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Stress Sciences Expert, Nutritional Consultant & Clinical Hypnotist
Often referred to as “The People’s Wellness Expert” or a “Grassroots Sanjay Gupta,” Jeanne Ricks has taken her crusade from the streets to the auditorium with a mission to demystify all the myriad information about wellness. Her goal is to help people gain an understanding of how their body works and develop the tools to keep themselves healthy. As the Director of Holistic Wellness Programs for City College of New York, Ricks established practical programs to help people develop the inner resources to confront adversity and overcome life challenges. Read More >
Stress-management is one area where Ricks has made a considerable impact. Her idea is provocative but her prescription is surprisingly straightforward: incremental, easy-to-understand exercises done in real-time rather than the “lump sum” approach of reacting and responding to your life as a series of small fires that must be immediately stamped out. And the results are anything but modest: her approach has generated a ripple effect that has helped countless people overcome a litany of stress-related afflictions including anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, weight gain, headaches, poor digestion, elevated blood pressure, chest pain, high cholesterol and insomnia.
How did it all begin? “I was sick and tired of being sick and tired,” Ricks says. The beginning of her foray into health and wellness came, like so many others, after a prolonged bout of illness. After 5 surgeries, the realization that there were alternatives to the costly fistful of medications was an epiphany. This experience sparked a quest for wellness which led her to earn certificates in Health Counseling through Columbia University’s Teacher’s College in New York and as a Holistic Health Practitioner through the American Association of Drugless Practitioners. She also earned certification as a Clinical Hypnotist through the National Guild of Hypnotists. In addition, she has completed training in Herbalism, including Traditional Chinese, Ayurvedic and Native American traditions. She's a current member of the Northeast Herbal Association.
For over a decade, Ricks has helped numerous people surmount challenges to optimal health through her Centered Eating for Restoration™ Program. Her outreach not only empowers the average person, but also reaches those battling obesity, diabetes, alcoholism, drug addiction, domestic violence, mental illness and the isolation that is often experienced by the elderly.
Jeanne Ricks’ new book, The Biology of Beating Stress, and her workbook Be More Stress-Less, recently became available in bookstores everywhere. Her lucid insights, signature warmth, and disarming humor are quite literally on display: Her book was featured in Barnes and Nobles’ self-improvement section for two weeks. Read Less ^
What Stresses You Out
Stress Re-Framing Workshop
We can’t always avoid stress but, we can learn some tools to reduce some of its negative effects on mental, emotional and physical health. This is a look into the true sources of stress, and its consequences. Learn ways to “stress-in” by harnessing — rather than fighting — stress in order to achieve optimal health and well-being.
Stress causes cravings for sugar and fats, while at the same time disrupting healthy digestion. Get clear, and accessible information about modifications and supplement usage that will have a regulating, calming effect on digestion, help reduce “brain fog” and restore energy. You will also learn to reduce subliminal body stressors and understand which foods to eliminate to stabilize your moods and increase both energy and focus.
Are you addicted? Are there times when you can have sugar? What are some surprising foods that contain gluten? Separate fact from fiction when it comes to label-reading. Learn to regain your energy while avoiding the “white stuff” and learn about the effects of chronic inflammation caused by sugar and gluten, as well as some remedies that can counter it.
There's more to heart health than just low-fat and low-cholesterol diets. Learning to integrate simple lifestyle changes will be the most vital and empowering tools you have to prevent heart disease or decrease the progression of existing heart or vascular disease. This discussion will include ‘Numbers You Should Know ~ Talking with Your Doctor’ (ex. NMR Lipoprofile, Vitamin D3, C-Reactive Protein), and also the truth about cholesterol.
Bring your weight under control without going hungry and demystify those cravings. Carbohydrates and fats are essential tools for health and weight-loss. Because you need muscle to burn-off the fat, you’ll easily learn how you can metabolize and transport lean, “clean” protein for enhanced muscle health and development. You’ll also learn why “Less is More!” with the easy and quick benefits of high intensity interval training, a simplistic new tool to raise metabolism in less than one hour weekly.
"Jeanne Ricks was the highlight as the keynote speaker at our event; she was simply amazing because she understood the perfect balance of engaging an audience and offering smart sound bites that resonated with all. In the category of health and wellness, factual content is often formulaic, as it now mainstream. What is so remarkable about Jeanne is that her approach is thought-provoking and based on real science. Our audience came away from the event feeling informed, uplifted and asking when she is coming back!"
"Thank you so much for speaking at our event last week. Everyone was so impressed and I could feel the stress leave the room as you spoke."
"This has been our most talked-about event yet. Jeanne was so inspiring; she had everyone on the edge of their seats for the whole event. She helps you see your health and how your body works in a completely understandable way. What an amazing gift she has to share with those who are fortunate enough to hear her speak. I’ve received nothing but glowing remarks about last night’s event. We are all less stressed and can’t wait to have her back!"
"What an informative high energy presentation Jeanne gave! We could have listened to her all evening. I came home and immediately began sharing some of the information she gave us during the program with my wife and friends alike. Stress has been a big part of my life, directly responsible for some health issues and I want to be around for a long time to be there for my family. Now, I’m more aware of things that I can do proactively to take back control—Jeanne touched my life, so I know she touched many others also! Thanks again for her enthusiasm and information!"
"Jeanne Rick’s presentation was just what our group needed. Our consultants are always in demand so they are very busy trying to accommodate many clients quickly. Stress can become a big problem; but after listening to Jeanne’s program, the consultants started using her strategies to provide their powerhouse reputation services with less struggle and more energy."
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