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Don’t Suffer This Holiday Season Take PMCM’s FREE Workshop On Stress and the Holidays

The holidays are quickly approaching. PMCM is offering a FREE Stress and the Holidays Workshop to learn how to reduce stress and have the best holiday season yet.


(San Rafael, CA) Preventive Medical Center of Marin (PMCM)  is hosting a FREE Workshop on Stress and the Holidays on November 15th for men and women.

Being realistic, planning ahead, and seeking support can help ward off stress and depression during these busy times. PMCM’s workshop will discuss techniques to help manage stress throughout the year.

Learn to Better Cope and Manage:

- Additional family and work pressures
- A healthier diet and sleep schedule to boost your health and mood during this active “party” season
- Scheduling enough “me time” for exercise and daily meditations for peace and tranquility
- “Saying no” to excessive demands or high calorie foods

Learn new approaches to managing your symptoms caused by excessive seasonal holiday stress and some commonly held myths and new approaches to help you cope.

THIS FREE Stress & The Holidays Workshop
will be led by PMCM’s Stress Management Team with Dr. Elson M. Haas, PMCM’s Medical Director; Steve Sisgold, MA, Body Centered Therapist; Ernie Hubbard, BSc, Vitality Researcher; Dr. Gigi Shames, LAc, NAD, Acupuncturist; This event is for both men and women.

Speakers & Topics include:• Elson M. Haas, MD—Overview of Stress and the Holidays • Steven Sisgold, MA—Author, Lecturer and Body Centered Therapist • Ernie Hubbard, BSc—Vitality Researcher and Biochemist • Gigi Shames, LAc, NHD, CMT—Acupuncture to Reduce Stress and Increase Health

SPACE IS LIMITED. Please Call or EMAIL to RSVP and RESERVE YOUR SPOT TODAY. 5:30pm-6:00pm - Healthy Hors D’oeuvres; 6:00pm-7:30pm - Programat PMCM.Contact: Julie Dietz for more information Email: or Tel: 415-472-2343

Date: Thursday, November 15th, 2012

Location: PMCM - The Preventive Medical Center of Marin
25 Mitchell Blvd. 
Ste. 8
San Rafael, CA 94903 visit: for more details.

About PMCMPreventive Medical Center of Marin (PMCM) is an integrated healthcare facility in San Rafael, California. PMCM has been at the same location since it was founded in 1984.

The Center’s office space has expanded over the years, in order to provide more room for our patients, to provide new services, and to accommodate the growing number of practitioners who have become affiliated with PMCM.

PMCM practitioners currently include:• Medical Doctors• An Osteopathic Physician• Nurse Practitioners• An Allergist and Allergy Technician• An Acupuncturist• A Certified Nutritionist and Nutrition Educator• A Medical Intuitive Consultant.We have a wonderful team of people that truly enjoy working together and serving our patients with quality health care.


About Elson M. Haas, MD, Medical Director
Integrated and Preventive Medicine,
Healthcare Consultant/EducatorDr. Elson Haas has been in medical practice since he graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School in 1972 and then interned at Highland Hospital in Oakland, CA. Over the past nearly 40 years, he has studied and incorporated many healing disciplines—Western and Eastern Medicines, Nutrition and Detoxification, Herbology, and Mind/Body Healing—into his ongoing practice.

Since 1980, Dr. Haas refers to this multidisciplinary blend of care as Integrated Medicine. Dr. Haas specializes in creating individualized programs for his patients utilizing dietary changes, detoxification, prescription medicines and nutritional and herbal supplements. He writes about these in his many popular books on health and nutrition, beginning first in 1981 with Staying Healthy with the Seasons (updated edition, 2004) followed by Staying Healthy with Nutrition and The Detox Diet.

Dr Elson just released The Detox Diet, 3rd Edition (June, 2012). Also, review his new children’s books, CDs and Apps on the linked site Seasons Studios. Dr. Haas lectures and teaches nationally and is a regular radio guest and writer for health magazines.

His local detoxification programs are popular, affordable, and transformative. Visit  

About Steve Sisgold, MA
Body Centered Therapist, Breathing and Emotional Release 

Steve Sisgold has been in practice over 25 years, since he became certified in Body Centered Therapy from the Hendricks Institute and earned a BS in Business and a Masters in Communications. Steve is a regular guest on TV and radio shows, appearing on ABC, NBC, PBS, CBS TV, plus OPRAH and Montel Radio.

He has taught thousands how to use their innate body intelligence what he coined BQ, to create better health, prosperity and richer, more authentic relationships. In Steve’s sessions he focuses on helping individuals Boost their Mental And Physical Life Force using Transformative Breath Exercises, Movement, Guided Imagery, Emotional Release and Conscious Communication Protocols. He specializes in Stress Management, Releasing Emotional Trauma, Grieving a Loss, Addictions 
Weight Issues and Phobias. His latest book, What’s Your Body Telling You? launched at #7 on the SF Chronicle bestsellers list and # 1 on Amazon in 3 categories.

Steve lectures on Wellness and Increasing Resilience and Productivity, throughout the US and Canada.

About Gigi Shames, LAc, NHD, CMT
Acupuncturist and Herbalist/Hormone Balancing

Dr. Gigi Shames is a Licensed Acupuncturist and Doctor of Natural Health, specializing in thyroid care, menopause, and alleviation of stress and pain.

She works alongside her father Richard Shames MD at the Preventive Medical Center of Marin offices in San Rafael and Cotati.  Gerorjana trained at the world-renowned Five Branches Institute, focusing on how to administer Acupuncture in the most gentle & effective way possible.

Her Chinese herbal formulas are individually modified, based on each patient’s tongue/pulse diagnosis and symptoms. She recently co-authored a book with her parents, Drs. Richard and Karilee Shames Thyroid Mind Power on thyroid and mental health.

Dr. Gigi completed her doctorate degree to include in her practice a greater foundation of nutrition, naturopathic principles, sleep research, and sports medicine. It is said that Acupuncture awakens the body’s original intelligence to heal itself; Dr. Gigi is attentive and compassionate in administering your health care.



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