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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!

October Events

October 2016

Monday October 17th
Life with Diabetes Monthly Meet Up

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

This casual, supportive meet up 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 our stories can make a big difference.

Topics may vary and can range from healthy meal planning/recipes to disease logistics to better stress management. We welcome YOUR questions, concerns and worthwhile insights!

We meet the 4th Monday of each month (with the exception of October 17th) and are led by Ascent’s Diabetes Coach, Carrie Boe, CHC & HHP (Certified Health Coach, Holistic Health Practitioner and also a well-managed diabetic for nearly 25 years).

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

November Events

November 2016
Monday November 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 November 14th
Living Well Book Club

November’s Book – Thank & Grow Rich: A 30-Day Experiment in Shameless Gratitude and Unabashed Joy by Pam Grout, 7-8:30pm, FREE

Also please note our upcoming title for January (start reading now as it’s a 8-wk plan): Soul-Centered: Transform Your Life in 8 Weeks with Meditation by Sarah McLean

Thanks & Grow Rich (from Amazon.com):

Important disclaimer: This book is not for everyone—just those who want to have more fun, more adventures, and more magic in their life.

Thank & Grow Rich is for anyone interested in hooking up with the magnanimous energy field of the cosmos. Author Pam Grout, who likes to call herself the Warren Buffet of Happiness, says it all starts with getting on the frequency of joy and gratitude.

Thanking (rather than thinking) puts us on an energetic frequency—a vibration—that calls in miracles.

Science has proven that when we observe the world from a place of gratitude, when we use our attention to spot beauty and gaze at wonder, we develop the capacity to radically rev up our day-to-day experience.

Brazen gratitude, it seems, provides a portal—an entry point—straight into the heart of the field of infinite possibilities described in Grout’s bestseller E-Squared.

This book also offers an updated perspective on abundance, which goes way beyond financial capital. It shows readers how to grow and expand their creative capital, their social capital, their spiritual capital, and much, much more!

There’s even an abundance worksheet that tracks your thank-and-grow rich portfolio and a money-back guarantee offering four personalized gifts straight from the always-accommodating universe.

Your credit union might offer a butter dish or a koozie, but an investment in this book comes with your own personal sign from the universe, an answer to an important question, a customized totem, and a one-of-a-kind gift from the natural world.

But more importantly, this 30-day experiment will upgrade your life experience from ho-hum to wahoo! From like sucks to life rocks! From woe is me to yippie-ti-yo-yay!!

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! That’s why we’re super excited to announce Ascent’s Living Well Book Club! As part of AscentU new offerings, 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 November 28th
Life with Diabetes Monthly Meet Up

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

This casual, supportive meet up 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 our stories can make a big difference.

Topics may vary and can range from healthy meal planning/recipes to disease logistics to better stress management. We welcome YOUR questions, concerns and worthwhile insights!

We meet the 4th Monday of each month and are led by Ascent’s Diabetes Coach, Carrie Boe, CHC & HHP (Certified Health Coach, Holistic Health Practitioner and also a well-managed diabetic for nearly 25 years).

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

December Events

December 2016
Monday December 5th
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 December 12th
Living Well Book Club

December’s Book – The Mind-Gut Connection: How the Hidden Conversation Within Our Bodies Impacts Our Mood, Our Choices, and Our Overall Health Hardcover by Emeran Mayer, MD, 7-8:30pm, FREE

Also please note our upcoming title for January (start reading now as it’s a 8-wk plan): Soul-Centered: Transform Your Life in 8 Weeks with Meditation by Sarah McLean

Mind-Gut Connection (from Amazon.com):

Combining cutting-edge neuroscience with the latest discoveries on the human microbiome, a practical guide in the tradition of The Second Brain, and The Good Gut that conclusively demonstrates the inextricable, biological link between mind and the digestive system.

We have all experienced the connection between our mind and our gut—the decision we made because it “felt right”; the butterflies in our stomach before a big meeting; the anxious stomach rumbling we get when we’re stressed out. While the dialogue between the gut and the brain has been recognized by ancient healing traditions, including Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine, Western medicine has by and large failed to appreciate the complexity of how the brain, gut, and more recently, the gut microbiota—the microorganisms that live inside our digestive tract—communicate with one another. In The Mind-Gut Connection, Dr. Emeran Mayer, professor of medicine and executive director of the UCLA Center for Neurobiology of Stress, offers a revolutionary and provocative look at this developing science, teaching us how to harness the power of the mind-gut connection to take charge of our health and listen to the innate wisdom of our bodies.

The Mind-Gut Connection describes:

· Why consuming a predominantly plant-based diet is key for gut and brain health

· The importance of early childhood in gut-brain development, and what parents can do to help their children thrive

The role of excessive stress and anxiety in GI ailments and cognitive disorders

How to “listen to your gut” and pay attention to the signals your body is sending you and much more.

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! That’s why we’re super excited to announce Ascent’s Living Well Book Club! As part of AscentU new offerings, 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 December 26th
Life with Diabetes Monthly Meet Up

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

This casual, supportive meet up 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 our stories can make a big difference.

Topics may vary and can range from healthy meal planning/recipes to disease logistics to better stress management. We welcome YOUR questions, concerns and worthwhile insights!

We meet the 4th Monday of each month and are led by Ascent’s Diabetes Coach, Carrie Boe, CHC & HHP (Certified Health Coach, Holistic Health Practitioner and also a well-managed diabetic for nearly 25 years).

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

Minn., MN

January Events

January 2017
Monday January 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 January 9th
Living Well Book Club

January’s Book: Soul-Centered: Transform Your Life in 8 Weeks with Meditation by Sarah McLean, 7-8:30pm, FREE

Soul-Centered (from Amazon.com):

Soul-Centered presents a contemporary, mainstream view of meditation in an 8-week program that delivers time-tested techniques so you can easily cultivate an effective daily meditation practice. How do you maintain your connection with your center point of peace, equanimity, and joy? Do you acknowledge your deep inner knowingness? Are you kind to yourself? Are you the master of your own attention? Sarah draws from her 20 years of teaching meditation to develop this transformative program. She integrates the best self-awareness practices with ancient traditions, resulting in a formula which works even for the reluctant meditator. Whether a beginner or an experienced practitioner, this book will enlighten, engage, and encourage you to expand your meditation practice and create a soul-centered life.It begins with insights into the five essentials necessary for successful meditation. You’ll then be introduced to weekly meditative practices that will transform you physically, emotionally, and spiritually as you deeply connect you with who you really are. There are over 20 meditations and meditative practices thoroughly supported by research, insights, and stories to help you to: Cultivate self-awareness, present moment awareness so you can be more alert to the choices you make in each moment Discover the confident, peaceful and authentic person you really are, and learn to live with fewer assumptions about yourself and others Become more aware of your emotional responses, your mental activity, and become more sensitive to your body and its signals of stress and relaxation Maintain your connection to your soul regardless of outside influence Cultivate a daily meditation practice that you can do with ease and joy Manage your ever active mind with compassion and ease Uncover your true heart’s desires, and the keys to peace, fulfillment and creativity Guaranteed, you’ll become confident in your practice of meditation and will develop a new perspective, what the author calls a “new normal.” In the process, you’ll become more-self-aware, more peaceful, and more compassionate: living a life that can truly be called soul-centered.

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! That’s why we’re super excited to announce Ascent’s Living Well Book Club! As part of AscentU new offerings, 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 January 23rd
Life with Diabetes Monthly Meet Up

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

This casual, supportive meet up 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 our stories can make a big difference.

Topics may vary and can range from healthy meal planning/recipes to disease logistics to better stress management. We welcome YOUR questions, concerns and worthwhile insights!

We meet the 4th Monday of each month and are led by Ascent’s Diabetes Coach, Carrie Boe, CHC & HHP (Certified Health Coach, Holistic Health Practitioner and also a well-managed diabetic for nearly 25 years).

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

Minn., MN