MindSpa will host a lunch and learn event for area veterans Monday, May 15 from 12:30 to 2pm. The event is free to veterans and their family members. Julie Cook Downing with Caregivers’ Comfort is the organizer. Please RSVP at 941-360-3580 or via email at CareGiverComfort@aol.com.
The special event will feature a panel discussion with Dr. George Rozelle, the owner of MindSpa, Dr. George Lindenfeld, the founder of the RESET Therapy Professional Institute, and a local veteran who has been successfully treated with RESET Therapy. Julie Cook Downing will serve as the moderator.
The free lunch and learn event will include a tour of MindSpa where guests can learn more about the center’s clinical and spa services, as well as its capabilities in supporting veterans, first responders and other adults dealing with the symptoms of PTSD and other conditions.
Chiropractic Physician Dr. Maddie Mo’Hyla has joined MindSpa. In addition to helping patients as a licensed chiropractor, Dr. Mo’Hyla is a nationally-certified personal trainer and health coach with expertise with rehabilitation exercises. She also provides nutraceuticals through NutraMetrix to help patients achieve their health and wellness goals.
Dr. Mo’Hyla graduated from D’Youville College in Buffalo, New York. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Health and Wellness from Buffalo State College. Prior to becoming a chiropractor, she started her own personal training and nutritional consulting company.
Dr. Mo’Hyla has worked with spinal injuries including disc herniation, pre-and post-surgical spinal care, sports-related injuries, headaches and migraines, trauma from work-related injuries, motor vehicle accidents, nerve entrapment syndromes, and neurological conditions. Dr. Mo’Hyla uses rapid release vibration technology for scar tissue therapy and advanced myofascial release.
Dr. George Lindenfeld of the RESET Therapy Professional Institute in Sarasota has affiliated with MindSpa to continue supporting veterans, first responders and other adults dealing with emotional trauma. Dr. Lindenfeld is a Clinical Psychologist who served in the Navy Seabees prior to attaining his doctorate in Child and Developmental Psychology at Utah State University.
The RESET Therapy Professional Institute is dedicated to the permanent healing of emotional trauma. One of the Institute’s current projects, in collaboration with MindSpa, is a study of 36-combat veterans who served in various conflicts in Southeast Asia, the Gulf War, Afghanistan, and Iraq. The study is examining the potential of a neuro-acoustical device and treatment protocol that helps veterans and other adults dealing with symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and other conditions.
Dr. Lindenfeld is also conducting research on additional applications of RESET Therapy including addictive disorders. The longer-term plan is to publish the findings of the various studies in a professional peer-reviewed journal.
Dr. Lindenfeld completed his Residency in Medical Psychology at the University of Oregon Medical School and holds a Diplomate in Clinical Psychology. He has been certified in EEG Biofeedback by the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance (BCIA) and the Academy of Certified Neurotherapists. He has served in a variety of clinical settings in Altamonte Springs, Florida, Grand Forks, North Dakota, and Danville, Pennsylvania.
Sharon Pannone has been selected to be the new office manager for MindSpa. Sharon has worked 20 years in the administrative field for diverse businesses located in Sarasota, Anna Maria Island, Fort Worth, and Colorado Springs. She has completed leadership and coaching training with the CTI Coaches Training Institute. She was also a guest host of Embrace the Journey with Sharon through Amazing Universe TV. Her experience as a personal empowerment coach and inspirational speaker enhances her sensitivity about natural healing, positive intentions and wellness.
“I’m excited to welcome Sharon to MindSpa,” said Dr. George Rozelle. “We were looking for someone with a combination of office management experience, leadership ability and positive energy. Sharon is passionate about quality service, and she values our vision for continued growth as a respected wellness center.”
Kendra Simpkins, MSW has joined MindSpa to provide Rapid Resolution Therapy (RRT) to support veterans and other clients dealing with trauma and mental health issues. She owns Sarasota Rapid Resolution Therapy and works with the founder of RRT, Dr. Jon Connelly. RRT is an integrative therapy that credentialed practitioners use to help clear anxiety, guilt and grief associated with prior trauma.
Kendra earned a Master of Science in Social Work from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of South Florida. She’s currently a Registered Clinical Social Work Intern.
Kendra served in the U.S. Army as an Intelligence Analyst and was honorably discharged in 2010. During her graduate studies at Columbia, she conducted research in PTSD and trauma at Columbia Medical Center and provided therapeutic counseling to many veterans. Kendra has also served as a peer mentor with the Wounded Warrior Project.
Dr. George Rozelle, the owner of MindSpa, joined a panel of experts in Chicago last week to report the preliminary findings of a study of former NFL players dealing with the consequences of repetitive brain trauma. The venue was the annual meeting of the Association of Applied Psychophysiology & Biofeedback (AAPB).
The team of researchers has been studying the use of Neurofeedback and Biofeedback to help patients improve cognitive functioning and emotional regulation. The panel found that a series of 20 neurofeedback treatments helped reduce the symptoms of participants in the multi-year study. The positive results continued for two-years following treatments.
The presentation included testimony from Joe DeLamielleure, a Hall of Fame NFL player, and his wife Gerril. Mr. DeLamielleure played for the Buffalo Bills and Cleveland Browns. He was also an All-American player at Michigan State before joining the NFL in 1973.
Future studies will examine a more comprehensive treatment protocol. The AAPB is an international society for mind-body research, health care, and education.
Sharon McFadden is a Board-Certified Neurofeedback Specialist (BCN) at MindSpa that uses Photon Therapy and the InfraMat Pro Light Mat to help patients. Photon Therapy is the process of stimulation by light particles at the cellular level. Scientists explain that the action of photonic stimulation is related to its ability to stimulate electrons within the energy producing mitochondria of cells in injured tissues. Photon Therapy has been reported to help reduce pain, boost the immune system, reduce inflammation, and help the body heal. Circulation and oxygen flow are also improved when photo light touches the skin.
The InfraMat Pro Light Mat provides five distinct therapies: Photon Therapy, PEMF Therapy, Negative Ion Therapy, Far-Infrared Therapy, and Hot Stone Therapy. PEMF is an acronym for Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy. Practitioners report that PEMF re-energizes damaged cells by inducing electrical changes that restore them to their normal healthy state. This boosts cellular metabolism, regenerates blood cells, improves circulation, and increases a cell’s capacity to carry oxygen. PEMF therapy strengthens the immune system, relaxes the nervous system, and solidifies bone and joint strength. Furthermore, vital organs such as the liver, kidneys and colon can rid themselves of impurities.
Please contact Sharon for more information or to book an appointment. Her number is 941-497-6290 or you can email her at TheJacobFoundation@yahoo.com.
Rachel Toomim, AP, the owner of Advanced Acupuncture and a long-term associate at MindSpa Sarasota, will appear on SNN’s Aging Gracefully TV Show noon on both Saturday (2/18) and Sunday (2/19). She will answer questions about Feng Shui and its relationship to acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine.
As an acknowledgement of her advanced acupuncture techniques and leadership skills, Rachel received the Chief Justice Commendation from the Supreme Court of Florida and was elected to three national acupuncture boards. Rachel teaches nationally, and has served as faculty for the University of Miami’s School of Complementary & Alternative Medicine.
Through more than 12 years of ongoing advanced studies with acupuncture’s foremost scholar, Tran Viet Dzung MD, Dr. Toomim has advanced training in these areas: Addictions, Behavioral and Mental Health, Cardiology, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Immunology, Neurology, Nephrology, Oncology, Otorhinolaryngology (ear, nose, throat), Ophthalmology, Pulmonology, and Rheumatology.
Cynthia Higgins, MD is offering a special meditation workshop from 1 to 6pm on Saturday, February 11. The venue is the La Quinta Inn and Suites located at 5931 Commercial Way in Sarasota. The cost is $45. Cynthia welcomes questions; please RSVP at 928-301-7664.
The workshop is titled Introducing the Healing Angels of Integrated Energy Therapy. Cynthia is a Master Level Instructor of Integrated Energy Therapy (IET). IET was developed at the Center of Being by Stevan J. Thayer. IET uses a divine angelic energy ray to work closely with a person’s DNA. According to Cynthia, IET supports individuals and releases energy patterns that limit career, relationship and life choices. Workshop participants receive a class workbook and certificate of completion.
Cynthia is a trained physician with 10 years experience in psychiatry who shifted her focus from conventional approaches to energy therapy, life coaching and intuitive counseling. She’s a member of the Anxiety and Depressive Disorders Association of America.
She completed Medical School at the University of South Florida and her Internship in Psychiatry at Duke University. She also earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Molecular Biology at Princeton University. Dr. Higgins is a Master Level Instructor for Integrated Energy Therapy, Facilitator for the Whole Life Integration Program and a graduate of the Adoni Institute for Metaphysical Advancement.
Cynthia’s diverse experience helping patients deal with emotional and behavioral issues includes working in private practice, residential clinics and community mental health centers. Some of her hobbies and interests include fitness, enjoying time in nature, studying ancient cultures, her Siberian Husky named Iro, and being a mom to her two children.