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Bringing Mindfulness To Your Practice:  Why it matters to your patients and you.
Ben Tipton, PA

It seems today that mindfulness is the new buzz word, but what does it have to do with medicine?  This talk will explore the role of mindfulness in medicine and wellness.  We will learn and discuss what role mindfulness can play in your work practice as well as your home practice.   This talk will be informational as well as experiential, so be ready to have some fun and do some work as a way to build upon your skills in mindful awareness.
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Mid Coast Hospital in The Boardroom

123 Medical Center Drive, Brunswick

5:30 pm - Provider/Practitioner Networking Opportunity (Bring your biz cards)
6:00-7:30 pm - Presentation and Q&A 

* Please feel free to bring a brown bag dinner to the meeting.

Ben Tipton, PA-C has been serving patients in clinical medicine for over 18 years. He has practiced in general surgery, emergency medicine, orthopedics, family practice, and internal medicine. In 2008 Ben began exploring the role of mind/body medicine and the neurobiology of change in helping patients with lifestyle choices. Read More

Save the Date: Wednesday, June 10, 2015 Quarterly Meeting at St. Mary's Regional Medical Center, LePage Conference Room 99 Campus Ave, Lewiston.
Book & Journal Club Invitation:

Join us in the cafeteria of Bates College in The Commons at 136 Central Ave. in Lewiston at 6 pm on Wednesday, February 4th to discuss the book, The Second Brain by Michael Gershon, MD.  This book is a great introduction to the exploration of the brain to gut relationship.  If you'd like to join us contact Dr. Anne Brown at click here.

Save the date: Wednesday, April 29th to discuss journal articles on the topic of the gut microbiome.
Did you miss Dr. Stephen Donnelly's talk in December on Integrative Medicine Approaches to ADHD?  Read his recent article here to get the scoop.
The Healing Power of Nature: An Intro to Naturopathic Medicine

By: Dr. Aline R. Potvin, ND 
Since its introduction to the US in the late 19th century, Naturopathic medicine has evolved immensely.  A small but vibrant profession, Naturopathy employs many modalities prevalent in current integrative med trends and has made important contributions to evidenced based CAM initiatives, but is also steeped in holistic philosophy and wisdom.
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By Hugh Sadlier, M.Ed. & Board Certified Consulting Hypnotist

Cancer is one of the most powerful words in relation to the response it elicits in us. And if it rolls off the lips of a medical professional, its impact can be deadening. A client who had been suffering from a rare form of cancer called for an appointment. Read More
Acupuncture for Weight Loss

By Meret Bainbridge, L.Ac.

Weight Loss is the top New Year’s resolution. Two thirds of New Year’s resolutions include fitness goals. 
While people seek out acupuncture for a variety of health problems and often come in with a long list of complex issues they want to address, many of them will ask if acupuncture can also help them lose weight. Read More
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The Integrative Wellness Council of Maine is a group of like-minded medical providers and holistic health practitioners who are joining together in an opportunity to network and create a platform for continued community support and education of the ways in which complementary and alternative therapies may help our patients, clients, and students lead healthy, well, and whole lives.  

Our Vision:
To create an independent, interdisciplinary, integrative wellness council; which acts as a Maine collaborative, to support, promote and educate individuals, organizations and our community on the availability, benefits, and practices of holistic, evidence-based wellness, and self-care.

To advocate for integrative wellness practices within the community and empower ourselves, individuals, and local organizations in the education, promotion, and implementation of self-care and holistic health practices, since we all need support and guidance.

Our Mission:
Empower people, practitioners, and organizations within Maine to realize their full potential to be healthy and well through the transformative practices of integrative wellness. 

Our Advisory Panel:
Michael Drouin, MD, Central Maine Health Systems
Kathy Coleman, FNP, Central Maine Health Systems
Anne Brown, MD, St. Mary's Regional Medical Center
Jon Torres, MD, St. Mary's Regional Medical Center
Shellie Cook, LCSW, Cornerstone Counseling
Jill Willer, LCPC, Cornerstone Counseling
Kendall Scott, CHHC, The Kicking Kitchen
Melissa Streeter, MD, Mid Coast Hospital
Aline Potvin, ND, Heartwood Family Health Center
Donna Galipeau, CCMA, Just Breathe Aromatherapy & Group Administrative Support

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Thank you!

Tisha Bremner, Certified Yoga Teacher, Inner Light Yoga of Maine, Group Organizer & Chair
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