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01. Meet Our Providers
02. Book Corner with Dr. Newman
03. Nap Time
04. Alicja's Podcast
05. Location Updates

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Carla Rinaldi
Carla Rinaldi is a counselor and holds two master’s degrees, one in social work and one in acupuncture. She graduated from Boise State University and American Institute of Alternative Medicine. She is a proud veteran of the United States Army National Guard and was honored with many awards, among them Army Commendation Medal and Iraq Campaign Medal. She has volunteered with many organizations and continues to serve her community with Make-A-Day Foundation serving the homeless in the Columbus area. She is passionate about mind-body connection and believes in the holistic approach to treatment. She believes we can heal in the right environment with the right mindset and support. She is here for you when you are ready to start your journey to become well.

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“What Happened to You? Conversations on Trauma, Resilience, And Healing” by Bruce D. Perry MD, PhD and Oprah Winfrey
Upwards of 70%-80% of people have their lives interrupted by trauma. This narrative allows readers a personal look at childhood trauma and the vulnerability that many people experience as a result of facing traumatic events and their outcomes. The authors ask readers to make a shift from focusing on what's wrong with people or why people behave the way that they do-to asking more pointedly about what happened to them instead. 
The benevolence in this approach becomes evident when we increase our understanding of the neuroscience that undergirds behavior and development along a continuum, especially in the context of aversive events and traumas. The ease of the work comes from the melding of Winfrey's storytelling with Dr. Perry's clinical and research experience. The book is a conversation, but one that points us toward a new way of understanding ourselves and those we love. Although the topic of trauma can be a heavy one, the authors aim to point us toward hopefulness and the resilience that can be found when we choose to pause and then push forward with possibility in mind. 
Happy October, and happy reading! 

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Take That Nap, Guilt-Free!
Did you know that our bodies are programmed to need sleep between 1pm to 3pm? That afternoon lull is not just your imagination! Only one third of all Americans are taking naps every day. Napping can have many benefits. While too much of a good thing can turn sour, too little sleep at night could be helped by taking a small nap during the day. Some napping benefits include increased alertness, more energy, improved mood, relaxation, performance, and memory. A 60-minute nap can boost our alertness for up to 10 hours and it can even reduce the risk of coronary heart disease. It was also found that napping helps us regulate our emotions better. Benefits of napping are more recognized in Asian cultures. Most schools in Taiwan and China have a nap period called wujiao for 30 minutes after lunch and in Japan falling asleep at work is encouraged because it shows how hard you worked! 

Alicja's Podcast | 04
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Alicja's Podcast
Did you know that we have a podcast? Yep, that's right! And we want to hear from you!
Do you have a question for a mental health practitioner? You can ask it here or email sophie@holisticws.com with your name or tell us if you want to be anonymous. We will answer your question live on the show! 
We hope to hear from you soon!

Location Updates | 05
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Location Updates
Holistic Wellness Solutions' office at 3099 Sullivant Ave, STE H Columbus, OH 43204 will permanently close on November 16th and we will continue serving your needs at our current location at 4770 Indianola Ave, STE 107, Columbus, OH 43214. 
We will be better able to serve you with one location and there will be less confusion as to which office your session is at. 
Keep us posted if you have any questions about that change!

Happy Fall!
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