Author Archives: Candice Thomas, L.Ac.

About Candice Thomas, L.Ac.

Candice Thomas, L.Ac. is Tucson’s top integrative acupuncturist, and an internationally-certified Enneagram teacher. She is the founder of LightWorks Acupuncture Health Transformation Center in Tucson, AZ. She created the revolutionary LightWorks Approach, which combines acupuncture, bloodwork, nutrition, and the Enneagram to transform health. Candice was voted Tucson Best Acupuncturist 2016 & 2017 by Expertise.com.

Online Event: Calming Practices by Type

Join us for a Facebook Live event –

Enneagram Practices to Help You Find Calm in Stressful Times.

Facilitated by Jaye Andres, AEA Executive Director/Certified Enneagram Professional

Friday, March 27 at 1:00 PM Pacific Time.

We are, at the global level, experiencing unprecedented challenging times as we face the realities of the covid 19 virus. It is normal to be feeling anxious. And it’s important to do what we can to maintain our own balance.

The AEA is offering this Facebook live event to come together in virtual community and to share some practices that are beneficial to all Enneagram types. These practices help us stay in the present moment and find ways to soothe our anxieties in a healthy way.

Instructions:

Live-streaming from the AEA Facebook page – www.facebook.com/ArizonaEnneagram/

Friday, March 27 at 1:00 PM Pacific Time

Cancellations

Dear Enneagram Enthusiast,

In light of recent health safety concerns, we must cancel our Enneagram meeting, scheduled for March 18.

Additionally, Sandy Hogan’s Celebration of Life is cancelled, which had been scheduled April 1.

How are you? I imagine our Type 6’s and our Self-Preservation members in particular are struggling now with feelings of anxiety. And possibly everyone else, too!

I want to remind you that the strength of your immune system is the combined health of your thoughts/feelings, and your food. There is much you can be doing to support your health—you are not powerless!

The main focus is to keep your inflammation down. Eat fruits and vegetables with the deepest colors–they have the most vitamins and minerals. Avoid sugars, which weaken immunity and disrupt cell function. Embrace this spare time to prepare healthy meals for yourself.

Remind yourself that you are healthy and strong, and you have purpose and love in your life, and all will be well. Take this unexpected down time as a gift, and use it to reconnect with your loved ones and with yourself. Try a guided meditation (there are apps) or an online yoga class (I adore Julia Marie on Amazon Prime). These will help both your body and mind feel centered and powerful.

I look forward to reconnecting with you soon.

Sending love,

Candice Thomas

Enneagram Meeting: Mudras of the 9 Passions

THIS MONTH’S MEETING TOPIC:  

Mudras of the 9 Passions: Uranio Paes has done interesting work bringing his intuitive insights to the study of the Enneagram. (see www.mundoeneagrama.com). In this class we will revisit his identification of the Mudras of the 9 Passions. Mudras are different body postures which circulate a specific energy through the body. The Passions, he says, are our vices, and holding these different postures will allow you to feel for yourself what it is like to be in these various states. Furthermore, he identifies how to balance your own energy by using the mudras of your arrows. Wear comfy shoes because we will all be trying these ourselves! Join us and experience the Enneagram in a whole new way!

DATE: Wednesday, March 18, 2020
TIME: 
 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

LOCATION: St. Frances Cabrini Church, Education Bldg Room 5, 3201 E. Presidio Rd., Tucson, AZ

COST: A $10.00 donation is requested, or any amount that meets your means.

About the Presenter Candice Thomas is the founder of LightWorks Acupuncture and My Self | My Health, and an Accredited Enneagram Professional through the IEA. Booked nationally as a speaker on the deeper drives behind the dynamics in our health, she will present at the Science of Consciousness Conference 2020 along with Deepak Chopra. As an award-winning Acupuncturist, Educator and Holistic Health Advocate, Candice is committed to helping health-seekers discover the fundamental tools necessary for creating true vitality. Visit her at LightWorksAcupuncture.com.

 

Enneagram Meeting: Enneagram Transformations

WHEN: Feb. 26, 2020; 6:30 – 8:30 pm

WHERE:

New Location: St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church

Education Bldg Room 5 

3201 E. Presidio Road, Tucson, AZ 85716

COST: Requested donation $10

MEETING TOPIC: ENNEAGRAM TRANSFORMATIONS

Continuing on with our topic from last month, we will complete our review of behaviors you may choose to release or affirm, by Type. We will then move into a deeper dive on the subject of Setting Intentions, breaking up into groups by Type to identify the key thoughts and feelings you seek to experience this year. Please bring your handout from last meeting, if possible.

 

About the Presenter:  Candice Thomas is the founder of LightWorks Acupuncture and My Self | My Health, and an Accredited Enneagram Professional through the IEA. Booked nationally as a speaker on the deeper drives behind the dynamics in our health, she will present at the Science of Consciousness Conference 2020 along with Deepak Chopra. As an award-winning Acupuncturist, Educator and Holistic Health Advocate, Candice is committed to helping health-seekers discover the fundamental tools necessary for creating true vitality. Visit her at LightWorksAcupuncture.com.

Enneagram Meeting: New Beginnings

It is with equal parts love and regret that we must say goodbye to our beautiful leader, Sandy Hogan. Sandy was one of the original founders of the Tucson Enneagram Enthusiasts in 2012. Since then, she lovingly contributed to evoking of us the highest in ourselves. Heartbreakingly, she passed away in September. At this meeting, we will take some time to express our gratitude for her selfless service, and wish her the fondest of farewells.

Next, let’s discuss the future of our group and where we would like to go from here.

And finally, we will take a look at the common life issues the different EnneaTypes face, and set our intentions for our desired personal growth in 2020.

  • DATE: Wednesday January 29, 2020
  • TIME: 6:30 – 8:30 pm
  • LOCATION: Tucson Osteopathic Medical Foundation, 3182 N. Swan Rd., Tucson, AZ
  • COST: A $10 donation is requested, or any amount that meets your means.

Enneagram Class: The Value of Values

DATE: Wednesday, June 26, 2019
TIME: 
 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
COST: A $10.00 donation is requested, or any amount that meets your means.
LOCATION: The Conference Center at Tucson Osteopathic Medical Foundation Building
3182 N. Swan Road, Tucson, AZ  85712

This Month’s Topic: The Value of Values.  Values are the guiding principles by which we live or, at least, they are aspirations that help us align our actions with our principles. Without values, we would be living in an immoral or amoral world of interpersonal confusion and existential chaos. At the same time, too strong an adherence to our values can create a counter-effect of personal and interpersonal difficulties. And too strong an identification with these values rigidly retains our type structures in place, thus inhibiting our growth potential. Please join us for a very interactive session, including a “panel of Type experts” from whom you’ll learn even more about the cherished values of each Enneagram style.

This Month’s Teacher: Sandy Hogan, PCC. Accredited Enneagram Professional through the IEA, Certified Enneagram in Business Coach, and Co-founder of the Enneagram Enthusiasts group that’s been active since 2011. Sandy is a Professional Certified Coach and Certified Integral Coach in private practice since 2000. She works with individuals, teams and organizations, using the wisdom of the Enneagram with each client as the basis for successful outcomes in their customized coaching programs. Visit her at LightWorksAcupuncture.com and MySelf-MyHealth.com.

Enneagram Meeting: The Idealized Self-Image

DATE: Wednesday, May 22, 2019
TIME: 
 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
COST: A $10.00 donation is requested (or any amount that meets your means), to cover room rent and materials,
LOCATION: The Conference Center at Tucson Osteopathic Medical Foundation Building
3182 N. Swan Road, Tucson, AZ  85712. Near the corner of Swan and Camp Lowell, in the SE Corner of Village Offices entrance.

This Month’s Topic:

We begin life with a pretty solid sense of what we value – even if not in so many words. Then, life happens… and we learn to avoid things that hurt, defend ourselves against unpleasant circumstances (and people!), and we settle for a version of ourselves which is more like a smudged mimeograph copy than an original.

In this session, we will identify our Idealized self-images, explore the impact that staying there has on our life and relationships, restricting and compromising our healthy self. How we tend to use these as our “mission statement” urging others to “see the light” and be more like us. This awareness is crucial to relaxing these concepts and returning to our healthier self.

See you there!

Presenter: We are happy to have Kathryn Grant join us again as a guest instructor. She is a former board member of the Arizona Enneagram Association. She holds the credentials of Certified Enneagram Instructor, and Accredited Professional with the International Enneagram Association. Kathryn is also an Associate of Jerry Wagner, Ph.D. and co-facilitates his important work called The Enneagram Spectrum. Having studied and taught the Enneagram since 1994, Kathryn brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to her teaching and consulting. She enjoys incorporating story and myth to help illuminate the Enneagram’s profound wisdom.