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My studies, training and experience have opened doors and assisted me n traversing a variety of ancient and modern worlds, including assisted reproduction, pregnancy and childbirth, acute, chronic and terminal illness, pain, stress, trauma, psycho-spiritual angst, otherworldly wisdom, and end-of-life issues.  In the course of this journey, I have been shown much,  learning to understand both the diverse perspectives towards life that accompany variations in age, gender, culture and religious heritage to the deep unifying force that transcends differences as we move towards death and experience grief.

I am blessed to have had the opportunity to share information for over four decades.  Whether speaking to medical professionals, corporate organizations or groups with specific interests—from those on a personal search to those working as change agents in   the world—it has been my observation that these offerings can potentially act as springboards to growth and deeper levels of understanding. I am pleased to now offer them to you.

Share with me your particular interests and needs and I will be happy to co-create your vision!

OFFERINGS RELATED TO ACUPUNCTURE, ORIENTAL & ENERGY MEDICINE, COMPLEMENTARY/ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE (CAM) & GENERAL HEALTH & CONSCIOUSNESS ISSUES

  • “Introduction to oriental medicine and acupuncture”
  • “walking with the tao: specialized topics in oriental medicine”
    (including but not limited to gynecology, reproductive medicine, pregnancy/childbirth, aging, pain management, oncology, emotional/psychological issues, palliative care, grie)
  • “Whole person care: an introduction to complementary/alternative medicine”
  • “Circling back to our future: energy medicine through time & space”
  • “Treasures of the tribe: the value of indigenous medicine in today’s world”
  • “Cam as therapeutic intervention: nonpharmacological pain management”
  • “A return to power: cam as adjunctive support for stress, trauma & ptsd”
  • “Options to combustion: stress management tools for people in need”
  • “Giving without losing: burnout prevention & self-care for the 21st century”
  • “Running out of steam: caring for the caregivers, supporting the supporters”
  • “When bottom looks like up: shedding light on dark times”
  • “As above, so below: the effect of the natural world on the human system”
  • “Marking time, celebrating cycles: the power of ceremony & ritual in daily life”
  • “Moving in circles: a woman’s walk towards grace”
  • “The nature of yin & yang: a relationship conversation”
  • “From there to here & back again: the journey of life and death”

OFFERINGS RELATED TO SHAMANISM & CROSS-CULTURAL SPIRITUALITY

  • “Awakening the tribal soul within:An introduction to shamanism & indigenous spirituality”
  • “To see with new eyes: an exploration of cross-cultural indigenous cosmology”
  • “Traveling the green road: an introduction to druidry & celtic shamanism”
  • “By earth, sea & sky: understanding the druid tradition”
  • “The spirit of aloha: an introduction to huna & the spiritual traditions of hawaii”
  • “Touching the mystery: specialized topics in druidry & cross-cultural shamanism”
  • “To walk the worlds: negotiating new territory through imagery & journeywork”
  • “Learning to spirit-talk: relationships with allies, guides & power animals”
  • “Tracing the path: embracing our past, inspiring our future”
  • “Creating a worldwalking toolkit: medicine objects & power tools”
  • “Becoming a hollow bone: understanding the practice & use of divination”
  • “Earth as ally, nature as guide: awakening to the power of the natural world”
  • “Manifesting the sacred: creation & use of ritual, ceremony & rites of passage”
  • “Where the ancients walked: a survey of cross-cultural shamanic healing methods”
  • “Optimizing connections: keeping the healer healthy”
  • “Becoming whole again: shamanic techniques for empowered living”
  • “To heal with the earth: an introduction to plant spirit medicine”

OFFERINGS RELATED TO DYING, DEATH & GRIEF

  • “Touching the unknown: an introductory approach to death & dying”
  • “Honoring shadows, dancing in light: excercises for luscious living”
  • “Embracing the reaper: death preparation for empowered living”
  • “If I should die before I wake: a discussion of end of life issues”
  • “Better caring through sharing: expanding & exploring palliative care
    Options for medical professionals” (based on epec training)
  • “Healing into death: the use of energy medicine & cam in palliative care”
  • “joining hands: facilitating empowerment for death-workers”
  • “Multiple paths to heaven: a study of cultural & religious diversity
    In palliative care, dying & death”
  • “Grief’s many faces: a psychospiritual exploration of cultural diversity”
  • “Death as ally: an introduction to the art of death coaching”
  • “The hidden places: how the body embodies trauma and grief”
  • “Sharing the journey: dying, death & grief in shamanic /indigenous traditions”
  • “Deathwalking: an introduction to working shamanically with dying & death”
  • “Crossing sacred waters: life & death in the celtic tradition”
ADDITIONAL OFFERING:

DEATH & DYING INTENSIVE WORKSHOP
This is a two-day program which explores the many issues that arise for the patient, family and the support team. Combines many of the other offerings; variation in content will be relative to group level of expertise. Program can be taught with or without shamanic emphasis.

GENERAL INFORMATION REGARDING OFFERINGS & EVENTS

Offerings generally range in length from 2 hours to 5 days and can be effectively presented for both large and small audiences as lectures, workshops, classes or, in the case of longer sessions, in conjunction with organizational retreats and trainings. Suggestions and recommendation for both timeframes and setting will be offered to ensure optimum effectiveness and longer workshop formats can be created specifically for your organization. The majority of these sessions have been designed to contain both formal didactic and informal experiential components; group exercises and subsequent discussions are often encouraged and included in the course of the session, contingent upon audience size and time allotted.

The majority of these offerings can be formatted for use in other locations, both nationally and internationally. Titles and topics can also be combined to offer longer, more comprehensive, events and are often desirable, especially if offered in a rural or retreat setting; two offerings that especially lend themselves to these longer venues are “Giving Without Losing” and “Awakening the Tribal Soul Within.”  In addition, a combination of these  offerings can be utilized to provide a series of workshops taught consecutively over a specified span of time; in this regard, consideration must be given based on location and level of participation.

In most instances, the course content and length can be adapted to meet the needs and interests of those attending relative to their age, experience and level      of expertise; specifically, shamanic-based topics can be taught either using guided imagery only or with shamanic journeying based upon the prior experience of the audience.  Also, some offerings tend to be introductory while others lend themselves to a   more advanced audience. Most topics can “stand alone,” providing sufficient information within an agreed upon framework. In some cases, however, especially with shamanic offerings, information derived from one session can support others;  as an example “Awakening the Tribal Soul Within” is often recommended as a prerequisite for other, but not all, shamanic sessions.

Please contact me to discuss details, ideas or concerns you might have regarding any of the offerings.  I look forward to working with you to create wonderful experiences.

ARE YOU PLANNING A CONFERENCE, TRAINING  OR WORKSHOP & WOULD LIKE TO INCLUDE DIANE POLASKY IN YOUR EVENT? …OR…WOULD YOU LIKE TO CREATE & HOST YOUR OWN SPIRITUAL WEEKEND OR GATHERING WITH DIANE?

IF SO, SHE INVITES YOU TO CONTACT HER! FOR INQUIRIES OR QUESTIONS:  PHONE: 505.298.7371

Email: diane@drdianepolasky.com

DETAILS REGARDING TIMEFRAME & FORMAT, TRAVEL & LODGING REQUIREMENTS, AUDIO/VISUAL NEEDS, ADVERTISING & FEES WILL BE DISCUSSED SPECIFIC TO EVENT REQUESTED.  IN SOME CASES, PRIVATE SHAMANIC  SESSIONS MAY ALSO BE AVAILABLE.

NOTE: DR. POLASKY PROVIDES ACUPUNCTURE AND ORIENTAL MEDICAL SERVICES THROUGH THE CENTER FOR HOLISTIC HEALTH, LLC. IN ADDITION, SHE HAS ALSO ESTABLISHED A SEPARATE BUSINESS ENTITY FOR EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES, KNOWN AT THE SHARETHEWISDOM INSTITUTE, WHICH WILL BE INCLUDED IN CONJUNCTION WITH ANY SERVICE AGREEMENTS RELATED TO TEACHING, SPEAKING AND/OR TRAINING.

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Endorsements

“Before moving to Albuquerque four years ago, we asked our current Acupuncturist for a recommendation on where to take our special needs daughter for acupuncture. Dr. Polasky was at the top of his list. Dr. Polasky was more than happy to add our daughter as one of her clients. She listened intently to a list of needs we had for our daughter and then took the time to sit and evaluate h..

Lori Blair, Mom to 2 outstanding Boys & 1 very special Daughter

Using Acupuncture treatment for nearly 15 years

“Dr. Polasky was highly recommended to me by a friend whose opinion I value. Prior to going to see her, I researched her website and was very impressed with the breadth of her interests, studies and accomplishments in the fields of spiritual, metaphysical and holistic modalities, as well as her many years of practice as an acupuncturist. Unlike other websites focused on fees and insurance, Dr. P..

Deborah Openden

“Dr. Diane Polasky is a spiritual force to be reckoned with! She has such a powerful force in her own spiritual health and vitality that, I swear, she looks younger every year!  She is also a kind minister to both broken hearts and wounded spirits.  Her gentle and holistic acupuncture practice has profoundly impacted my life”.

Sarah McCord Artist/Owner

Putting It All Together LLC; Concierge Decor & Design Services; Be Alive Artistry & Design

“Diane Polasky is a very gifted and caring healer and spiritual leader! She is the reason I am on my spiritual path! I am so fortunate to have attended several of her workshops on shamanism and to have been a part of her Druid Grove!”

Paula Steinberg

“I've known Diane for many years, decades in fact. As a multifaceted healer, she has helped to guide me through the variety of both physical and emotional issues in my life. Her wisdom and humor are invaluable to me as I've made my way through the maze of life. Diane is a warm, intuitive and caring woman who extends her talents to each person she deals with and for me, she is a necessary part..

Morgan Joy OCailleigh, Esq.

“I have known Dr. Polasky approximately 20 years. Diane opened me up to the realm of shamanism. As a teenager I didn’t even know what a shaman was, I just thought it sounded mysterious. She taught me, along with many others, how to walk in different worlds and how to connect with the spirits. It changed my world and it changed my life. Over the years, as I have gone deeper into this practice, ..

Jessica Lamm

Artistic Designer; Event Manager

“Dr. Diane Polasky is my acupuncturist, colleague and friend. She is a consummate acupuncturist, knowing how to use her skills to create healing and well-being quickly. She has treated me for over ten years and brought me back to well-being and total health quickly from two serious auto accidents. She utilizes not only her Chinese medicine and herbology but is well versed in several other heali..

Dr Suzanne Lopez, PhD

Licensed therapist, juried artist, national author, TV expert

“When considering writing about Diane Polasky I think I will have to ramble a bit. She is a sparkling multifaceted jewel and has added so much to my life as well as the lives of my family. 30 years ago my husband and I began acupuncture treatments with her which over the years has cured many many ailments. Me by helping me thru menopause with no hot flashes! My husband was plagued by double visi..

Kristen Wilson

“It has been a true blessing to work with Dr. Diane as I evolve as a manual therapist. She and her guides supported me through the loss of a child, provided soul retrievals to heal childhood wounds, cleared an elemental and have helped me integrate my energetic fields so I can be grounded, present and spirit lead as I work with others. Each time I work with her, I have a better connection to my ..

Sarah Day, OT/L, MPH, CST-T

CranioSacral Certified Therapist; IAHE Teaching Assistant

“I first met Diane more than 15 years ago. I got to know her as a friend, then as an excellent acupuncturist and then one day she told me about this spiritual circle she led. As she explained the concepts of Druidry and how they fit into her life, I then met her as one of my teachers. Diane invited me to her circle of twenty or so people. I learned that she had been teaching and leading Druid..

Dr Brenda Cole, DC

“I first met Dr. Polasky several years ago when I was suffering from a painful case of sciatica.  I came to her because of a glowing recommendation from a co-worker.  I had tried traditional medical care to stop the pain and it had not helped.  Her use of acupuncture along with a few sessions of physical therapy that she recommended freed me from the condition.  Since then she has continued ..

Michael Folsom, PhD

“Dr. Polasky saved my life. And I can only imagine how many other people’s lives she’s saved. There’s no way I can ever express how much I appreciate all she’s done for me over the last seven years that I’ve been in her care. From knee pain to hot flashes to severe chronic back and neck pain due to Scoliosis, Arthritis, Degenerative Disk Disease and chronic inflammation; to allergies, ..

Linda Pegues Campbell

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