Empowerment: Women’s wellness event planned for June

May 2018 Posted in Business, Community, People

The organizers of the She Shines Event, Amy Gigena, Lindsay Kinman and Audry Van HouwelingBy Melissa Wagoner

Lindsay Kinman is continually amazed by the variety of alternative health care options thriving around her.

“Silverton is a very unique place and has a unique opportunity to be in health reformation,” Kinman, a Professional Certified Midwife practicing in Silverton said.
In an effort to further this movement she joined forces with Amy Gigena, a board certified Integrative Health Coach, and Audry Van Houweling, a Nurse Practitioner specializing in holistic psychiatry, to put on the inaugural
She Shines Empowerment and Wellness Event for women.

“We all have this passion for reaching out to the community,” Van Houweling said, “especially women’s empowerment.”

The day-long event, taking place at Canyonview Ranch’s Oak Lodge on June 2, will be comprised of workshops and speakers from the Silverton area.Screen Shot 2018-05-01 at 11.46.29 AM

“These are people that are creating change,” Kinman said. “That’s where medicine is going, it can’t be these 15 minute appointments anymore.”

The change Kinman references is in what Van Houweling calls “one-sided health care where nobody is communicating.”

Now, with her own practice under the name She Soars Psychiatry Van Houweling is attempting to rethink psychiatry using functional medicine.

Van Houweling, Kinman and Gigena will be joined by seven other speakers, including Silverton Natural Health Center’s Karen McKenzie, discussing toxin removal, and Certified Equus Coach Linda Riedman talking about self-discovery.

“The focus is really on mindfulness and everything that goes along with it,” Gigena explained. “It’s relevant to all women at all stages. I hope that the way it is presented is really inspiring.”

The organizers stress the inclusivity of this event and noted it is non-denominational and welcoming to
people of all beliefs.

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