A Nation In Need: Emotional and Spiritual Support Meditation Series

To all of you feeling an array of feelings in the wake of our tumultuous presidential elections, I want to say your emotions are very valid and not surprising.

We are sentient beings who live and die from our hearts. As humans, we are designed to live in community, as we are essentially “pack” animals. Over the last 50 plus years, several generations and millions of individuals have focused themselves in some fashion, towards helping our nation find equality of human rights.

The civil rights movement, women’s liberty, gay rights, minority acceptance, and more have enabled us to live in greater harmony and acknowledgement of our differences and also our fellowships. One of the obvious culminations was the election of our first African-American President, Obama, 8 years ago.

Now our familiar tableau of equalities and liberties have been suddenly overturned with the election of Donald Trump, as a man whose words express discrimination and exclusion, instead of inclusion and our melting pot of ethnicities, genders, and roles in our culture.

This unknown future of what our lifestyle and environment will look and feel like is creating enormous feelings of instability, fear, grief, anger, and confusion for millions. These feelings, as I said, are real and do affect your physiology: your adrenal glands, sympathetic nervous system, heart, and even your immune system are under duress.

I am a homeopath of over 30 years, and a certified spiritual healer of 10 years. I want to reassure those of you who follow my writings, workshops, and teachings that I will be providing you with some resources of emotional and spiritual support in the weeks and months to come.

My treasured co-teacher, Susanne Kingsbury, and myself are creating a specialized audio-video meditation and expressive healing series we will present to you all in the days and weeks to come.

As a nation in need, both of us are deeply compelled to offer our skills and energy to those of you in duress or just feeling confused or deflated.

Please watch for us on social media and YouTube. #NationInNeed #election PTSD.

My heart and spirit is with you all. Please know we both care deeply about bringing healing and strength to our culture. As we go through the changes and transformations at hand, we can all come out the other side more brilliant and aware than ever.

Believe in yourself, in your truth, in our unique gifts, and your courage to be happy and whole again.

Namaste,

Katina Makris, CCH, CIH

http://www.KatinaMakris.com

Mind-Body Healing Workshop Held at The Dean Center for Lyme Disease, Spaulding Rehab, Mass General Hospital, Boston. Sunday, November 13, 2016.

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Kerry Ann Lang, medical health professional and myself will lead a first of its kind recovery workshop at the prestigious Dean Center for Lyme disease, on Sunday November 13 from 10 am – 3:30 pm, at Spaulding Rehab Center, located at 300 First Ave, Charlestown, Boston. See the attached flier for more details.

Many individuals struggling with chronic Lyme disease, autoimmune illnesses and ‘post Lyme syndrome’ are coping with often profound emotional and spiritual wounds. Tending to these facets of illness are just as essential as tending to the physical. The human being is not compartmentalized, but interwoven; body, mind and spirit. Kerry and myself both have years of experience as health care professionals helping people mend from these issues and more.

We welcome all to this special day long retreat. Our experience and whole person healing model breaks through to the inner healing energy available within each and every one of us, implanted at birth, but often worn down or glossed over when we are locked into sheer coping and survival mode with tick borne diseases and autoimmune relay syndromes.

We aim to help you gain invaluable self help skills as well as experience the feeling of immediate healing energy at the workshop. Learning how to ‘tap into’ the wise counselor of our intutitive mind, as well as how to ignite the mind- body pathway, termed epigentic medicine in current times, prompts the production of postive brain neurotransmiters which in turn support the immune system, quell the run away frenetic sympathetic nervous system and amplify our ability to nourish more self love and care.

Katina’s newest book “Autoimmune Illness & Lyme Disease Recovery Guide, Mending Body, Mind & Spirit” delves into this portion of healing, as well as the brass tacks savvy of other physically directed recovery tools, with her 35 years of professional health care practice experience.

Lyme disease is currently the fastest spreading infectious illness in the USA with the Center for Disease Control acknowledging 300,000 cases per year, and actual infections likely closer to 1 million annually. Only 10% at best, are properly diagnosed due to the fact the Infectious Disease Society of America (IDSA) still informs physicians to test with a 40 year old outdated ELISA Lyme test, that bears a 70% false negative result. Scant medical research time or money has been put into finding a more accurate and quickly effective diagnostic test or an annual screening method. Only new cases in the tight window of 2-12 weeks potentially will show a positive finding with the ELISA.

Additionally, many physicians in various regions of the USA and world, are not Lyme savvy and dismiss Lyme disease as ‘not being found in our state’ (false- every state including Hawaii is infected) or ‘you did not have a bull’s eye rash (false- only 40% show it) or ‘two weeks of antibiotics are all you need, any other lingering symptoms are another condition’ (false, 4-6 weeks minimum are needed to kill off a new infection with the organism having a VERY slow 6 week reproduction cycle). The result is hundreds of thousands of people annually improperly cared for.

The majority of cases of Lyme disease are misdiagnosed as flu, Bells Palsy, CFS, rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, learning disabilities, growing pains in children, depression, migraines and other assorted autoimmune diseases, including MS, ALS, and Lupus. The privately funded and researching specialty Labs; IgeneX, Clongen, Frye, Neuroscience must be used for testing, not the local Quest, Labcorp or hospital lab that 99% of our doctors rely upon.

Medical schools give a mere 15 minutes of Lyme disease and tick borne infection training and still call Lyme a ‘short term infectious illness’, though the bacteria is a spirochete cousin to syphilis which augers its way from blood stream, to tissues, joints, organs, glands and eventually into the spinal fluid and brain. Dr. Alan MacDonald has proven MS and Alzheimer are linked to Lyme spirocetes found in the spinal fluid and brain tissues.

With this dismal news looming, we still bring you hope. In 2000 I contracted acute Lyme disease and co-infections, that rapidly attacked my nervous system, heart, digestive tract and muscle fascia, leaving me bedridden and saddled with autoimmune illnesses for 5 treacherous years and 3 faulty ELISA tests, until an aware colleague had me tested at one of the state of the art labs and my 5 year healing journey began, helping me reclaim all my cognitive damage, endocrine and immune disruption and most importantly mend my seriously broken spirit and emoltional trauma induced by illness and medical mismanagement. Kerry too has faced Lyme disease with Integrative Medicine and Mind-Spirt healing.

Kerry and I both are passionate about facilitating the emotional and spiritual recovery components from these diseases. We all know how resilient the human being is when proper support and guidance can be available. Please come join us for this break through workshop. Our personal healings’ and years of helping private clients now translates to this day long at The Dean Center. Some scholarhsips are available.

Bring a bag lunch, a blanket or yoga mat if you need to lie down, wear comfy clothing, and be open to the wondrous experience of being in the presence of two healing professionals whom believe in your more optimal future!! $25 tuition.

Contact Kerry Ann Lang at KLang8@partners.org to register or for more information.

http://www.KatinaMakris.com

Huffington Post Awards “Autoimmune Illness & Lyme Disease Recovery Guide” #1 Self Help Health Book Summer 2017

What an honor!!

The esteemed Huffington Post blogging team has awarded my timely book “Autoimmune Illness & Lyme Disease Recovery Guide, Mending the Body, Mind & Spirit” # 1 in Health self-help for summer reading 2017.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/suzanne-kingsbury/the-best-selfhelp-books-f_b_10533322.html

This book reflects the major pieces you can include to overcome these conditions, all within your grasp. We look at the long overdue paradigm shift needed in health care, regarding a plea for Integrative Medicine, dietary changes you can control, and how tending to the spirit is just as necessary as tending to the body.

A virtual toolbox is laid out in this easy to absorb book. The chapters are not too long and the information completely practical. As a former healthcare newspaper columnist of ten years, I was able to draw on that experience to create a book on a subject very critical to modern times.

50 million Americans and 250 million people worldwide are suffering with some form of autoimmune illness; lupus, MS, RA, CFS, fibromyalgia and many more. Lyme disease is now the fastest spreading infectious illness, growing 4 times faster than AIDS did at its peak in the 1980s.

Acidic diets, stress, exposure to molds and other toxins compromise an individual’s system, leaving them vulnerable to this ‘autoimmune’ relay to occur.

Please share this promising news, that self help is a key factor to a better quality life and less dependency on medications is possible. My new book has been called a ‘life saver’ , a ‘healing bible’ and now ranked so prominently by a world leading news journal.

Thank you Suzanne Kingsbury for sharing in my hard work.

Blessings

Katina Makris, CCH, CIH

http://www.KatinaMakris.com

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https://www.amazon.com/Autoimmune-Illness-Disease-Recovery-Guide/dp/1632204444?ie=UTF8&redirect=true&ref_=s9_simh_gw_g14_i2_r

Living Well With Lyme Disease Healing Workshop

Lyme disease is the fastest spreading infectious illness of the modern day, exploding to the rate of over 300,000 cases annually in the USA alone, with an estimated another 500,000 not being recognized by the average physician or lab and being misinterpreted as an autoimmune illness. HIV at its peak in the early 1980s showed 104,000 new cases annually. This epidemic is spreading faster with ticks as the primary carrier and all demographics and ages groups potentially vulnerable. We are in the midst of a public health care crisis with scant support for the afflicted or those in question.

Dr Richard Horowitz, MD, Dr Tom Francescott, ND and myself, Katina Makris, CCH, CIH offer an all inclusive weekend for Lyme disease resource and recovery at beautiful Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, NY. Please join us June 17-19, 2016.

We address the medical aspects, detoxification protocols, homeopathic support and emotional and spiritual sides of this often chronic illness in a nurturing and wholesome environment. No one leaves without gaining tools and insights for their mending as well as information for loved ones.

please read more at this link:

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May all of us find the inner tools and belief in a healthier tomorrow. Healing happens on the inside and it is my privilege to be a guide in your journey.

With Blessings

Katina

http://www.KatinaMakris.com

 

Creative Magic Unchained! w/Frédéric Byé

It is with great pleasure that I share these two very insightful radio interviews Frederic Bye of the popular Creatives Inspired show did with me. We explore the very powerful aspects of personal healing properties we bear, as well as my fascinating ten year journey through and fully recovered from autoimmune illness.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, fibromyalgia and underneath it all, the hidden culprit of Lyme disease had stripped me of all I had created and loved in my life. To loose your career and income, home and marriage, health and well-being is decimating. How do you reclaim your life and rebuild from ground zero?

A true story of resiliency of beating the odds and most importantly personal transformation, these interviews shine a light on the hidden subject of chronic Lyme disease and most importantly inspire us all to expand beyond our perceived limitations and become the fullest person we can imagine! Healing happens when we surrender to old myths and believe in potentials. Thriving inspite of pain and loss and isolation is a testimony to the resiliency of the human being. We are potent people!

Show notes page: http://goo.gl/MgdJne

Itunes Linkhttps://goo.gl/KIl0V7

Stitcher Link: http://goo.gl/SvYf1y

Thank you Frederic!! You are a great host and wonderful channel of hope for many. I loved my time with you on your show and your work is so needed.

Blessings to all

Katina I. Makris, CCH, CIH.

KatinaMakris.com

Inner Eden: A Gateway to Full Life Healing

RECLAIMING YOUR INNER EDEN: A Gateway to Full Life Healing

A RESTORATION & HEALING WORKSHOP FOR CHRONIC ILLNESS, LIFE DIFFICULTIES AND WOUNDING

This is a 6-day program, held at the revered and the spiritually annointed Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, NY. Pema Chodron, John of God and other great masters teach at this remarkable facility. Please join us for a stunning week of Life Transformation work, with two visionary women, Katina Makris and Suzanne Kingsbury as your teachers and healers.

Inner Eden is a sanctuary we all bear within, but many have forgotten or never really learned the natural skills to access these power centers. Katina and Suzanne will enable us to access all of our 7 energy chakras and bodily systems,  as well as allow us time for visiting greater questions such as “what is my life purpose?”

 Reclaiming Your Inner Eden; A Gateway to Full Life Healing was divined by these two frontier thinkers as outcomes from their own personal healing journeys with chronic illness. Because they have stood in your same shoes, Katina and Suzanne deeply understand the calling within for full life transformation due to illness, bankruptcy, divorce or even a ‘blocked’  or broken spirit. Their commitment to true healing and empowering the intuit and creative within is palpable when you are in their presence. 

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Re-claiming Your Inner Eden:

What if you could easily tune into the wisdom of your body and understand exactly what you need to heal yourself?

What if you had secret knowledge hidden in your energy systems that could immediately restore you to emotional well-being and physical balance?

What if the open page were a receptacle, an oasis, where you could put fractured pieces back together and experience the flying feeling of creative freedom? 

Now, you can. 

In this domain-changing workshop led by the internationally-acclaimed intuitive healer, homeopath and author Katina Makris and award-winning author, editor and book-shaman Suzanne Kingsbury, you will have access to self-healing and writing techniques that have an astonishing capacity to restore the body to a state of  balance, strength and vitality.  

If you are writer or a hidden creative; are healing from a season of illness or recovering grief; or if you have a deep desire to re-imagine and rejuvenate your life, this workshop is for you. The sky is not even your limit!

During the guided intuitive healing sessions, you will take a magnificent deep dive into the energetic based model of metaphysical healing by visiting the 7 energy chakras, your symptoms and confusions. Aligned with the pioneering field of epigenetics, this therapeutic modality will reset your inner coding and open curative portals in the body, taking you into un-chartered territory, where you will discover for the first time your own true power as a healing agent and sage.

Following these voyages, you will experience the restorative bliss of Gateless Writing, a technique that ceases activity in the part of the brain associated with the criticism and judgment, and stimulates your most soothing neurotransmitters. Gateless Writing creates a blissful feeling of ease and imaginative freedom so that you can fly, unfettered, on the page and into your new future. 

Through these modalities, viral load in the body are decreased, physical and emotional healing time is cut in half, and you finally realize your own innate genius and creative mastery. Best of all, once you enter this Inner Garden of Eden, you will never be the same or chose to live in the ‘old way’. 

Your take homes will include; personalized self help affirmations, intention statements, claiming your heart’s desire, finding your vision keeper, restoring will, belief, and initiating your inner healer.  Additionally, a wondrous new gateway to the creativity welled within you will be conceived. Come join us– you will be forever grateful.

Katina and Suzanne

KatinaMakris.com

SuzanneKingsbury.com

enroll at eOmega.com

Tango Til I Drop ~ CubaOcho is a Haven

Tango til I drop !!!
In Miami this winter, I have been bitten by a bug of another sort than a tick, and it has caused a fever in me – the Argentine Tango!!
I have the great good fortune to now be living 4 blocks from the heart of Little Havana and the rich cultural life this community breeds.
Dancing tango every week (sometimes several times per week), I adore Cubaocho the most of all the Milangos! Filled to the brim with historic art, authentic patois and burly men puffing idly on their fat Cuban cigars, I savor the music, the intricate footwork we master and the other world I have fallen into. Miraculous really, to sip wine in beveled crystal with velvet settees buoying me and the others, while the hypnotic trance brews. I know only one other person; Fret, a man I once danced with from Turkey. But, the place is packed and my mediterranean coloring blessedly helps me ‘blend’ in a bit as not too overt a neophyte. After all, this scene could be daunting- the flicks and flares some dancers exhibit are impressive. Not to mention the panache!
For 4 hours however, I tango nonstop, with complete strangers from all over the world; Havana, Copenhagen, Paris, Buenos Aires, Nepal… It is extraordinary to not speak another’s language, yet a glance of the eye, an outstretched arm and I am suddenly gliding around the floor ( in reverse -lol), a lovely cologne wafting into my hair and a silver fox from Buenos Aires embracing me more intimately than some lover’s have. All you do is stay close, feel within. No thinking or analyzing, just sensing, not even anticipating. Let go into the gesture. Right up my alley!!
The bubble of sensuality, mystery and that dynamic ‘push-pull’ so classic of tango is quite a marvel. The addiction to learn the endless pivots and ochos is immediate and the kismet of discovering someone through dance and no spoken language is quite an art form.
 Sometimes I think it’s the waltz, other times a rumba and then no, I realize Argentine Tango contains a bit of worship; a true reverence between the feminine and the masculine. This dance is slow and breathy and also luring and intoxicating. The gentle bob of syncopation, the firm arm stance and the willingness to surrender to a man’s certain lead creates a foray from everyday life. It is unnerving at first and then slightly narcotic, one could say.
By midnight, my legs are getting wobbly in high heels, my hair is strewn and the Miami heat is so thick that I have sweated certainly on way too many partners. But, then again, we all have!! It is part of the haze, so many senses entwining, just as so many ethenicities of the world have melded here on Calle Ocho tonight.
As I sway out the door into the tropical night, I spy the crescent moon dangling over a modern skyscraper to the East. Miami is a stunning city and I am cascading through time warps; the old-time tango music, Little Havana centered in these streets, my late mother being raised in this neighborhood prior to World War 2 and the threading of time and space and history as one. I feel grounded and yet enchanted simultaneously, this city I have come to love, wrapped on an aquamarine bay, bursting at its seems, all ages groups and cultures blending. Tomorrow it’s Salsa on the beach and Thursday Brazilian Samba, but tonight I am reminded that ArgentineTango is my elixir. I am filling myself up within, for all that I will in turn pour out ‘on the road’ when my speaking schedule begins.
Meanwhile, gracias CubaOcho and all my fellow tangueros!!