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Upcoming events being held at Ascent Acupuncture in Minneapolis. Please call 612.823.0368 to RSVP or check us out on Facebook. Search for our groups on Meetup.com too!

April Events

April 2018
Monday April 2nd
Healing Needles


Knitting as Meditation, 
7-8:30pm, FREE to knit / $20 fee for ear acupuncture (optional)

Join us on the first Monday of every month! Part knitting, part acupuncture, part meditation, this class combines basic knitting instruction (or getting help with an existing project) with the calming effects of auricular (ear) acupuncture.

Bring one skein of soft, beautiful yarn and appropriately sized needles (the yarn shop can help you with this), or a project you’re working on. During the workshop, Elizabeth will treat you with acupuncture needles or seeds that help promote relaxation.

Please RSVP by calling our clinic at 612.823.0368 or finding our event on Ascent’s Facebook page or at www.meetup.com.

Minn., MN
Monday April 9th
Living Well Book Club


April’s
 Book – What’s In the Way is the Way by Mary O’Malley
https://www.amazon.com/Whats-Way-Practical-Guide-Waking/dp/1622035240/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1521562006&sr=8-1&keywords=mary+o%27malley+what%27s+in+the+way+is+the+way

From Amazon:
Imagine for a moment that you had no pressures in your life—no problems to fix, no deadlines to meet, no struggles to overcome. Do you feel that sense of spacious relief? It’s not an illusion, teaches Mary O’Malley. It really is possible to live with that profound openness all the time, even while tending to your everyday tasks and obligations. In What’s in the Way Is the Way, Mary offers practical guidance for meeting all of your experience with an abiding sense of ease, trust, and peace of mind.

This accessible book is divided into ten phases, featuring inspiring wisdom and step-by-step exercises to heal the core beliefs that keep you stuck. With each chapter, Mary invites you to come into the present and see yourself and your circumstances in a different way—unclouded by preconceptions, struggle, or fear. Join her on this illuminating journey to discover:

• How fear controls our lives—untangling the conditioning that keeps us from trusting our complete experience
• The healing power of curiosity—a natural way to meet our lives without needing to change or judge anything
• Trusting what happens even when we feel threatened, ashamed, or afraid
• Why we become more active, engaged, and effective when we stop “doing” life and start being fully present for our lives
• Remembering exercises—simple, powerful practices for reconnecting with our natural state of curiosity, trust and love

“No object, person, or experience will ever bring you the deep and lasting peace that comes from simply being open to life,” writes Mary. With What’s in the Way Is the Way, this renowned teacher brings you a powerful guide for turning your obstacles into your greatest allies and teachers—and showing up for your life with all your vulnerability, passion, and magnificent perfection.

About our Book Club:  READ & RELAX. LEARN & LAUGH. SHARE & SOCIALIZE. Reading various self-help and wellness books on your own is definitely valuable, but exploring them with other health-minded folks can be AMAZING! We invite you to join us on the 2nd Monday of each month for this unique book club. Whether you are an avid reader or not, this group is for you! We started our book club to support great conversations about books that will make us think, dream, and grow! Join us to unwind and connect.

Please RSVP by calling the clinic directly at 612.823.0368 or finding the event on www.meetup.com or Ascent’s Facebook page.

Minn., MN
Monday April 23rd
Life with Diabetes Monthly Meet Up


Life with Diabetes Support Group, 7-8:30pm, FREE

This casual, supportive meetup group provides a valuable resource for those living with diabetes and pre-diabetes, including family and friends. All are welcome! Type 1 and Type 2, Gestational, Pediatric. We all experience similar triumphs and challenges and sharing can make a big difference.

Join us and share what’s good and new from your month and how the group can support you! We meet the 4th Monday of each month and are led by Diabetes Coach, Carrie Boe (also a well-managed diabetic for nearly 25 years). Meetings are held at Ascent : East Asian Integrative Care in south Minneapolis.

Please RSVP by emailing SuperStrongDiabetics@gmail.com or finding us on Meetup.com. You can also find us on Ascent’s East Asian Integrative Care’s Facebook page and the SuperStrongDiabetics’ Facebook page.

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Sunday April 29th
Self Care Sunday ~ Mindful Eating


Ascent’s Self Care Sunday, 2:30-4:30pm, Fee $20

April’s Topic: Mindful Eating ~ Alleviate Emotional Eating

Ascent welcomes guest speaker Sharon Burris-Brown for this 2 hour interactive class in which she’ll share strategies to alleviate stress eating.  The focus is on mindfulness techniques, but we will also cover other strategies as well as discuss how emotional eating shows up in people’s lives and what effects it has on health. Sharon Burris-Brown is a National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach and a Licensed Independent Social Worker. She specializes in helping busy professionals create time for their families and for self-care.

Attend live at Ascent or access online via Zoom. Click below to register: https://forms.aweber.com/form/76/2032644676.htm

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May Events

May 2018
Monday May 7th
Healing Needles


Knitting as Meditation, 
7-8:30pm, FREE to knit / $20 fee for ear acupuncture (optional)

Join us on the first Monday of every month! Part knitting, part acupuncture, part meditation, this class combines basic knitting instruction (or getting help with an existing project) with the calming effects of auricular (ear) acupuncture.

Bring one skein of soft, beautiful yarn and appropriately sized needles (the yarn shop can help you with this), or a project you’re working on. During the workshop, Elizabeth will treat you with acupuncture needles or seeds that help promote relaxation.

Please RSVP by calling our clinic at 612.823.0368 or finding our event on Ascent’s Facebook page or at www.meetup.com.

Minn., MN
Monday May 14th
Living Well Book Club


May’s
 Book – A Mind at Home with Itself by Byron Katie
https://www.amazon.com/Mind-Home-Itself-Asking-Questions/dp/0062651609/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1521563583&sr=1-1-spons&keywords=byron+katie&psc=1

From Amazon:
Internationally acclaimed, bestelling author Byron Katie’s most anticipated work since Loving What Is

We live in difficult times, leaving far too many of us suffering from anxiety and depression, fear and anger. In her new and most anticipated work since Loving What Is, beloved spiritual teacher Byron Katie provides a much-needed beacon of light, and a source of hope and joy.

In A Mind at Home with Itself, Byron Katie illuminates one of the most profound ancient Buddhist texts, The Diamond Sutra (newly translated in these pages by Stephen Mitchell) to reveal the nature of the mind and to liberate us from painful thoughts, using her revolutionary system of self-inquiry called “The Work.” Byron Katie doesn’t merely describe the awakened mind; she empowers us to see it and feel it in action. At once startlingly fresh and powerfully enlightening, A Mind at Home with Itself offers us a transformative new perspective on life and death.

In the midst of a normal American life, Byron Katie became increasingly depressed and over a ten-year period sank further into despair and suicidal thoughts. Then one morning in 1986 she woke up in a state of absolute joy, filled with the realization of how her own suffering had ended. The freedom of that realization has never left her. Its direct result, The Work, has helped millions of people all over the world to question their stressful thoughts and set themselves free from suffering.

About our Book Club:  READ & RELAX. LEARN & LAUGH. SHARE & SOCIALIZE. Reading various self-help and wellness books on your own is definitely valuable, but exploring them with other health-minded folks can be AMAZING! We invite you to join us on the 2nd Monday of each month for this unique book club. Whether you are an avid reader or not, this group is for you! We started our book club to support great conversations about books that will make us think, dream, and grow! Join us to unwind and connect.

Please RSVP by calling the clinic directly at 612.823.0368 or finding the event on www.meetup.com or Ascent’s Facebook page.

Minn., MN
TBD due to Memorial Weekend
Self Care Sunday


Ascent’s Self Care Sunday, 2:30-3:30pm, $TBD

May’s Topic: TBD

RSVP by calling 612.823.0368.

Minn., MN
TBD due to Memorial Day
Life with Diabetes Monthly Meet Up


Life with Diabetes Support Group, 7-8:30pm, FREE

This casual, supportive meetup group provides a valuable resource for those living with diabetes and pre-diabetes, including family and friends. All are welcome! Type 1 and Type 2, Gestational, Pediatric. We all experience similar triumphs and challenges and sharing can make a big difference.

Join us and share what’s good and new from your month and how the group can support you! We meet the 4th Monday (holidays excluded) of each month and are led by Diabetes Coach, Carrie Boe (also a well-managed diabetic for nearly 25 years). Meetings are held at Ascent : East Asian Integrative Care in south Minneapolis.

Please RSVP by emailing SuperStrongDiabetics@gmail.com or finding us on Meetup.com. You can also find us on Ascent’s East Asian Integrative Care’s Facebook page and the SuperStrongDiabetics’ Facebook page.

Minn., MN

June Events

June 2018
Monday June 4th
Healing Needles


Knitting as Meditation, 
7-8:30pm, FREE to knit / $20 fee for ear acupuncture (optional)

Join us on the first Monday of every month! Part knitting, part acupuncture, part meditation, this class combines basic knitting instruction (or getting help with an existing project) with the calming effects of auricular (ear) acupuncture.

Bring one skein of soft, beautiful yarn and appropriately sized needles (the yarn shop can help you with this), or a project you’re working on. During the workshop, Elizabeth will treat you with acupuncture needles or seeds that help promote relaxation.

Please RSVP by calling our clinic at 612.823.0368 or finding our event on Ascent’s Facebook page or at www.meetup.com.

Minn., MN
Monday June 11th
Living Well Book Club


June’s
 Book – TBD

About our Book Club:  READ & RELAX. LEARN & LAUGH. SHARE & SOCIALIZE. Reading various self-help and wellness books on your own is definitely valuable, but exploring them with other health-minded folks can be AMAZING! We invite you to join us on the 2nd Monday of each month for this unique book club. Whether you are an avid reader or not, this group is for you! We started our book club to support great conversations about books that will make us think, dream, and grow! Join us to unwind and connect.

Please RSVP by calling the clinic directly at 612.823.0368 or finding the event on www.meetup.com or Ascent’s Facebook page.

Minn., MN
Sunday June 24th
Self Care Sunday


Ascent’s Self Care Sunday, 2:30-3:30pm, $TBD

June’s Topic: TBD

RSVP by calling 612.823.0368.

Minn., MN
Monday, June 25th
Life with Diabetes Monthly Meet Up


Life with Diabetes Support Group, 7-8:30pm, FREE

This casual, supportive meetup group provides a valuable resource for those living with diabetes and pre-diabetes, including family and friends. All are welcome! Type 1 and Type 2, Gestational, Pediatric. We all experience similar triumphs and challenges and sharing can make a big difference.

Join us and share what’s good and new from your month and how the group can support you! We meet the 4th Monday (holidays excluded) of each month and are led by Diabetes Coach, Carrie Boe (also a well-managed diabetic for nearly 25 years). Meetings are held at Ascent : East Asian Integrative Care in south Minneapolis.

Please RSVP by emailing SuperStrongDiabetics@gmail.com or finding us on Meetup.com. You can also find us on Ascent’s East Asian Integrative Care’s Facebook page and the SuperStrongDiabetics’ Facebook page.

Minn., MN