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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!

September Events

September 2018
Tuesday September 25th
Fall Open House


Ascent’s Open House, 6
-8:00pm, FREE 

Join Ascent and help us welcome Fall at our Open House. Stay tuned for more details but we’re planning on demos, outdoor “backyard” fun including a cozy fire, music under the full moon, treats and give-aways. Please RSVP by calling our clinic at 612.823.0368 or finding our event on Ascent’s Facebook page.

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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.

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October Events

October 2018
Monday October 1st
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.

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Monday October 8th
Living Well Book Club


October’s
 Book – The Lost Art of Good Conversation by Sakyong Mipham, 7-8:30pm, FREE

From Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Lost-Art-Good-Conversation-Everyday/dp/0451499433/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1536860778&sr=8-2&keywords=conversation+book

Cutting through all the white noise, chatter, and superficiality our cell phones and social media cause, one of Tibet’s highest and most respected spiritual leaders offers simple and practical advice to help us increase our attentions spans, become better listeners, and strive to appreciate the people around us.

In a world of iPhones and connectivity to social media and email, we are all in constant connection with one another. Then why are so many people feeling burned out, distant from colleagues, and abandoned by family and friends? In this new book from the bestselling author of Running with the Mind of Meditation, the Sakyong uses the basic principles of the Shambhala tradition–meditation and a sincere belief in the inherent wisdom, compassion, and courage of all beings–to help readers to listen and speak more mindfully with loved ones, co-workers, strangers, and even ourselves.

In this easy to understand and helpful book, Sakyong Mipham provides inspiring ideas and practical tips on how to be more present in your day-to-day life, helping us to communicate in ways that elevates the dignity of everyone involved. Great for families, employees and employers and everyone who spend too much time on Facebook, Instagram, and feel “disconnected” in our “connected” world, Good Conversation is a journey back to basics.

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.

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Sunday October 14th
Ascension Mediation Day 1


Ascension Meditation, Day 1, 1-4:00pm, $400 (3 Sunday series)

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Monday October 15th
Beat the Upcoming Cold/Flu Season


Beat the Upcoming Cold/Flu Season, 7
-8:00pm, $15

Stay tuned, details to come.

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Sunday October 21st
Ascension Mediation Day 2


Ascension Meditation, Day 2, 10:00am-5:00pm, $400 (3 Sunday series)

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Monday October 22nd
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.

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Sunday October 28th
Ascension Mediation Day 3


Ascension Meditation, Day 3, 10:00am-5:00pm, $400 (3 Sunday series)

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November Events

November 2018
Monday November 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.

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Monday November 12th
Living Well Book Club


November’s Book: Emotional Agility by Susan David,  7-8:30pm, FREE

From Amazon:
https://www.amazon.com/Emotional-Agility-Unstuck-Embrace-Change/dp/1592409490

#1 Wall Street Journal Best Seller
USA Today Best Seller
Amazon Best Book of the Year

The counterintuitive approach to achieving your true potential, heralded by the Harvard Business Review as a groundbreaking idea of the year.

The path to personal and professional fulfillment is rarely straight. Ask anyone who has achieved his or her biggest goals or whose relationships thrive and you’ll hear stories of many unexpected detours along the way. What separates those who master these challenges and those who get derailed? The answer is agility—emotional agility.

Emotional agility is a revolutionary, science-based approach that allows us to navigate life’s twists and turns with self-acceptance, clear-sightedness, and an open mind. Renowned psychologist Susan David developed this concept after studying emotions, happiness, and achievement for more than twenty years. She found that no matter how intelligent or creative people are, or what type of personality they have, it is how they navigate their inner world—their thoughts, feelings, and self-talk—that ultimately determines how successful they will become.

The way we respond to these internal experiences drives our actions, careers, relationships, happiness, health—everything that matters in our lives. As humans, we are all prone to common hooks—things like self-doubt, shame, sadness, fear, or anger—that can too easily steer us in the wrong direction. Emotionally agile people are not immune to stresses and setbacks. The key difference is that they know how to adapt, aligning their actions with their values and making small but powerful changes that lead to a lifetime of growth. Emotional agility is not about ignoring difficult emotions and thoughts; it’s about holding them loosely, facing them courageously and compassionately, and then moving past them to bring the best of yourself forward.

Drawing on her deep research, decades of international consulting, and her own experience overcoming adversity after losing her father at a young age, David shows how anyone can thrive in an uncertain world by becoming more emotionally agile. To guide us, she shares four key concepts that allow us to acknowledge uncomfortable experiences while simultaneously detaching from them, thereby allowing us to embrace our core values and adjust our actions so they can move us where we truly want to go.

Written with authority, wit, and empathy, Emotional Agility serves as a road map for real behavioral change—a new way of acting that will help you reach your full potential, whoever you are and whatever you face.

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.

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Monday, November 15th
Navigating the Holidays and Your Diabetes


Navigating the Holidays and Your Diabetes, 7
-8:30pm, $15

Stay tuned, details to come.

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Monday, November 19th
Holiday Crafts and Gifts


Ascent’s First Holiday Craft/Gift Gathering, 6
-8:00pm, FREE 

Stay tuned for more details!

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Monday, November 26th
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