Sari Hands PLC Winter 2015 Newsletter!
        Sari A. Lewis,
       OTR/L, RCST

Sari loves to help facilitate your Wellness and Quality of Life through gentle manual therapy techniques including Craniosacral Therapy and Myofascial Release to help calm your tissues and nervous system.
Sari graduated from the University of Wisconsin in Madison in 1981 with a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy

After completing clinical internships in NY and CA, she settled in Arizona to begin over a decade of specialization in hand and upper extremity therapy, followed by several years working for

Medtronic and Empi selling
electrotherapy products.
(TENS and muscle stimulators)
In 1997, she returned to her true love of patient care and began studies with the International Alliance of Healthcare Practitioners (The Upledger Institute) and the Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy Association of North America (BCTA/NA) where she completed over 1000 hours of training in Biomechanical and Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy and obtained Diplomate certification as a Registered Craniosacral Therapist. (RCST®) 

Sari also 
has additional training using Craniosacral Therapy with newborns and infants.

Sari continues to participate as a Teaching Assistant for multiple Craniosacral Therapy courses, including International courses in Kiental Switzerland in May of 2012 and 2013 and September 2014.
Sari delights in focusing attention on patient care in her North Scottsdale office, 
Sari Hands PLC, where she works with a diverse caseload, ranging from birth to over 90.  She is also a contributing writer to online and print publications. 

Sari is a fitness enthusiast and a 'foodie', who loves to combine beautiful, fresh ingredients in delicious and healthy ways!

She serves on the Advisory Board of The Harp Foundation, supporting the use of live therapeutic harp music in healthcare settings.
         Serene new art
      by Mick Fleetwood
       at Sari Hands PLC

Winter 2015 

Think Positive!
I love to go to art shows, galleries and festivals. Recently, I came upon a local festival in Scottsdale and was drawn to the messages and  super-soft quality of the think positive apparel.  I'm wearing their cute and comfy LOVE t-shirts in my photo on the left. 

think positive apparel creates interactive designs built out of tiny, positive affirmations and philosophies. Each of their designs encourage people to know what's possible and to pay attention to their thoughts. 

An article in USA Today suggests that positive thinking alone is not enough to achieve your goals. Gabriele Oettingen, researcher, author and professor of psychology at New York University, developed a strategy for turning dreams into action.  She uses the acronym WOOP:

• Wish: Let yourself dream about a specific wish for your life.

• Outcome: Think about the best thing that could happen as a result.

• Obstacles: Think about the thoughts, behaviors, habits and preconceived notions that might hold you back.

• Plan: Think about when and where an obstacle will occur and make an "if-then" plan: "If obstacle x occurs, then I will perform behavior y."

I invited think positive apparel founder, Taylor Lapidus to be my 'guest blogger' for this newsletter.

If you are interested in a specific topic or in submitting a guest blog, I welcome your input.

Grounded, Present, Centered and Calm,


                                 Success Machine
                                    Taylor Lapidus
                               think positive appare
Start with the assumption that a solution you are capable of achieving exists. The debate in your head that doubts this is a healthy one. It will help identify what hurdles within the larger challenge need your energy. But if the naysaying voice in your own head is making too much sense to believe that a solution you are capable of exists, then it is time to take a few slow deep breaths.
Breathe in through the nose. Hold it for a few moments, and sigh it out through your mouth. These breaths will oxygenate your blood and quiet your thoughts, bringing you to present time. In this calm space ask yourself, “What am I missing that would allow for a solution I am capable of for this specific challenge?” Then remain silent and  aware of your breathing. Listen. See what thoughts come up. Let them go. Breathe. Repeat.
Our expectations shape our perception. Our perception shapes our behavior. So we can increase our awareness of our expectations. We can notice when we doubt the assumption that a solution we are capable of exists. And when we notice it, we can 'unclog' our mind with breath and allow the limitless river of solutions to flow freely. 

The law of attraction can be explained through this simple truth that if we expect success, we are more likely to succeed. Congratulations! As a human being you are by your very nature a success machine. You can learn, adapt, and grow to achieve whatever you need and want if you just believe that you can and start taking actions in that direction.

If our results in life are affected by our ability to solve problems, and we, as humans, are optimized to solve problems, then we can start with the assumption that a solution exists and we are capable of achieving it!
By using the code SARIHANDS15 at checkout, you can receive 15% discount on think positive apparel through Marrch 12, 2015.

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