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  • Host and Producer: Rhonda Feiman
    Co-Producer: Petra Hall
    Engineer: Amy Browne

    Program Topic: Shamanic Healing

    Key Discussion Points:
    What is shamanic healing?
    When should we consider having a shamanic healing?
    What is a soul retrieval and when would it be useful?
    What is the significance of drumming during a shamanic healing session or a soul retrieval?
    What cultures practice shamanic healing?

    Guests: Susan Bakaley Marshall and Chris Marshall of The Thirteenth Moon Center in Montville, Maine

    Contact info:

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  • Host: Cynthia Swan
    Engineer: Amy Browne

    Program Topic: “Having the Life YOU Want”

    Key Discussion Points:
    a) Life Coach Martha Beck, author of “Finding Your Way in a Wild New World”, has trained many Life Coaches, who is she and why would one study with her?
    B How may a Life Coach help one respond to these scenarios: loss of a job, caregiving for a parent?
    c) Discuss the “Sit Spot” Technique, how is it helpful and healing?
    d) What do you mean by “focus pocus”?
    e) Some of your favorite authors besides Martha Beck who also wrote, “Steering by Starlight” are Wayne Dyer and Mike Dooley, why? What have they written that helps one create the life one wants?
    f) What is the Body Compass Technique? How does it help one?

    Kate O’Neill

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  • Host and Producer: Rhonda Feiman
    Co-Producer: Petra Hall
    Engineer: Amy Brown

    Program Topic: Trauma resiliency and community resiliency
    Key Discussion Points:
    What are the Trauma Resiliency Model (TRM) and the Community Resiliency Model (CRM)?
    What are the new ways in which these models are being used to effectively deal with trauma?
    What are some of the successes in communities across the world, with the use of TRM & CRM?

    Guest: Elaine Miller-Karas, the executive director and co-founder of the Trauma Resource Institute,
    a non-profit agency which provides training worldwide, to bring about more effective
    treatment for long-term and acute trauma

    Contact info:

    2 previous Healthy Options programs about the work of the Trauma Resource Institute can be found at

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  • Host: Andree Bella
    Engineer: Amy Browne

    Issue: Integrative Health

    Program Topic: Preparing for Surgery Using Mind-Body Techniques
    Key Discussion Points:
    a) What are the “Five Steps to Prepare for Surgery” discussed in the book, Prepare For Surgery, Heal Faster?
    b) What research studies document the benefits of these mind-body techniques?
    c) What role can a patient’s surgeon and anesthesiologist play in implementing these techniques?
    d) What are some of the hospitals offering Prepare for Surgery, Heal Faster Workshops?

    Guest: Peggy Huddleston, author of Prepare for Surgery, Heal Faster www.HealFaster.com

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  • Host and Producer: Cynthia Swan
    Engineer: Joel Mann

    Program Topic: “Go Wild: Free your Body and Mind from the Afflictions of Civilization”

    Key Discussion Points:
    a) What does it mean to Go Wild? How does one do it?
    B We’ve been told that obesity happens because we consume more calories than we burn. Why do you call this a myth? What evidence substantiates this?
    c) What is the ketogenic diet? Why is this considered a hunter/gather diet?
    d) You say sleep cures depression, how is this so?
    e) What is “mindfulness” from the hunter/gather’s perspective? Why is it important?

    Richard Manning, award-winning journalist, co-author of Go Wild
    Author of “Against the Grain”, “One Round River” and several pieces in the New York and LA Times.

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  • Host and Producer: Rhonda Feiman
    Co-Producer: Petra Hall
    Engineer: Amy Browne

    Program Topic: Biodynamic Gardening with Deb Soule of Avena Botanicals
    She is the author of The Woman’s Handbook of Healing Herbs, and the new book,
    How To Move Like A Gardener: Planting and Preparing Medicines from Plants.

    Key Discussion Points:
    a) What is biodynamic gardening?
    b)How has Avena Botanicals incorporated these practices in the production of herbal medicinals?
    c)What techniques are used to support the soil during the 4 seasons of the year?
    d)What is the method of application for the biodynamic formulas?
    e) How do you prepare biodynamic formulas?
    g) How do you prepare the soil and compost to receive the application of the biodynamic formulas?

    DEB SOULE, herbalist,
    biodynamic gardener and teacher.


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  • Host and Producer: Andree Bella
    Engineer: Amy Browne

    Program Topic: Earthing

    Key Discussion Points:
    a) Definition of Earthing: connecting the human body with the negative electrons of the earth
    b) The effects of earthing on health
    c) Research and anecdotal evidence about earthing (also called grounding)
    d) How to get more information on earthing

    A) Clint Ober, author of Earthing…..The Most Important Health Discovery Ever?, www.earthinginstitute.net, www.earthing.com

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  • Host and Producer: Cynthia Swan
    Engineer: Amy Browne

    Program Topic: Medical Cannabis

    Key Discussion Points:

    a) What is medical cannabis?
    B What is guest Megan’s story as she’s a mom giving medical cannabis under an M.D.’s supervision to her 17 month old daughter?
    c) How can you ensure accurate dosing with this plant material?s
    d) What are the ways that this “medicine” can be delivered to the body?
    e) Is one form of delivery better than another? How does one choose?


    Alex Liebster, Director of Research & Product Development at Thomas C. Slater Center, Providence, RI and owner of Triple Helix Extract Sciences www.triplehelixextracts.com

    Megan Patrick, 3rd grade teacher at Carl J. Lamb Elementary School in Sanford, ME and mom of Addelyn. On Facebook: Maine Epilepsy Families United,

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