Areas of Practice & Education

Anthony Dissen, MPH, MA, RDN

Plant-Based Dietitian and Integrative Health Educator

The following are topics regularly discussed and presented upon in Support Group Meetings, Professional Conferences, Workshops & Events, and Health Fairs. If you are interested in having Anthony speak on any of the following topics at your organization or group, please visit the Contact Us page to connect with us today.

Plant-Based Nutrition & Wellness Promotion

Nutritional approaches to wellness and health are not only of great interest to the public, but is also a topic of great discussion and research in medical science and research. The following topics related to nutrition and health are regularly presented upon by Anthony in a variety of academic, clinical, and community settings:

  • Cardiovascular Health
  • Nutrition and Cancer
  • Diabetes Management
  • Autoimmune Diseases and Diet
  • Food, Climate, and Environment
  • Weight Management
  • Arthritis, Bone, and Joint Health
  • Digestive Wellness & the Microbiome
  • ​Men's Health
  • Beginning a Plant Based Diet 101 

Medical Qigong & Classical Chinese Medicine

Qigong is an ancient form of energy healing, and forms the foundation of all Classical Eastern Medical therapies and systems. The subtle energy that flows throughout the body (known as Qi, Ki, and Prana among many other names) is the blueprint upon which our physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual bodies are built.

In Medical Qigong Therapy, the quality, volume, and flow of Qi is carefully returned to optimal levels to promote deep healing on all levels of being. Demonstrations, group classes, and lectures regarding Qigong and Chinese Medicine as a whole can be presented upon, and tailored to your particular needs or areas of interest.

Specific Qigong practices in which I am trained and teach include:

  • Five Animal Frolics
  • The 8 Pieces of Brocade
  • Yiquan
  • Swimming Dragon
  • Yi Jin Jing Muscle/Tendon Changing 

Yoga - Philosophy, Postures, and Spirituality

The practice of yoga continues to gain interest and popularity in Western culture, but rarely is attention given to the roots and historical origins of the Yogic practice. Lectures and demonstrations about the various aspects of the Yogic system are available including:

  • The Yamas and Niyamas
  • Spiritual Dimensions of Yoga
  • ​Bhakti - The Yoga of Devotion
  • Asanas - The Physical Practice
  • Ayurveda - The Science of Yogic Medicine
  • Sacred Archetypal Work  

Mindfulness, Meditation, and Contemplative Spirituality

Mindfulness forms the foundational bedrock upon which most (if not all) spiritual traditions are built. Practices like breath awareness, meditation, mindful eating, and conscious movement are wonderful ways to begin to go more deeply into the present moment and discover the spiritual dimensions of our daily lives.

Contemplative Spirituality is a form of spiritual guidance and practice that fuses the teachings of Mindfulness, Buddhism, Hinduism, Tantra, Taoism and Christianity as well as the insights gained from various metaphysical teachers and spiritual saints. By viewing the Universe as a beautifully interconnected web of energy, we can begin to see how we fit into that web and how we can influence the world around us for the better. Contemplative Spirituality is about releasing whatever it is that is preventing you from bursting forward in life and experience the joy of the present moment. Group classes or discussions related to these topics are available, as well as guided meditations and other contemplative exercises.

Nature Medicine & Shamanism
Connecting to the energy, vitality, and the literal spirit of nature is a powerful method for self exploration, introspection, spiritual growth, and healing. All cultures have a foundation upon utilizing the life force of the natural world around them to live in harmony with the planet, and to create abundant health and tranquility. Most traditional medicines have their roots in shamanic practice and theory, and the healer or doctor (often referred to as a Shaman) would act as an intermediary between the physical world and the spiritual world to bring order and heal disease. There are many techniques from cultures around the world that are used to enter this state of consciousness where communion with the spiritual world is possible. Many incorporate sound, movement, or other methods to bring the consciousness into the proper alignment with Spirit. 

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