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Katie Briggs L.Ac.
(831) 234-6616

In This Issue: 
  • Libidinal Pulse
  • Chiron Bath
  • Cypress Class
  • Feeling Fussy
  • Spring Cleanse
  • Blessings

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Cypress Institute Sound Class

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Acupuncture Flows… 
Energetics of Points & Meridians 

This course explores core principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine and how to incorporate these principles using weighted tuning forks. 

The class provides an integrated format of lecture and hands-on application. 

We focus on the human body as a sound resonator, energy meridians and points as pathways for sound imprinting and reformatting. 

Participants experience the art of listening, cultivating abilities to assess energy flow, developing diagnostic skills, and selecting therapeutic point protocols to address a wide variety of physical, psychological, and spiritual conditions. 

There will be a strong focus on integrity in the healing session and work place, as well as space holding and cleansing.

3 Sundays 10-6pm, 
June 14th, 21st and 28th, 2015.

Contact Cypress Inst. for more info or to register.
(831) 476-2115

Gentle Liver Cleanse

liverWe are in the final stretch of "Liver time". 
Here are some tips to get the ball rolling with a gentle spring cleaning: 
  • Take a break from caffeine, sugar and alcohol 
  • Drink 16 oz of warm water with a little fresh lemon first thing in the morning. This is a simple, tasty way to gently cleanse your body. 
  • Eat a high protein/ low carbohydrate breakfast within the first hour of waking. The liver requires plentiful protein for proper function and the protein will balance your energy all day. 
  • Dry brush you skin before getting in the shower (start at the soles of the feet and palms of the hands always moving toward the heart.)
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Spring's growth has blessed me. I look forward to sharing the goodness with you. Two opportunities:
  • Join me for the annual Chiron Gong Bath-Blessing on Wednesday June 24th, 2015
  • Or at Cypress Institute this coming June. I have been invited to teach an "Acupuncture Flows" sound class.
(details on both these events are listed below)

In this letter I've also included ideas to Love on the beautiful hard working Liver as we crescendo from spring to summer.

The feature article focuses on the 
Libidinal Pulse... the what? 
Read on to learn more...
Making love to your life!
Spring's Libidinal Pulse... the impulse to create life is also the creative pulse of life. 
In this season the energy & life force of all is rising up and out. This erotic energy desires freedom of expression...
  • How can we leverage, channel and benefit from this energy? 
  • What inspires, captivates and engages your creativity? 
  • Can you feel the mounting excitement of something new yet undiscovered? 
  • Can you feel your impulses? The “eros of spring”? 
  • And how do you skillfully engage these libidinal impulses and life force in a satisfying way? 
We can unknowingly sedate the libidinal pulse as we go to satiate it, squishing the unique creativity that brings meaning to our life.
If you feel blunted, uninspired, not in touch with spring’s creative, inspirational, libidinal life pulse, I invite you to explore with a gentle curiosity the idea of satiation verses sedation… 

An example from my own journey… I used to love to dance directly in front of a huge pumping sound system, close my eyes, just me and the music, the base vibrating through my body. After these “sessions” I knew I was over-stimulating my nervous system; even with ear plugs, my ears were ringing, my body buzzing a fuzzy, dull static. When I eventually discover the tuning forks that I use in the Resonation component of Resonation Acupuncture I was able to satiate this craving to feel these low frequency vibrations in my body while enhancing my senses. I am now able to cultivate an awareness of these low frequency vibrations, satiating my desires as opposed to blunting them. 

Another example that many of us have experienced is refined sugar; the impulse for sweet comes over us, we reach for that decadent slice of sugary yummy… yet we are blunting our taste buds to the subtle sweet of an avocado or carrot. How many “food-gasms” are you passing up?

With the subtle senses in tact, the world comes alive with a whole new color, meaning, sensation and flavor. We are able to find new pleasures in the every day happenings of life, sunshine on your skin, food in your mouth, music, touch… this is where the libidinal pulse of life thrives, where our unique creativity sings pleasure and joy into our life.
With awareness we are able to access our senses and satiate our desires in new and fantastic ways. Have fun with this playful, pleasurable exploration… 

Chiron Gong Sound Bath

Wednesday June 24th, 2015Chiron Gong 2
The summer solstice is on June 21st. The solstice offers a gateway to the realm of self-discovery. 
The planetary body, Chiron, goes retrograde the day of this event. Put these 2 astrological events together and Wham-O! a potent evening to explore life potential.

I invite you to join me for qi gong, vocal sounding and centering exercises, and a meditation journey with the Chiron Gong.
To learn more about Chiron, click here.

Date: Wednesday June 24, 2015
Time: 6:45-9pm

Cost: $40

Space is limited - please contact me to reserve your spot.

Spring Cleanse With Chef Jenny...

Jenny Brewer 2If you would like assistance with a cleanse, Chef Jenny Brewer is guiding people through an easy and satisfying whole foods-based Spring cleanse to get you energized and ready for all of your Summer adventures. Click Here for more info.

Unfurling Buds vs Feeling Fussy

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We are half way between the equinox and the summer solstice. The energy continues to mount and the tight green buds of early spring are blooming...
Are you feeling it? Does it feel good? Or stuck? Now is the time to align to easily receive all the bounty of summer.
Frustration and Impatience are common emotions of this season. If you are feeling "fussy" I'm here to help.
Potential qi deviations in physical and emotional heath...
  • Extra PMS
  • Headaches
  • Dizziness
  • Vertigo 
  • Tinnitus
  • Hypertension
  • Allergies
I invite you in for an "oil change for the qi" 

Call or Text (831) 234-6616
Or just reply to this email and I'd be happy to schedule your appointment.

Gratitude- a High Vibration of Love!

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I am sending each and every one of you my heart felt gratitude. Thank you
for blessing my life with your presence.
Sending grace, ease, joy and Blessings of Health!
Resonation Acupuncture 
213 Blackpoint Lane, Santa Cruz, CA 95062 ~ (831) 234-6616   
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Santa Cruz, CA 95062

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