Supporting Your Emotional, Spiritual, and Mental Health
with Acu-Points, Essential Oils & Flower Essences
Lorie Eve Dechar
There are many natural aids and solutions to help when stress, anxiety, or depression strike. In this episode, Acupuncturist, Alchemical Healer, Artisan of Transformation, and author of Five Spirits, Kigo, and The Alchemy of Inner Work, Lorie Eve Dechar shares how applying essential oils and flower remedies to specific acu-points can provide an alternative solutions to drugs and help alleviate symptoms more naturally when life gets fraught.
Lorie’s unique approach to the practice of traditional Chinese medicine is rooted in her commitment to acupuncture as a technology of transformation and medicine for the soul. She has worked for over three decades to integrate the principles and practice of Chinese medicine with modern Western depth psychology and ancient alchemical philosophy to create Alchemical Healing, a modality directly focused on the psycho-spiritual and soul issues of our time.
Lorie’s background includes a Masters degree in Acupuncture from the Traditional Acupuncture Institute, training in Archetypal Psychology, Gestalt, Focusing-Oriented Psychotherapy, and Zen mindfulness meditation as well as fifteen years as senior faculty at the Tri-State College of Acupuncture in New York City. In 2013, with her husband Benjamin Fox, she co-founded A New Possibility, a healing and learning community committed to inner work that leads to outer change.
Lorie currently supervises practitioners, maintains a clinical practice, and leads workshops and trainings for acupuncturists and other alternative health care practitioners committed to personal and global healing and transformation. www.anewpossibility.com
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About the Book
Alchemy is the science of transformation – how to change one thing into something else. In The Alchemy of Inner Work, Dechar and Fox examine how illness, suffering, and disease—the “lead” of our lives—can become the “gold” of our authentic selves, and the key to good health and well-being.
Drawing on traditional Chinese medicine, Eastern and Western alchemical traditions, Kabbalah, and Jungian psychology—plus case studies from working with patients—the authors provide hands-on insights for bringing “the soul of medicine” back into our lives.
The book includes:
- A simple introduction to the ancient practices and principles alchemy
- How the alchemical model offers a profoundly new path to true health and well-being
- An array of practices for removing the barriers that block our own healing energy
- An invitation to alchemical “dream work” as a support on the path of healing