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July 1, 2017 — On June 21, 2017, Denise Valerio gave a presentation to a Bioethics Class in the Temple University School of Medicine on Care Management as yet another option in our healthcare system. The class was offered for the first time this year under the MA Urban Bioethics Program within the Lewis Katz School of Medicine. The professor, Providenza (Enza) Rocco, JD, MSW, MBE specializes in bioethics. The class was made up of medical students, social workers, nurses, an activity therapist, and various other healthcare professionals. They were a very engaging and attentive group of folks who were VERY interested in understanding more about care management - who we are, what we do, and how to access us. Denise truly enjoyed speaking to them and the presentation was a little over an hour in length. Denise sends a "thank you" to our colleague and fellow member, Sharon Dickol, for passing her name along to this professor. She reports this event really stimulated a part of her brain that was a little dormant and dusty, and she got a good high from it and is motivated even more to continue to do this work!!
November 10, 2015 — What is EFT or TAPPING?
Author: Bobbi Kolonay - President of Holistic Aging in Pittsburgh PA
EFT stands for Emotional Freedom Technique (sometimes called tapping). The basic premise is that the cause of all negative emotions is a disruption in the body’s energy system, which is the centerpiece of eastern medicine. When the energy in our body is flowing normally, we feel great; when it becomes stagnant or obstructed, this causes disruptions along the energy meridians leading to negative or damaging emotions which can develop into physical symptoms. Correcting these imbalances is done by tapping with your fingers on meridian points, while at the same time being tuned into the issue to be resolved. When done properly, the underlying emotional factors that contribute to the problem are typically released along with the energy blocks.