Adrenal Recovery Program

Adrenal Recovery Program

Hi and Welcome to

“The Adrenal Recovery Program”

 

The Adrenal Recovery Program (ARP) was created because we see so many people in the community experiencing signs of fatigue & burnout leading to them not ‘feeling their best’, even though they are leading relatively healthy lives.

These signs & symptoms can be connected to adrenal exhaustion and the sad thing is that it has become normalised for people to think it’s ok to “not feel their best most of the time”.

Not feeling your best can be normal in some phases of life although these should be short-lived and not be just accepted as ‘getting older’ or because we ‘over-did it” and then need to suffer as a payoff.

 

Our intention in the Adrenal Recovery Program is to assist anybody who experiences signs and symptoms of adrenal exhaustion to return to their optimal state of well-being. We want our clients to enjoy all that they love in life with great energy levels and vitality.

The Adrenal Recovery Program is for the people that dig the idea of B A L A N C E in all that they do.

We CAN feel good most of the time and participate at all levels of work and play, coping effortlessly.

 

And we are going to show you how to get back there!

 

Who is this program for?

If you are feeling any of the signs and symptoms below, then you are likely to benefit from ‘The 4 week Adrenal Recovery Program’;

• Feeling fatigued, lethargic, low energy levels or energy levels that crash throughout the day
• Poor sleeping patterns, finding it difficult to get to sleep, waking up throughout the night, waking up still feeling tired or difficulty getting up in the morning
• Waking up late and still feeling tired, sleepy at 3pm in the afternoon but feeling wide awake in the late evening
• Weight gain, finding it hard to lose weight or regulate your weight
• Anxiety, panic attacks, depression or flat moods.
• Decreased ability to handle stress
• Foggy head, headaches, poor concentration & memory. Decreased productivity
• Hormonal imbalances, irregular periods, PMS, reduced sex drive
• Skin irritations, strange breakout
• Increased symptoms with inadequate amounts of food or food frequency / skipping meals (hypoglycaemia)
• Cravings for salty, sweet or fatty foods
• Light headed when standing up suddenly
• Increased time to recover from illness, long term illness and disease or viral infections
• Toxic overload (yup being hungover is included here!)

 

How does the Program work?

We support the adrenal glands with food as medicine, lifestyle techniques, and supplement therapy where needed, which is assessed by your practitioners. This, as well as the weekly group sessions, allows the adrenal glands and the body systems to know and feel ‘safe’ to shift into recovery mode.

The adrenal glands are often known as ‘the battery pack’ of the body system. ‘Recovering’ them when the body is feeling fatigued, constantly tired or exhausted is an essential part of healing. The adrenals are a part of the body’s endocrine system and are responsible for our stress responses. They produce cortisol – our “get up and go” hormone in the day time and adrenaline – our “fight or flight” hormone.

Stress hormones are constantly triggered by our western-culture lifestyle choices: the busyness of modern life, technological demands, and family / social life commitments. Then there’s illness and disease. If the body system thinks that it’s under a constant level of stress (or danger) from any of these areas, it responds by trying to save us by producing stress hormones to slow our body down to conserve energy, or in some cases speed it up to an almost out of control state.

Undertaking this program provides much more support and commitment to help you achieve your goals than attempting it alone. This is a holistic approach to address all areas of health: the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual aspects of the body. The program is designed to make it easy and fun for you, by helping you to build a community of likeminded people who support each other.

 

Why 4 weeks?

A human blood cycle, which is how long it takes to renew every red blood cell in your body, is 120 days. So we start you on a supported program for the first quarter of your new blood cycle, helping to lay the foundation for renewing your blood and overall health. The first quarter is where most of the challenges arise so I want you to feel supported and informed during this important phase.

 

Who are the practitioners running the program?

 

Grace Hawkins
Integrative Naturopath
BHSc(ComplMed) Adv.Dip(Nat)

Grace is an accredited Naturopath and Nutritionist with a Bachelor of Health Science and an Advanced Diploma of Naturopathy. She has worked in the complementary medicine industry for over 15 years has worked at Byron Bay Detox Retreats in Tallows, The Health Lodge in Byron Bay, Gaia Retreat and Spa in Brooklet, The Centre for Mind Body Wellness in Mullumbimby, Gwinganna Lifestyle Retreat in Tallebudgera, and Eden Health Retreat in Currumbin. Grace practices Integrative Medicine to help support optimal health outcomes for her clients. 

Naturopathy is a system or method of treating illness & disease that employs no surgery or synthetic drugs but uses food as medicine, specialised diets, herbs, nutrient therapy and counselling, where appropriate, to assist the natural healing processes of the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual body.

Nutrition is the science that interprets the nutrients and other substances in food in relation to maintenance, growth, reproduction, health and disease of the body. It includes food intake, absorption, assimilation, biosynthesis, catabolism (breakdown) of molecules and the excretion of waste of the body.

Naturopathic & Nutrition consults consist of a health assessment and subsequent guidance with a range of supportive naturopathic tools dependant on the individual needs of a person, to facilitate optimal health and wellbeing of the entire body system.  Grace uses her extensive experience to review each person individually, including reading blood pathology results from a preventative health perspective, offering specific and effective support that is more than just a band aid effect.

Grace recognises the intelligence of the body and believes that investigating what the individual body wants and needs at any given time is essential to its healing. Accurate and specific nutrient therapy and supplementation is usually required, as well as food as medicine and lifestyle support.

Joanne Farrell
Transformational Kinesiologist
&Energy Worker

Joanne is a registered Kinesiologist and certified educator of Transformational Kinesiology & Energetic Anatomy. Kinesiology is a dynamic modality that uses muscle testing to tap into your unconscious thoughts and programming, identifying specific issues that may be causing physical congestion as well as patterns of negative thoughts and feelings.

Using a holistic approach the kinesiology treatment is tailored to your specific needs and addresses all aspects of your health, including the assessment of biochemistry, physical structure, emotional conditions, and the need for nutritional supplementation.

Nutrition is key to good health and your body has its own unique history of illness and ability to function. It is essential to work with your body’s preferences for healing. This is indicated through muscle testing (Kinesiology).

So what’s included in the February 2020 Program?

The Adrenal Recovery Program includes;

  • 2x Naturopathic / Nutritional consults with Grace:
    Grace will review your health timeline, forming a matrix of your health journey to date, taking a look at your individual body systems and how your body is functioning to identify how to get your body operating at its optimum levels. It’s important to be honest when answering these questions. The process helps Grace to discover underlying illness & disease and helps identify where your body may need extra support
  • 2x Kinesiology & Energy Medicine Session with Joanne:
    Joanne will use kinesiology to muscle test the body’s priority of healing to find out what system, organ or glands are most in need of support first. This will help to reveal what nutrients you may be need to help you reach optimal health. Every case is individualised and may require more than one session depending on the issues.
  • Adrenal Recovery Guide Book; This is a supportive guidebook packed full of resources to help you throughout your Adrenal Recovery Program and beyond.
  • Adrenal Recovery Menu & Meal plan;
    This eBook menu gives you the food options for your 4 week program. It has a ‘weekly meal planner’ to help you with ideas as well as recipes
  • Adrenal Recovery Recipes & Shopping List;
    Take this to the shops to help you buy the recommended foods in the 4 week program. “Food is Medicine” and this means eating whole-foods that are low inflammatory triggers
  • Kinesiology Work Books
  • Online access to our Private FaceBook Group page, with practitioner support.
  • 5x 60min Support Group Sessions over the Program with Grace and Joanne:
    Group sessions run weekly for 5 weeks. Group sessions are held at;
    ‘The Centre for Mind Body Wellness” Office 2, 108 Stuart Street in Mullumbimby (the space is above ‘Scratch Patisserie).
    The sessions will run on time so please be there 5-10mins early
  • Online participants & those that cannot attend the Group Sessions will have access to all resources through the Free private FaceBook group page or Dropbox option.

Please call Grace on 0420451177 to register and secure your booking.

The February ’20 Program starts on Wednesday 13th February 2020.

 

**The first Group session is held on Wednesday 12th February at 6.30pm – 7.30pm in Mullumbimby.

***All following Group session will be held on Wednesday evenings from 6.30pm – 7.30pm in Mullumbimby at the following address; 

“The Centre for Mind Body Wellness”
Office 2, 108 Stuart St, Mullumbimby NSW. (above ‘Scratch Patisserie”)