January follow up & February introduction
by Ryan McLaughlin, L.Ac.
Our community is expanding!
Thank each and every one of you for your participation and dedication to the evolution of your being through mindful presence, thoughtful inquiry, and embodied exploration. It takes courage to delve into the depths of your internal landscape, and even more courage to acknowledge what you discover.
January’s Touch of Sound explored the capacity that we have for courage, and the importance of aligning your heart center before taking the initiatory steps towards your goals. We focused our curiosity on the Gallbladder meridian, getting in touch with the yang energy stirring underneath the Earth’s surface following the winter solstice- Nature’s energy rising. Such hopefulness can come from the returning of the light. Clear perspective coming forth from our eyes, the ability to truly listen with our hearts to the wisdom within, the deep breath of courage that expands from our rib cage- all building our ability to initiate movement from our core, through our hips, down to our feet, taking the first step toward our chosen path.
What are you moving closer to this year?
February 1st, Touch of Sound continues our exploration with the Liver meridian. The wisdom within the Liver meridian teaches us how to persevere through any obstacles in our path, including our own mental game, and continue moving forward toward our goals. The Liver meridian is more about the long-term investment of your energy and the ability to carry out your goals through time, whereas the Gallbladder we spoke of this month speaks the story of initiating movement.
If you are wanting to connect more deeply with the ability to think strategically, maintain a plan, and take control of your forward trajectory- please, come join us for Touch of Sound on February 1st! Let’s strengthen our ability to stay strong in the face of diversity, and rise up together!
Liver medicine can also help to strengthen our detoxification pathways of our physical bodies in addition to old patterns no longer serving our highest selves. Women have the beautiful opportunity to shed these physical and energetic patterns with their menstrual cycles each month- also governed by the Liver! Come explore with us!
Touch of Sound is a collaboration of Ryan McLaughlin, L.Ac. and percussionist Benjammin Lee. Following the art and wisdom of Chinese Cosmology, we invite you to join us for an embodied exploration of the Chinese Medicine organ networks- through acupuncture, percussive sound journey, meditation, song, and movement. We are thrilled to be offering you the opportunity to dive deep with exploration of your inner landscape- the first Friday of every monththroughout 2019! Gifting yourself the space to deepen your relationship with yourself- one organ at a time. Each month a different organ system and acupuncture channel will be featured, felt, and loved.
January 4th: Gallbladder
February 1st: Liver
March 1st: Lung
April 5th: Large Intestine
April 26th: Stomach
June 7th: Spleen
July 5th: Heart
August 2nd: Small Intestine
September 6th: Bladder
September 27th: Kidney
November 1st: Pericardium
December 6th: Triple Warmer
SomaSpace Movement and Healing Arts Studio
Portland, OR 97232
4050 NE Broadway
Acupuncture in this healing circle will provide opportunity to attune to the present moment through harnessing the stories and wisdom held within the acupuncture channels. Ryan McLaughlin, L.Ac. will craft a unique treatment for you using pulse diagnosis to inform and open the doorway into supporting your unique constitution align with the energy of the moment.
The room will be filled with the sweet vibrations of Benjammin Lee– an active percussionist in the Portland music scene- as we journey into the exploration within.
To register: https://www.flourishoflifemedicine.com/touch-of-sound
$33 per session.
Discounted packages available for those that wish to pre-register for multiple sessions. Check out the the link above for more details!
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions, or to purchase a Touch of Sound discount package!
Please arrive between 7-7:15pm in comfortable clothing.
(*doors will be locked at 7:15pm*).
Upon arrival, there will be a brief intake form and waivers to complete. Sheepskins, blankets, yoga mats, and pillows are provided for you to create your nest of comfort- but you are welcome to bring any items to
maximize your comfort!
7:00-7:15 Arrival, Intake forms completed, Create your nest & settling in.
7:15-7:30 Opening of Healing Circle: movement, meditation, and teachings.
7:30-8:30 Percussive Journey & Group Acupuncture Treatment with
sprinkles of song and teachings
8:30-8:45 Closing of Healing Circle: space for brief journaling and
optional sharing of observations or questions.
8:45-9:00 Tea Time and Community
Join our social media community for further details about each month’s teaching, offerings, and health inspired ponderings! @flourishoflifemedicine
Ryan McLaughlin, L.Ac. & Benjammin Lee
Flourish of Life Medicine
Discounts on Individual Sessions Ryan McLaughlin, L.Ac. are available to all Touch of Sound Community Members! Let’s dive deeper together!