Somatic Functional Therapy (SFT): The Best Stress and Pain Treatment, You’ve Never Heard of!

May 11, 2020
Hosted by Leanne Meier, BSN, RN

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Pain and stress relief programs have probably been around since nearly the beginning of time. However the problems still plague most people around the world. The COVID-19 Crisis has only added to the stress and then pain that people are experiencing. I am one of those individuals, dealing with pain almost as long as I can remember. So, while attending a health conference in January, where my guests, today, were demonstrating the effects of Somatic Functional Therapy (SFT), I was the first to raise my hand to be a recipient. My pain is chronic, deep interacting within several body areas. At best, I have been able to diminish the pain enough to tolerate it. So, I was SHOCKED at the level of relief I received from about 5-10 minutes of seemingly minor treatment. Join me with Ramon Nunez, PhD, Alba Rodriguez, PhD and Joseph Sliwkoski, MD to discuss this phenomenal therapy.

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Leanne Meier, BSN, RN

Leanne Meier, BSN, RN

Leanne Meier has worked for forty years as an RN on a variety of hospital units including ICU, Hospice, Med/Surg, Obstetrics and Education Department. She worked with a team to opened the first Single-room Maternity Care in St. Paul, Minnesota. She also managed Labor and Delivery-Post Partum for five years. She was a Human Resources Recruiter coordinating the advertising for open positions of four hospital sites for five years. Leanne led a team during a closure of two hospitals and managed information classes, assisted with placement of laid off workers and fought for fair and respectful treatment of employees while working closely with the State of Minnesota Services. Leanne has also served as a trainer for 15 years with Talent Development researching, designing and training specialized programs. Leanne’s extensive experience includes 17 years of management experience teaching staff how to deal with conflict resolution. She also consulted with mediated conflicts between managers, employees, teams and individuals. She graduated from St. Luke’s Nursing in Duluth in 1976, and completed her BSN at Metro State University in 1997. Leanne attended Hamline University in St. Paul for two years toward a Masters in Writing. She also completed a program with “The Coaches Training Institute” for Personal Coaching. She opened her own business to do classes for the community and currently teaches an RN Refresher course for ten weeks, three times a year, which she has done since 2014.

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