About this Event
Come find inner calm in community! This experiential and participatory class will equip you with new understanding and techniques to calm anxiety and insomnia. Self-acupressure practice helps us connect with our inner resources of calm and fortitude so we can meet life from a place of empowerment and wellness.
We will discuss a brief overview of acupuncture theory and the potential causes of anxiety and insomnia according to Chinese medicine; share in a guided meditation practice exploring embodiment, breath, and the heartspace; learn techniques for mindful, effective self-acupressure; and walk through five to six acupressure points to calm anxiety and insomnia.
We'll practice self-acupressure together with each point, and there will be opportunities for participants to ask questions throughout. All participants will receive a handout with the "essential ingredients" for performing self-acupressure and anatomical images of each point presented.
About the Presenter
Joanna Rosene-Mirvis is a licensed five element acupuncturist and East Asian herbalist, and founder of Milkweed Acupuncture & Herbal Medicine, based in Watertown and Newton. She deeply loves working with individuals to support mind-body wellness and personal transformation from the inside out.
Joanna offers heart-centered support to people experiencing a range of challenges – from insomnia to digestive disturbances, to chronic pain, to life transitions. She specializes in mental health, chronic illness, women’s health, and complicated or undefined conditions. Her mission is to help people find wholeness, ease, and empowerment within, in whatever body they live in.
Joanna came to practice acupuncture through her love of mindfulness, nutrition, and embodiment practices, such as yoga and breath work. She holds a Bachelor of Science with Distinction in Earth Systems from Stanford University and a Masters of Acupuncture and a Diploma in Chinese Herbal Medicine from the Academy for Five Element Acupuncture in Gainesville, FL. Prior to her career as an acupuncturist, she worked in community development and environmental policy.
Event Venue & Nearby Stays
Rozzie Fitness, LLC, 119 Belgrade Avenue, Boston, United States