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We are so excited to announce our 2 new integrative pediatricians, Dr. Rachel Workman and Dr. Rothtida Srey.  Both bring a unique skill set to H.I.P and a passion for holistic, family centered care.  One of our main priorities is doctor/patient continuity.  By continuity, we mean that the best care comes when you know your doctor well and your doctor knows you.  We foster that continuity in a few different ways.  First, we have a small practice where you and your family can get to know everyone if you choose.  We also encourage families to have a have a primary doctor/team that they typically see.  Rothtida and Rachel will be at H.I.P on alternate days of the week and will, together, form a continuity team for patients.  Bryan will continue to be at H.I.P full time and provide continuity for his current patients. 

From our new pediatricians:

Rachel Workman, M.D.

One of my cherished memories from pediatric training is of a child emerging from a seizure.  As he began to wake up in the sterile emergency room he searched for something to play with, and quickly found his sneaker and began to play.  Children inspire me to live each moment to its full capacity.  It has been my pleasure to listen to children and their families and hear what is important to each member of the family.  It is through careful attention, reflection and experience that I create treatment paths for the most challenging patients.

Throughout my training, pediatric practice and my own life I have pursued my interest in natural approaches to healing.  I think every person has a path to wellness, innovative approaches to finding that path are where I find great satisfaction in practicing medicine.  I love using nutrition artfully, exercise innovatively and calming techniques including hypnosis, breath work and biofeedback to help patients and families chart their own course to wellness.  I have enjoyed my work in many pediatric settings  in Denver including private practice, hospital based and as Director of Integrative Medicine at Children’s Hospital, Colorado.

I love living in Evergreen, CO with my husband, 2 children, dog and 7 chickens.  We enjoy watching the wildlife and the beautiful surroundings.  I love cooking, yoga, bike riding, hiking, art and music especially with my family!

Rothtida Srey, D.O.

Growing up in a multicultural home, I learned that there are multiple ways to help heal and nourish the body. My family often incorporated traditional Chinese medicine. My grandfather would talk to me about acupressure and direct me towards different herbal soups. When I had a persistent cold, my mother used coining with a spoon to release some of the “wind” from my body. My interest in osteopathic medicine grew from this. I value balance and like the idea of viewing the body as a whole integrated entity of body, mind, and spirit and utilizing my hands to gently heal in conjunction with conventional Western medicine.

As an osteopath or D.O., I am a physician in the same way that a United States allopath or MD is a physician with the addition of specialized training in treating the musculoskeletal system learned from medical school and practiced onwards. Through my pediatrics residency in Brooklyn, NY, I had the opportunity to use osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) as an adjunct to facilitate gentle healing in children with conditions such as ear infections, colic, constipation, torticollis, musculoskeletal pain, etc. OMT is a part of integrative medicine. In moving to Denver and joining Highlands Integrative Pediatrics, I have found a home.

As new parents, my husband, Nathan, and I are blessed and further humbled after caring for our own daughter. I am dedicated to caring for children and treat every child like my own while listening to you. Family-centered care is a priority. Nobody knows a child better than his or her own parents. I will celebrate with you as your child laughs and grows, and we will work together to help your child feel better.

I encourage you to ask questions, and I will share and offer my insight and knowledge. Together as partners, we can learn, and I am always happy to teach and be taught.

June 12, 2013
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Hello H.I.P Families!

It has been a while since our last newsletter.  We want to thank you all for making our first few months so wonderful!  We are still growing into this new venture and are focusing more on H.I.P Studio.  As you know, we have had several classes and workshops in the studio and our goal this summer is to continue to offer these same classes AND better promote the space. 

We have had several families ask us, “What exactly is H.I.P Studio?”  So H.I.P is short for Highlands Integrative Pediatrics, and H.I.P Studio is a studio space attached to H.I.P (the entrance is in the back of the building).  Our intention with this studio is to create a safe space for all to learn, grow, connect and heal.   

 We have offered the following classes:

·         Essential Oils for Mama’s and Daddy’s too taught by Cammy Polson

·         An introduction to Five Element Chinese Medicine taught by our amazing acupuncturist, Judi Terrill, who sees kids at H.I.P twice a month

·         Gong Synergy with Paul Conly (an hour spent lying down or sitting, eyes closed, listening to live music, an incredibly relaxing and healing journey)

·         Safe Kids Class taught by Jill Pond (for young children to learn how to keep themselves safe)

·         Monthly MOMentum Group gatherings (a group run by Brenda Abdilla and Ashley Sakker to offer support to moms around career and motherhood)

·         Yoga for Grief

·         A weekly gentle yoga class for all

·         AND so much more.  Most of our classes are for parents and families BUT we are also offering classes for the entire community.

f there are topics regarding integrative health that you are interested in learning more about, please let us know.   Please visit our web site (still a work in progressJ) to see the space and view the class calendar:  www.hipstudiodenver.com

Here is what’s in store for June:

An Introduction to Five Element Chinese Medicine with Judi Terrill

THIS THURSDAY, JUNE 13th, 6:00 – 9:00pm

$35 per person or $50 per couple

Please register with Judi ahead of time:  720-484-5357 or email [email protected]

Learn the basic theory of the nature based F ive Element Model of Chinese Medicine.  Explore the elements in nature, specifically water, wood, fire, earth and metal to identify the individual characteristics, needs and best environment for healthy development and well-being.   Discover how nature’s wisdom can be used as a guide for relational interactions and create harmony and balance in family dynamics.

This class is intended for parents, medical professionals and other interested adults. 

Yoga for Grief Drop-in with Tara Emrick

Tuesday, June 18th 7:00 to 8:15pm

$15 drop-in.  All are welcome.

www.gracegriefyoga.com

MOMentum Workshop with Brenda Abdilla & Ashley Sakker

Monday, June 24th 5:30 to 7:30pm

$29 workshop fee includes handout and refreshments

$39 includes a copy of Brenda’s book which retails for $16.95

Adults only

Register online:  www.momentummomsgroup.com/workshops

Calling all Moms!

The Top 5 Questions Moms Ask Career Coaches

1.      How do I re-enter the workplace after taking time off?

2.      What’s the best fit for my“ insane” schedule?

3.      How do I build my confidence and get “out” there?

4.      What if don’t know what I want to do?

5.      How can I get more support at home if I am just trying things out?

The workshop leaders are certified career coaches, Brenda Abdilla, author of What’s Your Lane: Career Clarity for Moms who Work a Little, a Lot or Not at All, and Ashley Sakker MA, coach and speaker. 

Vaccine Discussion with Bryan Kono

Wednesday, June 26th, 6:30 – 8:30pm

$20 per person or $30 per couple for H.I.P Families ($25 per person or $35 per couple for all others)

Please register by contacting H.I.P Studio:   720-232-6514 or email [email protected]

Come join us for this open discussion about the childhood vaccines on the CDC/AAP schedule for children 0-5 years old.  Dr. Kono has presented this talk several times over the past few years in the Denver area with the goal of providing a balanced approach and a non-judgmental environment to share ideas.  The discussion includes a big picture view of the vaccine decision for parents. Each vaccine is then covered including; historical perspectives on each disease, vaccine efficacy and side effects and any controversy surrounding it.  Plenty of time is afforded for individual questions and discussion.  

Gentle Yoga every WEDNESDAY at noon with Tara Emrick

$12 drop-in.  All are welcome.

Contact information:  720-232-6514 or [email protected]

April 28, 2013
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Our next Meet & Greet is this THURSDAY, MAY 2nd at 6:00pm.  Bryan will give a tour of the space, speak to his philosophy of practicing integrative medicine, and answer questions.  This is open to all interested in learning more about H.I.P. 
 
May Happenings at H.I.P Studio
 
4-week Yoga for Grief Class Series beginning THIS THURSDAY, May 2nd with Tara Emrick, CYT, MSW
Class will meet May 2nd, May 9th, May 16th, & May 23rd 
7:00 to 8:15pm - FREE
 
This 4-week series is for anyone grieving loss.   Each class will consist of a gentle yoga flow and guided meditation.  No previous yoga experience necessary.  Please bring a yoga mat and wear comfortable clothing.
 
Sponsored by Harden Hospice.  FREE to the public.  Please call Rhonda Clark to register at 303-217-5892.  You must contact Rhonda to register before May 1st.  Space is limited.
 
More information at www.gracegriefyoga.com.
 
TUESDAY, MAY 7th Gong Synergy:   Resonant Field Journey for relaxation of thought and passive body tuning with Paul Conly
6:30 to 7:30pm - Cost $25
 
Connect to the dynamic force of creative energy sent out as sound vibration at the dawn of the universe!  Gong Synergy is a cleansing of negative influences through the use of sacred Chinese and Tibetan sound instruments.  You can feel the YÄ«n liú (音流), the “Sound Current,” which induces calming and the attainment of clarity flowing from old Wuhan gongs and flying cymbals.  Tibetan instruments can heighten consciousness and guide devotional meditation through sound-created resonant fields.  No physical exercise is required.
 
Wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat and light blanket.  Please book early because space is limited.  
 
Pre-registration required.  Register online at www.hipediatrics.com.  Please enroll unpaid and bring cash or check (made payable to H.I.P Studio) to the workshop. 
 
SATURDAY, MAY 11th Intro to BodyTalk Access with Elzabieta Kosmicki 
10:00 to 11:00am – Cost $5
 
BodyTalk Access provides the layperson, family and community with a simple set of energy-based techniques to make health maintenance and the management of daily health challenges accessible. Learn a powerful brain balancing tool in this one hour intro workshop to reduce stress, improve clarity and initiate healing.
 
Pre-registration required.  Register online at www.hipediatrics.com.  Please enroll unpaid and bring cash or check (made payable to H.I.P Studio) to the workshop.
 
SUNDAY, MAY 19th Journey into Relaxation:  Transforming your Life with Tracy Patch, RYT
3:00 to 5:00pm – Cost $25
 
Journey into Relaxation is an ancient practice that brings positive and sustainable changes to behaviors and habits in your life.  This practice can be beneficial for sleep issues, stress, muscle tension and an overall sense of well-being.   Translated as “sleep of the yogi”, we will be using a combination of intention, breathing, meditation and visualization to bring us into conscious relaxation.  The workshop begins with a short explanation and information about what to expect followed by a complete relaxing experience.  Please feel free to either sit in a chair or lie down during the practice. Every body will benefit.    You may bring a favorite blanket and/or pillow, along with a yoga mat, to help in your relaxation.
 
Pre-registration required.  Register online at www.hipediatrics.com.  Please enroll unpaid and bring cash or check (made payable to H.I.P Studio) to the workshop.
 
MONDAY, MAY 20th MOMentum Group:  A Mastermind and Coaching Group Specifically for Moms with Ashley Sakker & Brenda Abdilla
5:30 to 7:30pm – First time is FREE
 
Momentum Groups are the cool, new intersection of Networking Group, A Mastermind group and a Coaching Group specifically for moms.  Whether your kids are all grown or still babies, the struggle over the question of career, financial contribution, part-time/full-time options and the illusive “balance” are universal among mothers. MOMentum Groups are based on the material from Brenda Abdilla’s book: What’s Your Lane?  Career clarity for moms who want to work a little, a lot or not at all (due out April 24th, 2013).
 
Who should come check out MOMentum Groups:
-Moms and Moms-to-be considering any change in career status like re-entering the work force, moving to part-time, working from home, starting a new venture etc.
-Moms who feel stuck with their current circumstances, career-wise, and secretly wish they’d chosen differently.
-Moms who feel guilty, overwhelmed or stressed-out in their current career lane and long for strategies to feel good right where they are.
 
Contact Ashley Sakker for more information:  [email protected]
 
THURSDAY, MAY 30th Yoga for Grief Drop-in with Tara Emrick, CYT, MSW
7:00 to 8:15pm – Cost $15
 
This 75-minute monthly drop-in class is for anyone grieving loss.  This gentle flow yoga class will include pranayama (breath practice) and guided meditation.  Beginners are welcome. 
 
More information at www.gracegriefyoga.com.
 
WEEKLY YOGA CLASSES AT H.I.P Studio:
 
WEDNESDAYS at NOON Gentle Yoga with Tara Emrick.  Great for beginners. $12 drop-in
SUNDAYS 5:30 to 6:45pm Flow & Restore with Caitlin Uzzell beginning May 12th
 
For more information about any of our offerings at H.I.P Studio, including studio rental information, please contact Tara at 720.232.6514 or [email protected]  Thank you!
 
April 15, 2013
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Our next Meet & Greet is this THURSDAY, APRIL 18th at 6:00pm.  Bryan will give a tour of the space, speak to his philosophy of practicing integrative medicine, and answer questions.  This is open to all interested in learning more about H.I.P.

April/May Happenings at H.I.P Studio

SATURDAY, APRIL 20th  Mama’s Natural Medicine CabinetUsing essential oils with Cammy Polsom      10:00am to 12noon

This class will introduce you to the top 5 oils every household should have on hand.  A class to educate mamas (or daddies) on alternative ways to treat minor first aid, and common ailments.  One more tool for your "loving parent" tool belt.

You will learn:
*how to safely use oils with our sweet babies (yes, there IS a SAFE way).
*how to avoid synthetic and chemical laden products and replace them with simple natural recipes and essential oils.
*how to nurture one back to optimal health naturally & quickly.
*how to help decrease toxic load from synthetic, unnatural environments and products.

You will be given "tools" for quick soothing techniques that are toxin free.  And also encourage the body back to health naturally.  For example, did you know Lavender Essential Oil can take care of diaper rash in one application (and without irritating your angel's most sensitive skin).

I’ll give you MY recommendations for:
* top five oils to have around.
*simple instructions on application
*grades of oils (yes, this matters)
*safety tips
*Simple formulas for Symptomatic relief
*And optimally creating balance in YOUR home.

$15 if you pre-register/$25 at the door. Please contact Cammy to register:  [email protected] or 303-931-6874

MONDAY, APRIL 22nd MOMentum Group OPEN HOUSE:  A Mastermind and Coaching Group Specifically for Moms with Ashley Sakker & Brenda Abdilla      5:30 to 7:30pm – FREE

Momentum Groups are the cool, new intersection of Networking Group, A Mastermind group and a Coaching Group specifically for moms.  Whether your kids are all grown or still babies, the struggle over the question of career, financial contribution, part-time/full-time options and the illusive “balance” are universal among mothers. MOMentum Groups are based on the material from Brenda Abdilla’s book: What’s Your Lane?  Career clarity for moms who want to work a little, a lot or not at all (due out April 24th, 2013).

Who should come check out MOMentum Groups:

-Moms and Moms-to-be considering any change in career status like re-entering the work force, moving to part-time, working from home, starting a new venture etc.

-Moms who feel stuck with their current circumstances, career-wise, and secretly wish they’d chosen differently.

-Moms who feel guilty, overwhelmed or stressed-out in their current career lane and long for strategies to feel good right where they are.

Contact Ashley Sakker for more information:  [email protected]

TUESDAY, APRIL 23rd Yoga for Grief Drop-in with Tara Emrick, CYT, MSW      7:00 to 8:15pm

This 75-minute monthly drop-in class is for anyone grieving loss.  This gentle flow yoga class will include pranayama (breath practice) and guided meditation.  Beginners are welcome.

$15 drop-in.   More information at www.gracegriefyoga.com.

TUESDAY, MAY 7th Gong Synergy:   Resonant Field Journey for relaxation of thought and passive body tuning with Paul Conly      6:30 to 7:30pm

Connect to the dynamic force of creative energy sent out as sound vibration at the dawn of the universe!  Gong Synergy is a cleansing of negative influences through the use of sacred Chinese and Tibetan sound instruments.  You can feel the YÄ«n liú (音流), the “Sound Current,” which induces calming and the attainment of clarity flowing from old Wuhan gongs and flying cymbals.  Tibetan instruments can heighten consciousness and guide devotional meditation through sound-created resonant fields.  No physical exercise is required.

Wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat and light blanket.  Please book early because space is limited. 

$25 pre-registration required.  Register online at www.hipediatrics.com.  Click on our H.I.P Studio link to register.  Please enroll unpaid and bring cash or check (made payable to H.I.P Studio) to the workshop.

GENTLE YOGA Class EVERY WEDNESDAY at NOON.  Great for beginners. $12 drop-in

For more information about any of our offerings at H.I.P Studio, including studio rental information, please contact Tara at 720.232.6514 or [email protected].  Thank you!

April 04, 2013
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SATURDAY, APRIL 6thExplorations in Ayurveda:  Using the wisdom of Ayurveda and Yoga to support optimal health in adults and children with Kyle Roberts

2:00 to 5:00pm

Ayurveda is an ancient healing system that has been continually practiced for well over two thousand years. Translated as the "science of life," Ayurveda is a practical approach for creating optimal health in both mind and body. The examination of one's life can directly influence the development of physical, mental and spiritual health in the growing child. The aim of this course is to provide methods for preventing imbalance, boosting immunity, and strengthening the power of mind. Discussion will consist of healthy diet, safe and easy to use Herbs, practical meditations, and yoga. 

Intended for parents, the course is open to all as a method for universal healing.

Register online at www.hipediatrics.com.  Please enroll unpaid and bring cash or check (made payable to H.I.P Studio) to the workshop.  Cost is $45.  More information:  www.krveda.com/

Kyle will also be available for private consultations in order to address personal concerns ($65 per consultation).  Please contact Kyle directly to schedule a consultation:  904-993-4155 or [email protected]

 

 

MONDAY April 8th through June 3 (8 week class, NO class Memorial Day) Signing Smart Beginner class with Rina Coury

This class is for babies from 5 months to 2 years

12:15 to 1:00pm

                                                                                                                                 

If you’ve been looking for a window into your infant or toddler’s mind, or for a way to reduce frustration and tantrums, then Signing SmartTM is your answer! Signing Smart children can begin communicating with signs as early as 7 months of age, tend to learn spoken words easier than non-signers, and show cognitive and linguistic advancements at age 4.

 

Signing Smart play classes are filled with songs and fun activities to engage parents and children, as well as loads of developmental information to help you understand how your child learns and acquires language at every age. So, come play and sign with us this spring!! 

 

NOTE THIS IS AN 8 WEEK CLASS  

The cost for this class will be $140

If you would like to register for this class, please contact Rina Coury BEFORE SUNDAY, at 303-777-7078 or [email protected]

More information:  www.SigningChild.com

 

THURSDAY, APRIL 11thFive Element Chinese Medicine with Judi Terrill, L.Ac., Dipl. Ac.

6:00 to 9:00pm

Learn the basic theory of the nature based Five Element Model of Chinese Medicine.  Explore the elements in nature, specifically water, wood, fire, earth and metal to identify the individual characteristics, needs and best environment for healthy development and well-being.   Discover how nature’s wisdom can be used as a guide for relational interactions and create harmony and balance in family dynamics.

This class is intended for parents, medical professionals and other interested adults. 

$50 per person or $75 per couple.  Please contact Judi to register:   720-484-5357 or [email protected]

SATURDAY, APRIL 13th Yoga for Grief 2-hour workshop with Tara Emrick, CYT, MSW

3:00-5:00pm

This two-hour workshop is for anyone grieving loss. We will begin with a discussion on how yoga can help us attend to our sorrow and then flow through a gentle yoga practice, ending with a guided meditation. The yoga practice will provide an opportunity to connect with your body in a safe and non-judgmental space. No previous yoga experience necessary.

Register online at www.hipediatrics.com.  Click on our H.I.P Studio link to register.  Please enroll unpaid and bring cash or check (made payable to H.I.P Studio) to the workshop. Cost is $35.  http://www.gracegriefyoga.com/

SUNDAY, APRIL 14thAccess Bars with Anne Maxwell LCSW, RPT-S, CFMW 

9:30am – 5:30pm

When was the last time you felt truly nurtured?  When was the last time you felt a true sense of peace with your body?  The Access Bars™ is an amazing Access ™ body process that can start you on your way to a different way of functioning.  It is a unique, energetic process that involves lightly touching points on the head to allow your body and mind to release limitations, thoughts and judgments that have been keeping you stuck.  It has yielded amazing results for so many people, children and grownups alike!  From sleep issues, to depression, to struggles with school and homework, to stress, to worries … people are amazed at the effect it can have on them after just one session! 

Anne has taught well over a hundred people how to run Bars™, and, the testimonials from both parents and children are heartwarming.

  • “Bedtimes used to be so difficult … Last night, he begged me to run his bars, and, he fell asleep within 5 minutes.”  - RM, mother of 5 year old boy.
  • Mom! I’m so happy! If you want me to be this happy every day, you need to run my bars every night.”  8 years old girl, who had struggled with depression, the morning after she got her bars run for the first time by her mom.
  • “I think my mind is blank!”  9 year old boy, who had been through some recent, traumatic events, after I ran his bars for 15 minutes.

The Bars™ are easy to learn.   You will be given a manual with details of everything you need to know in order to be able to run the Bars™ successfully when you go home!  And, during the class, you will give and receive the Bars™ twice each.  If you are looking for change in your life, the Bars™ is a great place to start!  Cost:  $200; $100 if repeating within a year; ages 16-18 ½ price; ages 15 and under, free

To register, go to http://www.childfamilyplaytherapy.com/, or call 303-467-2228

TUESDAY, APRIL 16thGong Synergy:   Resonant Field Journey for relaxation of thought and passive body tuning with Paul Conly

6:30 to 7:30pm

Connect to the dynamic force of creative energy sent out as sound vibration at the dawn of the universe!  Gong Synergy is a cleansing of negative influences through the use of sacred Chinese and Tibetan sound instruments.  You can feel the YÄ«n liú (音流), the “Sound Current,” which induces calming and the attainment of  clarity flowing from old Wuhan gongs and flying cymbals.  Tibetan instruments can heighten consciousness and guide devotional meditation through sound-created resonant fields.  No physical exercise is required.
 
Wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat and light blanket.  Please book early because space is limited.  Register online at www.hipediatrics.com.  Click on our H.I.P Studio link to register.  Please enroll unpaid and bring cash or check (made payable to H.I.P Studio) to the workshop. Cost is $25. 

SATURDAY, APRIL 20th  Mama’s Natural Medicine Cabinet:  Using essential oils with Cammy Polson

10:00am to 12noon

This class will introduce you to the top 5 oils every household should have on hand.  A class to educate mamas (or daddys) on alternative ways to treat minor first aid, and common ailments.  One more tool for your "loving parent" tool belt.
 

You will learn:
*how to safely use oils with our sweet babies (yes, there IS a SAFE way).
*how to avoid synthetic and chemical laden products and replace them with simple natural recipes and essential oils.
*how to nurture one back to optimal health naturally & quickly.
*how to help decrease toxic load from synthetic, unnatural environments and products.
 

You will be given "tools" for quick soothing techniques that are toxin free.  And also encourage the body back to health naturally.  For example, did you know Lavender Essential Oil can take care of diaper rash in one application (and without irritating your angel's most sensitive skin).

I’ll give you MY recommendations for:
* top five oils to have around.
*simple instructions on application
*grades of oils (yes, this matters)
*safety tips
*Simple formulas for Symptomatic relief
*And optimally creating balance in YOUR home.

$15 if you pre-register/$25 at the door. Please contact Cammy to register:  [email protected] or 303-931-6874

TUESDAY, APRIL 23rdYoga for Grief Drop-in with Tara Emrick, CYT, MSW

7:00 to 8:15pm

This 75-minute monthly drop-in class is for anyone grieving loss.  This gentle flow yoga class will include pranayama (breath practice) and guided meditation.  Beginners are welcome. $15 drop-in.   More information at http://www.gracegriefyoga.com/.

For more information about any of our offerings at H.I.P Studio, including studio rental information, please contact Tara at 720.232.6514 or [email protected].  Thank you!





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