Saturday, January 25, 2014

The Power of Emotions

This weeks Empowering Transformation with Regina Ann & Rich was all about Emotions. We talked first about how emotions impact the life you experience. Then we shared some insights as to processing, managing and learning to have new experiences with your emotions.

If you missed the show you can listen online or download from archives here You can also use that link to schedule a reminder for upcoming shows and listen to any of our previous shows.

Our next topic is Perception. Join us each Thursday, 6 PM EST on Empowering Transformation with Regina Ann & Rich

Gluten Free Goodness Goes Italian

The January Gluten Free Goodness Cooking Demo was held Wednesday, January 22nd at the Natural Grocers 31st & Harvard location. There was a full house to enjoy the delicious gluten free creations. As always there was a lot of Q&A time and laughing during the cooking demo and everyone loved the results.

Watch for details of the next Gluten Free Goodness Cooking Demo coming soon! In the meantime, enjoy recipes from past cooking demos on our events page

Sunday, January 19, 2014


Help Me Celebrate my NEW Therapy Room! Sunday, January 26th Integrative Wholistic Solutions will hold an Open House and You are Invited. Receive a tour of the new therapy room, enjoy refreshments, and receive a Thank you Gift just for coming.

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Saturday, January 18, 2014

Craniosacral Therapy

Craniosacral Therapy

by Regina Ann

Craniosacral Therapy (CST) was pioneered by Osteopathic Physician John E. Upledger. During a neck surgery he was assisting with in 1970, Upledger first observed the rhythmic movement of the craniosacral system. Since none of his texts or colleagues could explain what he had observed, he began searching for answers. He began with the research of Dr. William Sutherland, the father of cranial osteopathy, beginning in the early 1900s. From 1975 to 1983 Upledger served as a clinical researcher to scientifically confirm the existence of cranial bone motion and the mechanism of the craniosacral system. His work ultimately resulted in the development of Craniosacral Therapy.

Craniosacral Therapy is a complimentary medicine that is increasingly being used as a tool for preventative treatment for optimal health due to its ability to bolster resistance to disease and its effective use for a wide range of medical conditions associated with pain and dysfunction.  CST is a gentle, hands-on method of evaluating and enhancing the craniosacral system. Practitioners apply a soft touch, generally no greater than the weight of a nickel, to specific areas of the body allowing the release of tensions deep in the body.

Craniosacral Therapy has the ability to affect a diverse range of conditions due to the fact that it works directly within the craniosacral system. The craniosacral system heavily influences the membranes and fluid that surround, protect and nourish the brain, spinal cord and therefore, central nervous system.

Stress of everyday life may often cause body tissues to tighten and distort the craniosacral system. These subsequent distortions can cause tension to form around the brain and spinal cord resulting in restrictions. This cascade of effects can potentially result in the reduced performance of the central nervous system and every system it interacts with.

Through Craniosacral Therapy, the practitioner detects such restrictions and through the soft-touch technique these restrictions may be released in tissues influencing the craniosacral system. With the restrictions released, the body’s system can then return to a normal state enhancing the ability to restore itself to health.

Some of the conditions known to benefit from CST include:

  • Migraines and Headaches
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Back Pain
  • Autism
  • Stress and Tension Related Disorders
  • Motor Coordination Impairments
  • Infant and Childhood Disorders
  • Brain and Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Fibromyalgia
  • TMJ Syndrome
  • Scoliosis
  • Central Nervous System Disorders
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Orthopedic Problems
  • And Many Other Conditions

There are conditions where CST is contraindicated. These include aneurysm, cerebral hemorrhage or other pre-existing bleeding disorders. Be certain to talk to your medical professional if you have any condition of concern before having CST.

Since I began offering Craniosacral Therapy it has rapidly become a client favorite. Not only have I been blessed to witness amazing results for my clients but I and my family have enjoyed our own benefits from CST. My husband’s neck pain and sinus condition saw improvement, migraine pain is gone, and my TMJ never felt such relief.

As with any complimentary medicine, make sure you work with the right practitioner. Seek out someone who resonates with you and you feel comfortable with. If you are not comfortable, you will not have optimal results. Be certain to tell your practitioner if you are on medication or seeing a medical professional for any reason. A good practitioner wants to know and is willing to work with your physician for your health and wellness.

Craniosacral Therapy is yet another tool offered to assist in your health and well being. Equip yourself as is best for you.

Wishing you Health & Well Being

~*~ Regina Ann is the founder of Integrative Wholistic Solutions and a Holistic Health & Wellness Practitioner offering Complimentary and Integrative Medicines, resources and tools to assist you in achieving emotional, mental, physical, spiritual Well Being. Visit to learn more.

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Conscious Thought

Conscious Thought was the topic this week on Empowering Transformation with Regina Ann & Rich. One of my best friends, Roger Francis, joined me on the show this week while Rich was on a movie set being an actor. Roger and I had a lively and wonderful discussion about the way thought affects the life you live and what to do if you want to make changes.

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Next week join us as we talk Emotions! Thoughts are where creation begins but Emotions fuel the fire!
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Sunday, January 12, 2014

What Is Reiki?

This is a common question for me as a Usui Reiki Master Practitioner and Master Teacher. Here is my answer plus some helpful information as well.

Reiki FAQs
by Regina Ann

What is Reiki?

Reiki may be translated to "Rei" God Consciousness ~ "ki" Life force energy. 

Reiki allows healing to occur by introducing God Consciousness ~ "Rei" energy to disrupted areas to allow the balance and flow of original creation.  Beautifully designed for whole wellness, our bodies bring healing to themselves as they are balanced and flow with "ki" as created and designed.

Reiki, which is guided by God consciousness, cannot harm, as our Creator knows ours needs better than we ourselves.  Because the practitioner is allowing him/herself to be used as a vessel for Divine service, there is no fear or danger in the healing.  In fact, Divine guidance brings together a Reiki practitioner and client.  In this manner a client is divinely blessed for seeking healing as is the Reiki practitioner for offering the divine gifts bestowed on him/her.

Life force energy ~ "ki", flows in, through, and around our bodies.  Within the physical body the ki flows through pathways known as chakras, meridians, and nadis. Around our physical bodies ki flows in the field of energy known as the aura.  Ki nourishes us supporting our vital functions.  When our ki is disrupted it can cause diminished function in one or more aspects of the emotional, mental, physical, or spiritual bodies. 

Reiki treats the whole person ~ body, mind, emotions, and spirit allowing an opportunity for whole healing. Dis-ease and distress occur when one or more of our bodies ~ emotional, mental, physical, or spiritual ~ are blocked, imbalanced, not in alignment, or not in agreement. Because Reiki works on the whole person the opportunity exists for healing of not only the symptoms of dis-ease and distress but the source of them as well.

 What to Expect from your Reiki Session

The Reiki I offer is a prayer based Usui Reiki. As you come into the room for your session you will hear relaxation music playing softly and the lights will be dimmed.  Reiki is offered while fully clothed so you need not be concerned with being asked to remove any clothing.  You will however, be asked to turn off and place electronic devices on a table in the room as these may interfere with your results.

Reiki may be offered to you while you lay on a massage therapy table or while seated in a comfortable chair.  Each session is unique just as each individual is unique; however, here are some common things you may experience.

During the Reiki session you may experience coolness, warmth, tingling or any combination of these. Most clients experience a sense of peace and relaxation during the session. Some experience a burst of energy immediately following the session while others want a nap. Many people fall asleep and rest well during the session.

Every person receiving Reiki needs to increase their intake of pure water for at least the following three (3) days.  Since Reiki unlocks blockages within the life force energy (ki), it may serve as a gentle detoxification therefore requiring increased water intake to flush the toxins out of the system. After your session you will receive any additional after care instruction as well as recommendations for follow-up appointments.

After Care

Because Aromatherapy, Chakra Balancing, Craniosacral Therapy, Reiki Therapy, and Trauma Release Therapy allows the body to release blockages in the emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual bodies it can act as a gentle detox.  Healing may continue for up to several days after a treatment. Following the recommendations below can improve the benefits you experience from your session.

HYDRATE! This is the number 1 thing you need to do. Drink at least 6/8 – 8 oz. glasses of purified water every day for at least three (3) days following your session, preferably seven (7) days.  Toxins cannot be eliminated if you are not flushing them out with water. If you detest plain water then add fresh squeezed citrus to your water. If you need it sweet, use pure Stevia.

REST. As your body is releasing toxins it may require more rest than usual.

NURTURE. Be gentle with yourself and require that those around you do the same. Avoid negative, harsh, or stressful environments or people as much as possible. Spend time with positive, supportive, loving friends and family. Allow your inner child to play and dream.

HONOUR. Honour this time as a time of renewal and growth. Take in nature, exercise, meditate, affirm, choose loving and positive thoughts.

EAT Healthy! Choose nutrient dense, whole foods which support your detox process.

ELIMINATE chemical laden foods, processed foods, alcohol, soda, cigarettes, fried and fatty foods. Highly sensitive or over-burdened systems may benefit from the 30 day Modified Elimination Diet. (Find it in the Resource Center)

Symptoms you may experience during your gentle detox include:
Joint pain or aches
Headache (mild)
Intestinal discomfort
Increased bowel movements

These symptoms should only last 2-6 days after which you should experience a wide array of benefits which may include:

Increased energy
Increased stamina
Increased strength
Increased creativity
Increased focus
Increased positive outlook
Increased coping ability
Increased decision making ability

Visit the Integrative Wholistic Solutions Services page to learn more about all of the services we offer for your health and well being.


Gluten Free Goodness Goes Italian

Gluten Free Goodness Goes Italian for this first cooking demo of the New Year! This month Regina Ann prepares the pasta dish that her husband and son regularly request. She also shares her own gluten free and vegan version of a childhood favorite, Rice Pudding.
No Reservation Required. Seating is limited and first come first serve.
Recipes and Samples will be offered.
  • Regina's Regal Penne's
  • My Dreamy Rice Pudding
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Conscious Thought

"Conscious Thought" is our Topic on Empowering Transformation with Regina Ann & Rich this week. We all have thoughts. So what denotes a Conscious Thought and what difference does that make in your life? That's what we will talk about Thursday, January 16th at 6 PM EST.

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Our Interview on "Conversations with Just Bill"

We were blessed with a wonderful evening being interviewed by Inner Child Enterprises Founder, William S. Peters, Sr. a.k.a Just Bill. It was a fun change to go from host to hot seat. Bill asked us to share a broad range of information from how we came together (being twin flame soul mates) to what I see for the future of human kind and our plans for the new year of Empowering Transformation with Regina Ann & Rich.

If you missed the interview you have the option to listen online or download from archives simply by clicking this link.

Friday, January 10, 2014

Brain Tumor Well Being Support Group

Tuesday, Jan 7th, was our first meeting of the new year. Well Being tips and techniques were offered by Integrative Wholistic Solutions Founder Regina Ann Bentz. Breathing for Well Being and Stress Management Techniques were among this months well being tips.

The Brain Tumor Well Being Support Group focuses on not only support but also on empowering you to experience well being regardless of your health. Having journeyed through multiple potential life-ending illnesses, Regina Ann understands the challenges and shares her tips for well being at any stage of health.

Next month's meeting will be held Tuesday, February 4th at 6 PM CST in the office of Integrative Wholistic Solutions, Tulsa, Oklahoma. If you are interested in attending please RSVP so we will have enough seats and refreshments ready.

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Network Connection on Empowering Transformation

This weeks topic on Empowering Transformation with Regina Ann & Rich is "Network Connection." This episode we talk about the network that connects our inner and outer worlds as well as all created things. Call in, log in, join in the conversation Thursday 6 PM EST.

Empowering Transformation with Regina Ann & Rich airs each Thursday 6 PM EST on Inner Child Radio. Visit our Radio Shows page to Schedule a Reminder for upcoming shows or to Listen or Download previous shows from archives.

R&R Interview on Conversations with Just Bill

Monday evening Regina Ann & Rich take a break from the Host Seat and move to the Hot Seat as they are interviewed on the wildly popular "Conversations with Just Bill" show on Inner Child Radio. Join us Monday, January 6th at 6 PM EST to learn more about Regina Ann & Rich.