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IHHS to offer free Wellness Wednesday workshops at WCSU

DANBURY, CONN. — The Western Connecticut State University Institute for Holistic Health Studies (IHHS), within the School of Professional Studies  Department of Health Promotion and Exercise Sciences, will host a series of new “Wellness Wednesday Workshops” on the Midtown campus beginning Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019. 

The workshops, free of charge and open to the public, will be at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesdays in Room 122 of White Hall on the university’s Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The series will include:

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Dr. Anne Brandon

Sept. 18: Chiropractor Dr. Anne Brandon of Advanced Chiropractic Care will discuss “Best Practices for Postural Alignment.” Brandon will explain how postural alignment enhances optimal health and wellbeing, as well as improving self-esteem while minimizing pain syndromes. Brandon has been in private practice for 25 years in Brewster, New York, and Danbury. She is a certified yoga instructor, community educator and a member of the Coalition for Healthy Kids in Connecticut and a board member of Live Healthy Putnam.

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Bobbi Soares

Oct. 16: Bobbi Soares, a yoga and vocal yoga teacher, blues/jazz singer, Reiki master and fine art photographer, will discuss “Hummingbird Sound Journey.” Soares will conduct an experiential workshop to allow participants to learn where sound vibrates in the body and how simple humming and self-created sounds can enhance wellbeing and reduce stress. Soares is certified in several modalities of energy and sound healing. She holds a master’s degree in Integrative Health and Healing with undergraduate training in creative arts expression.

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Michael Rosenbaum

Nov. 13: Spiritual Hypnotherapy Practitioner, Metaphysician Practitioner, Past-Life Regression Therapist and Death-and-Dying Specialist Michael Rosenbaum will discuss “Meditation, Stress Reduction and Changing Negative Patterns.” Rosenbaum, who has a private practice in Katonah, Goldens Bridge and Mt. Kisco, New York, will explain simple ways to change stress into relaxation in a matter of seconds using the inner mind to transform negative habits into permanent, positive ones. His holistic mind/body approach helps people with a wide variety of problems including relationship struggles, sleep problems, negative self-talk, stress reduction, traumas, weight issues, phobias and spiritual training.

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