Mary Blue, Herbalist, Farmacy Herbs; John McGonigle, MD, Ocean State Holistic Medical Collaborative; Cris Monteiro, D.Ac., Providence Community Acupuncture; and Helen Drew, Associate Director, Rhode Island Department of Health. Click here for more information, contact me at Karlo@KarloBerger.com. Free and open to the public.
Sunday, October 25th. Featured Workshop: "Putting Chi Into Your Massage Practice: How to Integrate Shiatsu and Acupressure Into Your Full-Body Massage with Grace and Ease". At the General Member Meeting of the Rhode Island Chapter of the American Massage Therapy Association, Radisson Airport Hotel, 2081 Post Road, Warwick, RI. This workshop will show you how to take traditional Asian bodywork techniques off the shiatsu mat and into your day-to-day chair and table massage practices. After a review of basic principles of traditional Chinese medicine and shiatsu, we will see how these principles can inform massage therapy body mechanics, diagnostics, and treatment strategies. Participants will also learn helpful acupressure points for common ailments and discover how to insert useful shiatsu techniques seamlessly into table massage. 4 CEUs available. For more information or register, contact Alda Medeiros at (401) 829-0293 or email email@example.com. Free and open to all Rhode Island licensed massage therapists.
December 3rd, 6:30-8:00 p.m. Inaugural
meeting of Integrative Medicine at Brown, a bimonthly forum at Brown
University for interdisciplinary collaboration in integrative medicine.
Sponsored by the Department of Family Medicine at Brown Medical School,
the forum will take place at the Physician's Auditorium at Memorial
Hospital of Rhode Island on 111 Brewster Street in Pawtucket. For
directions, visit www.mhri.org.
The meeting agenda will be as follows: At 6:30
p.m., refreshments and networking; at 7:00 p.m. John McGonigle, MD, will
facilitate a one-hour case conference and group discussion: A 53
year-old male of European descent, suffering from multiples pathologies,
including hypertension, overweight, attention problems, depression,
anger outbursts. How can integrative and holistic
therapies shed light on a prudent course of care? If
you cannot attend the meeting but would like to keep posted on future
integrative medicine events at Brown, we encourage you to visit the
Integrative Medicine at Brown Facebook page at www.facebook.com/pages/
Interested in hosting a training or workshop? I'd love to give more of them. Email me.