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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!

July Events

July 2018
Monday July 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 July 9th
Living Well Book Club


July’s
 Book – The Smell of Rain on Dust: Grief and Praise by Martin Prechtel

https://www.amazon.com/Smell-Rain-Dust-Grief-Praise/dp/1583949399/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1524596207&sr=1-1&dpID=51MnGqzBQqL&preST=_SY344_BO1,204,203,200_QL70_&dpSrc=detail

From Amazon:
Inspiring hope, solace, and courage in living through our losses, author Martín Prechtel, trained in the Tzutujil Maya shamanic tradition, shares profound insights on the relationship between grief and praise in our culture–how the inability that many of us have to grieve and weep properly for the dead is deeply linked with the inability to give praise for living. In modern society, grief is something that we usually experience in private, alone, and without the support of a community. Yet, as Prechtel says, “Grief expressed out loud for someone we have lost, or a country or home we have lost, is in itself the greatest praise we could ever give them. Grief is praise, because it is the natural way love honors what it misses.”

Prechtel explains that the unexpressed grief prevalent in our society today is the reason for many of the social, cultural, and individual maladies that we are currently experiencing. According to Prechtel, “When you have two centuries of people who have not properly grieved the things that they have lost, the grief shows up as ghosts that inhabit their grandchildren.” These “ghosts,” he says, can also manifest as disease in the form of tumors, which the Maya refer to as “solidified tears,” or in the form of behavioral issues and depression. He goes on to show how this collective, unexpressed energy is the long-held grief of our ancestors manifesting itself, and the work that can be done to liberate this energy so we can heal from the trauma of loss, war, and suffering.

At base, this “little book,” as the author calls it, can be seen as a companion of encouragement, a little extra light for those deep and noble parts in all of us.

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 July 16th
Let's Hula Hoop


Let’s Hula Hoop, 7-9pm, $15

When was the last time you hula hooped? It’s super fun AND good exercise! Tap into your inner child and join Ascent’s Angie Clifford for this fun class. We’ll make our own hula hoops and then Angie will guide us on using them for a cool, unique workout. Space is limited so please RSVP today! SPACE IS LIMITED so please RSVP today by calling 612.823.0368.

Minn., MN
Monday July 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.

Minn., MN

August Events

August 2018
Monday August 6th
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 Augsust 13th
Living Well Book Club


August’s
 Book – The Emotion Code by Dr Bradley Nelson

https://www.amazon.com/dp/0979553709/?coliid=I2L7DSW7BH7TLA&colid=36CKX4JRDMECP&psc=0&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it

From Amazon:
In The Emotion Code, renowned holistic physician and lecturer Dr. Bradley Nelson skillfully lays bare the inner workings of the subconscious mind. He reveals how emotionally-charged events from your past can still be haunting you in the form of “trapped emotions”; emotional energies that literally inhabit your body. Dr. Nelson explains clearly and concisely how trapped emotions can create pain, malfunction and eventual disease. In addition, trapped emotions can exert a dramatic effect on how you think, the choices that you make, and how successful you will be. Perhaps the most important discovery that Dr. Nelson has made is that trapped emotional energies will often gather around the heart, creating a “Heart-Wall” that may block you from giving and receiving love freely. The Emotion Code is a powerful and simple way to rid yourself of unseen baggage. Releasing trapped emotions often results in the sudden disappearance of physical problems, self-sabotage, and recurring relationship difficulties. Filled with real-world examples from many years of clinical practice, The Emotion Code is a distinct and authoritative new work that is destined to become an instant classic on self-healing.

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 August 27th
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

September Events

September 2018
Monday September 3rd
No Healing Needles = Labor Day

No Healing Needles in September due to Labor Day. Join us again on October 1, 2018

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 September 10th
Living Well Book Club


September’s
 Book – Your Brain on Nature by Eva Selhub & Alan Logan

https://www.amazon.com/Your-Brain-Nature-Eva-Selhub/dp/1443428086/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1528856828&sr=1-1&keywords=brain+on+nature

From Amazon:
Every tech-addict’s guide to restoring health and balance in an increasingly IT-dependent world.

Scientific studies have shown that natural environments can have remarkable benefits for human health. Natural environments are more likely to promote positive emotions, and viewing and walking in nature have been associated with heightened physical and mental energy. Nature has also been found to have a positive impact on children who have been diagnosed with impulsivity, hyperactivity and attention-deficit disorder.

In Your Brain on Nature, physician Eva Selhub and naturopath Alan Logan examine not only the effects of nature on the brain, but the ubiquitous influence of everyday technology on the brain, and how IT overload and its many distractions may even be changing it. Offering an antidote for the technology-addicted, the book outlines emerging nature-based therapies including ecotherapy, as well as practical strategies for improving your (and your children’s) cognitive functioning, mental health and physical well-being through ecotherapeutic, nutritional and behavioural means. A powerful wake-up call for our tech-immersed society, Your Brain on Nature examines the fascinating effects that exposure to nature can have on the brain.

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 September 24th
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