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Dr. Nancy Gahles is an integrative and holistic doctor in practice in Rockaway for 30 years as owner of Health & Harmony Wellness Center. Rev. Dr. Gahles is an ordained interfaith minister and hosts Spirit of Love~The Rockaway Sangha. W are honored to be collaborating with her in creating a more compassionate and educated community.
COME TOGETHER IN SUPPORT OF HEALING OUR COMMUNITY THROUGH COMPASSION IN CREATION
February 25th, 10am-2pm
The Rockaway Sangha, 241 Beach 137th
Sangha 10am-11am, $15 Suggested Donation
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Labyrinth Making Activity to Follow, All are WELCOME!
What are the benefits of walking the labyrinth?
Walking the labyrinth reduces stress, quiets the mind, grounds the body and opens the heart. Walking the labyrinth is mindfulness meditation. Evidence-based research supports the benefits of mindfulness meditation on PTSD, functional gastrointestinal disorders such as IBS, reduced risk of suicidal thoughts in middle schoolers, blood pressure, anxiety, stress and agitation, among other emotional/- physical states.
Why do we need a labyrinth in Rockaway?
Our community has suffered several tragic events of loss and devastation beginning with 9/11, followed by the plane crash on Nov. 12 and then Hurricane Sandy. The levels of PTSD, anxiety, depression and a host of concomitant physical illnesses have been demonstrated to be a result of the stress from these events. Many people claim their sickness, including cancer, was caused by the stress of Sandy. Those of us in the healthcare profession know that traumatic stress induces certain diseases and DNA changes as we ruminate on these experiences. One study showed that women were dying of heart attacks at a high frequency up to six years after Hurricane Katrina.
To learn more go to www.drnancygahles.com and join her newsletter.