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Meaningful lifestyle changes using natural and organic solution.

Harmonious Health 4 Life

Whole Person Wellness

An Integrative Approach to Recovery:The Gut/Brain Connection

a virtual workshop – Feb. 20, 2022 

 

Wendy Blanchard, M.S., INHC, NYCPS is an Integrative Nutrition Holistic Health coach/practitioner, and mental health consultant/educator. Wendy is a survivor of lifelong addiction and co-occurring disorders, and thrives in her recovery through implementing an integrative approach. Wendy’s book, “WRITE PRAY RECOVER:A JOURNEY TO WELLNESS THROUGH SPIRITUAL SOLUTIONS AND SELF CARE” is set to be released in January, 2022.

Wendy is a Recovery Specialist, Board Certified Peer Specialist, and Integrative Nutrition Holistic Health Coach/Practitioner focusing on her “Wellness Approach to Recovery” using her self created S.P.E.A.R. and S.W.I.M. into Wellness program components!” Wendy is a trained mental health educator by the National Council for Behavioral Health in Mental Health First Aid, and Youth Mental Health First Aid, and by the Suicide Prevention Center of N.Y. in Suicide Safety for Schools. In addition, she is certified by the N.Y. Peer Certification Board as a Certified Peer Specialist. Wendy trains educators, administrators, support staff, families and students in Mental Health & Wellness Literacy, which she created including a trauma informed approach component for which she is trained. She has also recently created and piloted a new workshop entitled “Whole Person Wellness:An Integrative Approach to Recovery” specifically for those living with Substance/Alcohol Use Disorder and/or mental health disorders. This interactive series includes learning about the body/mind connection, the gut/brain axis and how it affects our mental health, ACES as a tool for identifying one living with suppressed stress and trauma, and using self care and spiritual solutions to achieve wellness using mindfulness and expressive writing to begin to heal.

Wendy is one of the creators, alongside six other professionals from the Mental Health Association of NYS, of the original MHANYS Mental Health & Wellness 101 training which supports the Mental Health Education Law of NYS. Wendy has also worked with a number of public school districts to head up, and co-facilitate their Mental Health Awareness Committees.

Further, Wendy is trained in “How to Implement Social and Emotional Learning using Conflict Resolution and Restorative Practices-A CRC Model”, “SEL as a Lever for Equity and Social Justice”, “Emotional Literacy”, “Mental Health Education Law”, “Trauma Informed Approach”, “Spiritual Wellness”, “SafeTalk”, “De-Escalation” and “Motivational Interviewing.” She is trained iin Narcan administration, and CPR.

Wendy works with clients in her private practice who are seeking to implement sustainable lifestyle changes through natural and organic solutions using an Integrative Approach to Recovery. If the client chooses to use both recovery models of a holistic approach, and a traditional medical approach, Wendy works as part of the treatment team. Clients feel supported, encouraged and safe working with Wendy who has the lived experience of SUD and mental health recovery, as well as being certified as a Peer Specialist, and Integrative Health Coach.

Wendy has three adult children, Matthew, Nicole, and Olivia, a loving “soul daughter”, Sarah, of 21 years, a 13 year old granddaughter, Rosie, and an infant granddaughter, Harper, and lives in Orange County, NY., where she presently teaches in the Newburgh School District.

Specialties

Specialties

Wendy specializes in nutritional wellness for the body, mind, and spirit!

Specialties

The Author

Coming in January, 2022!

A Journey To Wellness Through Spiritual Solutions And Self Care

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The Speaker

The Speaker

Wendy also facilitates recovery groups for patients/clients in recovery. She speaks locally, and globally raising awareness about wellness in recovery, helping to eliminate stigma, and carrying out her mission of normalizing mental health and co-occurring disorders.

Wendy provides the following services:

  • Health intake consultation
  • Holistic health coaching through an integrative approach using the S.P.E.A.R. AND S.W.I.M. INTO WELLNESS recovery plan
  • Substance Use Disorder/Mental Health Disorder Support/Coaching 
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Mindfulness Practices
  • Spiritual Support
  • Speaking engagements (LIVE AND VIA ZOOM)

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Holistic Kitchen

The latest recipes from Wendy
CHOCOLATE COCONUT NUT TART – Wendy Blanchard, M.S., INHC, NYCPS

CHOCOLATE COCONUT NUT TART – Wendy Blanchard, M.S., INHC, NYCPS

INGREDIENTS: 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut 1 1⁄2 cups almond flour 1⁄4 tsp salt 2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted 2 tablespoons lite maple...

ALMOND FLOUR LINZER COOKIES –  WENDY BLANCHARD , M.S., INHC, NYCPS

ALMOND FLOUR LINZER COOKIES – WENDY BLANCHARD , M.S., INHC, NYCPS

I used the same recipe for this cookie as I use for my Almond Flour Tea Cookie recipe. I used...

BAKING A FAMILY FAVORITE FOR THE HOLIDAYS! ALMOND FLOUR CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES – Wendy Blanchard, M.S., I.N.H.C.

BAKING A FAMILY FAVORITE FOR THE HOLIDAYS! ALMOND FLOUR CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES – Wendy Blanchard, M.S., I.N.H.C.

It is that time of year where I bake my family’s favorite cookie recipes, and also create some new recipes!...

TURMERIC-CINNAMON MILK TO HELP HEAL INFLAMMATION – WENDY BLANCHARD, M.S., INHC

TURMERIC-CINNAMON MILK TO HELP HEAL INFLAMMATION – WENDY BLANCHARD, M.S., INHC

I have been using this recipe as a natural healing remedy for pain and inflammation. Turmeric and cinnamon have some...