We think you're amazing and we are beyond honored to support you each and every day. As a member, client, or student, your motivation to try new things and your value and commitment to your health motivates us to keep creating an environment and programs that benefit you. So be on the lookout for some big new things in the coming months to help you feel and be more supported and heard, as well as easier ways to manage your health! (We can't wait to share them with you!)
Life experiences are recorded in our memory. When we have difficulties as adults it is often because our inner self is holding painful memories and experiences from childhood. These parts of ourselves need to be seen, understood, and helped to heal, allowing us to live a more full life and to feel self-love as an adult.
INTENTIONS ARE PERSONAL and need to be written out and made clear, so that we know where we are headed. They allow us to FOCUS ON WHAT MATTERS and identify what actions we need to take in our day to achieve our healthiest self. By regularly reflecting back on what is working and what we still need to work on, we can correct our aim and add in additional support if things are challenging us. If your intention is to IMPROVE YOUR HEALTH THIS YEAR, then you may like this action checklist to help give power to your intention.
Hear how anxiety and depression can be treated from a holistic approach by practitioners that work collaboratively. Learn how a multidisciplinary team approach which includes mental health, acupuncture, nutrition, fitness, body work and naturopathy can work together to get to the root cause of symptoms for quicker and long lasting relief from anxiety and depression.
Magnesium is an essential mineral that is involved in over 300 enzymatic reactions that occur within our bodies. Studies have shown that up to 75 percent of Americans do not consume the recommended daily intake of magnesium, and certain groups of individuals may be at increased risk of developing magnesium deficiency.
There are a million things you could do fitness-wise for a resolution and there’s a lot of information out there about what to choose. As the VWS fitness expert, I can help you dig through all the trends, but I think ultimately what you want to do is just feel better. And thankfully being better goes along with feeling better.
January is a month for focusing specifically on resolutions made to kick-start the new year. This January 2019 our provider team is going from week to week intentionally resolving to do small things to improve our health, wellness, and lives. Join us by following along in our weekly intentions and share what you’re doing on social media! We’re here to support you, so let us know how we can help you with your resolutions and health and wellness goals.
Life can be beautiful, full of wonder, connection and love. But sometimes bad things happen that overwhelm us, shock our systems and turn our natural survival response systems into overdrive. Trauma can shock the brain, stun the mind and freeze the body. Our bodies are designed to heal but sometimes the overwhelming experience of trauma feels too great or there has been too much of an accumulation of different traumatic events over the course of a lifetime that we need help. EMDR helps us release the trauma so we can feel happy and whole again.
EMDR is a comprehensive treatment for on-the-job exposure to acute stress and trauma causing direct trauma or vicarious trauma.
EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. It is the most researched and widely accepted psycho-therapeutic method for the treatment of PTSD. EMDR treatment works directly with the brain and the way memories, thoughts, feelings and body sensations are stored when we are traumatized.
Maral Zarandi is a licensed naturopathic physician, who earned her degree from Bastyr University. She is passionate about guiding clients through their healing journey and providing them with individualized treatment plans. Maral focuses on rebalancing the foundations of health and building meaningful connections to create a safe and effective healing environment. She primarily utilizes a functional medicine perspective to find the root cause of a condition and spends time educating clients to help them feel more confident and informed about their health. A strong advocate for integrative care, she is enthusiastic about collaborating with other health care providers.
Help us welcome Maral to the VWS community by sending her a friendly greeting and scheduling an appointment today!