Fasting for Health and Long Life

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“It is through the principle of Harmony that human beings have health and well-being”. 

Hippocrates described fasting as therapy. All the major religious traditions apply it in their spiritual practice. Gandhi used fasting making the personal political. Modern medicine re-discovers it.
Want to hear more? Are you interested in the health benefits of fasting? Eager to find out the basics of fasting for health, weight loss or treatment of various diseases?

Join us in this “Harmony in Living” event to explore fasting and be inspired by ancient wisdom and modern science to have a healthier, happier and more fulfilled life, to live as a harmonious human being.

When: Saturday 24th of November, 10:30am – 1pm

Where: at the Health Being Institute in 8-9 Hop Gardens, Woolman Room, London WC2N 4EH. 

Cost: £20 per person. PAY FOR REGULAR ADMISSION VIA EVENTBRITE using this link: http://bit.ly/2OGdAei 

Places are limited and are booking fast as many are interested in the subject.
More information by emailing eleni.soma@gmail.com or phoning: 07958495537
Dr Eleni Tsiompanou is the College of Medicine Ambassador in the Harmony projectThe Harmony Project was originally inspired by HRH, The Prince of Wales’s book Harmony: A New Way of Looking at Our World, which reminds us of some profoundly important truths, namely that everything in the universe is connected and balanced by universal laws and relationships.



 

Integrative Ayurveda for healthcare professionals

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One day introductory course in Integrative Ayurveda for healthcare professionals 
Saturday 14th July 2018, 10.00am – 6.00pm
Ayurveda Institute UK
Valuable, practical information that you as clinician can apply to patients and yourself immediately using: nutrition, lifestyle, therapies, mindfulness.
Course tutors:
Dr Deepika Rodrigo BAMS
Dr Eleni Tsiompanou, MBBS, MSc (Nutr Med), DipALN (Ayurveda)
A: 461 Brighton Rd, South Croydon CR2 6EW
T: 0208 405 4407
E: courses@ayurvedainstitute.co.uk
W: www.ayurvedainstitute.co.uk
Cost: £95.00 for the whole day including refreshments
Suitable for all clinicians and therapists, such as doctors, pharmacists, dentists, nurses, students in any medical field, therapists, complementary practitioners and nutritionists.
“The N.H.S. waiting list will grow to five million people by 2021… equivalent to one in 10 of us, the highest number ever,”
Simon Stevens, Chief Executive of the NHS
With public perception of a crisis in our healthcare system, it is now becoming accepted that the future of medicine lies in our nutrition and lifestyle. What could better help us understand how to manage our health than the original source of knowledge and the most enduring and sophisticated system of healing?
Ayurveda is the ancient and timeless, science of life and has been experientially proven over many centuries to help us achieve an optimum state of health and well being.
What you will learn: 
  • Recognise the person (patient)

Identify their constitutional (genomic) make up (Prakruti); get to know each person’s (including your own) risk factors for disease and their particular nutrition and lifestyle needs to achieve/maintain health

  • Tune into the pulse

Pulse rate information as predictor of disease  

  • Gut instinct

The digestive system is the key to all diseases. Learn about the key role of “agni” aka digestive fire on digestion and assimilation of food and, how you can balance it with diet and lifestyle. 

  • Connection with the patient

Learn how to get to the root of the issue quickly so that the patient leaves feeling understood and re-assured with new tools for their health 

  • Connection with the original intention
  • What is the intention with which you set out to become a healthcare professional? Learn the tools that actually reconnect you with that orignial intention to relieve suffering
  • Connection with intuitive practice

When faced with the problem of what you should do with a patient, learn how to trust your intuition as a healthcare professional. 

  • Connect with universal energy

How to connect with the source of our energy through practices such as mindfulness and meditation 

In Ayurveda we can recognise the constitution of the person through the particularities of their physiological functioning. This is a sophisticated predictor of future disease as well as a reliable gauge of many physiological and mental imbalances, such as inflammation, infection, allergens, immunity, digestive functioning, mental capacities, behavioural aspects, sustainable immunity, hidden / stagnant disease and much more.
 
Through this knowledge we can discover the causes and the pathogenesis of disease and provide an entirely natural, effective approach using diet, lifestyle, treatment therapies and the harnessing of universal energy.

 

“Medicine, a Balanced Life & Ancient Wisdom for Modern Parents”

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“Medicine, a Balanced Life & Ancient Wisdom for Modern Parents” – the theme of my presentation at a baby friendly conference for new parent doctors, at the London Zoo!
This coming Wednesday 23rd of May.
https://www.plusbabyseminars.com/book-here
Can’t wait to be in the same room with all these babies and new mothers. And to meditate altogether!
My dodecalogue on a Balanced Life will include:
– Know Thyself (Socrates)
– To Help or at least To Do No Harm (Hippocrates)
– All in Good Measure (Delphi)
– You never step in the same river twice (Epictetus)
– Medicine is a branch of cooking (G.I. Gurdjieff)
– Do one thing at a time, with attention (John S Hunter)
– Let go (my mum)!

“Conscious Living – Conscious Dying”

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Health Being Institute and the Sacred Care Project, in association with the College of Medicine are presenting a workshop to investigate the importance of how we live and prepare ourselves today for our time of dying.

When: 15:00 on Saturday 7 April 2018

Where: Woolman Room, 8-9 Hop Gardens, London.  WC2N 4EH

Cost: £10 per person

We all need to be thinking about our life/death decisions and choices, sooner rather than later, and how we might take responsibility to care for ourselves and our loved ones when the time comes that we/they are dying. By starting the conversation about death and accepting our spiritual nature, we become part of a community of people who inspire each other to live consciously and prepare for our time of dying.

Presenters:

Dr Eleni Tsiompanou is a Palliative Care Consultant physician whose experience has taken her from the clinic and laboratory to creating the Health Being Institute. She feels that through a gentle awakening to the reality of our mortality we can transform our suffering, fears & isolation and access the miracle in our daily lives.

Bridget Betzer has been a nurse and longtime caregiver. She began the Sacred Care Project in 2015 in response to the fear and unpreparedness she witnessed many times when caring for the dying and their families. She feels that with the right guidance and support we can be part of this very natural holistic process in a helpful, healing way, a sacred way.  

Jane Hastings worked as a nurse in intensive care and palliative care for more than three decades. Now that she has retired, she is passionate about engaging with people to help demystify death and support them to understand the process of dying.

To book your place on this interesting and important event, email:

ihealthbeing@gmail.com

Or call:

07958 495537

MEDICAL KITCHEN WISDOM

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What would it mean to cook and eat consciously?

To put heaven and earth in the dish that you prepare for eating?

To pay full attention even to the simplest meal and give all your heart when cooking for others and for yourself? To eat in a peaceful environment, slowly and appreciating the world with all your senses?

From the kitchen of Mount Athos in Greece to the Buddhist temples in Japan, these concepts are key to preparation, appreciation and enjoyment of food.

Come and explore with me ‘Conscious Eating’ and ‘Heart-Warming Cooking”. 
https://www.meetup.com/Medical-Kitchen-Wisdom/

Conscious Eating

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Healthy eating has to do with what we eat, what we absorb & how we eat. We can combine conscious eating to all these aspects: primarily by eating with attention, mindfully but also, by learning to eat according to our type & choosing foods that are from a sustainable source.

Practicing to cook and eat consciously can affect our health & being in tangible & intangible ways:

- by reducing stress

- improving digestion and absorption of nutrients

- optimising the amount we eat

- helping us be in tune with our body and seasons

- influencing our energy and awareness.

We are going to explore these useful principles in the “Conscious Eating” workshop.

The Health Being Institute “Diet and Philosophy” and “Medical Kitchen Wisdom” workshops provide an opportunity for people who are searching to bring together wisdom and science for the benefit of themselves, other people they know and the wider community. 

Workshops provide an interesting, joyful exchange, learning from each other in a relaxing environment, with a healthy snack and tea provided.

Booking is essential. Places are limited and demand is high. Cost: £10 per person. 

To book for place, please email me at: eleni.soma@gmail.com or phone: 07958 495537 

Venue: Woolman room, 8-9 Hop Gardens, London WC2N 4EH

I can provide you with a CPD certificate, if you need it.

To find out more and book online: go to my meetup group ‘Medical Kitchen Wisdom’ on https://www.meetup.com/Medical-Kitchen-Wisdom/ or check my Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/www.healthbeinginstitute.co.uk/

Body types, Personality and Health

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The Health Being Institute workshopBody types, personality and health – from ancient teachings to modern science’ will take place on Saturday 30th of September 2017 11am- 1:30pm, Central London.

I’m really pleased to have a co-presenter Angeliki Kompoholi from Greece. Angeliki brings an in-depth knowledge of Ancient Greek and literature and, a skill in bringing this timeless philosophy and wisdom to life, making them relevant to our everyday world.

From ancient traditions, human types have been described by the Humours: choleric, phlegmatic, sanguine and melancholic and in Ayurvedic Medicine by the five elements of ether, air, water, fire and earth. Ancient Greece? Angeliki and I aim to relate this wisdom to the newer discoveries in medicine such as epigenetics and to help you find practical ideas to improve your ‘health being’.

What is our ‘type’ made up in terms of:

  • our personality
  • our types of relationships
  • body type
  • activity and sleep patterns

How can diet, lifestyle, mindfulness and connection help our ‘type’?

The Health Being Institute “Diet and Philosophy” and “Medical Kitchen Wisdom” workshops provide an opportunity for people who are searching to bring together wisdom and science for the benefit of themselves, other people they know and the wider community.

Workshops provide an interesting, joyful exchange, learning from each other in a relaxing environment, with a healthy snack and tea provided.

I hope you can join us. Booking is essential. Places are limited and demand is high. Cost: £10 per person.
Venue: Woolman room, 8-9 Hop Gardens, London WC2N 4EH
I can provide you with a CPD certificate, if you need it.
To book for place, please email me at: eleni.soma@gmail.com or phone: 07958 495537

Find out more and book online: go to my meetup group ‘Medical Kitchen Wisdom’ on https://www.meetup.com/Medical-Kitchen-Wisdom/

Temenos Academy Lecture – “Hippocrates: The Lost Way to Health”

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Dr Eleni has been invited by the Temenos Academy to give a lecture on “Hippocrates: the Lost Way to Health”. The lecture is on the 2nd of May in the atmospheric building of the Royal Asiatic Society in central London.

The Temenos Academy is an educational charity which aims to offer education in philosophy and the arts in the light of the sacred traditions of east and West. The word ‘temenos’ means ‘a sacred precinct’. 

You can read more about the Temenos Academy programme here 

“Health depends on the harmony of the basic elements in the human body”, wrote Hippocrates the Father of Medicine  2,500 years ago. ‘Diaita’ which, from ancient Greek, means literally  ‘way of life’, preserves or disrupts this inner harmony influencing our health and state of being. Hippocrates understood the properties of foods, the importance of exercises, music and social interaction in maintaining harmony. Emphasising the relationship between the quality of food and the soil, his practical advice on cooking and the impact of fasting on health can help us today in our search for a harmonious, healthy life.

Tuesday 2 May, 7-8:30 pm

In the Chair: Ian Skelly

Venue: The Royal Asiatic Society, 14 Stephenson Way, London NW1 2HD. Nearest Underground Euston Square / Euston

The event is open to the public

Admission: £8 or £5 Members of the Temenos Academy/Concessions

To reserve a place please email temenosacademy@myfastmail.com

“Anti-Inflammatory DIAITA: Diet & Lifestyle” Workshop, 11 March 2017, London

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Following our last successful meeting on Anti-Cancer DIAITA, in this multi-dimensional workshop, I will expand on ways to reduce inflammation in the body, the primary cause of many diseases such as cancer, heart disease, auto-immune diseases, depression etc.

I will explore Science, Medicine and Ancient Wisdom to find the available knowledge and understanding offered to us to create an anti-inflammatory way of living.

Anti-Inflammatory DIAITA combines:

• foods, herbs and spices

• ways of eating and fasting

• types of exercises (natural and unnatural)

• meditation

• ways to deal with stress & anxiety & improve sleep and

• a connection with other people, the environment & something higher than us!

Connect with others in a friendly environment which invites questions and offers answers to a modern problem of an ‘inflammatory life’ that affects us all.

Learn about healthy meals, herbal remedies and easy recipes to use in your daily life.

Explore philosophy, spirituality and try meditation to connect with your body.

Saturday 11th of March, 11-13:30.

Venue: Woolman room, 8-9 Hop Gardens, London WC2N 4EH

Cost: £25 per person

Book early to avoid disappointment as places are limited and demand is high.


I can provide you with a CPD certificate, if you need it.

“DIAITA Against Cancer: Diet & Lifestyle Dodecalogue” Workshop

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In this ANTI-CANCER DIAITA workshop, for World Cancer Day on the 4th of February, I’m going to dispel the myth that there is nothing people can do about cancer. Research shows that, with a healthier diet and lifestyle a third of the most common cancers can be prevented.

 

DIAITA, the ancient Greek word meaning “Way of Living”, is where the word DIET comes from.

I am going to draw on evidence, knowledge and wisdom from Modern Medicine, Aurveda, Philosophy & Spirituality, to show that with the right DIAITA it is possible to: 

  • prevent cancer
  • reduce the side effects of cancer treatment and
  • improve quality of life in cancer survivors

I will give you my Dodecalogue for cancer prevention.

You can join me either in London on the 28th of January 2017 or in Kozani-Greece on the 13th of February.

Along with an interesting discussion, you will be offered ideas for cooking (“anti-cancer recipes”) and some delicious anti-cancer snacks, prepared by chef Mariana Ivanova.

Cost: £25 per person

Venue: Woolman room, 8-9 Hop Gardens, London WC2N 4EH

TO BOOK email: ihealthbeing@gmail.com or phone: 07958495537