Feeding The White Wolf

Fie flew all the way from her home in Manchester, UK for a unique Life In Balance Wellness program at Topanga Retreat with Dianne Porchia for personal growth and learned how to feed her white wolf.

What Fie learned was that the surface issue is never the real issue that needs to be resolved. In any conflict or argument, the first one or two minutes of your upset may warrant your disagreement, but anything after this length of time is no longer about the triggering incident, but rather has to do with something that has taken place in your history that is now feeding the current argument.

The real issue lies much deeper in your emotions than the initial anger you may feel. Making a commitment to love means making a commitment to your Self to look deeper inside yourself to heal old wounds and hurts so that they don’t continue to come up over and over again in your relationships and undermine your loving intentions in the present.

To book your own session or private concierge wellness retreat with Dianne Porchia, click here
CALL NOW 310-455-2851

Posted in Holistic Health, Personal Growth, Retreat Offerings | Comments Off on Feeding The White Wolf

Candle Lighting Ceremony for Topanga’s Chamber of Commerce

IMG_8654On April 11, 2015,  Dianne Porchia, President of Topanga’s Chamber of Commerce opened the 66th Annual Awards Dinner with a Candle Lighting Ceremony which set the tone of gratitude in this unique rural mountain community in Los Angeles called Topanga.

President’s Candle Lighting Ceremony

Magic and miracles happen every day in Topanga

At dawn when the sun starts to illuminate our ridgelines and the birds sing their morning song, At mid-day when the summer sun blisters overhead and a neighbor invites you for a swim,

At sunset when golden light hits Topanga’s rocky outcroppings and you breathe in its beauty,

And late night when the frogs and crickets are deafening creek side, or the quite of the mountain silhouettes are punctuated by the hoot of an owl, the howl of a coyote or cry of a wild peacock.

Let this year’s Candle Lighting Ceremony at the Chamber’s Annual Topanga Awards Dinner represent the magic and miracles that light our way and fill our hearts with joy.

Now, place all candles in a circle around your table’s centerpiece. Take a moment of silent gratitude as you reflect on this Circle of Light which represents how we join together in collaboration and mutual support with our businesses, organizations and community. At the deepest level of our being, this is why we love living here and celebrate the Spirit of Topanga.

Thank you, Fortunato Procopio for his volunteer videography services for our Topanga community.

Posted in Holistic Health | Comments Off on Candle Lighting Ceremony for Topanga’s Chamber of Commerce

God Is Not Interested In Statistics

Because David’s prostate cancer was aggressive with numerous small cancer cells that had spread beyond the mass around his prostate, oncologists said he had no other option than surgery which he had in March 2013, and that statistically he had 3-7 years to live.

In August 2014, a later PET/CT scan showed new prostate cancer related metastatic disease was appearing in his ribs, clavicle, lower back and almost any place he had, or had had physical pain.

21 months after his surgery David’s PET/CT scan showed, “There is no evidence of FDG avid metastatic disease.”  He was clear with no suspicious findings, no focus of abnormal FDG activity in the bones, etc.”

“I trust the graceful unfolding of my healing process.”

I had my first session with David at his home 4 days after his prostate surgery in March 2013, and continued to see David periodically at my Topanga retreat for 18 months with many sessions held outdoors in nature in the therapeutic Floating Bed or indoors for table work using my holistic approach combining healing touch, energy work, somatic dialogue and spiritual psychology.

Four focused questions facilitated deeper clarity into possible blocks and barriers that may have contributed to imbalances in his otherwise perfect health body:

  1. Why this part of my body?
  2. Why this time in my life?
  3. How have I betrayed by heart?
  4. How have I not honored my truth?

Working on the emotional and mental levels during their sessions, David, who is a talented and successful actor, was able to access past self-judgments about his career path, family responsibilities and core values that had fed an “inner saboteur” voice and colored certain decisions and choices he had made in the past.

David critical questions to help him find his own inner wisdom, guidance and healing.  David’s ultimate success in his healing process transformed past negative self-talk into more Self-loving, Self-honoring and Self-nurturing beliefs and behaviors that support an “inner” experience of love, gratitude and growth mentally, emotionally and chemically in the body to support a stronger immune system.

“I increased everything that felt good.”

“I travel with family and friends, I express my love and gratitude more, I’m taking more acting jobs, I share my feelings, I continue to drink my blended spirolina super foods each morning and 2 times daily I take potent anti-oxidant vitamins, CuraPro (tumeric).  I pray daily and I repeat my mantra multiple times daily:

“I trust the graceful unfolding of my healing process.”

“I trust the graceful unfolding of my healing process.”

“My cancer has become my personal challenge to live without the cycle of the past.  One of the greatest challenges is figuring out which ‘loving’  well-intended health suggestion is best for me and fits into my own lifestyle.  I stay “round” and fluid, rather than “straight” and one-directional.  It has been a blessing to find personal links that help break my past cycle of habitual patterns, ways of thinking and believing.”

“I trust the graceful unfolding of my healing process.”

During our closed eye processes Dianne was able to connect me with my body-intelligence through guided somatic dialogue. I gained insight into the belief that my prostate cancer was related to growing up as a child in Rhode Island playing in the highly polluted rivers and lakes people used to call the “Rusty Waters,” coupled with later life exposure to asbestos while working at the Geige Plant as a young adult.

In addition, my muscle memory remembered I was always “clenching” to stay warm throughout the cold winters of New England.”

Posted in Holistic Health | Comments Off on God Is Not Interested In Statistics

Holistic Support For Recovery & Relapse Prevention

Sun's raysMy team approach to after care works alongside medical and mental health care professionals and complements 12-step spiritual principles. Says Dianne Porchia founder of Porchia’s WISH Whole Integrated Self Health and Life In Balance Holistic Wellness Retreats to effectively reduce stress, support immune function during recovery from cancer, alcohol and substance abuse and maintain whole person health and wellness without drugs.

Porchia’s program uses an effective 3-step process over 2—12 months using dynamic body-mind-heart-soul therapeutic techniques involving the following three steps:

Bosch sobconsciousStep 1 Identify: Gain insight to the subconscious and identify where in the body stuck energy and emotions reside accessing “Body-Intelligence” through visualization, breathing and somatic dialogue;

Picasso CompassionStep 2 Heal: Get out of the mind / ego and drop down into the heart-soul level for effective inner child healing work, sacred anger work, exploring self-judgments, releasing past limiting beliefs and compassionate Self-forgiveness;

biofeedback balanceStep 3 Ground: After the inner healing work comes reinforcement of new ways of thinking, believing and relating to Self and others by creating new neuro-pathways to support sobriety through neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) and visualization; connection to the spiritual level through meditation, mindfulness, nature and QiGong; and practical time management and stress reduction strategies with a take home action plan for maintaining self-regulated Life In Balance.”

Porchia’s WISH Life In Balance Holistic Wellness Program is compatible with 12-step programs and is offered to individuals and small groups and is very effective for cancer patients during and after treatment and for  out-patient after-care planning, recovery and relapse prevention.

Groups work in pairs or trios during process work and clients are encouraged to include outside activities which may be coordinated through Porchia who recommends practitioners for yoga, massage, flotation therapy, body movement, etc. Other therapeutic techniques Porchia teaches herself include Qi Gong, role playing, family constellations, guided visualization, Vipassana meditation, diaphragmatic breathing, art and creative expression, writing and journaling, Native American energy work, sensory integration through Nature.

The goal is to facilitate deep emotional and spiritual healing naturally and without drugs which helps to effective reduce stress, boost immune function and return balance to body-mind-heart-soul.

Read more on Dianne Porchia’s training and credentials Bio for Rehabs 2014

Request Program Details

Posted in Holistic Health | Comments Off on Holistic Support For Recovery & Relapse Prevention

More Insight to Heal Cancer

Radical Remission bookDr. Kelly Turner, Harvard graduate, researcher, author and speaker in the field of integrative oncology discovered during her 10-year study and dissertation on cancer survivors that they shared 75 things in common.

According to Dr. Turner’s book, Radical Remission: Surviving Cancer Against All Odds, 7 out of 9 Top Keys to Healing Cancer are emotional and spiritual practices that work to boost the immune system.

2 out of 7 Top Keys to Healing Cancer are making a radical change in diet and nutrition to detoxify the body and boost immune function.

  1. Making a radical change in diet & lifestyle:
    1. Increased raw fruits & vegetables (8 glasses of veggie juice smoothies daily)
    2. Decreases meats, wheat sweets and dairy
    3. Increased consumption of filtered water, free of chemicals
    4. Eating all or mainly organic, to avoid or reduce pesticides and toxins that tax the immune system. Toxins cause cancer.
  2. Using Herbs & Supplements: Secondary to making a radical change Reishe mushroomsin diet and lifestyle.
    1. No one herb will heal cancer. Must do and take everything to fill in the gaps
    2. Supplements alone are not enough
    3. Consult a professional nutritionist or naturopath
    4. 3 Categories of Herbs:
      1. Detoxify the body, take away bacterial, virus, fungal infections, parasites
      2. Digestive enzymes to absorb phyto-nutrients, pro-biotics
      3. Boost immune system, medicinal mushrooms, Aloe Vera, Vitamin, C, and  natural Vitamin D (through sitting in sun)

Effective stress reduction techniques and holistic wellness approach is the key to maintaining a strong immune system.

Private Concierge Wellness Retreats for VIP and celebrity clientele may be booked year-long in Topanga and other destination resorts.

Click here for more information on Concierge Retreats.

Biotic Labs logoDianne Porchia’s unique approach to holistic health and wellness, integrates body-mind-heart-soul balancing, healing, spiritual and personal growth practices which embrace these Top 9 Keys to healing cancer.  Includes  Easy 3-Step Bio-Detoxification protocols using healthcare professional grade nutritional /dietary and detoxifying products with strict Quality Control.

Click here to request your Bio-Detoxification Self Assessment Test. Book your appointment NOW.

Porchia’s Life In Balance Holistic Wellness approach may be experienced in private sessions at her Topanga Retreat and Marina del Rey residential offices and by Skype.  Life In Balance Holistic Wellness Retreats are also offered in small groups  three times a year (February, April, October) in Topanga.

Arun Hozack May 2014 (20)Private Concierge Retreats may be scheduled year round in Topanga and destination resorts for VIPs, celebrities and individuals who prefer privacy and discretion in a one-on-one,  intensive wellness program tailored to their specific needs.

Book  your session or wellness retreat NOW

Click here for What Cancer Survivors Share In Common

Click here to listen to Dr. Turner and cancer survivors speak on Radical Remission

Book Your Wellness Retreat NOW.

CALL NOW  310-455-2851

 

Posted in Holistic Health | Comments Off on More Insight to Heal Cancer

Radical Remission: What Cancer Survivors Share In Common

Radical Remission bookKelly Turner, PhD is the first credentialed researcher to ask what oncologists don’t care about.

  

“What Do Cancer Survivors Share In Common?”

“What Do Cancer Survivors Do To Heal Themselves?” 

 

Dr. Turner is a Harvard graduate, researcher, author and speaker in the field of integrative oncology.  What she discovered during her 10-year study and dissertation on cancer survivors is shocking in that this headline worthy news is hidden from public eye.

For decades we in the holistic and integrative health and wellness industry knew and intuited what Dr. Turner has finally verified through acceptable scientific method, so now traditional Western medicine must take note.

Below are excerpts from Dr. Turner’s recently released book, Radical Remission, Surviving Cancer Against All Odds:

 “There are over one thousand cases in print [of Radical Remission] all quietly published in medical journals….and no one was seriously investigating these cases, nor making any attempts to track them.” 

Furthermore, “Oncologists had no interest in hearing about what they had done to get better.”

Sun EnergyEffective stress reduction techniques and holistic wellness approach is the key to maintaining a strong immune system.

Turner identified out of 75 things that cancer survivors did to cure their cancer. 

However, there were 9 keys they all did in common and  7 out of 9 things they did to heal their cancer were mental, emotional and spiritual practices all of which work to boost the immune system.  

Turner defines Radical Remission as “any cancer remission that is statistically unexpected, and those statistics very depending on the cancer type, stage, and medical treatment received.”

  • a person’s cancer goes away without using any conventional medicine; or
  • a cancer patient tries conventional medicine, but the cancer does not go into remission, so he or she switches to alternative methods of healing, which do lead to a remission, or
  • a cancer patient uses conventional medicine and alternative healing methods at the same time in order to outlive a statistically dire prognosis (i.e. any cancer with a less than 25 percent chance of five-year survival).

The Top 9 Keys To Healing Cancer:

  • Radically changing your diet
  • Taking control of your health
  • Following your intuition
  • Using herbs and supplements
  • Releasing suppressed emotions
  • Increasing positive emotions
  • Embracing social support
  • Deepening your spiritual connection
  • Having strong reasons for living

Liz & Me

The above 9 Keys to beating cancer are all things Dianne Porchia helped Elizabeth Craig with that has lead to her success in healing and remaining  No Evidence of Disease (NED) after a diagnosis of Stage IV anal cancer in November 2012.

Life In Balance Holistic Wellness Retreats offered by Dianne Porchia address and facilitate healing and personal growth in all of the above 9 Keys to Beating Cancer.
Read details on Wellness Retreats both private concierge and group retreats.

Dan's hike riding rock 2 -MediumPrivate Concierge Wellness Retreats for VIP and celebrity clientele may be booked year-long in Topanga and other destination resorts.

Click here for more information on Concierge Retreats.

To register for your private concierge or group holistic wellness retreat with Dianne Porchia click here.

Click here for More Insight Into Healing Cancer

Click here to listen to Dr. Turner

Posted in Holistic Health, Retreat Offerings | Comments Off on Radical Remission: What Cancer Survivors Share In Common

Cure for Corporate Burn Out

Corporate Burn Out is when you hit the wall and just can't stand another day at the office or work place.

Corporate Burn Out is when you hit the wall and just can’t stand another day at the office or work place.

Are you a high level executive who now feels anxious or dread at work?

Does your heart race or stomach feel upset during the day?

Do you get irritated easily with your colleagues and family?

Do you self-medicate with drugs or alcohol?

If you’ve answered “Yes” to any of the above questions chances are you are experiencing extreme work stress at work aka corporate burn out.

Individuals in high level performance positions generally excel under pressure. However, corporate burnout and work stress symptoms are associated with chronic stress and could be warning signs that something worse is brewing health-wise if you don’t make lifestyle changes quick.

Arun Hozack May 2014 (20)

Daily hikes into Topanga State Park uses nature as teacher, healer and inspiration for making positive lifestyle changes to create your Life In Balance

When high performance demands are not balanced with adequate recovery time and effective relaxation techniques, chronic stress can turn into serious health consequences including hypertension, heart attack, stroke, ulcers, gastrointestinal disorders, IBS and cancers.

Effective stress reduction techniques and holistic wellness approach is the key to maintaining a strong immune system.

The best cure for corporate burnout is bringing your life back into balance holistically without drugs. Improving diet and exercise is only part of the solution. Learning effective stress reduction techniques, changing the way you approach challenges mentally and emotionally and adopting a perspective which connects you to a higher purpose is essential for whole being wellness.

High level executives or personalities who recognize the seriousness of stress symptoms and seek professional help before illness stops them in their track, is by far much the wiser and will bounce back quicker to be once again at the top of their game.

Dianne Porchia offers concierge Life In Balance Holistic Wellness Retreats for VIPs, high level executives and celebrities who prefer not to share their personal story with strangers in a group setting.  Tailor made private retreats offer in-depth, one-on-one attention and wellness training with NO DRUGS in Topanga, California and other destination settings.

porchias-logo-new-larger-tagPrivate Concierge Wellness Retreats for VIP and celebrity clientele may be booked year-long in Topanga and other destination resorts.

Click here for more information on Concierge Retreats.

Porchia’s unique holistic stress reduction program includes daily hikes in nature, nutritional guidance, phyto-chemical food healing formulas, meditation, mindfulness, Qi Gong, massage, yoga, somatic dialogue, inner child healing, anger work and neuro-linguistic programming (NLP). 

BOOK NOW your private Holistic Wellness Retreat

CALL NOW 310-455-2851

Posted in Holistic Health | Comments Off on Cure for Corporate Burn Out

Life In Balance Holistic Wellness Retreats in Topanga

Dan's hike riding rock 2 -Medium

INSPIRE  HEALTH, WELLNESS, GROWTH

APRIL 18 –  22, 2014

IDENTIFY your personal goals for health, wellness, personal growth and new beginnings

CLEANSE your body through  phyto-chemical food healing formulas and improved eating habits

CALM your overactive mind and nervous system with Vipassana Meditation and Mindfulness in nature

REVITALIZE and move stuck energy during daily hikes into Topanga State Park and through QiGong breathing exercises

RECONNECT with your Authentic Self, compassion and joy through heart-centered communication exercises

Man skyEffective stress reduction techniques and holistic wellness approach is the key to maintaining a strong immune system.

BODY   MIND   HEART   SOUL

  • 4-nights accommodation
  • Organic evening meals catered by Inn of the Seventh Ray Restaurant
  • Phyto-chemical food healing lunches for health & detox
  • Daily hikes Topanga State Park using Nature as teach, healer & inspiration for wellness, growth and spiritual connection
  • Holistic Stress Reduction techniques support a strong immune function
  • Transform an “inner saboteur” voice into an “inner ally” to support goals
  • Set your intentions and Take Home Action Plan to support your goals at home
  • Follow-up group webinar to help keep you on track
  • Plenty of FREE time for relaxation, personal reflection & journaling
  • Book private massage, cranio-sacral therapy, aroma therapy session

REGISTER NOW

Private Concierge Wellness Retreats for VIP and celebrity clientele may be booked year-long in Topanga and other destination resorts.

Click here for more information on Concierge Retreats.

 

Posted in Holistic Health | Comments Off on Life In Balance Holistic Wellness Retreats in Topanga

Cancer Fighting Smoothie #4

This smoothie recipe is based on Naturopathic Food Healing Science in the book Conquering ANY Disease the Ultimate High-Phytochemical Food Healing System, authored by QiGong Practitioner Jeff Primack.

Make sure you use organic and GMO free ingredients whenever possible.

  • 1 1/2 cup distilled water
  • 1/4 head purple cabbage
  • 1 small red beet
  • 1/2 lime with pith & seeds
  • 1 Fugi apple with skin & seeds
  • 1 carrot
  • 1″ inch slice fresh ginger root
  • 3 fresh basil tops with stem

Place all ingredients in  high horsepower Vitamix or Blendtec blender and hold down the ‘pulse” button for 15 seconds.  Then let go and press the “up” arrow until it revs up to “Speed 10.”  the blender will cycle up to speed 10, then stop automatically after 50 seconds.  Blend for a minimum of 2 cycles for about 2 minutes total blend time. If you blend for a third cycle, add two ice cubes to keep the contents from getting overly hot.

Jeff Primack’s Smoothie Formulas  book contains recipes for the following diseases and health concerns:

  • Cancer
  • Autism
  • Brain function
  • Diabetes
  • Heart Disease
  • Osteoporosis
  • Depression
  • Variety of additional health concerns

Purchase Jeff Primack’s Smoothie Formulas book by clicking here

Drink your  drink your way to good health.

Schedule an appointment NOW with Dianne Porchia, MA, DMBM

Book a Holistic Wellness Retreat for your Life In Balance, BODY-MIND-HEART-SOUL.

Posted in Holistic Health | Comments Off on Cancer Fighting Smoothie #4

FDA Finally Wants To Ban Trans Fats

It’s inconceivable that for over a century, our FDA has allowed disease producing trans fats / partially hydrogenated oils in our foods.

Artery clogging trans fats / partially hydrogenated are found in many processed foods,  margarine , crackers, cookies, pizza and many baked goods.

The Food and Drug Act of 1906, during President Theodore Roosevelt’s office was established to protect the public from food that had been “adulterated” or “mislabeled” and applied penalties to the manufacturer is “standard of strength, quality or purity” of the active ingredient was not either stated clearly on the label or listed in the United States Pharmacopoeia or the National Formulary.

In 1909, Proctor and Gamble started marketing the first hydrogenated shortening Crisco (partially hydrogenated cottonseed oil), and gave away free Crisco cookbooks to promote their product.  Even though as early as 1956 scientific literature showed that trans fats could cause the large increase in coronary artery disease, these concerns were ignored by the FDA.

In 1994, it was estimated that trans fats caused 20,000 heart attacks and 7,000 deaths a year.

Trans fats are harmful because they increase risks for heart disease by both raising bad cholesterol levels (LDL) and lowering good cholesterol (HDL). In 2007 New York City was the first city to ban trans fats from restaurants. Since then, 15 states and localities have followed New York’s example.

When you go out to a restaurant do you now what kind of oils are in your foods?

 

Posted in Holistic Health | Comments Off on FDA Finally Wants To Ban Trans Fats