Co-op Wellness Fair March 23

coop wellnes fair 13 poster2013 Co-op Wellness Fair     Saturday March 23    11am – 2pm

With samples and raffles in store, a free informational fair on the 3rd Floor, and short presentations from local Wellness Practitioners in our large meeting room. Hope you can join us – follow the balloons to the 3rd floor!

3rd Floor Presentations in Room 309:

11amHomeopathy with Mona Hall

11:30amCompassionate Communication & Empathic Listening with Nancy Soans

12 pmNutrition Quick Testing with Karl Mincin

12:30pmChiropractic; Central to Your Health with Jay Goodwin, DC

1pmHypnotherapy with Kathleen Boehm

1:30pmThe Omega 3 Miracle with Dr Herb Joiner-Bey, ND – Dr Bey will be speaking for an hour on Omega 3s and Barlean’s Fish and Flax Seed Oils

- See below for more complete descriptions!


Free Samples and Raffles in store

Informational Fair on the 3rd Floor including tables from these local Practitioners:

Jay Goodwin – Smokey Point Chiropractic

Michelle Mahler – Circle of Healing Essential Oils

Jessie Tierney – Hayloft Yoga

Clint Ainsworth – Skagit Massage Therapy

Simme Bobrosky – Yoga Heart Space

Kathleen Boehm, RN – Puget Sound Hypnotherapy

John Jarolimek – Chiropractic spinal screenings

Jelan Petersen – The Reiki Stylist

Mona Hall – Homeopathy

Karl Mincin – Clinical Nutritionist

Hadea Tift – Skagit Community Acupuncture

Maria Eckert – Naturopath, Homeopath

Jayne De Felice – Wellspring Colon Care

Andrea Vincent – Mental Health Counselor

Suneil Polly – Alive and Well Acupuncture & Naturopathy

Nancy Soans - Constructive Compassion

Dr Melanie Whittaker – Naturopathic Doctor

Holly McClenahan RN, Bio-energist

Lauren Jaye – Womens’ Healthcare



11am Homeopathy in a Nutshell with Mona Hall
Homeopathy is kind of weird, isn’t it? In her presentation, Mona will seek to explain homeopathic principles and practices in easy-to-understand terms. After her presentation you’ll feel more confident about using homeopathic remedies either for self help or as prescribed by a homeopathic practitioner.

Mona Hall is a graduate of the Seattle School of Homeopathy and a CCH (certification in classical homeopathy) candidate. She lives on Lopez Island and is available for homeopathic health coaching by appointment.


11:30 Compassionate Communication & Empathic Listening with Nancy Soans
A study of Compassionate Communication & Empathic Listening* offers powerful and practical communication tools that support you in remaining calm and compassionate even when most challenged. You will have an expanded vocabulary from which you learn to convey with ease, respect and confidence what you are feeling and hoping for in a way that is likely and easier to be heard as you nurture outcomes everyone is happy with.

You will also enjoy skills to:

Feel heard and listen empathically.
Liberate yourself and others from shame, blame.
Hear negative messages without taking it personally
Create win/win solutions and connection instead of conflict.
Nurture yourself with compassion and deeper understanding.
Reduce misunderstandings and unnecessary painful interactions.
Create collaborative environments where you live, play and work.

Who benefits from these tools?
Individuals • Couples • Parents
Community Professionals • Caregivers
Medical Professionals •Staff •Patients
Corporations Non-Profits •For Profits

*Study of Marshall B. Rosenberg’s NVC


12pm Nutrition Quick Testing

Nutrition Testing Determines Your Personal Vitamin Profile

Quick Tests provide instant feedback about your current nutritional status and your exact vitamin supplement needs. Hear tips on how to get more nutrition from fewer pills. Discover the hidden nutritional meaning of so-called “normal” blood tests

Establishing your personal nutrition baseline may be the single most important step you take to improving your health. For a complete Nutrition Tune-Up after the program, please request a Prep Page.

Karl Mincin is a clinical nutritionist and natural health educator in practice locally for 25 years. He specializes in nutrition assessment testing to determine precise individual needs. More information is available on his website, or by calling (360) 336-2616.


12:30 Network Chiropractic with Jay Goodwin DC

As a Skagit Valley food co-op member, you’re probably aware of the wisdom of choosing healthy foods, and that your decision to spend the extra time and money to buy and prepare quality whole foods can be a very important step to creating a healthy lifestyle. You’re probably also aware of the importance of exercise in your life, and make the effort to be sure that you get at least some exercise, or perhaps spend a number of hours each week dedicated to one or more forms of quality exercise. You value your health, or would not be taking such extra steps to maintain and even enhance your health. What if there were some other factor that prevented you from digesting quality food and turning it into healthy tissue? What if the same problem could actually make exercise damaging instead of strengthening?

Chiropractic is the healing art and science that has pioneered the understanding that a properly aligned, therefore fully functional, human structure is essential in human health. The core of each human being’s structure is the spinal column, which houses the spinal cord. The spinal cord is the primary communication link between the brain and the body, thus body’s central communication network. Problems with proper alignment of spinal column can create direct interference with your body’s ability to work the way it is designed to work, such as digesting food or being able to walk, stretch, work with weights, etc. in a way that strengthens and not injures you.

You are invited to a brief yet compelling discussion of how to improve your own ability to become aware of proper, healthy function in your spinal column/structure. You will learn how to assess your own posture, and ease of breathing; and to be able to understand if these important gauges are informing you that your capacity to be healthy is strong, or needs improvement.

Jay Goodwin, DC has practiced restorative and wellness chiropractic procedures for over 30 years. He uses gentle techniques focused on helping practice members regain the ability to move with ease; open their spines, hearts and lives; and live with confidence in their own ability to heal. He has been frequently heard to inform them, “if you are still moving and breathing, there is already abundance of hope and possibility. Don’t underestimate your own internal strengths.


1pm Hypnotherapy with Kathleen Boehm

Hypnotherapy is 100% natural. It is an integrative therapeutic tool used to transform, heal and help you create the life you desire. It promotes natural healing and closure of unresolved past issues and invites new healthy responses: physically, new attitudes, perspectives and behaviors into your current life choices. It does this by tapping into your own natural resources.

Specialized techniques of guided visualization are designed to promote healing in all areas of your life and to facilitate healing and successful accomplishment of your therapeutic goals

Hypnosis is an intentionally induced state resembling sleep. It is a natural yet altered state, characterized by a more heightened responsiveness to suggestion, while selective thinking is maintained. During hypnosis, your body relaxes and your thoughts become more focused. Like other relaxation techniques, hypnosis lowers blood pressure and heart rate, and changes certain types of brain wave activity.

When some event happens to us, consciously or subconsciously, we form a belief about it-then an emotion-resulting in an action/response. Each time something similar happens, our physical and emotional reactions attached to the memory are repeated. In some cases these reactions are unhealthy behavior and a hypnotherapist can lead you to replace unhealthy behaviors with new, healthier ones

Kathleen Boehm R.N., CMS-Cht, BHE owner of Puget Sound Hypnotherapy uses advanced hypnotherapy techniques to help clients to achieve physical, mental and spiritual healing and balance.

Kathleen is;

Registered and licensed as an R.N. in the state of Washington since 1989.

Certified with American Counsel of Hypnotherapy Examiners (ACHE). 2009-20012

Registered with the International Board of Hypnotherapy (IBH) 2009- 2012

Registered with the International Medical and Dental Hypnotherapy Association IMDHA).2010 –  2012

Certified as a Blissborn Hypnotherapy Educator (BHE) since 2009

Hypnotherapy helps you achieve physical, mental and spiritual healing and balance. Its applications are almost unlimited. We simply help guide you to what is found naturally within. Hypnotherapy helps to reinforce the positive, constructive ways which lead to better lives and thought processes.


1:30 The Omega 3 Miracle with Dr. Herb Joiner – Bey, ND        
Omega-3 essential fatty acids have become the focus of the hottest nutritional
investigations of our time. Their benefits are so profound and wide-ranging that groups
of scientists, such as the Global Organization for EPA and DHA (GOED), are actively
disseminating impressive research results to health professionals and the public. Join
us for a lively discussion about what you and your doctor need to know concerning the
value of these critical nutrients for every organ system in your body. We will explore
the distinctions between such important omega-3 sources as flaxseed oil and fish oil,
as well as ways to incorporate them safely and easily into your busy daily routine. Get
your questions answered by someone who is up-to-date on the latest developments in this

Dr. Herb Joiner – Bey is a naturopathic physician serving as a medical science consultant in the nutriceutical industry. He has conducted countless seminars and presentations for health professionals and the public across the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. He is a regular guest speaker on radio programs nationwide. Dr. Bey received a B.A. degree in physics from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore and an N.D. degree (Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine) from Bastyr University in Seattle. He is also a graduate of the professional course in classical homeopathy at the International Foundation for Homeopathy in Seattle. Dr Bey work with Barlean’s Organic Fish and Flax Seed Oils.


The Healing Power of Flax (Freedom Press, 2004)

Clinician’s Handbook of Natural Medicine 2nd ed., (with Joseph Pizzorno, ND,

and Michael Murray, ND), Churchill Livingstone, 2008.

Water: The Foundation of Youth, Health, and Beauty (with William D.

Holloway), ImpaktHealth, second edition 2004.

The Omega-3 Miracle (with Garry Gordon, MD), Freedom Press, 2004.

Numerous magazine articles for professionals and the public concerning the latest

scientific research in this field.

By: Rachael

Rachael joined the Co-op in August 2013. She is the Director of Marketing and Community Outreach. (She also manages the website.) Rachael's Co-op favorites include: grind-your-own almond butter, Tofu Cashew Spread, dried figs, Blue Fortune Farm's Black Garlic (it's like the balsamic vinegar jelly bean you've been missing all your life!), and Tuesday's Sandwich of the Day (Roasted Beet & Chevre).