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The Resiliency Center: Your Place for Healing, Education & Community in Ambler, PA
Sharing Some Stories about Stress & Dancing Qi Gong
The September issue of Shambala Sun, a magazine, speaks about finding peace during stressful times.  Are you familiar with that word, “stress”?  Here are some inspiring ideas to share with you from this issue:
“Life is stressful, and no matter what we do, that blunt fact will never change.  Yet we’re not powerless.  The way we think about stress and the way we react to it - that is always up to us.”   Judy Lief’s article on the “Middle Way of Stress” tell us that  “Not only do we have to lean into our own stress at times, but we also have to be willing to allow others to learn in that same way.  It is hard to watch someone struggle without feeling anxious and wanting to help out…but it is not always so simple.  For instance, if you see a butterfly struggling to break out of its cocoon, and you try to ease its struggle by prying open the cocoon, that butterfly will emerge in a weakened state and may even die.  The butterfly needs the stress of working its way out of the cocoon to build up strength and to dry its wings.  Clearly, a certain amount of stress is part of life, but how much stress and what kind of stress?  How can we navigate a course that is challenging but not overwhelming?

> Read More on our Blog
Karen Steinbrecher is a certified Senior Fitness Instructor who has been practicing Qi Gong for over 10 years. Qi Gong consists of slow, meditative, separate standing exercises used for overall wellbeing and improved health, reducing stress, increasing flexibility, and promoting a healthy flow of Qi [Chi - energy] throughout the body. Karen offers classes in this centuries-old practice on Thursdays at 2:00 pm and 6:15 pm at The Resiliency Center. Karen can be reached at 215-836-7184 or

> View her profile
> Learn More about Qi Gong

Featured Events
Infant Massage USA Certification Training
Thursday – Sunday ~ November 15th – 18th, 2012 
9 am – 5 pm daily 

Become a Certified Infant Massage Educator and help parents use nurturing touch and communications to feel closer to their babies, reduce colic and fussing, sleep better, and facilitate long-term, positive emotional development.

Nurses, midwives, childbirth educators, early intervention specialists, OTs, PTs and Massage Therapists as well as many others have found this training to be a wonderful tool in their work with parents and babies.  The curriculum, designed by Vimala McClure, author of Infant Massage, A Handbook for Loving Parents, provides the knowledge base, experience and confidence needed to fulfill your role as an instructor.  You gain practical experience teaching infant massage through the 3-day, parent-baby class integrated within this training.
To earn your Certification you will need to attend the in-depth certification training, complete a take-home exam and teach five parents to massage their babies in the months following the training. This course and certification qualifies for CEU hours for Nurses, Massage Therapists, OTs, PTs, Child Life Specialists, and Infant Mental Health specialists.  
The fee of $650 includes materials, books, training, certification and your first year’s membership in Infant Massage USA.  As a THANK YOU to The Resiliency Center ~ we offer a discounted fee of $595.  To register, contact Olga M Morris, Family Nurse Practitioner and International Association of Infant Massage Trainer at 928-634-7470 ext 207 or
> Learn More about Olga Morris
> Learn More about Infant Massage at Infant Massage USA or the US Chapter to the International Association of Infant Massage.

FREE! Heal Your Guts with Omega 3 Fatty Acids
A Free Webinar with Dr. Tetlow, MD
Friday, 11/30, 12 – 1 pm
Improve digestion and reduce inflammation with fish oil! Reduce pain and improve absorption easily, quickly and safely. Be careful, not all fish oil is effective! Learn more with Dr. Georgia. This webinar is for everyone.

Register for this FREE Webinar with Integrative Physician, Dr. Georgia Tetlow at 

Dr. Tetlow is committed to make education the focus of not only her integrative medical clinic at The Resiliency Center, but for all her speaking engagements. As an MD, she routinely uses a holistic mind, body & spirit approach one-on-one, and now seeks to bring ‘information and inspiration’ to larger audiences. Dr. Tetlow states: “It really matters what YOU do. I have found that brief online webinars are an easy way to re-commit to one's own health goals. I offer specific information so one can act immediately to start feeling better.”

> Additional webinar recordings available on Dr. Tetlow’s blog

EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) Workshop
Monday 11/19, 7-8:30 pm

Please join Delia Nessim for a fascinating presentation on EFT.  This is a wonderful energy technique that has recently been gaining popularity.  It is also known as “tapping.”  This is a simple relaxing practice that individuals can do for themselves to help bring clarity and peace to emotional upsets. It can reduce cravings and pain among other benefits.  It clears meridians in a way similar to acupuncture.  There will be a short informational portion describing the process and the tapping points.  The majority of the workshop will be an interactive tapping share. 

If you are interested in attending or if you would like to schedule a private session please contact Delia Nessim at or call 610-416-7535. 

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Upcoming Programs

Passport to Wellness Women's Wellness Fair
November 10, 2012, from 10am to 2pm at the Plymouth Meeting Mall (Church on the Mall).

Please stop over and tell friends and family to visit the Resiliency Center booth. The fair will feature samples, exhibits, 'active' participation, information, learning, raffles, drawings, auction, great coupons and more! Only a $5 donation entrance fee! All proceeds benefit Hope Worldwide.

> Learn more at and on the event's Facebook page.

Interstitial Cystitis & Pelvic Pain Support Group
Wednesdays, 7-9pm for 6 sessions
Begins 10/24

This group is for connecting with others who have various pelvic pain conditions or chronic bladder pain, urgency and frequency. Group includes support, resources, speakers, relaxation and stress reduction techniques. To learn more and register for the group, contact Kathy Krol at 215-290-2136 or

Rumi Poetry Reading & Discussion
Wednesday, 11/21, 7 pm
Laughter Yoga, Mondays, 10 am

Healthcare Professionals Networking Breakfast
Wednesday 11/7, 9 – 10:30 am
The Creative Writer’s Group, 
2nd Wednesday 11/14, 7 – 9 pm
Please RSVP

Women’s Personal Growth Group, 2nd and 4th Tuesdays, 9:30am

For more info or to inquire about joining, contact Elizabeth Venart at 215-542-5004 or

Male Sexual Abuse Survivors Group
Thursdays at 1:30 pm, 12 weeks
Begins 11/8!

> Contact Jeff Katowitz, LMFT at or Elizabeth Venart, LPC at to learn more

The Philadelphia Writer’s Workshop, Tuesdays, 7-10 pm
7-Week Fall 2 workshop begins Oct. 28
More Info

Morning Meditation
Mondays, 8:30 - 9:30 am

Evening Meditation
Thursdays, 7:30 - 8:30 pm

Qi Gong Classes
Thursdays, 2:00 and 6:15 pm

Knitting Circle
Second Saturday, 11/10

> Learn more about these programs and more on The Resiliency Center's events page and online calendar.

Thank You!

The practitioners at The Resiliency Center wish to offer their thanks to all who visited our tent during Ambler’s Oktoberfest.  Congratulations to the four people who won gift baskets!

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