Directions Update – Important

Enter your location for directions to the office you chose. Printable directions are available below. ** Attention Clients ** The bridge at Wolf’s Bridge Road is closed indefinitely. For those who use Wolf’s Bridge Road, please be advised that the one lane bridge is closed for repairs. You can detour around this as follows: From the Mechanicsburg/Harrisburg area (PA Turnpike/Route 81) proceed towards Carlisle on Route 11, turn right at Arby’s (instead of proceeding further down Route 11 to the intersection where Sheetz/Wolf Bridge Rd is located) and then make your 1st left as soon as you go over the creek (Clemson Road). That road will take you to Wolf’s Bridge Rd. Turn right onto Wolf’s Bridge Rd and proceed to Route 34/Spring Rd. From Army Heritage/Clairmont Rd area, follow Harmony Hall Rd to Route 11 (as usual), but turn right onto 11 at the light (Sheetz) and make a left at Arby’s. Turn left after the creek (Clemson Road) and follow to Wolf Bridge Rd. Additional roads around Wolf Bridge may be closed as well. If Clemson Road is closed, continue straight 1 mile and turn left onto West Middlesex Road. At the first stop sign (1 mile) which is the intersection of Beagle Club Road, bear slightly left and stay on West Middlesex. At next stop sign, turn right onto Wolf Bridge Road. Please use our directions for further help in getting to our...

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What is Integrative Medicine?

According to the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine (http://integrativemedicine.arizona.edu) Integrative Medicine (IM) is a healing oriented medicine that takes account of the whole person, including all aspects of lifestyle. It emphasizes the therapeutic relationship between practitioner and patient, is informed by evidence, and makes use of all appropriate therapies. The Center goes on to define Principles of Integrative Medicine: Patient and practitioner are partners in the healing process. All factors that influence health, wellness, and disease are taken into consideration, including mind, spirit, and community as well as the body. Appropriate use of both conventional and alternative methods facilitates the body’s innate healing response. Effective interventions that are natural and less invasive should be used whenever possible. Integrative medicine neither rejects conventional medicine nor accepts alternative therapies uncritically. Good medicine is based in good science. It is inquiry-driven and open to new paradigms. Alongside the concept of treatment, the broader concepts of health promotion and the prevention of illness are paramount. Practitioners of integrative medicine should exemplify its principles and commit themselves to self-exploration and...

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What is Reiki?

The word Reiki comes from the Japanese word Rei which means Universal LIfe and Ki which means Energy. It is a spiritual healing art and it is believed that everyone has the ability to connect with their own healing energy and use it to strengthen energy in themselves and assist others. This practice was started in Japan by Dr. Mikao Usui (born in 1865). It is believed his interest began in a Buddhist school and later in his studies of kiko, the Japanese version of quigong (a health/healing discipline based on use of life energy). His goal was to find a way to do healing work without depleting one’s own energy. Mrs. Hawayo Takata studied under Dr. Usui in the 1930’s and brought this to the Western hemisphere, practicing in Hawaii. Students taught by Mrs. Takata brought this practice to the mainland after initiating 22 Reiki Masters who continued her work and taught others. Reiki is a great tool for stress reduction and relaxation and is believed that it helps the body to create an environment to facilitate healing. It is used in many hospitals and medical practices nationwide. While it is spiritual in nature, it is not religiously based. Dr. Usui created a set of Reiki ideals, which were developed to add spiritual balance and help people realize that healing the spirit by consciously deciding to improve oneself is a necessary part of this experience. These ideals are: “The secret art of inviting happiness The miraculous medicine of all diseases Just for today, do not anger Do not worry and be filled with gratitude Devote yourself to your work. Be kind to people. Eery morning and evening, join your hands in prayer. Pray these words to your heart and chant these words with your mouth.” www.reiki.org...

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Defining Energy Psychology

Energy psychology is part of known energy systems work which includes work with meridians, chakras and biofields or auras. It combines cognitive interventions (imaging memory, or visualization of goal) with these interventions. It is believed that tapping these energy points reduces limbic arousal (which includes the amygdala and the hippocampus in the brain) in anxiety disorders and may alter the neural pathways that maintain maladaptive conditioned responses. The cognitive intervention involves pairing the issue with a calmer or more neutral emotional state. There is published research that demonstrates an increase in endorphins which decrease pain and heart rate, and increase in serotonin (a neurotransmitter) which helps to regulate mood, a regulation of cortisol (flight or fight response) and an increase in gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA), another neurotransmitter, to reduce anxiety and help inhibit fear. This in turn decreases the activity of the sympathetic nervous system (flight or fight) and increases the parasympathetic nervous system (calming for nervous...

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Social Skills Group for Children and Adolescents with Asperger’s Disorder

Aspergers Group Flyer Leedy-Abbey Counseling Services is offering social skills groups for children and adolescents who are diagnosed with Asperger’s Disorder and experiencing difficulties in social relationships and communication. Groups will be divided by age groups. Groups are held weekly at our Camp Hill office, located at 781 Poplar Church Road. Following the group, a parent group will be offered to educate and discuss any individual concerns. These groups will be ongoing and each group will begin when each group has been filled. Due to sensory issues, for a child with Aspergers, it can often be difficult to understand and process the world around them. It can be difficult to understand the non-verbal cues we all take for granted, creating awkwardness socially. Social isolation can result as it can be a struggle to make friends due to your child’s behaviors and reactions in social situations. This group will allow children and adolescents the opportunity to discuss their concerns with similar peers and to learn strategies for dealing with making and keeping friends, peer conflicts, and developing basic social skills for the future. Group Dates will be weekly and groups will be formed according to age groups- elementary, middle school, high school. When we have a minimum enrollment of 6-8 children/teens, we will be contacting you regarding the start date of the group. We are considering adding a young adult group (age 18-22), so if interested, please contact our offices. If you are interested in having your child participate, please complete the registration form which includes a brief questionnaire. For optimal benefit, you must be able to commit to all sessions. Mail, fax or scan the registration forms to Leedy-Abbey Counseling Services. The fax number is 717.245.9099 and the email address you would use is amiller@leedycounseling.com. Our main office mailing address is: 3201 Spring Road, Carlisle, PA 17013. Please contact Kim at 717.241.2345 for the most current group cost information. You will receive an email from Angela Miller, the group facilitator, about the group dates and times. Please be sure to include your email address on the forms. Email will be used should a session need to be postponed or cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances. If you do not have email we will be happy to call you. We hope to continue these and other group therapy options and we are open to your suggestions. We look forward to working with you in providing positive experiences for your children. If you have any questions, please direct those to Anne Leedy at...

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The man in the maze is a symbol found in various areas of Native American art and legend. The legend says that the maze depicts experiences and choices we make in our journey through life, which contains many twists and turns. The maze illustrates the search for balance – physical, social, mental and spiritual. In the middle of the maze one finds their dreams and goals. Legend says when we reach the center, the sun god is there to greet us, bless us and pass us into the next...

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