"Spring into Wellness" women's holistic healing

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Diane Patzner of Dubuque, Usui/Holy Fire Karuna Reiki Master and LMT, will present her program during the "Spring into Wellness" women's holistic healing event at Guttenberg Gallery and the Creativity Center. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

Spring is a time of renewal. Additional daylight hours and warmer days offer the perfect opportunity for individuals to become inspired to take better care of their physical, mental and spiritual health.  

Betty Pierce, Certified Usui/Holy Fire one and two Reiki Practitioner, life coach, founder and presenter of "Connect the Dots" of Guttenberg, has organized a gathering of holistic wellness professionals for a one-day women's wellness event. 

Pierce explained, "I was planning to have an open house and asked other holistic healers if they would like to participate. They all said 'yes,' which created an opportunity for expansion of the event."

Opening ceremony and meditation

Spring into Wellness will be held on Saturday, March 21, at Guttenberg Gallery and The Creativity Center located at 214 South River Park Drive. The all-day wellness symposium will begin at 9 a.m. with programming throughout the day. Pierce will provide the opening ceremony and guided Primoral Sound technique meditation. The guided meditation will provide attendees with the opportunity to experience natural enhanced wellness and reduced stress. 

GLAD Technique

• 10 a.m. - Lesley Scott of Woodstock, Ill., will present her program on GLAD Technique: Mindset and Depression. Scott will share her personal experience with depression and anxiety and offer techniques to alleviate negative thinking and bring joy back into your life. 

How not to compare

• 11 a.m. - Tara Coyle (TLC Thairapy Pod-caster) of Cedar Rapids will present an inner engineering course for women. Her program will teach participants how to embrace their feminine energy receiving wealth, abundance in life, relationships and business while embracing your divine goddess. 

What hypnosis is and isn't 

• 1 p.m. - Katey Simon of Guttenberg, certified hypnotist, will guide participants through a guided self-hypnosis session and demonstration. Simon is certified through the National Guild of Hypnotists. She will be available after her presentation to talk about how hypnosis can help improve your life. 

Reiki Master 

• 2 p.m. - Nancy Bockensteadt Henkenius of Manchester, Reiki Master and teacher, will present her program: Enhance Your Life. Bockensteadt asks, "Have you ever wondered how it would feel to release blocks to happiness or clear blocks to release weight? How about releasing fear?" Bockensteadt's program will teach you how to use pendulums and crystals to enhance your life. 

Sound Healing

• 3 p.m. - Amy Swanson of Manchester will use Himalayan singing bowls, tuning forks and percussion instruments to create sound vibrations that work with your own internal and external frequencies to trigger relaxation, alleviate symptoms of chronic stress, release suppressed emotions associated with trauma and harmonize the bio-field (aura) and chakras.

Transform communication and care of animals

• 4 p.m. - Diane Patzner of Dubuque, Usui/Holy Fire Karuna Reiki Master and LMT, will offer techniques and suggestions for developing a closer relationship and deeper connection with your favorite furry companion. 

Software of the Soul 

• 5 p.m. - Betty Pierce will close your wellness journey with a meditation to enrich your life. Pierce completed the Enrichment Program with the Chopra Center (led by Deepak Chopra and Roger Gabriel) and will share scientific evidence that supports daily meditation and the rewards of a more meaningful life. 

Limited seating is available for the Spring into Wellness program. Organizers recommend making your reservations early. Lunch will be available and can be purchased at the Creativity Center's Courtyard Cafe. A selection of vendors will be available off site at Riverside Wellness within a short walking distance. Program presenters will also be available at the site for one-on-one sessions. 

A $10 dollar fee will be charged for each separate program or you can attend all seven programs for $50 dollars (the early-bird rate). 

For additional information contact Pierce at 563-599-3007.

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