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UNM Center for Life
4700 Jefferson St. NE
Suite 100
Albuquerque NM 87109
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Appointments: 

(505) 925-7464

Fax: (505) 925-4539

Clinic Hours: 
Mon.- Fri., 8:00am - 5:00pm 

After Hours Emergencies: Call 911

2016 Holiday Hours
Closed
  - January 1, 2016
  - January 18, 2016
  - May 30, 2016
  - July 4, 2016 
  - September 5, 2016
  - November 24-25, 2016
  - December 23, 24, 25, 26,  2016
  - December 30 & 31, 2016

Healing Lifestyle Programs

Heal Your Gut, Heal Your Hormones

In this dynamic 6-week live and online course, you will learn the link between your Gut and your Hormones. You will learn how to NATURALLY balance your hormones to INCREASE energy, STABILIZE your moods, increase the QUALITY of your sleep and RELEASE stress and anxiety. You will learn what foods optimize your energy and mood and how to be calm, cool and collected no matter what you are facing. Course includes course book and on-site grocery tours.

  • 3 Group Classes - Nob Hill Office (1.5 hr each)
  • 2 Group Grocery Store Tours (1 hr each)
  • 1 Private Session (1 hr)

  • Week 1 - In-person group meeting (Nob Hill office) - Understanding your Food and Mood
  • Week 2 - In-person group meeting (Nob Hill office) - Healing foods to increase energy and stabilize your gut and hormones.
  • Week 3 - Grocery Store Tour #1 (Location TBA) - The Ingredients that matter
  • Week 4 - Grocery Store Tour #2 (Location TBA) - Advanced Ingredients for optimal hormone and gut health. The 5 most important supplements and why most supplements don’t do what they claim.
  • Week 5 - In-person group meeting (Nob Hill office) - Easy stress reduction techniques that work. Putting all of the pieces together to create a lasting health
  • Week 6 - PRIVATE 60-minute Session (Nob Hill office or via phone/skype) Creating a bio-individual plan for your lifestyle.

Registration for full course is $299 and eligible for UNM employee tuition remission under Personal Enrichment. $30 for Course Book, Food/Mood Journal & Handouts - due to instructor on the first day of class. For online courses, sessions will be recorded and available for play-back via email. If you would like more information regarding the class, contact Nicole White at (505) 204-1437 or healyourgut@gmail.com. To register, please contact Michelle Hale at (505) 925-4551 or mmhale@unmmg.org.   

Upcoming Classes:

LIVE, on-site in Nob Hill - Classes

  • Thursday evenings, February 9th - March 16th; 6:00-7:30 p.m.
  • Thursday evenings, April 20th - May 25th; 6:00-7:30 p.m.
  • Thursday evenings, July 27th - August 31st; 6:00-7:30 p.m.
  • Thursday evenings, November 2nd - December 7th; 6:00-7:30 p.m.

Located at:
The Source
3532 Anderson Ave. SE

Online Classes

Classes will be recorded and available for playback. Detailed instructions will be emailed upon registration.

  • Saturday mornings, February 25th - April 1st; 10 - 11:30 a.m.
  • More online classes TBA

Registration

To register, please contact Michelle Hale at (505) 925-4551 or mmhale@unmmg.org or fax to (505) 925-4539.


Healing Lifestyles for Pre-Diabetes and Diabetes

Do you want MORE Energy? LESS Cravings? CLEARER Thinking? Would you like to REDUCE or ELIMINATE bloating, headaches, pain & inflammation? Would you like to have support on this journey to overcome limitations? In this 6-week series, Nicole White, Certified Holistic Health Practitioner, will guide you through healthful and healing options to relieve Type II diabetes symptoms and other sugar-related issues, naturally. Create a bio-individual plan revolved around cooking, eating out, work, social situations, and cravings. You will learn how to reduce or eliminate your cravings, and how to naturally control your blood sugar. This is not a diet – this is an action plan for healthy living and thriving for the rest of your life. Course includes course book and on-site grocery tours.

Main focus:

​Learn how to naturally control your blood sugar, increase energy and reduce cravings.

Intro:

Understanding Diabetes and how to heal naturally without diet or deprivation. Handouts, Presentation, Q&A (Questions and Answers).

  • Week 1: The Journey - Understanding Diabetes, food and mood, cravings & add-in’s (Nob Hill office)
  • Week 2: Blood Sugar Stability - Creating a win-win relationship with food (Nob Hill office)
  • Week 3: Ingredients - Why they matter and what to look for (Grocery Store Tour - Location TBA)
  • Week 4: Advanced Ingredients - Delicious foods for optimal health (Grocery Store Tour - TBA)
  • Week 5: Myth’s & Facts - Fat, Carbs & Sugar. You'll be surprised at what you need to add-in for Blood-sugar stabilization (Nob Hill office)
  • Week 6: Private Session - Creating a Bio-Individual plan for you (Nob HIll office)

Registration for 6-Week course is $299 and eligible for UNM employee tuition remission under Personal Enrichment. $30 for course book - Upgradeology: Upgrade Your Food, Upgrade Your Life, Food/Mood Journal & Handouts - due to instructor on the first day of class. For online courses, sessions will be recorded and available for play-back via email. If you would like more information regarding the class, contact Nicole White at (505) 204-1437 or diabeteshealednaturally@gmail.com. To register, please contact Michelle Hale at (505) 925-4551 or mmhale@unmmg.org.  

Upcoming Classes:

Intro Classes (in person):

  • Saturday, January 7th; 2pm - 4pm at The Source, 1111 Carlisle Blvd SE, 87106 - $25
  • Wednesday, January 11th; 6pm - 8pm at UNM’s Center For Life, 4700 Jefferson St. NE, Suite 100, 87109 - $25

6-Week Course (in person):

  • Wednesdays, January 18th - February 22rd; 6pm - 7:30pm
  • Thursdays, June 8th - July 13th; 6pm - 7:30pm
  • Thursdays, September 14th - October 19th; 6pm - 7:30pm

Live, on-site class at Nicole’s Nob Hill Office, The Source, 3532 Anderson Ave. SE.
$299 + $30 course material.
Includes Intro Classes

Online + Live Grocery Store Tours:

Classes will be Online, recorded and available for playback. You will receive detailed instructions on how to access the online classes upon registration. In-person Grocery Store Tour week's 3 & 4.
$299 + 30 course material.
Includes Live Intro Class.

  • Saturday mornings, April 8th - May 13th; 10am
  • More TBA

Registration

To register, please contact Michelle Hale at (505) 925-4551 or mmhale@unmmg.org or fax to (505) 925-4539.


Heal Your Sugar & Gluten Blues

Learn about Natural Sweeteners that will satisfy your sweet tooth and help you heal from your sugar and/or gluten related ailments. Learn to curb sugar and gluten addiction for good and regain health and well-being in this six-week course. Feel more energized, think clearer, release allergies, reduce pain medication, and decrease weight and bloating in six weeks.

This class will help you create a bio-individual plan revolved around cooking, eating out, on the go, work, social situations, and cravings. You will learn how to reduce sugar and gluten cravings, and which foods will satisfy you and keep you healthier.

Main Focus:

Learn about delicious foods that will keep you satisfied. Learn about the alternatives available to you that are sugar and gluten free. Learn why not all foods that claim to be sugar and/or gluten-free are what they seem. Learn why these foods are damaging and how to Upgrade them to delicious and nutritious foods without cravings or deprivation.

Classes:

  • 3 Group Classes (1.5 hrs each)
  • 2 Grocery Store Tours (1 hr each)
  • 1 Private Session (1 hr)

Registration for 6-Week course is $299 and eligible for UNM employee tuition remission under Personal Enrichment. $30 for course materials, including course book and handouts - due to instructor on the first day of class.

For online courses, sessions will be recorded and available for play-back via email. If you would like more information regarding the class, contact Nicole White at (505) 204-1437 or diabeteshealednaturally@gmail.com.

Registration

To register, please contact Michelle Hale at (505) 925-4551 or mmhale@unmmg.org.  

Upcoming Classes:

Intro Classes at The Center For Life:

  • Monday, April 17th; 6pm - 7:30pm

Intro classes are held at:
UNM’s Center For Life
4700 Jefferson St. NE
Suite 100, 87109
Cost: $10

6-Week Course:

Live, on-site class at:
Nicole’s Nob Hill Office
The Source
3532 Anderson Ave. SE.
Cost: $299 + $30 course material. Includes Intro Class(s)

  • Sundays, April 23rd - June 4th; 10:00 - 11:30am
  • Sundays, July 2nd - August 6th; 10:00 - 11:30am
  • Sundays, September 3rd - October 15th; 10:00 - 11:30am
  • Sundays, November 5th - December 17th; 10:00 - 11:30am

ONLINE + Live Grocery Store Tours:

(Classes will be Online, recorded and available for playback. You will receive detailed instructions on how to access the online classes upon registration. In-person Grocery Store Tour week's 3 & 4)
$299 + 30 course material.
Includes Live Intro Class.

Online Classes

TBA

Registration

E-mail to mmhale@unmmg.org or fax to (505) 925-4539.


Movement, Meditation & Expressive Arts for Women 18+

This workshop will include gentle yoga, qi gong, dance/movement and expressive art.  No previous art or dance experience necessary. Using gentle movement, music, meditation and art, you will be able to access core thoughts, emotions, and insights in a safe, supportive environment.  

Our world is full of schedules and responsibilities with little time of reprieve and relaxation.  Sometimes, we need to step off the treadmill and meet up with ourselves again.  This is an opportunity and invitation to incorporate gentle movements with expressive art and insights.  We will begin with gentle yoga and movement, then we will incorporate the use of an art medium to express your inner creativity and experience.  We will have a time of meditation as well as discussion and interpretation of your experience.  Each session will build on the previous session as you continue to explore your vision for the present and the future.

This workshop is facilitated by Nicole White, CHHC, E-RYT a certified holistic health coach, yoga, movement and meditation instructor, and Dana Darrow, LCSW a licensed clinical psychotherapist.   Please wear comfortable clothing suitable for working with water-based paint and pastels, and come scent-free for those who are chemically sensitive.

Health Benefits:

Yoga increases flexibility, strength, balance, and concentration.  Meditation induces relaxation and has been proven to lower blood pressure for some individuals.  The use of art has been used by many psychotherapists to access inner thoughts, emotions, and insights.  When we are in touch with our bodies, thoughts, and emotions, we are better able to live healthy, authentic, productive lives.

Upcoming Classes

UNM’s Center For Life
4700 Jefferson Street NE
Suite 100

  • Saturday, March 4th from 3pm - 5:30pm
  • Saturday, April 8th from 3pm - 5:30pm - Theme: Earth Day
  • Saturday, May 20th from 3pm - 5:30pm - Theme: Dreams
  • Saturday, June 10th from 3pm - 5:30pm
  • Saturday, July 22nd from 3pm - 5:30pm
  • Saturday, August 5th from 3pm - 5:30pm
  • Saturday, September 2nd from 3pm - 5:30pm
  • Saturday, October 7th from 3pm - 5:30pm
  • Saturday, November 4th from 3pm - 5:30pm

Cost is $39 per class, per person, all supplies included.
Women 18+. Please arrive scent free and in clothes that allow you to move freely.
Sometimes art or dream interpretation classes will go longer than 2.5 hours.

Registration

Contact us at: healyourgut@gmail.com or 505.204.1437

Happy Participants:

"What a great opportunity to move and play and create directly from the within! Nicole and Dana facilitate a safe, fun, deep container to bring our whole selves, our bodies, and our creativity." - Kristin R., Albuquerque, NM

"The Movement, Meditation and Expressive Art class with Dana and Nicole was very joyful and inspired so much creativity. Loved it! The processor movement enabled me to just create without judgment. movement is a great way to express yourself and ask for what you want." - Regina F., Albuquerque, NM

"Movement, Meditation and Expressive Art was a pleasure to experience! The art aspect allowed for self-expression and combined with the movements made for an organic expressive experience. Sharing meditation and emotional experiences afterward was a great way to connect with the group. I would definitely recommend this workshop to others." - Simon C., Albuquerque, NM


Feeding the Body and Soul

The Dynamics of Self-esteem, Body Image and Food

This program is for all individuals who have current or past histories of eating disorders, family members with eating disorders, and practitioners who work with clients with body image and food issues.

You will be given education and information on eating disorders, but most importantly, our goal is that you will be able to process through your own personal struggle, and find hopeful, accessible tools to begin living a more fulfilled life.

  • Week 1: Explore and define the different types of eating disorders and identify underlying causes.  Upgradeology (course book), understanding addictive food and mood.
  • Week 2: Discuss the physical effects of eating disorders and each participant will be able to share their experiences.  Chapter one of Upgradeology, exploring food upgrades and ingredients.
  • Week 3: Explore the emotional and psychological impact of eating disorders, and discuss details about ingredients in food and how they affect mood, eating patterns, cravings, and addictive behavior.
  • Week 4: Explore and access core thoughts, emotions and insights in a safe, supportive environment using gentle yoga, movement, music, and meditation.  This will be an experiential group.
  • Week 5: How eating disorders affect our relationships with others particularly in regard to shame and isolation.  Information on blood sugar stability, cravings, and crashes.
  • Week 6: We will provide descriptions of types of treatment for eating disorders, and the importance of being in a supportive environment.  We will discuss alternative therapies such as yoga, meditation, massage, and working with a nutritional coach.

Main focus:

Body image, Self-Acceptance & Creating Win-Win Eating Solutions. Participants must be 18+

Intro Session:

Intro Session will cover education, information and tools on overcoming eating disorders.

Facilitators:

Dana Darrow, LCSW

Dana has been a practicing psychotherapist for over 24 years. She is currently in private practice in Albuquerque, NM and works with adults experiencing life transitions, depression, anxiety, PTSD and eating disorders.  Dana will share her professional experience, as well as, her personal journey with an eating disorder.

Nicole White, CHHC, AADP, E-RYT

Nicole is a Certified Holistic Health Counselor and Coach, Movement & Meditation Instructor and artist. Nicole was put on her first diet at 8 years old and spent most of her life dealing with eating disorders. She loves delicious food and helping clients create a win-win relationship with their food and life.

Registration

Registration for 6-Week course is $499 and eligible for UNM employee tuition remission under Personal Enrichment. $30 for course book  & handouts - due to instructor on the first day of class.

If you would like more information regarding the class, contact Nicole White at (505) 204-1437 or healyourgut@gmail.com.

To register, please contact Michelle Hale at (505) 925-4551 or mmhale@unmmg.org.  

Upcoming Classes:

6-Week Course (in person):

Live, on-site class at:
Nicole’s Office in Nob Hill,
3532 Anderson Ave. SE.

  • Thursdays, January 19th - February 23rd; 6pm - 7:30pm
  • Sundays, February 26th - April 2nd; 11am - 12:30pm

Registration

Registration Form (E-mail to mmhale@unmmg.org or fax to (505) 925-4539.


Healing Lifestyles Instructor

Nicole White, CHC, AADP, RYT

Nicole is a Certified Holistic Health Counselor, Movement & Meditation instructor, and artist. She is very passionate about educating herself and others about health-full organic yummy foods and positive lifestyle additions. Nicole spent most of her life with fatigue and other health issues until coming across an acupuncturist who started looking at what she was eating. That day began the journey...and the journey continues. She loves tasty food and is always on a mission to create what is health-full and delicious. Nicole brings love, joy, and spirit into the food she prepares, the classes she teaches, the people she coaches and the environment she is within. She is about making things better, healthier, and more joyous!

Author: Upgradeology: Upgrade Your Food, Upgrade Your Life

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