Whole Health & Healing Academy

 Whole Health & Healing Academy 

Continuing Series in 2014 - most Thursdays through December 4! 
Sign up for one or attend all remaining sessions.

   Kick off
  Thursday, September 25, 6:30 to 8 pm
   Most Thursdays through December 4 - sign up for one or for all! 
   Held every Thursday at the same time and location through December 4 (except 10/23, 11/20 & 27 as noted.)
   Pre-Registration suggested (first come, first served!) but not required
   Potsdam Community Room (above the police station), Potsdam Civic Center, park in Main St. parking lot next to the fire station EXCEPT 10/23 (see session outline listing below for one time location.)

The Local Living Venture is pleased to join with Paula M. Youmell, RN, MS, CHC of Hands On Health Holistic Healing in launching a Whole Health and Healing Academy for individuals interested in gaining a well rounded knowledge of holistic health issues.

What's Involved
Classes are designed to enhance personal health and inspire confidence in the ability of our bodies to heal itself through good nutrition - which also means "eat yummy food!"
  This series provides a solid overview of the many topics Paula may address with you as your personal health coach, but at a "group rate" -- more on this below.

Certificate Program
The "academy" will commence on September 25, continuing for nine sessions through the Fall semester.  Sign up for one or for all!  Attendees who successfully complete six sessions will receive a Certificate of Accomplishment for your personal resume and will take advantage of this opportunity to put health and healing into your hands.

Who Should Attend?
  • All are welcome to attend if they desire to create vibrant personal health. 
  • Employers are especially encouraged to send staff members, to reduce and eliminate health issues and insurance costs.
  • Employers themselves are welcome as well; to enhance their health, providing leadership. 
  • Health care workers who wish to learn more about prevention and self-responsibility in health and healing.

Session Outlines

  Whole Foods, Whole Health, Holistic Health * Thursday, September 25
What is whole food, why eat it, how to make changes in your life including the why's of eating seasonally and locally, and how eating whole foods will heal your body from the cellular level. 
Health care providers and healers are partners to guide and support you on your healing path; be the healer that brings holistic health into your whole being.
)  Natural Foods Know How * Thursday, October 2
An information session on how to know what foods really are natural and not just marketing. Real food not food hype (includes navigating food labels handout.)


3)  Healthy Menu Prep * Thursday, October 9
How to prep healthy meals for the week, how to shop for healthy foods. Shopping and eating seasonally and locally.

4)  White Sugar Blues * Thursday, October 16
What sugar is, forms of sugars, why so addicting, how sugar is damaging to body, how to butt kick sugar out of your life, ways to add “sweetness” to your life without adding sugar.

)  Gut Health * Thursday, October 23 (different location!)
What creates and destroys healthy gut micro-organisms, how to optimize diet and lifestyle for top notch gut & whole body health.
One time location: EJ Noble Medical Center, 2nd floor of new wing on left side of building, 80 E. Main St., Canton, NY, across from Price Chopper, next to Best Western, look for orange "Workshop Site" sign!)

6)  Proteins, Carbs & Fats * Thursday, October 30
What they all are, why we need them, and where to get them (healthiest food choices.)

7)  Detox Nourishment Diets * Thursday, November 6
What they are, why they work, how to implement simple and more involved detoxes.

8)  Gluten Free Eating & Loving It * Thursday, November 13
Many people find that they are unable to tolerate the proteins found in gluten-containing grains. For anyone curious about Celiac Disease, gluten intolerance, and all the current talk around eating gluten-free. 

   *  Skip two weeks for the holidays  *

9)  Divine Weight Loss * Thursday, December 4
Wellness not weight loss in food choices, crowding out mindless eating, adding in healthy options.

This series is designed to give a solid overview of the many topics Paula may address with you as your personal health coach, but at a "group rate" --
and with both group privileges and restrictions: there will be plenty of time for Q&A, though not in a private setting, and moderated in a fashion that flows for all participants in the classes. 

All classes in the ongoing series are 1-1/2 hours long and include a slide show that will also be emailed to all participants  as well as various  educational handouts.  Follow up information will be tailored to also address the health concerns of participants in the session.

Registration, Admission & Series Details
  • There is a $22 general admission, $40 per couple/family member, per session for overhead/material fees and to benefit Local  Living Venture workshop creation.
  • Registration for this informative workshop series is recommended in advance at LocalLivingVenture@gmail.com
  • Walk-in's are welcome at each session at 6:15 pm on a first come first served basis.
  • A discount amounting to two-plus entire classes free is available for attendees who register for the full Whole Health and Healing Academy series.  Payment in advance is preferable, but arrangements can be made.  Admissions paid in the Spring will count towards Autumn discounts! 
  • The Full Attendance rate is $150 individual, $280 couple for all 9 sessions or pay as you go at $22 per person, per session as noted above. (NO LONGER APPLICABLE)
  • Certificates of Accomplishment are awarded to all participants successfully completing six or more sessions.
  • Email us to RSVP for your spot -- reservations are suggested but not required. 
  • Please include your phone number(s) and the number in your party and we will forward you all pertinent information.  LocalLivingVenture@gmail.com


Listings of other upcoming workshops and events can be found on the Workshop Schedule page at www.SustainableLivingProject.net.

Many resources are available at the Local Living Venture web page on the Resources-Links page. 
Core Curriculum of Rural Skills
Sustainable Agriculture (grow * eat * preserve), Green Building, Forestry / Healthy Hearth, Renewable Energy, Resourceful Living / Homesteading Skills, and a Locavore Economy

The Local Living Venture (LLV) coordinates near-weekly resourceful Living Skills Workshops promoting traditional rural and simple living skills with the motto "Sharing Knowledge from the Past - Building Skills for the Future."

We are run by full time volunteers coordinating a small staff of people (20 hours a week between 3 people currently) dedicated to sharing with the community.  Workshop income is our only source of support aside from generous community donations at this time.  We appreciate your support!

Look for another series in the Spring!
Feminine Health & Healing Academy
Two examples:

Healing the Feminine Divine
Holistic health from the Wise Women’s perspective around menarche, infertility, fertility, birth control, menstrual products, female sexuality, pregnancy, breast feeding, peri-menopause, and menopause and the Wise Women Crone. Workshops are created for the unique needs of the group around these feminine divine topics.

Maternal Child Nutrition and Health
How to best holistically care for mom and babe during pregnancy and beyond.