Free holistic health talks feature acupressure, reflexology

Whidbey Island Holistic Health Association announces its “For Your Health” series of public talks beginning in January. As part of its mission to provide holistic health education to the public, WIHHA will be offering free talks throughout the year in various locations around the island.

Lynne Donnelly, EFTCert-II and WIHHA’s president, will present the January talk, Introduction to EFT, in two locations. The first will be Tuesday, Jan. 3, at 6:30 p.m. at the Freeland Library, while the second will be on Tuesday, Jan. 10, at 6:30 p.m. at the Coupeville High School Annex, Room 308, as part of Coupeville Community Education.

EFT, or Emotional Freedom Techniques, is a type of self-applied acupressure that proponents say often works where nothing else will, addressing pain, phobias, stress, cravings, self-limiting ideas and more.

“It’s a great tool for helping maintain your New Year’s resolutions. Come learn the technique and have some chocolate,” said Donnelly.

She has been using and teaching EFT for 10 years as part of her holistic health practice. She was a recent guest on KWPA’s Spirit Talk on Whidbey radio program, hosted by Kathy Baxter.

For more information, go to the EFT page on Donnelly’s website,, or call her at 360-544-8445. You may register in advance or simply show up at the talk.

February’s talk will feature Nydia Stephens on “Reflexology.” In March Elizabeth Saenz will offer information on “Chakra Balancing and the Physical Body.”

Karen Carbone, NHD, will present “Spring Cleaning for Your Body” in April. Dates and locations will be announced on the web at, which will be up and running in January.

All of WIHHA’s “For Your Health” talks are free and open to the public.

Contact WIHHA if you would like to provide a location for a talk or suggest a holistic health topic.


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