Handling Stress in Turbulent Times


As Spring  rapidly morphs into Summer and the days grow longer, we’re pushed to do more and more every day.  Suddenly the kids are out of school and we’re busy putting away the winter clothes, cleaning out the garage or the attic, planting new seeds, watering our gardens, fixing what’s broken– there’s hardly any time to breathe!  And then there’s the ever-constant Twitterstorm– one crazy tweet after another–  and the torrent of emails from politicians demanding money, and marches for science, the arts, LGBTQ rights, immigrants, etc. etc.  How can we possibly keep our balance in the midst of all these challenges?

Jan Edl Stein, MFT, a San Francisco Bay Area ecopsychologist and therapist,  was one of Orenda Healing International’s guest speakers at our recent Spring Webinar, Facing North.  Jan has kindly offered to share the following suggestions for dealing with the current challenges we are all facing.

Thoughts About Self-Care and Action in Turbulent Times

Facing North: OHI Spring Webinar Update!



Yes, I’m the person behind Wholebeing Wellness Counseling.  I’m also the Founder and Executive Director of Orenda Healing International.

If you haven’t had a chance to see Orenda’s YouTube video recording of Facing North:  Navigating Turbulent Times, take heart!  We’ve extended the time for free viewing, and we welcome your thoughts, comments, and interest in this particular example of our work in the world.

OHI is a 50l.c.3 nonprofit, based in New Mexico since 1993.  Originally a service organization, we’ve morphed into an institute whose mission supports education and research in the many aspects of Alternative Healing.

The Facing North Webinar was created with the understanding that in chaotic times, what people need most– what is most healing– is to feel there is something they can do to improve the situation for themselves and their loved ones.  Our guest speakers– Alan Levin, Jan Edl Stein, Bahman Shirazi, and Ana Perez-Chisti– have all dealt with multiple challenges and found calm and balanced ways of working with them that have proven most helpful.  We are delighted to be able to support them in sharing this wisdom with viewers.

We’re also excited to let folks know that we’ll be publishing the Spring issue of our Four Winds Journal in May, expanding the theme of Facing North, with thoughtful articles, riveting art work and poetry, book reviews, and more.

For more information on Orenda Healing International’s programs and projects, please visit us.

Posted onApril 7, 2017