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March 2018 HBCER Educational Series Lancaster

March 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


My interest in holistic healing spans many decades.  Thirty years ago I was exploring macrobiotic diets, homeopathy, and the benefits of exercise and yoga.  I entered the healing profession in 1999 as a registered nurse working in the fields of both oncology and hospice. While both of these areas challenged me both emotionally and professionally, my experiences allowed me to truly learn the meaning of empathy and to become more spiritually connected. Most importantly, it taught me just how comforting and meaningful the touch of a hand can be for someone who is suffering, in pain, or going through the dying process.

In 2006, I made the decision to go back to hospital nursing and was fortunate to be part of a team that embraced the holistic components of Reiki, aromatherapy, music therapy, massage, and guided imagery.  After taking my Reiki I training and sharing Reiki with patients, I was so impressed that something so simple and easy to learn had such dramatic effects in promoting relaxation, which in turn allowed the healing process to take place.  My patients were more relaxed, their pain was often reduced or relieved, and in some cases they went home earlier then anticipated.

Anxious to continue my Reiki training, and also have the ability to teach, I completed my Reiki Level II and Master/Teacher training and am a graduate Shinpiden student of the International House of Reiki, whose work is devoted to the original practices of Mikao Usui, the founder of Reiki.  I continue to use Reiki in my nursing role, lead the hospital’s Reiki Volunteer Program and also have a well-established private practice where I provide sessions and teach classes.  I have presented information on Reiki and holistic health care at two national nursing conferences, participated in a large-scale hospital-based Reiki research study and in 2013 established the Lancaster Community Reiki Clinic.  I also provide Reiki sessions for patients of Caring Hospice Services in Lancaster, PA.  Along with teaching private Reiki classes, I am also available to teach Reiki in hospital and corporate environments, where I have specifically designed Reiki classes tailored to those settings.

One of most important things for you to know is that self-Reiki and meditating with the Reiki precepts are part of my daily practice, which is essential to being a grounded practitioner and teacher. Reiki has become my life passion and I look forward to sharing it with you!


Dr. Ella McElwee

Allergies & Sensitivities, Airborne, Chemical & Environmental Is there a way to solve this problem? What does a lack of Hydrochloric Acid have to do with this? low adrenals? Histamine reactions? Seasonal Allergies? Excess Mucous? Come and empower yourself with some answers!!

Ella McElwee, Founder, ND, HmD, PhD Nursing was where Ella began her basic education in health. Afterward, she studied in Europe, advancing into fields of nutrition. Ella was director of the formerly known Health Resources Limited, a Nutritional Counseling Center located in Manheim, PA from 1971- 1985. She has a degree in Naturopathy and Homeopathy along with a PhD in Natural Sciences. Ella has obtained numerous certifications in a wide variety of health topics. She continues to attend many seminars each year to keep up with new protocols and technology. Ella has been in the clinical field of nutrition for over 30 years and has served as a nutritional counselor to many in holistic health care. She has developed numerous formulations for supplementation of various conditions, many of which are widely used throughout the United States & Canada.


Why attend?

If you are one of the 45% (and growing) Americans who are interested in natural health choices and organic foods – you will want to attend. Health by Choice Education and Research (HBCER)’s educational seminars act as a complete wellness program for repeat attendees. Seminars are held on the third Thursday of every month (September-June). For just $10, participants receive a binder that incorporates the natural wellness teachings into their daily life. The program builds to create a full spectrum of holistic wellness topics. Speakers are highly skilled practitioners, coaches, and physicians who donate their time to the benefit of this non-profit. Beginning in January 2018, HBCER will offer newsletter subscriptions at the introductory rate of $30/year. Each newsletter will contain research and an accompanying case study designed to inspire you to make healthier decisions and to begin to view food as medicine.

Registration begins at 6:30pm and the program begins promptly at 7:00pm. The cost for this program is by donation for Health By Choice Education & Research and will be accepted at the door.Please RSVP to Altoona by emailing support@hbcer.org and in your RSVP email, please put ALTOONA in the subject line.


March 27
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Lancaster Farm and Home Center
1383 Arcadia Road
Lancaster, PA 17603 United States
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