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10/05/2014 to 10/10/2014
Joyce Hawkes
Cellular Renewal for Health & Vitality
Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
10/17/2014 to 10/19/2014
Donna Eden
A Workshop for Hands-On Practice
Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
10/19/2014 to 10/24/2014
Susan Lynch
A Retreat for Military Women & Women Veterans
Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
10/05/2014 to 10/10/2014
Joyce Hawkes
Cellular Renewal for Health & Vitality
Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
10/17/2014 to 10/19/2014
Donna Eden
A Workshop for Hands-On Practice
Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
10/19/2014 to 10/24/2014
Susan Lynch
A Retreat for Military Women & Women Veterans
Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
Omega's Veterans, Trauma & Treatment conference is an unprecedented gathering of experts in resiliency and the treatment of trauma for veterans using complementary and alternative medicine. It offers professional information on the latest mind-body treatments for veterans with PTSD. Throughout the weekend, keynote lectures, panel discussions, and concurrent workshops explore mind-body treatments for veterans’ trauma. More
When it comes to Lyme disease, people often go from doctor to doctor looking for answers about their chronic, often debilitating symptoms. Here, Dr. Richard Horowitz talks about the Living Well With Lyme Disease conference at Omega (June 20–22), which offers the most up-to-date information on diagnosing, treating Lyme disease and other tick-borne infections.   More
Working with some of the top stars in Hollywood, psychotherapists Barry Michels and Phil Stutz, coauthors of The Tools, have helped thousands of patients live fuller, more passionate and creative lives.     More
We all have heard that yoga and other mind-body practices are good for us. Using recent studies as a foundation for exploration, Jon Kabat-Zinn explains some of the science and theory behind why yoga, tai chi, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, and other mind-body practices can improve the recovery of those who have been wounded through trauma. Explore more from Jon Kabat-Zinn   More
How can we help veterans and those who have suffered trauma or survivor's guilt to feel at home in their bodies again? Peter A. Levine describes the methods of helping patients experience, reflect, and learn from their emotions. Explore more with Peter A. Levine More
Interested in doing a cleanse but not sure where to begin? Tom Francescott, a naturopathic doctor who specializes in science-based detoxification and personalized natural health care, explains the deeper reasons behind why people cleanse and why detoxifying is a great tool for letting go and moving forward in your life. Explore more from Tom Francescott   More
Zen Buddhist monk and combat veteran of the Vietnam War, Claude AnShin Thomas discusses the scars of war and the importance of understanding why healing doesn't mean the absence of suffering. Explore more from Claude AnShin Thomas   More
A renowned physician and expert on mind-body wellness, Gabor Maté discusses why a common link between most chronic diseases is often the person's emotional life as well as their relationship to the world at the 2012 Yoga Service Council conference. Explore more from Gabor Mate: More
Renowned physician and expert on mind-body wellness, Gabor Maté, speaks at the Yoga Service Conference about the long-term effects of stress and tension on a young child's life as well as the role of love, connection, and the authentic expression of self in the development of a healthy immune system. Learn more about Gabor Maté     More
Peter A. Levine, PhD, is the originator and developer of Somatic Experiencing® and the director of The Somatic Experiencing® Trauma Institute, a nonprofit, educational, and research organization focusing on worldwide healing and prevention of trauma. He discusses how chronic pain and trauma interact, and why somatic experiencing can help.   Learn more about Peter A. Levine's upcoming presentation at the Veterans, Trauma & Treatment conference.       More

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Omega Institute Why This Congressman Is Bringing Mindfulness to Vets Tim Ryan
Wisconsin native Travis Leanna was 22 years old in 2007, when he was deployed to Fallujah for Operation Iraqi Freedom. Initially buzzing with excitement over the prospect of heading overseas and into combat, the young Marine quickly realized that the experience would be nothing like what he expected. Leanna spent most of his time in Fallujah hiding in various locations, working with improvised explosive devices, and looking for civilians who were making bombs. More
Omega Institute The Great PTSD Name Debate
In recent years, a debate has been brewing between the U.S. Army, the American Psychiatric Association (APA), and veterans’ and women’s advocates about the pros and cons of the medical term post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD. More
Omega Institute Emerging Theories of Consciousness
Philosophers and scientists have pondered the nature of consciousness for centuries. Now more than ever, scientists are adding some pretty interesting theories to the discussion. But is understanding consciousness simply a question of brain physiology and chemistry, or is there something larger at play? Explaining consciousness from a scientific point of view is going to be hard, according to Australian philosopher and cognitive scientist David Chalmers. More
Omega Institute Save Your Seeds
For most gardeners, the season begins in late winter when seed catalogs arrive in the mail featuring backyard crops like ornamental kale, watermelon radish, and heirloom tomatoes. Growing plants from seed allows you to start your garden early by germinating seeds inside and offers a larger selection of herbs and vegetables to choose from. More
Omega Institute Reishi Mushroom Tea
Reishi mushrooms, also known as "mushrooms of immortality," contain polysaccharides called beta-glucans that can help stimulate the immune system, prevent tumor growth, and lower blood pressure. One way to use this medicinal mushroom is to make a decoction, or tea.  More
Omega Institute Yoga & Breast Cancer: What the Research Shows
What the Research Shows
Breast cancer patients and survivors have been practicing yoga as a form of complementary alternative medicine (CAM) for years. Recent research suggests that yoga can improve their lives both during and after treatment. More
Omega Institute Kirtan: A New Healing Tool for Veterans?
When you picture a kirtan enthusiast in your mind’s eye, do you think of a retired American sniper who did three tours in Iraq? What about a former female sergeant who’s struggling with lung injuries, rage, and post-traumatic stress?  Some veterans are discovering that kirtan—a call-and-response form of mantra chanting that originated in India—is helping them cope with conditions such as PTSD and re-entry into civilian life. More
Omega Institute De-Stressing From 21st Century Stress by Andrea Becky Hanson
The particular challenge we have in this era of human evolution is the incredible fast pace and 24/7/365 constancy with which new information and energy becomes available to us, and the incredible speed it is transmitted and downloaded. In fact, media experts tell us the amount of information available to us in the last three years is more than the information available in the last 6,000 years all together. More

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