I recently led a meditation, transformation and healing retreat at EarthRise IONS Retreat Center in Sonoma County, Calif. The event drew people from across the country, including medical doctors, acupuncturists, cancer patients, counselors, students of integrative medicine, and those interested in learning more about meditation and healing. The retreat offered an in-depth opportunity to learn and experience my approach for deepening the mind-body connection and facilitating long-lasting regeneration and healing.
The Healing Powers of Heart and Mind
During the retreat, I create an environment where a profound sense of intimacy and safety is felt, enabling each person to go deeply into their own healing process as well as experience deep compassion for the suffering of others. The sense of trust, deep relaxation and hope was foremost, and I was truly touched at how much emotion and healing came through in each individual. The meditation sessions and chance for self reflection gave everyone who participated the opportunity to open their hearts and minds to true healing.
I want to share with you the experience of one of the participants. Retreat attendee, Tana Madrigal says, “This has been the most inspiring healing retreat I have ever attended. On the last day, I felt much more at peace, grounded, and my physical energy was improved. I came to the retreat with a frozen shoulder and came away with almost complete range of motion. Best of all I have been able to take home a lot of practices taught during the retreat and continue this new found sense of well-being.”
The retreat is a reminder of the healing power of the mind -- of the possibility of anything and everything to arise and transform us. It’s also reminds us of the importance of empowerment and finding the right medical guidance. At my holistic integrative clinic, Amitabha Medical Clinic, we make patient education and empowerment a top priority. We offer numerous in-depth resources and a wide range of holistic support for our patients to learn as much as they can about their best options for achieving optimal health. With guidance from our practitioners, patients are the ones who decide which treatment protocols are best for them, based on their unique life circumstances.
As an holistic clinic, we treat patients as a whole, in body, mind and spirit, to offer comprehensive support for all areas of well being. By working closely with patients to understand and address their unique health situation, and supporting their health and wellness goals with tailored strategies, a skilled integrative health practitioner acts an equal partner on the path to optimal health. Having such strong support in the form of education, integrative patient-driven recommendations and holistic empowerment, allows for much more positive clinical outcomes for our patients.
This sense of compassion, love and support between retreat participants is largely what made this event so special. The profound sense of community that was created during the retreat truly enhanced the healing power of this transformative event, and encouraged deep, long lasting impact and empowerment among those who participated.
By Dr. Isaac Eliaz M.D., L.Ac., M.S.
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