Self-Care Points/Puntos de Autocuidado
Click below to see a point you can use for common health concerns. Hold each point LIGHTLY for 1-3 minutes or until you feel a "pulsing". This means the point has released.
Seleccione cada condiciónes de abajo para ver un punto que puede utilizar para los problemas comunes de salud. Mantenga cada punto LIGERAMENTE durante 1-3 minutos o hasta que sienta un "pulso".
[The use of self-care points is not intended to replace medical care. Please go to the nearest hospital if this is a medical emergency./ El uso de puntos de cuidado personal no está destinada a sustituir la atención médica. Por favor vaya al hospital más cercano en caso de una emergencia médica.]
Points for Grief, Anger and Exhaustion
Want more self-care tips? Check out the DVD below!
There's A Point For That: Pain DVD
Con subtítulos en español
video demonstrates 10 easy-to-use acupressure points designed for
self-care. Learn how to relieve pain by gently stimulating the points
with your fingers. That’s the great thing about acupressure, all you
need is your hand. // Este video demostrará 10 fáciles puntos de
acupresión diseñados para el autocuidado. Aprenderá cómo aliviar el
dolor mediante la estimulación de los puntos suavemente con los dedos.
Eso es lo bueno de la acupresión, todo lo que necesita esta en su mano.
video is amazing. It is professional and well produced. I really hope
this turns into a series. I work in construction and have to deal with a
lot of aches and pains. This Interactive DVD allows me to go directly
to the chapter I need and shows me step-by-step what I need to do to
alleviate the issue at hand. Thank you!" -Eric C., Madison, WI
Restoring Power: Trauma & Resilience for Organizers
Saturday, Dec 10th 10am-4pm
Artwork by Ricardo Levins Morales
This workshop is a 6 hour exploration of the dynamics of trauma and resilience; their expression in our bodies, their active presence in our communities and their relationship to organizing, alliance building and change. We will share tools for expanding our resilience and clarity in the face of oppressive patterns, systems, and organizing challenges.
Ricardo Levins Morales
Ricardo has been active in grassroots social and labor struggles from an early age. As a movement artist he creates images to counter the paralysis that the trauma of oppression impose. He provides support to organizations, activists and leaders to help them seek greater effectiveness.
Molly combines her experience as an acupressurist and community organizer to draw connections between the impacts of trauma and our work. She focuses on sharing tools to address the effects of trauma on our bodies and communities with an emphasis on the mind-body connection. Molly approaches this work through the lens of transformative and healing justice.
Who is an organizer?
We do not have a strict definition of "organizer." We generally consider it to be someone who brings people together to affect change through collective action.
Register here- [This workshop is full. We plan to host more workshops in 2017]
Register early, space is limited!
Thanks to everyone who have made past workshops a success!
Here are a few highlights-
May 2013- October 2013: Acupressure for Stress, Endurance, and Pain Relief workshops were held during monthly heath screenings at the Dan Abraham Healthy Living Center- Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN.
April 2012: Self-care workshops focusing on stress and common health conditions were held in Mexico near Erongaricuaro, Michoacán and in Zihuatanejo, Guerrero.
Spring 2011: AcuOrganizers series workshops held at the Chicago Women's Health Center, the Spiral Collective in Detroit, Bluestockings Bookstore and GOLES in New York City, the Jam Jar House in Washington, DC, and a number of locations in Madison, WI.
Molly has also taught self-care workshops on a range of topics at a variety of businesses and community organizations in the Twin Cities and the Allied Media Conference in Detroit.
Workshops are donation based and open to the public unless otherwise noted.
“I'm very impressed with the self-care tips available on Point Acupressure's website. I had a nagging headache for several days, which water and pain relievers had not taken care of. Using the self-care points got rid of it quickly, and it did not come back.” – Emma, Minneapolis MN 7/2/13
"Molly gave a one-hour workshop
at my workplace that was helpful and informative. It was a beginner's
introduction to acupressure that taught us a few points we could use
for self-care. I found the course to be very helpful, and I use this
information now daily." -MPR Employee, St. Paul 11/2/12
"I attended Molly's "Self Care for Activists" seminar yesterday and came away with lots of good information. She did a great job breaking down concepts and explaining simple, effective techniques we can use on ourselves to promote better health and self care. I'm excited to start using some of the things I learned and feel like I have a better understanding about how simple and available and empowering using acupressure can be." -Jessica H., Minneapolis MN 10/20/12
"I attended the Acupressure for Organizers workshop in Chicago, and it was incredible! I learned how to incorporate acupressure into my own self-care and came away with practical ideas for putting it to use in the work I do and the spaces I am in. I left the workshop thinking a lot about what it looks like to listen to our bodies and the ways in which we are often taught as organizers to override this listening. I am excited to continue learning with folks about how to deepen a holistic approach to our health, selves, and work. Molly made the workshop fun, accessible, and engaging." Jen, Chicago IL 5/5/11
"Molly's workshop was a really great introduction to easy-to-use self-care practices for organizers. I found her presentation clear and accessible even though I had never learned about acupressure before. She got to the heart of the emotional and physical challenges organizers face, relating our experiences to the specific practices she presented. I also appreciated the chance to have a space with other organizers where we could admit that our work sometimes left us feeling anxious, tired, and afraid." -Liz, Washington DC 5/2/11
"As a fibromyalgia sufferer, I need to maintain balance in all aspects of my life, physically and emotionally. As an organizer, I experience a lot of stress and often wear myself out. Molly's acupressure workshop gave me the tools to better manage the symptoms, without needing prescription drugs. In the past I've tried to use Eastern medicine, but never got it. Molly's straight-forward explanations and intuitive abilities helped me with many problems that have eluded my doctors." -Sue, Madison WI 4/27/11
"Thank you! This was amazing and I feel fortunate to have had access to this workshop. I definitely came away with more tools and resources to take care of myself and others! St36!" -Ros, New York NY 4/17/11
"Wonderful discussion on acupressure and self care held in Detroit! Thank you, Molly!" - Charity, Detroit MI 4/14/11
"Molly started with a concise and interesting intro to acupressure and Traditional Chinese Medicine, allowing folks to feel comfortable in their own experience of it. She was very well prepared with informative diagrams that showed specific points that dealt with stress and other side effects of being a community organizer. She made a space of trust by speaking to the experiences of organizers and their work. Molly interspersed her talks with time to hold points on ourselves and others, allowing us to find these points on our own and guiding us when needed. Her calm nature and un-intimidating approach was an apt and comfortable environment for learning." -Boi, Madison WI 3/24/11
"How well do we take care of ourselves? Through the art of knowing what points trigger response, Molly helped all of us find a way to enhance our lives, as well as those we serve & reach every day through our work." -Gloria, Madison WI 3/20/11
"Thanks for the workshop. I'm really struck by the depth of your teaching; you've obviously got an integrated understanding of the work. I'll definitely spread the word!" -Kristine, St. Paul MN 9/2/09
Workshops at Your Home or Office:
Self-acupressure workshops can be scheduled at your home, school, or office on the topic of your choice. There is a minimum number of attendees depending on the distance of your location. If you organize the logistics and participants, you will receive the class or workshop free of charge.
Available topics include, but are not limited to: acupressure for common health complaints; acupressure for stress, tension, and well-being; hormonal balance through acupressure; acupressure for immunity; acupressure for first aid; acupressure for trauma and PTSD; acupressure for organizers.
Q20: Embodied Self-Care
A group for people in their 20′s who are out, coming out, or figuring out their sexual and gender identities. It’s a new take on support groups that incorporates healing tools where participants learn and practice self-care with peers and facilitators, and gain access to self-care resources in the Twin Cities.
The goal is to support people in a healthy, embodied questioning and coming out process, engaging resources and tools including acupressure, somatic bodywork and movement repatterning, self-defense, trauma recovery, and other forms of embodied self-care.
Maryrose Dolezal: 651-210-4465
Molly Glasgow: 651-492-6636
Project Email: Q20msp@gmail.com
Want to give the gift of health to a friend or family member? Contact Molly Glasgow at 651-492-6636 or firstname.lastname@example.org to buy a gift certificate for a single session or session package.
Minneapolis, MN (651) 492-6636 PointAcupressure@Gmail.com
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