Dale Carnegie believed in the power of self-improvement so much that he started a training company. Since founding the company, his dream has expanded to encompass more than 2,700 trainers stationed in over 85 countries. These trainers have pursued an unwavering mission: to give participants the skills they need to boost job performance and professional effectiveness. Online courses cover such topics as leadership training, sales success, and personal influence and effectiveness. All webinars, courses and materials are based on Dale Carnegie's time-honored approach, outlined in How to Win Friends and Influence People. Dale Carnegie now offers much of its information and many of its classes online.
The instructors at Perfect Balance Fitness & Martial Arts Training strive to create a happy marriage between Eastern and Western philosophies. Master Al Agon draws from the discipline and fitness ideals of ancient martial arts techniques and modernizes them with instruction tailored to help kids build discipline and focus in school and professionals cope with stresses at work. To earn a black belt, students must exhibit devotion not only at the gym but also in other important aspects of life, such as relationships and school work, striving toward a lifetime of fitness and overall contentment. In addition to the martial arts program, the venue also hosts intense kickboxing classes in which students pummel punching bags until they agree to share the secrets of withstanding a pummeling. One-on-one personal training sessions also adhere to Agon's training philosophy and are tailored to help clients meet their individual wellness goals.
Mind Therapy Group’s highly educated staff challenges unconscious obstacles to weight loss in 30-minute hypnotherapy sessions. To drift into a state of hypnosis, patients recline as a therapist's words or ocean noises guide them into a relaxed state of focused attention. As conscious and unconscious minds connect, clients learn to approach food differently, developing healthier dispositions toward eating. Therapists may repeat affirmations, cultivate therapeutic mental images, or help clients address false, unconscious beliefs about themselves. Each session aims to curtail negative behaviors and promote lifestyle patterns that benefit the weight-loss process.
Dr. Lenny Bloch welcomes patients to Boca Acupuncture with a client-centered, holistic approach to medicine that asserts that symptoms arise from larger patterns and require compassionate, whole-body attention. After studying his patients' medical charts, he culls from the myriad healing treatments that fall beneath the umbrella of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)—including acupuncture, massage, and herbal medicine—to help the body to find balance and relief from ailments such as women's reproductive issues, pain, and cigarette addiction. Dr. Bloch requests that new clients bring medical records or an intricately labeled Operation board game to give him a clear picture of the history and status of their health problems.
Dr. Bloch became a believer in acupuncture and TCM after suffering a debilitating spinal-cord injury that left him paralyzed from his rib cage down on his right side and complete numb from his rib cage down on his left side. For years, he dealt with traditional western-medicine doctors telling him that he would not regain feeling on his left side, but after turning to Chinese medicine, he was able to once again feel hot, cold, sharp, and dull sensations. He's quick to admit that he still has some sensory issues, but he believes that Chinese medicine pushed him beyond the limits of western medicine, and he wants everyone who walks into his office to have similar results.
Working within a clean, ozonated environment just off 5th Avenue in Midtown, the specialists at ido Holistic Center bolster patients' wellness with their house specialty treatment, Japanese shiatsu, as well as a one-of-a-kind herbal sauna. Also termed acupressure, traditional shiatsu massages apply manual pressure to key surface points tied to the central nervous system, fostering harmony within the body. Before each shiatsu treatment, therapists empirically examine patients’ appearances, odors, and bodily sounds for signs of disharmony, such as stomach gurgles that mimic blues guitar. Gentle Swedish and more intense deep-tissue massages complete the kneading offerings, which can soothe individuals or relax duos in couples rooms. Specialists can augment massages with treatments such as Japanese acupuncture, which uses finer and gentler needles than its mainstream Chinese cousin, and reiki, which aligns body and mind with healing energy. The onsite herbal sauna, perfumed by 15 Japanese herbs, glows with infrared light as it helps boost oxygen flow by dilating blood vessels.
When Sarah moved to the U.S. from France, she wanted to be a part of a meaningful spiritual community, and eventually she founded her own: the Emet Institute. It’s a place where people come not only to practice yoga, but to meditate, heal, and celebrate life. Yoga programs include Vinyasa, power, and Emet’s yoga—which seeks to unite the mind, body, and soul—and they all complement the studio’s slate of personal-transformation programs. Students interested in working on their inner fulfillment in a supportive environment may find benefits in healing energy work or life-coaching classes with Sarah, who is certified in the practice.