A Healing Partnership
In my practice we focus on creating a healthful mind/body relationship in all phases of health or illness. We may use a variety of approaches to your healing such as experiential therapy and psychodrama whether we are working as individuals or in groups. Counseling, EMDR, Reiki and other healing touch therapies, guided imagery and various approaches to conscious living and dying are all part of how we may spend our time together. I suggest a combination of individual work and group therapy that can be ongoing and/or focused in weekend intensives using experiential therapy and equine assisted therapy. Because mindfulness and energetic healing are such positive ways to stay healthy, I also teach workshops in Reiki and other personal growth topics. If you need a doctor or other necessary health care provider, I am happy to make referrals.
Personal growth issues
Exploration of unhealthy life patterns
Persons working with 12 step programs
Healing shame of sexual abuse or other childhood trauma
Concerns of sexual orientation
Adjustment to physical illness
Dying, death, and bereavement
Physical Health Concerns
Nutrition and lifestyle choices
Headaches, neck and back pain
Chronic or acute pain or infection
Other symptom management
Home, hospital, or office appointments
Holistic counseling, tailored to your concerns, promotes self healing and a genuine sense of aliveness by exploring the opportunities to create the life you really want. In emotional healing, we explore blockages to your happiness and fulfillment. If you have physical illness, we find ways to use your mind and emotions to assist you in healing. While this approach does not promote “mind over matter,” it does value the powerful roles of the mind and emotion in healing. Holistic counseling includes addressing personal growth issues or physical health concerns with this definition of health in mind:
Meditation has been shown to improve virtually every aspect of health, physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. Nearly every organ system in the body responds positively to a daily mindful meditation practice. I offer instruction and recorded guidance to help you get your practice started.
Thoughts, feelings, and attitudes affect health. Positive and relaxing guided imagery taped specifically for you and your issues is used for surgery, to reduce or alleviate painful symptoms, or to accelerate personal growth and success.
Touch therapies, or energetic healing therapies, are painless and pleasant. Therapeutically controlled and directed touch supports and assists the body in regaining harmony and balance, while complementing other healing practices such as medicine, surgery, and psychotherapy. It reduces or alleviates pain, accelerates healing, reduces stress and anxiety, and assists you with personal growth issues. While some of these therapies relieve tension and pain in common problem areas such as head, neck, and back, others are more useful for generalized pain or symptom management. We decide together which of these are the best for you:
About Holistic Nursing
Holistic nursing is a discipline that integrates modern health care with powerful self-help treatments to strengthen the natural healing capacities of the mind, body, and spirit. It is based on an academic nursing background, a sensitive balance between art and science, analytical and intuitive skills, and the opportunity to choose from a wide variety of modalities to promote healing and the harmonious balance of human energy systems. Holistic nursing works with the causes of poor health, which are multi-dimensional, involving the interaction among physical, psychological, social, spiritual, and environmental factors. It recognizes that all persons have the potential for growth and progression toward wholeness and of being their own healer; that all persons have the right of self determination thereby assuming the primary responsibility in guiding, directing, and controlling their own health, disease, and illness. Holistic nurse practitioners assist people in assuming personal responsibility for their health and to learn from disease and distress as opportunities for increased awareness of the interconnectedness of body, mind, and spirit.
Joan Furman, MSN,AHN-BC, CET III
Board Certified Advance Practice Holistic Nurse Practitioner
Certified Clinical Experiential Therapist III
Certified EMDR Therapist II
Certified Reiki Master Therapist/Teacher
Degrees in nursing and psychology
International study of health systems